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[Non Degree] AMINEF Community College Initiative Program (CCIP) Scholarship 2021 (For Indonesian), USA (Fully Funded)

The Community College Initiative Program (CCI Program) provides a quality non-degree academic program at US community colleges intended to build technical skills, enhance leadership capabilities, and strengthen English language proficiency. The program also provides opportunities for professional internships, service learning, and community engagement activities.

Participants spend one academic year in the United States and may earn certificates in their fields of study. 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.

CCI participants are recruited from historically underrepresented and underserved communities. In Indonesia, this means AMINEF aims to recruit applicants beyond Indonesia’s major cities and in provinces beyond Java Island, which historically have had fewer opportunities for study abroad.

A special initiative funded by PT Freeport Indonesia allows a certain number of candidates from the provinces of Papua and West Papua every year to receive CCI Program awards. 

Grant Benefits

The CCI Program will provide funding for :
  • J-1 visa support;
  • round-trip travel from participant’s home city to host institution in the United States;
  • tuition and mandatory college fees;
  • housing and meals;
  • a small allowance for books and incidental expenses,
  • limited Accident and Sickness coverage that is J-visa compliant; and
  • a variety of personal and professional development activities.
Students will be hosted in groups by community colleges competitively selected to participate in the program. Students are required to return home at the end of their program and may not transfer to a four-year US academic institution.

Fields of Study
The following are eligible fields of study. Please click to CCI 2021-22 Field of Study Master Summary containing more information on each field of study:
  • Agriculture
  • Applied engineering
  • Business management and administration
  • Early childhood education
  • Information technology
  • Media
  • Public safety
  • Tourism and hospitality management

Everyone who meets the CCI eligibility criteria listed below is welcome to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability (physical or mental), sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Competition for the CCI Program is merit-based and open to anyone who:
  • Is an Indonesian citizen and residing in Indonesia
  • Possesses leadership qualities and show experience in community service
  • Has preparation in, and a demonstrated commitment to, their chosen field of study
  • Is proficient in English
  • Has an outstanding academic record
  • Has limited or no overseas study experience. Nominees with no prior overseas study or travel to the United States will be given placement priority
  • Is not be receiving another fellowship at the time of this fellowship application
  • Is able to begin the academic exchange program in the United States in July 2021

Specific Requirements

Applicants should:
  • Hold at least a high school diploma
  • Have basic knowledge of English, as testified by a minimum TOEFL ITP score of 450, or IELTS equivalent, and dedication to improving their English proficiency
  • Be currently working in the field in which they are applying with maximum working experience below 5 years.
Applicants with D1, D2 or D3 degrees may apply, as well as those holding a bachelor’s degree (S1) as long as they are applying in a field different from the field of their degree and have relevant work experience in the field for which they are applying.

Applicants holding MA or PhD degrees or currently enrolled as a student are not eligible to apply.

Additional non-eligibility criteria are outlined in the attached application form.

Please also note that applicants to the applied engineering field will need to have a solid foundation in math and will need to take a math placement exam at their host campuses to be eligible for credit-bearing courses.

Submission Requirements (supplied in English)

  • Completed application form (see download link below)
  • Copy of most recent (less than two years old) ITP TOEFL or IELTS score report
  • Legalized copy of high school diploma and transcript (in Indonesian and English translation)
  • Legalized copy of associate (D1/D2/D3) or bachelor’s degree (S1) transcript (in Indonesian and English translation)
  • Copy of identity document (KTP or passport)
  • Official Statement of Employment (Surat Keterangan Bekerja) from Employer/Work Supervisor or HR Officer in Indonesian

How to Apply
Candidates should complete the appropriate application forms and submit them along with all supporting documents in hard copy to AMINEF via mail or drop them off in person by the application deadline to the following address:

American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF)
Intiland Tower, Lantai 11
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 32
Jakarta 10220
Tel : (021) 579 39 085 – 9086

Contact Information
Specific questions regarding the application process may be addressed via email to


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