We offer Culinary Institute of America scholarships and grants through our New York, California, and Texas campuses for qualified students.
CIA Excellence Award
CIA Assistance Grant
CIA Alumni Referral Scholarship
National Student Organization (NSO) Scholarship—World, National and State Level Competitions
1st Place—Full Tuition
NAACP Scholarship (National, Culinary Individuals)
1st Place—Half Tuition
NAACP Scholarship (National, Hospitality Teams)
CIA Recognition Award
CIA Alumni Referral Scholarship (degree only)
CIA ACAP Alumni Referral Scholarship
El Sueño Scholarship
Many organizations, corporations, and individual donors generously offer scholarship assistance to CIA students. Once accepted, incoming and current students have access to the CIA scholarship site, $HEF, which provides opportunities to apply throughout the year to more than 200 scholarships donated by friends of the college. More than $4 million was awarded last year from these donated funds.
A variety of sources outside the CIA offer private grants and scholarships. Accepted students also have access to information about additional private scholarship opportunities for which they would apply directly through the specific granting organization. View some current opportunities here.
The Internet, public libraries, and high school guidance counselor offices are also great sources for scholarship information.
There are a variety of industry organizations that support students pursuing culinary, restaurant management, and/or hospitality degrees. Here are a few such organizations: