The CIC/Walmart College Success Awards program is composed of two cohorts of selected institutions strengthening first-generation programs on their own campuses and working together to share lessons and insights. Institutions participating in the program were selected in two rounds of competitive applications during 2008 and 2010.2010 CIC/Walmart CSA Winners
Thirty institutions were selected in 2010. Twenty institutions received Awards of $100,000 and ten institutions received $50,000 Awards. The ten $50,000 Awards were designated for worthy projects of a smaller scope of impact or more experimental in nature.
2008 CIC/Walmart CSA Winners
In 2008, 20 institutions were selected to receive awards of $100,000. These campus programs demonstrated the greatest promise of increasing retention of first-generation students.