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International Student Scholarships

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The CCID International Student Scholarship is sponsored by LanguageCert and awards selected international students with a $2,500 USD scholarship to study at one of the following CCID member institution that accepts the LanguageCert test for English language proficiency (IESOL, LanguageCert Academic).


Applications are no longer being accepted.


International students are eligible to apply for the scholarship if:

  • You are a new international student accepted for full-time study at one of the following CCID member institutions that has accepted the LanguageCert test as proof of English proficiency.*
  • You have taken the LanguageCert test and submitted it to one of the following CCID member institutions that you plan to attend.


Steps to apply:

  • Take the LanguageCert test as proof of English proficiency. Book your exam HERE.
    • Get 20% off of the LanguageCert test through this program with this Promo Code at checkout: 05454D.
      • Type the Promo Code in the "I HAVE A PROMO CODE" box. 
  • Apply to and be accepted to one of the CCID member institutions above. 
  • Fill out the scholarship application. 


Institutions are eligible to participate in the scholarship program if:

  • You are a CCID member institution with a 1-3 year membership or board membership (University Partners and Outreach Partners are not eligible).
  • You officially accept the LanguageCert test as proof of English language proficiency. There is no cost for this. You simply have to include the LanguageCert test on the list of exams accepted by your institution.
  • You agree to verify enrollment of the winning student from your institution as of your official census day. 




Eligible international students includes any student who will be in their first semester of study at the college level (Spring or Fall starts) and are recognized by the institution as an international student who does not reside in the country in which they will be attending school. For example, international students attending high school are not eligible unless they are required to take an English proficiency test by their institution. Awards will only be made to students whose enrollment is confirmed by the CCID member school on the official census day (varies by school). Funds for the scholarship will be sent directly to the institution and applied directly to the student's account.

Application requirements:

Applicants must submit answers for the two prompts below (maximum 300 words per prompt). Answers should be submitted on a word document and uploaded to the application site as indicated. Scholarships for this program are awarded on a competitive basis, and all applications will be reviewed and scored by the CCID scholarship committee. Please do not exceed the word limit for the essays as it will disqualify your application. Answers will be evaluated and scored based on the quality of the responses and how well they reflect your personal story and/or experiences. You must submit answers to BOTH prompts and adhere to the length requirements.

  • How will this scholarship help you achieve your education and career goals?
  • Tell us about your decision to study outside your home country? Why did you choose a community college or polytechnic, and what do you hope to gain from the experience?