CMD-IT University Award

Org: CMD-IT (Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology)

The CMD-IT University Award recognizes US institutions that have demonstrated a strong commitment to increasing the computer science baccalaureate degree production of minorities and students with disabilities, through effective retention programs. The CMD-IT University Award includes:

  • Monetary Prize of $15,000
  • An Award
  • Invitation to give an invited presentation at the faculty workshop at Tapia 2020

Award decisions will be based on quantitative and qualitative reporting of results. The qualitative report in the application must include a description of the retention programs in place, as well as details about the unit that awards the undergraduate computer science degree, and contextual details about the institution. The quantitative report in the application includes a five year history of retention data for different groups of students.

All nominations will remain confidential. Each participating university will receive a detailed report that summarizes the data across all participating institutions. Past award recipients cannot submit a nomination for up to three years beyond the award.


Intended Level(s)

Intended Population
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities

Program Costs
No cost

Program Matching Funds Available?
Corporate sponsorship for $15,000 award to University

Program Interest Form