• CIA Scholarships for NY Campus Programs

    Scholarships for CIA Degree Programs

    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. CIA 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 On-Campus Housing Grant

    This grant is awarded to degree program students with a completed FAFSA who will be residing in an on-campus residence hall. This award is renewable if the student continues to live on campus, is maintaining SAP requirements, and submits both the housing application and FAFSA by the appropriate deadlines. Students, including Residence Assistants, who are receiving awards specific to housing charges that cover the housing charge in full are not eligible for this scholarship.

    The CIA Recognition Award

    The CIA wants to recognize the many ways students achieve personal and professional accomplishments. Therefore, depending on the student’s program and the time of year he or she starts classes, a student may be eligible to receive this award. This award is renewable if the student is maintaining SAP requirements.

    CIA Alumni Referral Scholarship (Associate only)

    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.

    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.

    MFK Fisher Scholarship (Associate at the NY campus only)

    Incoming students who have a demonstrated interest in food writing and begin their studies at the CIA in the Winter or Spring enrollment seasons may apply for this one-time, nonrenewable scholarship. To apply, students must submit a separate application. The MFK Fisher Scholarship application must include an original essay of 500–700 words about a food memory such as your first cooking experience, the first meal you prepared, a family holiday food tradition, or a childhood recollection of food.

    Global Scholars Award

    International students entering in the Winter or Spring seasons may qualify for one-time, nonrenewable grant for their first year. Complete our online form to receive more information about our international student grant.

  • Student Financial & Registration Services

    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

    845-451-1500
    SFRS@culinary.edu

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