Edge Awards Support Your Elevate Experiences
Current Illinois Tech StudentsIf you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking program at Illinois Tech, you can use Edge Awards to cover direct expenses related to any Elevate experience. This includes:
- Tuition for study away and research opportunities
- Travel, transportation, meals, and lodging fees for study away, internships, and research opportunities
- Program fees for short courses, workshops, and competitions
Prospective Undergraduate Students
Rising high school 9th–12th graders can use Edge Awards for any upcoming Elevate College Prep experience, including summer programs and dual enrollment courses.
How You Can Earn Edge Awards
Opportunities to earn Edge Awards are available throughout the year for prospective and current Illinois Tech undergraduate and graduate students. The most popular way to earn an Edge Award is by completing a virtual internship.
To receive updates on future Edge Award earning opportunities, sign up for notifications:
- Prospective students:
- Newly admitted and current Illinois Tech students:
Edge Award FAQs
- Incoming and current Illinois Tech undergraduate and graduate students can redeem their Edge Awards for any qualified Elevate experience listed in the Elevate portal while they are enrolled at Illinois Tech. New students must submit an enrollment deposit to use their Edge Award for an Elevate experience.
- High school students can redeem their Edge Awards for any qualified Elevate College Prep experience occurring prior to their high school graduation.
You may request funding using our electronic form: Funding Request Electronic Form. Email email@example.com with questions.
Once you earn an Edge Award, you will receive an email from Illinois Tech outlining the amount you’ve earned from your most recent activity. To check your Edge Award balance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Current Illinois Tech undergraduate and graduate students must be enrolled at the university to apply their Edge Awards toward Elevate experiences. Edge Awards expire at the time of degree completion.
- High school students may use their Edge Awards toward any qualified Elevate College Prep experience. If students pursue their bachelor’s degree at Illinois Tech, they may apply any remaining Edge Awards toward qualified Elevate experiences. If a student does not enroll at Illinois Tech, their Edge Awards expire at the time of high school graduation.