Welcome to the CIP website! Take a look and see how we can help you.

Let the CIP help fund your education!

We offer scholarships & grants to help caregivers pay for their education.

The CIP is here to elevate caregivers and to help create a better, more respected, and more professional pathway for caregivers of all kinds.

We’re working hard to solve the national shortage of caregivers, one person at a time, and our scholarships and grants are a big part of that vision!

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a CIP scholarship or grant, you must be:

  • A currently enrolled university student
  • Interested in beginning or continuing employment as an in-home caregiver
  • Committed to work as an in-home caregiver to receive funds awarded
  • Willing and able to find your own position as an in-home caregiver

You do not need direct experience with caregiving!

All you need is an open heart, a willingness to learn, and a belief that everyone deserves to live with dignity.

Congratulations to the CIP’s 2022 scholarship
recipient, Makayla Selzer!

our why

Why does the CIP provide caregiver scholarships?

There is a national shortage of caregivers in the United States, and it’s a problem that affects our part of Michigan especially. If you are at all interested in caregiving (either as a part-time job or a career), then we want to empower you to take the first step!

We know that the national shortage can only be addressed one person at a time, and we’re committed to helping you on a personal level.

In addition to grants and scholarships, we offer free resources and Caregiver Academy training—helping you succeed far beyond the initial scholarship application.

Because you make a difference!

To understand the lifelong impact you can have as a caregiver, watch this video!

Teddy explains how caregiving made a difference in his life and the life of the person he cared for, a fellow college student living with muscular dystrophy.

“At first, this job was a job. But it quickly evolved away from that and into a deep friendship.”

Apply for a scholarship or grant today

If you’re currently an in-home caregiver or are willing to become one, we invite you to apply for a scholarship or grant from the CIP.