ACI Scholarships

ACI SCHOLARSHIPS

Arizona Culinary Institute awards scholarships to students who have achieved academic excellence, have been recognized for culinary achievements, and/or are distinguished career changers. Accepted students can contact the Financial Aid department to obtain an application for consideration.

Elizabeth S. Leite Scholarship
(Diploma Program Only)

The Elizabeth S. Leite Scholarship is for applicants that are receiving tuition assistance from an outside source that will only provide partial tuition coverage. Examples of such programs would be Vocational Rehabilitation, TAA and GI Bill®. Award amounts for the Elizabeth S. Leite Scholarship will vary depending on the amount received from outside sources. Applications for the Elizabeth S. Leite Scholarship are available from the Financial Aid Office. The applicant must be enrolled and have all outside funding sources processed to receive this tuition reduction (non cash scholarship)The Elizabeth S. Leite Scholarship is a tuition reduction and is contingent upon maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.0. If the student does not complete the program, the scholarship amount will be null and void

Glenn Humphrey Culinary Merit Scholarship
(Diploma Program Only)

The Glenn Humphrey Culinary Merit Scholarship is for applicants who excelled in High School or College. The applicant must submit a written essay along with High School or College transcripts. For those applicants using culinary experience,courses, seminars or workshops, submission of certificates of achievement may replace transcripts. Award amounts for the GH Culinary Merit Scholarship range up to $5000. Applications for the GH Culinary Merit Scholarships are available in the Financial Aid Office. The applicant must be enrolled to receive this tuition reduction (non-cash)scholarship. The conditions of this award are that you maintain a 2.0 grade point average during Basics I and Basics II courses (instruction block 1). If the student does not complete the program, the scholarship amount will be null and void.

Professional Culinary Scholarship
(Diploma Program Only)

The Professional Culinary Scholarship is for applicants who are looking to change careers and join the culinary profession. The applicant must submit a written narrative about their culinary career goals and how attending Arizona Culinary Institute will help them obtain those goals. The Professional Culinary Scholarship is offered as a tuition reduction up to $2000. Applications for the Professional Culinary Scholarship are available in the Financial Aid Office. The applicant must be enrolled to receive tuition reduction (non-cash) scholarship. The conditions of this award are that you maintain a 2.0 grade point average during Basics I and Basics II (instruction block 1). If the student does not complete the program, the scholarship amount will be null and void

Freedom Grant

The Freedom Grant is available to all applicants who have prior military service or a direct family member with prior service. The student must submit a copy of their military identification, DD214 or their family member’s military documentation at the time of enrollment to receive the tuition reduction. Those awarded the Freedom Grant will receive a non-cash grant upon maintaining a minimum 2.0 grade point average. If the student does not complete the program, the scholarship amount will be prorated based on the time attended

Financial Need Grant
(Diploma Program Only)

The Financial Need Grant is available to all ACI applicants who demonstrate financial need with a grant toward tuition expenses. Grants will be awarded to students who meet all ACI’s criteria for need-based financial aid. Grant award winners will receive a tuition reduction** non-cash grant to attend Arizona Culinary Institute, once they have successfully completed the program.To be eligible, a student must be enrolled for classes at Arizona Culinary Institute starting January , 2016 or later. Applicant must demonstrate financial need based upon the FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 15,000 or lower. Unlike other ACI scholarships, the Financial Need Grant becomes null and void if a student withdraws from school.

Native American Scholarship
(Diploma Program only)

The Native American Culinary Scholarship is for Native American applicants who excelled in high school or college. The applicant must submit a written essay along with high school or college transcripts. For those applicants using culinary experience, courses, seminars or workshops, submission of certificates of achievement may replace transcripts. Award amounts for the Native American Culinary Scholarship range from $500 to $5000. Applications for the Native American Culinary Scholarship are available in the Financial Aid Office. The applicant must be enrolled to receive this scholarship and becomes null and void if a student withdraws from school.

Please contact the Arizona Culinary Institute Financial Aid Department for updated scholarship details at 480-603-1066

Note: All Arizona Culinary Institute Scholarships are non-cash tuition reduction only and cannot be combined.

ACI encourages students to look outside the Institute for scholarship programs that may help fund their educational expenses as well. Here is a list of few suggested websites that may be helpful in your search for scholarships:

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