Dr. Tim Ryan, President of The Culinary Institute of America, Announces an Increase of $3.6 Million in Culinary School Scholarships

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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 aspiring chefs.

"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 f—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.

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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, 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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