We offer Culinary Institute of America scholarships and grants through our New York, California, and Texas campuses for qualified students.
CIA Merit Scholarship
CIA Need-Based Grant
CIA Alumni Referral Scholarship
CIA Phi Theta Kappa 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 On-Campus Housing Grant
MFK Fisher Scholarship
The CIA Recognition Award
CIA Need-Based Grant (degree only)
CIA Alumni Referral Scholarship (degree only)
CIA Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (degree only)
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: