Graduate Support


Graduate students in the College of Architecture are eligible for scholarships, teaching assistantships, and internships.


To be considered for scholarships please apply by the priority deadline and please check “yes” to the application question "Do you wish to be considered for financial assistance from IIT?" No separate application is required.

For masters students entering IIT’s College of Architecture in the 2020-21 academic year, an initiative will provide substantial scholarships to a majority of students. These scholarships will be worth up to $15,000 per year. Details of scholarship offers will be included in admission letters.

The following additional scholarships were awarded for the 2019-20 academic year and are subject to change.


These fellowships are given exclusively to incoming students of the highest academic standing for use in their first year of graduate study. For the 2019-20 academic year the tuition awards ranged from $9,000 to $31,375. Applicants will be notified of selection with their letter of admission.

Jerrold & Ruth Weil Loebl Fellowship Prize

Nagle/Hartray Scholarship

Brothers Finfer Scholarship

Richard H. Driehaus Scholarship

George Danforth Traveling Fellowship and the Jerrold Loebl Traveling Prize

Peterhans Visual Training Project Prize



As a part of AIA Chicago’s 150th anniversary celebration, the AIA Chicago Foundation has launched the AIA Chicago Foundation Diversity Scholarship Initiative: An opportunity to attract and retain diverse, talented young professionals in Chicago, recognizing the value of new and unique voices in the profession. One $10,000 graduate scholarship will be awarded each year. Click here to review scholarship details.


Deposited students can apply for Teaching Assistantships during the summer before they begin. Students may receive an amount between $2,500 and $4,800 per semester, as determined by departmental needs and hours of service a student is willing to provide in return for this tuition and stipend fellowship. Approximately 65% of the funding will be applied toward tuition while 35% will be offer as a stipend. To qualify, a student must be a full-time (9 credit hours) graduate student and maintain grades of a B average or better. Details can be found here.


Since its founding, our college has had longstanding and deep relationships with professional practice in Chicago. Today, many Chicago architectural firms have committed to providing a unique opportunity for our students: Paid ten-week summer internships pledged to IIT students only.

We are grateful to the firms who participated in the 2018 program:

Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture


BKL Architecture LLC

Brinninstool+Lynch Ltd.


Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture



Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Studio Gang Architects

Thomas Roszak Architecture

Tilton Kelly & Bell LLC

Wight & Company

Woodhouse Tinucci Architects