The CIRI Foundation (TCF) offers vocational training grants to applicants enrolled in technical skill training programs earning a certificate/certification or professional license.  There are four deadlines for vocational training grant applicants; awards cannot exceed $4500 per calendar year.

TCF’s Vocational Training Grant applications are entirely electronic and must be submitted using our online system. You must have an approved user account to apply for vocational training grants. Click here to apply for a new user account. Applications open online approximately 30 days before the deadline. Applications must be received on or before the deadline to be considered.

Need help applying? See our “How to Apply/TCF Guidelines” Handout

TCF CERTIFICATE / VOCATIONAL TRAINING GRANTS 

Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 1

Amount: Up to $4500 per calendar year

Requirements:

  • CIRI original enrollee or direct lineal descendant
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in a technical skill training program at an accredited or recognized institution and earning a certificate/certification or a professional license
  • Must be attending an accredited/recognized institution
  • A 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher*

Award Details:

  • Eligible to receive up to $4500 per calendar year
  • Can be funded at multiple deadlines if previous coursework has been completed and as long as the grant cap of $4500 is not exceeded

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 registrations fees, course-required book/supplies, and on-campus house and meal plans. Personal expenses in the amount of $500 per calendar year can be awarded only if all other costs have been covered.
  • Awards are subject to available funding.
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on the information submitted with their application.

LOGIN TO TCF TO APPLY FOR DEC 1 DEADLINE

 

KICK START AWARDS (First Term Only)

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.

Requirements:

  • 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 a technical skill training program at an accredited or recognized institution and earning a certificate/certification or a professional license
  • Must be attending an accredited/recognized 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

LOGIN TO TCF TO APPLY FOR DEC 1 DEADLINE

RESTART SCHOLARSHIP (One Term Only)

Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 1

Amount: Up to $2000

If you are a post-secondary applicant to The CIRI Foundation who has not attended school in over 5 years and you do not currently meet TCF’s cumulative GPA requirement of 2.5 or higher, then you may be considered for a Restart Scholarship. 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.

Requirements:

  • CIRI original enrollee or direct lineal descendant
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Has not attended post-secondary education in over 5 years and not currently meeting the 2.5 GPA requirement
  • A strong commitment to your post-secondary education and meeting TCF’s requirements moving forward
  • Enrolled in a technical skill training program at an accredited or recognized institution and earning a certificate/certification or a professional license
  • Must be attending an accredited/recognized institution

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

LOGIN TO TCF TO APPLY FOR DEC 1 DEADLINE

JUMP START AWARDS FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING STUDENTS (High School Students)

Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 1 (Paper Application)

Per Term Amount: Up to $2000 per calendar year

Requirements:

  • Direct lineal descendant of a CIRI original enrollee
  • Enrolled in a recognized or accredited college, training program, or other authorized post-secondary education course of study while concurrently enrolled in high school or an equivalent program
  • Must have a current cumulative 2.5 grade point average or higher
  • Must apply using the TCF Jump Start paper application. The application will be available to download approximately 30 days before the deadline.

Award Details:

  • Eligible to receive up to $2000 per calendar year
  • Can be funded at multiple deadlines if previous coursework has been completed and as long as the grant cap of $2000 is not exceeded

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 registrations 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

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