Cornetet Individual Awards for Professional Development (CIPD) are available to all employed educators who meet the stated criteria. The application process is competitive.

Awards (money) given to individual educators assists their participation in professional development opportunities through approved professional development providers 
such as colleges, universities, and professional organizations other than The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. As of September 2019 over $788,884 has been granted as Individual Professional Development Awards.

Awards will fund participation in:

  • Conferences
  • Seminars
  • Lecture series
  • CIPD will no longer fund United States National Board Certification
  • Online courses
  • Workshops and other non-degree programs

Awards may fund travel, lodging, meals, pay for substitutes, registration fees, etc. Awards may not be used to reimburse for activities already completed, to pursue a degree program, or to fund an educational project.  


2019-2020 CIPD Application

2019-2020 CIPD Application
(Microsoft Word Document)

Recipients and Stories

Denise Hornsby attended the American Association of
School Librarians National Conference.  "I was encouraged, uplifted, gathered new ideas, and learned
more about our new school library standards by attending the AASL conference.  September 2017