The intent and purpose of the CIP Independence Award Scholarship program is to help further diversity, equity, and inclusion at the College Internship Program by subsidizing the cost of tuition for motivated individuals of color who may personally and professionally benefit from the program.
An online form made available within CIP’s application portal, attestation of ethical/cultural background, attestation of ability to cover remaining required funds, a statement provided about their potential contributions to CIP’s student community. The recipient will be notified via certified mail, by email, and by phone. Funds will be deducted from students’ amounts due upon enrollment.
The selection committee consists of 5 people within CIP. A rolling Committee of two Program Directors, two D&I council members, and the President as the 5th vote. Merit-based selection process based on the individual’s overall contributions to make to the CIP community (CIP core values of growth, respect, community, and teamwork.)