Increase in Student Financial Aid Presented During the Culinary College's Annual State of the Institute Meeting for Staff and Faculty
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Hyde Park, NY – Dr. Tim Ryan celebrated the college's accomplishments of the past year before more than 700 employees of the college's four campuses on Monday, April 15th during The Culinary Institute of America's (CIA) annual
State of the Institute address. Accomplishments included the graduation of 1,051
associate degree students and 381 bachelor's degree students from the college's
education programs—and importantly, the first graduations of 17 associate
degree students from the CIA branch campus in San Antonio, and 33 bachelor's
degree students from the branch campus in Singapore.
As part of the college's dedication to providing the world's
best culinary degree programs, Dr. Ryan also announced that the CIA was taking
bold new steps to make a professional culinary education more affordable for
"Today I am excited to announce that the CIA is taking a
major step forward in our financial aid program for students—providing an
additional $3.6 million of scholarships for them in the coming year," said Dr.
Ryan. "I want to ensure that we continually deliver both educational excellence
and superior value to our students, and these new scholarships deepen our
support for their professional success."
The CIA offers need-based and merit-based scholarships to
make its programs as affordable as possible for qualifying students.
Recognizing the challenge that the economy presents to students, Dr. Ryan
recently received approval from the college's board of trustees for this
substantial advance in scholarship funding next year.
Unlike most culinary schools, the CIA is a true
not-for-profit college and it has a strong history of providing aid to students
through its expert financial aid department. On average, 90% of the college's
students receive some form of financial aid—and many receive both need and
merit aid. Importantly, most CIA aid is renewable and can provide valuable
support to students over the life of their degree programs. In the college's next
fiscal year, total scholarships for students are expected to be $23.5 million.
Dr. Tim Ryan, president of The Culinary Institute of America,
announces an increase of $3.6 million in student scholarships. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit
college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts,
baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs
in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. As the world's premier culinary
college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of health &
wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines & cultures through research
and conferences. The CIA has a network of 45,000 alumni that includes industry
leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut,
Steve Ells, Johnny Iuzzini, Charlie Palmer, and Roy
Yamaguchi. The CIA also offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as
well as consulting services in support of innovation for the foodservice and
hospitality industry. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena,
CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.
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