Financial aid awards available through the College of Architecture are merit-based scholarships and fellowships only. Teaching Assistantships are available only to qualified graduate students after they have completed their first year of study. To be considered for a scholarship or fellowship, please check yes to the application question "Do you wish to be considered for financial assistance from IIT?"
SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE:
These scholarships were awarded for the 2015-16 academic year and are subject to change.
Graduate College Dean’s Fellowships:
These fellowships are given exclusively to incoming students of the highest academic standing for use in their first year of graduate study. For the 2015-16 academic year the tuition awards ranged from $6,000 to $17,100. Fellowship amounts are determined by award level as well as the number of credits in which the student is expected to enroll. Applicants will be notified of selection with their letter of admission.
Teaching Assistant Positions: Students may receive an amount between $5,000 and $9,000 per year, as determined by departmental needs and hours of service a student is willing to provide in return for this tuition and stipend fellowship. To qualify, a student must be a full-time (9 credit hours) graduate student and maintain grades of a B average or better.
Scholarship information and deadlines are typically posted in spring semester for the annual Spring Awards jury.
Nagle/Hartray Scholarship: Award to be used for tuition. Open to M.Arch students.
Brothers Finfer Scholarship: Award to be used for tuition. Open to M. Arch students.
Richard H. Driehaus Scholarship: Award to be used for tuition. Open to MLA students.
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.