Admission Scholarships

IIT College of Architecture offers prestigious tuition scholarships to its most qualified new students. 

Crown Scholarship:
Established in 1984, the Crown Scholarship is a full-tuition, five-year scholarship awarded to one incoming freshman 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. For more information visit IIT Crown Scholarship.

Merit Scholarships:
There are also scholarship opportunities available to incoming students across all disciplines. For more information visit IIT Scholarships.



Current Undergraduate Student Scholarships:

Scholarship information and deadlines are typically posted in Spring semester for the annual Spring Awards jury.

*Edson and Fleeta Danforth Endowed Scholarship

*Dwight T. Black Memorial Scholarship

*Samuel Horwitz Memorial Scholarship 

*Sherwin E. Small Endowed Scholarship

George Danforth Traveling Scholarship

Jerrold Loebl Traveling Fellowship

Peterhans Visual Training Project Prize:
This prize is a direct, merit-based cash award which recognizes excellence in IIT Visual Training coursework demonstrating the principles of Walter Peterhans, the noted IIT Architecture professor and colleague of Mies. This prize shall be decided by the Peterhans Visual Training Project Prize Committee, composed of the Dean of the College and a minimum of three faculty members teaching the Visual Training principles, and Mr. Julian Kerbis, the son and representative of the donor, the Gertrude P. Kerbis Trust.

*IIT Scholarship Policy As of January 2008, all undergraduate scholarships, need and merit-based, provided to the university by its donors will be managed and awarded by the Office of Financial Aid. These changes were implemented to create a more efficient awarding process for better use of university resources, efficient reporting, and improved stewardship.

Students may be awarded by their academic department. Although the department will recognize you as the scholarship recipient and ask that you write a thank you letter to the donor who provided the funds to the university, the scholarship will not be awarded on top of your current IIT scholarship award. This scholarship matching process allows the university to award students institutional scholarships, including but not limited, the Heald, University, Collens and Camras prior to receiving donations to support those scholarships.


IIT also offers a range of scholarship opportunities to students of all majors. For more information on how to finance your IIT education, please visit the IIT Undergraduate Admission Scholarships website.

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