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Scholarships and Awards

GPA Recognition of Achievement and Dedication (GRAD) Scholarship

As part of California Intercontinental University’s long-held commitment to supporting our emerging entrepreneurs and business professionals we are proud to offer our undergraduate students the GRAD scholarship which awards students up to $13,000 in scholarship funds. California Intercontinental University is committed to delivering the highest educational outcomes to inspire the next generation of business professionals while rewarding the efforts and sacrifices our students make throughout their journey towards obtaining their degree.

GRAD Scholarship recipients receive up to $13,000 in scholarship funds, awarded on a semester basis $1,000 at a time. The maximum scholarship funds a student may receive each semester is $1,000. Undergraduate students enrolled in 2017 who maintain a 2.5 GPA or greater and maintain continuous enrollment are eligible for the GRAD Scholarship. A break in enrollment will result in forfeiture of the scholarship. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information and details about this scholarship opportunity.

Active Duty Military Scholarship

For the 2017 year California Intercontinental University would like to reward our active duty military students for pursuing their academic goals. Active duty students using Military Tuition Assistance may be eligible for a scholarship to offset any out of pocket tuition expenses.

Scholarship Criteria
  1. Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (see catalog)
  2. Meet program attendance requirements (see catalog)
  3. Be eligible for Military Tuition Assistance
  4. Graduate on time, i.e., not have any un-excused breaks in enrollment.
  5. Undergraduate students in a Bachelor’s program must complete a FAFSA

Students that meet the criteria will have their student account credited at the end of the semester to offset any out of pocket expenses a student may incur after all aid, grants and scholarships have been applied.

First Responders Scholarship

At California Intercontinental University, we honor those that put themselves in harm’s way to save others. On a daily basis, our first responders stand at-the-ready and we are all inspired by your faithful dedication to the general public.

We are pleased to offer up to $5,375 in scholarships for qualified First Responders through December 31, 2017. Scholarships vary based on desired program (see chart below).

Associate Program


Bachelor Program


Graduate Certificate Program


Master Program


Doctorate Program


Dual Degree Program


To apply, applicants are asked to contact an Enrollment Management Advisor to obtain a scholarship application. Scholarship applications must be submitted with a completed enrollment packet prior to the start of the program. Scholarship funds are prorated over the duration of the program and applied on a per course basis.

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