US Embassy Community College Initiative Program 2022-23

US Embassy Community College Initiative Program Scholarship: The Community College Initiative (CCI) Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides opportunities for individuals from other countries to develop leadership capabilities, professional skills, and English language proficiency, while studying at a community college in the United States.

Participants build technical skills and may earn certificates in their fields of study. Participants studying across America observed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by engaging in a variety of service and learning activities on campus and in the community.-


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  U.S. Department of State

Scholarships to be taken at:  U.S. Community College

Scholarship Type: Exchange Program

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level:  Undergraduate

Nationality: International students


DETAILS | US Community College Initiative Program

CCI Program participants are recruited from historically underrepresented and underserved communities. After completing the program, participants return home with new skills and expertise to help them contribute to the economic growth and development of their country.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are expected to meet the following eligibility criteria for the U.S. Community College Initiative Program

  • Applicants must be international students
  • Students admitted into undergraduate degree program.
  • Be 18 years old at the start of the program
  • Have a diploma from a secondary school
  • Possess a basic knowledge of English
  • Desire to build professional and leadership skills to contribute to the development of their home communities
  • Be able to begin the academic exchange program in the United States in July 2020
  • Meet country-specific requirements
  • Applicants must have a High school certificate or equivalent.
  • Candidates must be highly motivated, responsible, and able to work independently in a structured manner and as good interpersonal and communication skill.
  • Applicants must hold an offer for a full-time program at North Island College, Canada.

Eligible Courses: Applicants study in one of the following eligible fields:

  • Agriculture
  • Applied engineering
  • Business management and administration,
  • Early childhood education
  • Information technology, media, public safety, and tourism and
  • Hospitality management.

Selection Criteria:

The recruitment and nomination of candidates in the eligible countries is administered by the Fulbright Commission or the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. CCI awards are not Fulbright awards. See location details below for contacts in participating countries and to ask for more information about application eligibility requirements.



Application Procedures                                                             

How-to-Apply:  All eligible applicants seeking to participate in the US Embassy Community College Initiative Program should proceed to apply online.

Application Deadline:  Ongoing                        

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