Institutional and Program Scholarships

Institutional and program scholarships are a need or merit-based type of financial aid awarded by higher education institutes. Like other types of scholarships, institutional scholarships help offset the costs associated with higher education. Reminder: Please note that you must be ACCEPTED into CiAM to be eligible for any available scholarship from CiAM

INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

CiAM institutional scholarships are available to all students enrolled at CiAM in any degree, program, modality, or track. These scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, or professional, or extraprofessional achievements.

PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS

CiAM Program Scholarships are scholarships that are only available to students enrolled in specific degrees, programs, concentrations, or other conditions illustrated in the scholarship description.


Available Institutional Scholarships:

Below is a list of institutional scholarships available to CiAM students.

Academic Scholarship: Awarding $3,000 Towards Tuition

Students with an incoming undergraduate or graduate cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.8 – 4.0 as conferred by an accredited institution are eligible for this award (verified by transcripts).

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Community Scholarship: Awarding $3,000 Towards Tuition

Students who have developed an extraordinary service project in the last 5 years or have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer service for the last 10 years that helped people and the planet. (verified by the student’s resume and community service/volunteer verification).

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Entrepreneurship Scholarship: Awarding $3,000 Towards Tuition

Students who have started their own business and currently own an active business with customer activity within the last 6 months) are eligible for this award. This will be verified by the legal documentation that indicates evidence of ownership.

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International Scholarship: Awarding $3,000 Towards Tuition

For nonimmigrant students on Visas studying in the U.S. for the first time with an undergraduate or graduate cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5 and above as conferred by an accredited institution are eligible for this award (verified by transcripts). This scholarship is for nonimmigrant students only.

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AVAILABLE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS:

Below is a list of program scholarships available to CiAM students.

DISCLOSURES

  • Recipients are responsible for all other educational expenses.
  • Awards are disbursed in 2 increments, before the recipient’s 1st course or the course after the scholarship is awarded, whichever is earlier and the 10th course. If a student receives the first payment and fails to maintain a GPA of 3.0 at CIAM, then they will forfeit the second payment (the 10th course payment).
  • Must be a United States citizen, or Permanent Resident for the Community Scholarship. 
  • Award recipients who do not start in their intended term specified on the admissions application will have their award expired and will have to reapply for available offerings at the time of their actual enrollment.
  • To retain scholarship eligibility, recipients must remain in good academic standing (3.0 CGPA).
  • To qualify for a scholarship, students must maintain continuous enrollment on a term basis.
  • Students can apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible, but will only be awarded a maximum of one (1) scholarship for the degree.

First-Generation Student Graduate Scholarship: Awarding $12,000 Towards Tuition

Available to first-generation students (first in the immediate family to have completed an undergraduate degree). This scholarship is only applicable towards a degree at CiAM.

  • Must enroll in the Online MBA
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident and a California Resident
  • A Personal Statement demonstrating strong leadership, or merit is required

 

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Dreamers Scholarship: Awarding $12,000 Towards Tuition

Available to undocumented students with or without DACA, all Dreamers with the following criteria:

  • Non-US citizens currently in the United States who do not hold an immigration or student visa
  • Individuals not defined as a permanent resident, asylee, or refugee
  • Brought to the U.S. by parents, or other relatives, and were under age 18 at the time of arrival
  • May or may not have filed DACA paperwork with the US Government

Application Requirements:

  • Must be a Dreamer per the above criteria
  • Students must have been accepted into CiAM
  • Must enroll in the Online MBA
  • Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), maintain good Academic Standing, and a 3.0 CGPA throughout the program
  • Write a short essay of a minimum of 500 words explaining your background, challenges as an undocumented student pursuing a graduate degree, and how this scholarship would impact you, your future, and your family
  • One Letter of Recommendation from either a faculty member, employer, or a community leader
  • Submit the scholarship application form, essay, and the letter of recommendation to your Admissions Specialist by the published deadline
  • Must demonstrate commitment to academic excellence, community service, and cultural awareness.

 

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Social Justice Scholarship: Awarding $12,000 Towards Tuition

Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management, was primarily a social-ecologist. He believed the corporation, as any business was not only an economic organization, but a human organization, and a social organization (Maciariello, 2011). He was fundamentally concerned with the social good and the relationship and impact of business, as organs of society with a purpose, on the greater community. For Drucker, management, with its ethics and responsibility, serves as a social function where its leaders, serve the public good and constitute the survival of society (Paschek, 2008). Drucker did not specifically call on a cause for social justice, rather he was adamant that inherent in management’s responsibility is to ensure social justice and equity within and outside the organization.

Additionally, Drucker felt that organizations in the social sector, whose purpose is to change human lives, may very well be what saves society, in collaboration with the private and public sectors. He identified the social sector as the “sphere of meaningful citizenship…where an individual could become a master through serving…where freedom is not just being passive…[but]… a sphere that requires active involvement and responsibility.” (Drucker, 1989).

In this spirit, CiAM offers this scholarship to students interested in the essence of “management as responsibility”, to make a difference and an impact within business organizations where they inform and foster a business culture that focuses on human dignity and contribution to the social good in its decision-making practices, and have demonstrated exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving the community.  

Likewise, CiAM offers this scholarship to students who are passionate about the public, social, and non-profit sectors in their efforts to contribute to the public good and who have a trajectory in making an impact in improving the lives of others through their demonstrated involvement in activities towards social justice causes and community outreach.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Demonstrated interest in social justice issues and desire to continue to be involved in social justice efforts during graduate education:
    • Community service, school activities, and leadership opportunities taken over their college and professional career 
    • Demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving your communities.
    • Justice and civil rights 
    • Anti-harassment, gender, and women’s issues, or other programs that advance justice for women
    • Economic justice and international solidarity
    • Volunteer sector 
    • Dedicated to the advancement of all underrepresented individuals and groups
    • Environmental Justice
    • Work against violence, bullying, and tyranny
    • Healthcare Justice
  • Demonstrated financial hardship
  • Non-US citizens and undocumented students are eligible and encouraged to apply

Application Requirements:

  • Students must have been accepted into CiAM
  • Must enroll in the Online MBA
  • Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), maintain good Academic Standing, and a 3.0 CGPA throughout the program
  • Write a short essay of a minimum of 500 words explaining your experience in community service, or social justice advocacy, and how this scholarship would impact you, and your future goals to create (Drucker, 1989) social impact.
  • One Letter of Recommendation from either a faculty member, employer, or a community leader
  • Submit the scholarship application form, essay, and the letter of recommendation to your Admissions Specialist before the deadline
  • Open to admitted and returning/currently enrolled students.
  • Up to $12,000 per year.

Award may be renewable if student: 

  1. Remains enrolled full-time (fall and spring).
  2. Maintains good academic standing/Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  3. Full-time enrollment each semester is required.
  4. Applies by the application deadline

Students are encouraged to apply early as awards are limited and subject to funding availability.
 

References:
Drucker, P. F. (1989). The New Realities. Harper Collins.
Maciariello, J. (2011, September 21). Joe's Journal:The Three Dimensions Of The Corporation. Retrieved from https://www.drucker.institute/thedx/joes-journal-the-three-dimensions-of-the-corporation/
Paschek, P. (2008, October). Management As Social Task. Retrieved October 13, 2020, from https://www.druckerforum.org/articles/peter-paschek-management-as-social-task/

 

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