The CIRI Foundation Grant program is open to original enrollees of CIRI and the direct lineal descendants (either natural-born or legally adopted) of original enrollees of CIRI. Individuals who have inherited or received gifted shares do not qualify as original enrollees.
The CIRI Foundation (TCF) offers Grant awards to students that are:
Students enrolled (full-time or part-time) in a degree program should follow the Scholarship Program guidelines and application.
Applications must be received by The CIRI Foundation on or before the deadline to receive consideration. Late applications will not be considered. The stated deadline remains in effect whether the day falls on a weekend or a holiday. Submit your application before the start date of your coursework. Courses completed prior to the application deadline are not eligible for funding.
When TCF receives more eligible applications than the available funding, meeting the minimum selection criteria does not guarantee funding at any level. Applicants are considered for the appropriate award category based on their submitted information.
GRANT AWARD USES
The priority of The CIRI Foundation is to help you meet your direct educational expenses including tuition, student registration fees, course-required books/supplies, and on-campus housing/meal plans. Only if funds remain after all direct educational expenses are met, then up to $500 per calendar year may be released to the student for personal expenses.
*All grants are made subject to available funding and up to the amounts listed below.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING GRANTS
Purpose: To promote preparation for successful careers in a specialized technical skills field.
Eligibility: Must be accepted or enrolled part- or full-time in a technical skills certificate or vocational training program. Must have a high school diploma or GED; must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average; and must be prepared to demonstrate the availability of employment upon completion of the training.
Amount: Up to $4,500* received during a calendar year.
Duration: May re-apply each quarter of a calendar year until the grant cap is reached. May re-apply the following calendar year after grant cap has been reached.
Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 1