• CIA Scholarships for Texas Campus Programs

    Scholarships for Degree Program Students:

    El Sueño Scholarship

    The CIA offers El Sueño Scholarships to aspiring culinarians. This unprecedented fund awards a significant portion of program cost for students who qualify. To qualify, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), have a completed CIA San Antonio application for admission on file, complete the El Sueño Scholarship application (available online or from the Admissions Office in New York or Texas), and submit an essay of 400–500 words describing how the El Sueño Scholarship will assist in making their dream of pursuing a culinary arts degree a reality. This award is renewable for the sophomore year if the student is meeting SAP requirements and continues to demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

    Sodexo Admissions Scholarship

    Incoming self-identified Hispanic/Latino students may apply for scholarship assistance by completing the Sodexo Scholarship application (available online or from the Admissions Office in New York or Texas) and submit an essay of 400–500 words on the topic described on the application. To qualify, the student must have been in the top 10% of his or her high school graduation class and have filed the FAFSA. The scholarship will be repeated the second year if a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA is maintained.

    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 Alumni Referral Scholarship

    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.

  • Student Financial & Registration Services

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