We offer Culinary Institute of America scholarships and grants through our New York, California, and Texas campuses for qualified culinary arts students.
CIA Merit Scholarship (NY and CA)
CIA Need-Based Grant (NY, CA, and TX—degree only)
CIA Alumni Referral Scholarship (NY, CA, and TX—degree only)
CIA Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (NY, CA, and TX—degree only)
National Student Organization (NSO) Scholarship—National and State Level Competitions (NY, CA, and TX—degree only)
CIA On-Campus Housing Grant
MFK Fisher Scholarship (associate degree programs)
The CIA Recognition Award
CIA ACAP Alumni Referral Scholarship
Vi Endowed Scholarship
El Sueño Scholarship
Sodexo Admissions 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 $4.6 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.
You can also try these scholarship search engines or scholarship sites to find additional external scholarships: