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.

DISCLOSURES

  • $3,000.00 Award
  • The amount of the scholarship is the lesser of the outstanding tuition amount (net of all other scholarships and/or grants) or $3,000 per year.
  • Scholarship may only be used towards tuition at CiAM
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed in September 2021.
  • Awards are disbursed in 2 increments, the term after the scholarship is awarded and the 10th course. If a student receives the first payment and fails to maintain a CGPA of 3.0 at CiAM, then they will forfeit the second payment (the 10th course payment).
  • The first scholarship payment must be issued within the same academic year that the scholarship is awarded, otherwise the entire scholarship will be forfeited
  • In order to retain scholarship eligibility, the recipient must remain in good academic standing (3.0
  • CGPA)
  • In order to retain a scholarship, the recipient must maintain continuous enrollment
  • Only one scholarship per student will be awarded and it is non-renewable

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

  • Scholarship may only be used towards tuition at CiAM
  • Limit one per student, per household
  • In order to retain scholarship eligibility, the recipient must remain in good academic standing (3.0 CGPA)
  • In order to retain a scholarship, the recipient must maintain continuous Full-Time enrollment
  • Awards are disbursed in 5 increments: $2,000.00 in terms 2, 3, 4, 5, and $4,000.00 in Term 6. If a student receives the first payment and fails to maintain SAP, Full-Time Enrollment, or a CGPA of 3.0 at CiAM, then they will forfeit the remaining balance of the funds and subsequent payments
  • The Scholarship is valid for one year. Students who defer their enrollment beyond a year will forfeit their scholarship award
  • Students can apply for as many CiAM scholarships as they are eligible for but will only be awarded a maximum of one scholarship towards their MBA degree

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

Eligibility Criteria:

  • First-generation students who are the first in their immediate family to have completed an undergraduate degree

Application Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of California
  • Students must have been accepted into CiAM
  • 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 a first-generation 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 before the deadline

 

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Dreamers Scholarship: Awarding Up to $12,000 Towards Tuition

Eligibility 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 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 Up to $12,000 Towards Tuition

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 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.

 

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