Kwame Onwuachi '13 Scholarship

Hyde Park students who meet the following criteria may apply:

  • Accepted for the Fall 2021 semster or currently enrolled in any undergraduate program,
  • Have a CIA or high school GPA of 2.0 or higher,
  • Have at least three semesters remaining in classes for degree,
  • Filed the FAFSA to demonstrate financial need.

Preference will be given to minority students either entering the Associates program or still in their freshman year in the Fall 2021 semester.

This award may repeat each semester for up to four semesters if the recipient maintains his or her GPA and shows strong leadership and community or campus service. Chef Kwame Onwuachi will mentor the recipient.

In establishing this scholarship, the CIA firmly believes diversity in race or ethnicity is considered absolutely necessary to align with the CIA’s guiding principle of respect for diversity. While there are over 300 scholarship opportunities currently available to CIA students regardless of gender, race, and/or ethnicity, this scholarship opportunity is offered specifically in order to increase diversity and create the best possible student experience for all students at the CIA. Race and ethnicity will, therefore, be considered flexibly and individually for this scholarship opportunity—and will not be determinative or weighed the same for all individuals of the same race. This scholarship is also subject to periodic review to ensure race is not considered more or longer than necessary to achieve the important goal of increasing diversity at the CIA.

Chef Kwame Onwuachi
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please write a 300- to 500-word essay addressing the following: As a student entering the hospitality industry, please share your inspiration and career goals. Also, please describe how you wish to make an impact in the industry.