Amount: Up to $5500 per calendar year


  • CIRI original enrollee or direct lineal descendant
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in a technical skill training program earning a certificate/certification or a professional license
  • Must be attending an accredited/recognized institution
  • A 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher. If your most recent post-secondary coursework was other vocational training, successfully completion is considered equal to a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Award Details:

  • Eligible to receive up to $5500 per calendar year
  • Can be funded at multiple deadlines if previous coursework has been completed and as long as the grant cap of $5500 is not exceeded
  • Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 1