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Scholarships

When choosing a college, it's important to consider not just the cost of the education, but also its long-term value. Attending IIT is an enriching experience that creates opportunities for your future, whether in graduate study, the workplace, or daily life.

You may be wondering if you can afford such a great education. Perhaps the better question is whether you can afford to pass it up. IIT offers the financial aid and scholarship support to make sure that you don’t have to.

Consider the following.

At IIT, more than 97 percent of students receive some type of financial aid, whether it be need-based, merit-based, or both. There are also scholarship opportunities that can cover most of your college expenses.

All Students

  • All full-time students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships when their application for admission is reviewed.
  • Freshman domestic students are eligible for the Heald Scholarship (starting at: $10,000).
  • Domestic transfer students are reviewed for Transfer Tuition Scholarships (starting at: $10,000).
  • International applicants are eligible for a combination of scholarship and grant packages, including international merit scholarships, housing award, and Phi Theta Kappa membership, up to a total of $20,000.

First Year Scholarships

Duchossois Leadership Scholars

The Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program is a nationally preeminent, elite scholarship program providing full-tuition with a room and board allowance which attracts top students nationwide who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential and academic success in their projected field. The Duchossois Family Foundation makes this scholarship possible..

Learn more about the Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program

Camras Scholars Program

Candidates competing for the Camras Scholars Program, one of IIT's highest undergraduate academic honors, satisfy very high selection standards. Students must demonstrate outstanding academics, involvement in extracurricular activities and dedication to leadership.

Camras Scholars enjoy full tuition benefits, leadership development and enhanced access to research and community service opportunities.

More about the Camras Scholars Program

University Scholars Program

Candidates competing for the University Scholars Program must demonstrate outstanding high school grades, standardized test scores, provide written recommendations, personal qualities and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Recipients of the University Scholarship Program receive a merit award of $30,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study—a $120,000 value.

More about the University Scholars Program

Chicago Police and Fire Departments Scholarship

In honor of their service to the city of Chicago, IIT offers $20,000 annual scholarships to the children and grandchildren of members of the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department. The Chicago Police and Fire Departments Scholarship is also open to the children and grandchildren of members of the Chicago Paramedic Department.

Learn how to apply for the Chicago Police and Fire Departments Scholarship

Collens Scholars Program

The Collens Scholarship, is for eligible Chicago Public School graduates to attend IIT as a full-time student with full financial support for all tuition, books and fees. Since its launch at the end of the 2006 academic year, 181 CPS students have benefited from this program.

Learn more about the Collens Scholars Program

Crown Scholarship

Each year the Crown Scholarship provides full tuition for five years to one first-year, full-time architecture student. The Crown Scholarship looks for creativity, ingenuity and a desire to study architecture in a historic place like Chicago, IIT, and S. R. Crown Hall. Students need to provide academic credentials and an original freehand drawing. Selected applicants are invited to spend a weekend on campus to interview with a panel of architecture professionals and college studio faculty.

Learn more about the Crown Scholarship

Illinois Tech/FIRST Scholarship

Illinois Tech/FIRST scholarships are awarded to students who actively participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge and the FIRST Robotics Competition. This program attracts candidates that demonstrate a strong academic record, passion for science and technology, and drive to become a leader, entrepreneur or innovator.

Recipients of a FIRST scholarship are eligible for a merit scholarship award of $20,000 per year for up to four years (five years for Architecture).

Learn more about the Illinois Tech/FIRST Scholarship

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

All branches of the United States military are represented at IIT. The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy are headquartered at IIT; the U.S. Army is based at a partner university, but has an on campus office as well. All three branches serve the entire Chicago area.

  • The 195th Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadet Wing is stationed on IIT's Main Campus in Stuart Building, Room 208
  • The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps office is located on IIT's Main Campus in Stuart Building, Room 217
  • The Chicago Fire Battalion Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Program is headquartered on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago and has their IIT offices on the entire first floor of Farr Hall.

Learn more about the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

Transfer Student Scholarships

Chicago Police and Fire Departments Scholarship

In honor of their service to the city of Chicago, IIT offers $20,000 annual scholarships to the children and grandchildren of members of the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department.

Learn how to apply for the Chicago Police and Fire Departments Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Active members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) are eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (up to $5,000 per year) upon proof of PTK membership when applications are reviewed. The scholarship is awarded at the time of acceptance, and notification appears on applicant's merit scholarship letter

For more information about the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships.

Presidential Scholarships

The Presidential Scholarship is an educational initiative that provides support to students at two-year institutions who go on to study within all fields of study at Illinois Tech.
Learn more about the Presidential Scholarship.