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 Student Scholarships:

Dwight T. Black Memorial Scholarship:
Three awards for current third or fourth year students to be used for tuition.

Eligibility/Requirements: Open to students who are completing their third or fourth year of undergraduate study.

John Augur Holabird Study Fellowship in Architecture:
Three travel awards to be used for study abroad. This may include one-way exchange, the Europe Semester Abroad Program (Paris Program) or IIT-based study abroad opportunities.

Eligibility/Requirements: Open to students who are completing their third year of study.

Samuel Horwitz Memorial Scholarships: 
Up to eight awards, two for each undergraduate class, to be used for tuition.

Eligibility/Requirements:Open to students completing their first, second, third, or fourth year of study.

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.

Sherwin E. Small Endowed Scholarship:
Award to be used for foreign travel or tuition (if study abroad is not pursued).

Eligibility/Requirements: Open to students completing their third year of undergraduate study with plans to study abroad. Must be a U.S. citizen with financial need. Students receiving other financial support from the College of Architecture during same academic year are not eligible. Preference given to students who have improved academically during the course of their studies at IIT.

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.