PLEASE NOTE: If a student earns multiple Illinois Institute of Technology merit scholarships throughout the admission process, the university will award the highest merit award for which the student is qualified but will not combine multiple awards.
Transfer Tuition Scholarship — Starting at $14,000/year
All domestic transfer students are automatically considered for a merit-based transfer scholarship when they submit their completed application. Transfer tuition scholarships start at $14,000. No additional application is required.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship — Up to $5,000/yearActive 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 a notification appears on the applicant's merit scholarship letter.
Transfer Leadership Scholarship (formerly Presidential Scholarship) — $30,000 per year tuition + $5,000 per year housing + $5,000 ElevateThe Transfer Leadership Scholarship (formerly 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. This scholarship is $30,000 per year in tuition, $5,000 per year for on-campus housing, as well as a one-time $5,000 Elevate award.
Chicago STAR ScholarshipStudents participating in the Chicago STAR program through the City Colleges of Chicago with a 3.0 GPA or higher will receive a $25,000 per year tuition scholarship. STAR students should also join Illinois Tech’s Fast Forward program before transferring to the university.
Chicago Police and Fire Departments ScholarshipIn honor of those who serve the city of Chicago, Illinois Tech 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
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Triton College GENIUS ScholarshipIllinois Tech is proud to partner with Triton College to offer the GENIUS Scholarship. This $25,000 per year tuition scholarship is available for Triton College students participating in the Triton GENIUS program who transfer to Illinois Tech in the semester following completion of coursework at Triton College. GENIUS program participants should join Illinois Tech’s FastForward Program a minimum of one year before transferring to Illinois Tech. This program will continue running until fall 2022.
$25,000 College of DuPage Transfer Scholarship
Illinois Tech will guarantee the offer of a special transfer scholarship of $25,000 (prorated for part-time students) to students who are successfully admitted to Illinois Tech through the Guaranteed Admission program. This scholarship will continue to automatically remain in effect each year until the student completes his or her undergraduate degree. The scholarship will be applied on a prorated basis for any summer term or in any semester the student enrolls at part-time status. Students must maintain minimum academic standards to continue receiving this award.
$25,000 CCC-Wright College Transfer Scholarship
Illinois Tech will guarantee the offer of a special transfer scholarship of $25,000 per year (prorated for part-time students) to students who are successfully admitted to Illinois Tech through the guaranteed admission program for engineering or computer science. In addition, students receive a one-time $5,000 Elevate award to fund an experiential learning opportunity of their choice. This scholarship will automatically remain in effect each year until the student completes their undergraduate degree. The scholarship will be applied on a prorated basis for any summer term or in any semester the student enrolls at part-time status. Students must maintain the minimum academic standards to continue receiving this award.