Scholarship Deadlines: June 1 or December 1
Vocational Training Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 1

Amount: Up to $2000

If you are a first-time, post-secondary applicant to The CIRI Foundation and do not have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, then you may be considered for a Kick Start Award. This is a one-time only award and subject to available funds. You must reapply at the next deadline under the regular guidelines to be considered for additional funding. It is your responsibility to reapply.


  • CIRI original enrollee or direct lineal descendant
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be the first term of post-secondary education
  • Enrolled in one of the following degree programs: Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate; Post-Baccalaureate program of study; or pre-requisite courses before entering into a degree program
  • Must be attending an accredited institution
  • A 2.0 cumulative grade point average or higher

Award Terms:

  • Upon receiving an award, students must maintain all funding requirements in order to remain in good standing with TCF and remain eligible for future funding
  • Failure to maintain funding requirements may result in probation and/or infraction status with potential loss of funding
  • Fund uses: direct educational expenses including tuition, student registration fees, course-required book/supplies, and on-campus house and meal plans. Personal expenses in the amount of $500 per term can be awarded only if all other costs have been covered
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on the information submitted with their application
  • Awards are subject to available funding