• CIA Scholarships for California Campus Programs :

    Scholarships for Degree Program Students:

    CIA Merit Scholarship

    The CIA seeks students who have demonstrated academic excellence as shown by their GPA (high school, college, or both), leadership qualities, and, if available, SAT/ACT scores (while SAT/ACT scores are not required in the admissions process, the CIA wants to recognize students who took these exams and scored well). A CIA merit-based scholarship applies specifically to tuition charges. It is awarded to students identified through the admissions process; a separate scholarship application is not necessary. These scholarships are renewable annually if the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students who are receiving awards specific to tuition charges—including veterans educations benefits and Yellow Ribbon benefits—that cover tuition charges in full are not eligible for this scholarship. Students who have tuition-specific awards that do not cover 100% of their tuition may have this scholarship prorated if adding the full amount to the other awards would total more than the tuition charges.

    CIA Need-based Grant

    A CIA need-based grant is awarded to degree program students with a completed FAFSA that shows demonstrated need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This award is renewable if the student completes the FAFSA by the priority deadline, has a calculated financial need, and is maintaining SAP requirements. Students receiving Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits of 50% or higher are not eligible for this grant.

    CIA Alumni Referral Scholarship

    The college offers this scholarship to prospective students, including international students, who submit a letter from a CIA graduate encouraging them to apply to the CIA. This letter should be submitted with the application for admission. Only one award will be given per student for the freshman year. This award is not renewable for subsequent years.

    CIA Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

    The CIA Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship is awarded to students—at the time of admission and upon receipt of official transcripts with PTK designation—who transfer from a community college that has entered into an articulation agreement with the CIA. International students and students using veterans educational benefits are not eligible. This scholarship is renewable with a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

    SAT/ACT Achievement Scholarship

    While SAT and ACT test scores are not required for admission to the CIA, students who submit their test results during the admissions process will be considered for this scholarship. Students with a minimum SAT Math and Reading combined score of 1,000 or ACT composite score of 22 will receive this one-time award for their freshman year.

    National Student Organization (NSO) Scholarship—National Level Competitions

    Students who compete and place first, second, or third in a national culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, or culinary management competition sponsored by SkillsUSA, Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), ProStart, NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), or the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) will receive scholarships to attend the CIA. The amounts of these awards vary and are set each year by the college. These scholarships are renewable annually with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

    Students may receive only one NSO competition scholarship. If a student has won multiple competitions, the CIA will honor the award with the highest monetary value. Winners must enroll by June of the year following their senior year of high school. All competition scholarships are for secondary level only, with the exception of the SkillsUSA first-place winner in the national postsecondary culinary arts or restaurant management competitions.

    NSO Scholarship—State Level Competitions

    Students who compete and place first, second, or third in select state culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, or culinary management competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA, FCCLA, or ProStart will receive scholarships to attend the CIA. The amounts of these awards vary and are set each year by the college. These scholarships are renewable annually with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

    Students may receive only one NSO competition scholarship. If a student has won multiple competitions, the CIA will honor the award with the highest monetary value. Winners must enroll by June of the year following their senior year of high school. All competition scholarships are for secondary level only.

    Scholarships for Accelerated Culinary Arts (ACAP) Students

    CIA ACAP Merit-based Scholarship

    The CIA seeks students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership qualities. CIA merit-based scholarships are awarded to students identified through the admissions process; a separate scholarship application is not necessary. Students from select hospitality baccalaureate programs who are recommended to ACAP by their program dean, director, or faculty member are eligible for this scholarship and will be automatically selected for this award based on their letter of recommendation. (For a listing of eligible bachelor’s degree programs, interested students should call 707-967-2496). Students who are receiving awards that are specific to tuition charges, including veterans education benefits and Yellow Ribbon benefits, that cover the tuition charges in full are not eligible for this scholarship. Students who have tuition-specific awards that do not cover 100% of their tuition may have this scholarship prorated if adding it to the other awards would total more than the tuition charges.

    Vi Endowed Scholarship

    The Vi Endowed Scholarship is available to graduates of accredited undergraduate nutrition, dietetics, food science, or hospitality programs. All students accepted by May 1 will be considered for this scholarship based on academic records, extracurricular activities, and the personal essay provided with the student’s application. A separate scholarship application is not necessary. Final selection will be made in consultation with Vi.

    Scholarships for Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate (WBGC) Students:

    CIA WBGC Merit-based Scholarship

    The CIA seeks students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership qualities. CIA merit-based scholarships are awarded to students identified through the admissions process; a separate scholarship application is not necessary. Students from select hospitality baccalaureate programs who are recommended to WBGC by their program dean, director, or faculty member are eligible for this scholarship and will be automatically selected for this award based on their letter of recommendation. Students who are receiving awards that are specific to tuition charges, including Veterans Education Benefits and Yellow Ribbon, which covers the tuition charges in full are not eligible for this scholarship. Students who have tuition specific awards that do not cover 100% of their tuition may have this scholarship prorated if adding it to the other awards would total more than the tuition charges.

  • Student Financial & Registration Services

    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

    845-451-1500
    SFRS@culinary.edu

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