Our Opportunities


This is the scholarship website for enrolled or incoming students at all campuses of The Culinary Institute of America. To apply for any $hef opportunity, you must log on using your usual CIA log in details—the same that you use when you log on to the CIA Main Menu. Do not use your full e-mail address.

Please note that you will not have to complete a general application to be considered for $hef scholarships in the coming year! All student records will be imported into $hef automatically. Incoming students will be added after their deposits are paid.

Also, most scholarships will require a 2022-2023 FAFSA. All US citizens and permanent residence should file the 2022-2023 FAFSA from studentaid.gov before completing your $hef application.

Don’t forget the “external” scholarships! Additional awards managed and funded by organizations outside of the CIA are posted through out the year. Just click on the OPPORTUNITIES tab above and select “External” to see if you might qualify for any of those.

Any questions? E-mail $hef@culinary.edu or call us on 845-451-1500.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies; up to $2,625 per semester Earn and Learn: The CIA's Tuition Offset Scholarship
Earn and Learn: The CIA Tuition Offset Program – FA22 Term August 29th...
Varies based on need CIA International Studies Grant
This institutional grant is only for students who intend to take...
Varies; up to $4,000 CIA Service Scholarship Program at the San Antonio Campus
Selected recipients will have the opportunity to be awarded a “Service...