Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Information Technology or the Director of the School of Computer Science, to an outstanding student proceeding from Third year to Fourth year in an Information Technology or Computer Science program, with a minimum B average in their third year. Eligible recipients will demonstrate leadership in the field of IM/IT. Established in 2010 by the Association of Public Sector Information Professionals (DPI), a not-for-profit volunteer run organization that fosters the professional development of public sector IM and IT professionals. DPI promotes the contributions of these professionals to the broader public sector community.