ICC Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List

New York, NY (November 11, 2016) — The International Culinary Center announced today that it has earned the 2017 Military
Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM , and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,160 were awarded with the designation. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

“There are a lot of technical schools where there are no out-of-pocket costs,” says Erik Murnigham, President of ICC. “To help veterans not have to repay loans — this is our repayment to them.”

mfs17_designationAccording to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”

For more information about the International Culinary Center’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit our Military Scholarships page, click here.

ICC will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G .I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on militaryfriendly.com .

 

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From left, Ruben Diodonet (Marines), Matthew Mediatore (Army), Yesenia Amaya (child of Army Veteran), Victoria Pogan (Marines)

ICC Military Students

FREE EDUCATION FOR VETERANS + ACTIVE MILITARY — AND THEIR SPOUSES OR CHILDREN

NO EXPENSES, NO LOANS, NOTHING TO PAY BACK*

Veterans with an honorable discharge and active military members — as well as their spouses and/or children — are qualified to apply for the ICC Military Scholarship. Combined with the maximum in federal grants, 100% Post-9/11 benefits and VA Book Stipend, students can attend our award-winning Professional Culinary or Pastry Arts programs with NO OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES at either our New York City or Silicon Valley, CA campuses. And even if you only receive partial grants or Post-9/11 benefits, the ICC Military Scholarship can greatly reduce the total cost of the program. In addition, students may be eligible for a VA housing stipend towards living expenses.

Eligible programs include:

  • Professional Culinary Arts: NY and CA
  • Professional Pastry Arts: NY and CA
  • Intensive Sommelier Training: CA ONLY
Learn more about the ICC Military Scholarships:

Contact our Financial Aid department to find out your Pell Grant, FSEOG, and Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit eligibility. Email finaid@culinarycenter.com or call 646.254.7545.

WHY VETERANS CHOOSE ICC

OUR MILITARY SCHOLARSHIP CAN MAKE IT FREE

  • Students eligible for the maximum in federal grants and Post-9/11 benefits, combined with ICC’s Military Scholarship, pay NO OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES
  • Applies to veterans, active military AND their spouses/children
  • We even waive the application fee

FULL-TIME DAY AND PART-TIME EVENING SCHEDULES 

  • Offered with classes starting every month
  • Nearby student housing available

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING WITH PAID CULINARY EXTERNSHIPS

  • Hands-on training at some of the finest restaurants in NY and CA
  • Graduate with professional kitchen experience

ON-GOING CAREER SERVICES LONG AFTER YOU GRADUATE

  • Job placement
  • Resume building
  • Interview/trail preparation
  • Access to thousands of job listings
  • On-site career fair twice a year

Download the ICC Military Fact Sheet:

Questions? Contact us for more info and arrange a personal tour of the school. Email info@culinarycenter.com or 888.324.2433.

“When ICC accepted the Post/11 GI Bill and offered veteran scholarships, I knew I had to seize this opportunity. It is a decision I will never regret. The chef-instructors are top-notch, the class sizes are small enough for individual attention and feedback, and hte experience is amazing.”  —Julie Couture (Pastry Arts, 2014)

THE ICC ADVANTAGE

Founded as The French Culinary Institute in 1984, the International Culinary Center’s Total ImmersionSM curriculum has revolutionized the culinary industry by giving dedicated students the equivalent of a two-year apprenticeship in as little as six months. ICC’s hands-on education provides students with real-world skills to maximize career-readiness for any aspect of the culinary industry.

BUILT FOR LEARNING

  • 600-hours of hands-on cooking from day one
  • Individual real-world workstations
  • Top-shelf ingredients & equipment in every kitchen

A FAMILY OF CHEFS

  • Full-time Chef-Instructors with 10+ years at ICC
  • Mentorship for the next generation
  • Legacy of alumni including Bobby Flay, Dan Barber, David Chang, Christina Tosi, and more
  • Ongoing job placement and career support from Career Services

GRADUATE READY TO WORK

  • Be career-ready in as little as 6-months
  • Learn the fundamental techniques to any cuisine
  • Thousands of jobs posted to ICC’s Job Board
  • Earn-while-you-learn — paid externships* at top NYC restaurants

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

POST-9/11 GI BILL

The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers benefits for service members and veterans attending ICC’s Professional Culinary or Pastry Arts programs. Benefits include up to $22,805 payable toward your tuition depending on your eligibility. For more info visit benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp or call 888.442.4551.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EMPLOYMENT (VR&E)

Students who are eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment may be able to have full tuition, fees, books and in many cases, even parking costs paid by the VA to ICC. In addition, students may receive a monthly stipend depending on training status. Click here to learn more.

VTAP—VETERANS TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

VTAP grants are available for eligible veterans enrolled in ICC’s Professional Culinary or Pastry Arts programs. Complete the New York State Veterans Tuition Award Supplement or contact HESC. Call 888.697.4372 or click here for more info.

“I truly believe attending ICC was one of the best decisions of my life. After my discharge from Military and business school, there was something else I was looking for in my life. After my graduation from ICC, I got a job offer from a Charter School as a Head Chef. Now I absolutely love my job along with my job security as a NYC employee.”  —Mohammed Ahmed (Culinary Arts, 2013)

ICC VETERAN STORIES

Ben Lubin, Owner of The Blind Monk

Ben Lubin, US Marines

Today, Ben is the successful owner of a wine and tapas bar, The Blind Monk, in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Fl. See how he went from combat boots to chef toques. Read More.

Fontasha Brown, US Coast Guard

When life handed lemons to Fontasha Brown while on the Coast Guard’s search and rescue team, she made lemon cake. Learn how she channeled her stress-relieving hobby into a formal pastry education at ICC. Read More.

Nick Petrone, CA Sommelier Grad

Nick Petrone, US Air Force Officer

Sky’s the limit for this grad! Nick took his passion for wine to ICC’s CA campus for the Intensive Sommelier Training program which prepared him to take the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Intro and Certified exams. Read More.

ICC Chef-Instructor Tom Jones was featured on Heritage Radio’s “Feast Yr Ears” in a segment entitled From Camouflage to Chef Whites with host Harry Rosenblum. Hear Chef Tom discuss his love for teaching at ICC, his military background, and how the ICC Military Scholarship can change your life. Listen to the interview.

The ICC Military Scholarship cannot be combined with other scholarships and discounts.

*Applies to veterans who have retained 100% of their veterans benefits. Applicants with only part of their veterans benefits remaining will have a residual balance, the amount of which will depend on their remaining veterans entitlement.