The Maryland Community is proud to host the fifth Award for Aspirations in Computing in 2016-2017. Award recipients will be selected for their aptitude and interest in IT and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

We encourage women in grades 9-12 to consider applying by 11:59PM on November 7, 2016! If you are a computing educator, please encourage your students to consider applying for the award. You can't win if you don't apply -- don't take yourself out of the running before you even try!

Computer science educators, please apply for our Educator award! Applications are due November 28th at 11:59PM.

Congratulations to all of our 2016-2017 winners, honorable mentions with distinction, and honorable mentions! You should be very proud of your accomplishments. This year we were able to award 3 categories instead of 2, allowing us to celebrate even more applicants' accomplishments. Another difference this year is that prior winners can now be awarded an honorable mention with distinction if they qualify for an award again, although you can still only be a winner once. That means you can now attend the ceremony multiple years!

Both winners and honorable mentions with distinction were invited to our award ceremony on 4/01/17 at University of Maryland College Park, followed by an Arduino Workshop using the Flora board. All awardees will receive the Flora and its accompanying items and instructions; if you were not able to attend the ceremony, expect to receive these items in the mail at some point in April!

All applicants will be invited to join our Facebook community for Maryland/Delaware Aspirations by April 15, 2017. Use the Facebook group to connect with other applicants from the Maryland area, and to share opportunities.

We are very proud of our four Educator Award winners: Amanda Lattimore of Dulaney High School (2016), Michael Price of Springbook High School (2015), Bethany Petr of Thomas S. Wootton High School (2013), and Daniel Fowler of Montgomery Blair High School (2014).

Please contact with any questions about the Maryland & Delaware community.

2014 Award Ceremony Pictures
2015 Award Ceremony Pictures