Scholarships Overview

Scholarships and Application Process

Please note that you must be ACCEPTED into CIAM to be eligible for a scholarship.

CiAM Merit and Achievement Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic merit, or professional, or extraprofessional achievements. These scholarships are funded through the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Shao and are for tuition and fees only. Some scholarships are available regardless of financial need. Entering students apply for University scholarships via the Scholarship Application. When awarding scholarships, CiAM must follow all federal and state laws and regulations of aid programs. Our decisions are based on these rules, the information you provide, the number of applicants, and the total funds available.

*In the 2019-2020 school year (August 31, 2019 - August 30, 2020), CiAM will make $15,000 available for Institutional scholarships, and $120,000 available in Program scholarships to students who meet eligibility. 

Available Scholarship Categories:

External Scholarships


There are many other scholarship opportunities outside of CiAM as well. Below are a number of scholarship resources that can be used to find a scholarship that will fit your needs.

Available External Scholarships:

International Student Scholarships

  1. Abroad Planet Scholarship Resources is an online community of international students studying in the United States.
  2. College Board is free online financial aid source for scholarships, grants, and loans for all college-bound students, including permanent residents and international students wishing to study in the United States.
  3. Education USA is an online database of scholarships and awards.
  4. eduPASS is The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA- provides excellent articles, charts and links about financing college.
  5. Funding for U.S. Study is a database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
  6. is an online financial aid resource for international students wishing to study in a foreign country.
  7. Mobility International USA is free online scholarship resource for non–U.S. citizens with disabilities.
  8. Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation administer a broad range of humanitarian and educational programs designed to improve the human condition, world understanding and peace. Learn more about Rotary's Ambassadorial Scholarships, Grants for University teachers and World Peace Scholarships for study at their Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution.
  9. The Foundation Center is an online resource devoted to foundations that fund individuals. The site also features a section for international grant seekers!
  10. The International Education Financial Aid Website features a searchable list of grants, scholarships and loan programs for international students.
  11. The Open Society Foundation supports the development of an open society through funding specific educational opportunities around the world.