The Maryland Community is proud to host the sixth Award for Aspirations in Computing in 2017-2018. 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.

STUDENTS: We encourage women in grades 9-12 to apply by the November deadline! You can't win if you don't apply -- don't take yourself out of the running before you even try! If you have previously won, you are still eligible to win a national award, and are eligible for honorable mention or honorable mention with distinction in Maryland. If you have not yet won in Maryland, you still can win if you apply!

EDUCATORS: If you are a computing educator, please encourage your students to consider applying for the award, and also apply for the educator award yourself!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our 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, as both winners and Honorable Mention with Distinction are invited!

AWARD CEREMONY: Both winners and honorable mentions with distinction were invited to our award ceremony on 4/14/18 at University of Maryland College Park, followed by a workshop to learn new computing skills.

FACEBOOK: All applicants have been invited join our Facebook community for Maryland/Delaware Aspirations. Use the Facebook group to connect with other applicants from the Maryland area, and to share opportunities.

We are very proud of our five Educator Award winners: Kimberly Burton-Regulski of Eastern Technical High School (2017), Amanda Lattimore of Dulaney High School (2016), Michael Price of Springbook High School (2015), Daniel Fowler of Montgomery Blair High School (2014), and Bethany Petr of Thomas S. Wootton High School (2013). We are also proud of our Educator Honorable Mention, Stephen Sell of Clarksburg High School (2017).

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

2014 Award Ceremony Pictures
2015 Award Ceremony Pictures
2016 Award Ceremony Pictures
2017 Award Ceremony Pictures