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Illinois Institute of Technology Scholarships

10 W 33rd Street, Perlstein Hall Rm 206 Tuition In/Out-State: $36,504 / $36,504 Total Fall Enrollment: 7,774
Chicago , IL 60616 Books and Supplies: $1,200 Applicants Admitted: 56%
(312) 567-7219 On-campus Room and Board: $10,376 Receiving Aid of Some Type: 97%
http://www.iit.edu Undergraduate Application Fee: - Receiving Institutional Aid: 100% , $23,832 on average
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Duchossois Leadership Scholarship

Scholarship Description
The Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program at Illinois Institute of Technology is a nationally preeminent, elite scholarship program aimed at top students from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential and academic success in their projected field. The program will challenge scholarsâ??through course study, mentorships, internships, service, and leadership development activitiesâ??to think boldly and creatively in their field, and across disciplines. The program will provide scholars with the opportunity and support to experiment and pursue extraordinary work. Students interested in the Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program will complete a special application, interview, and selection process. The selection will emphasize students from different disciplines and areas of interest. The program is open to undergraduate students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. The blend of diverse academic interests with a commitment to leadership activities will allow the Duchossois Leadership Scholars to work collaboratively across disciplines and to challenge one another to think and lead outside the boundaries of their discipline. The goal of the Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program is to attract promising young leaders to Illinois Institute of Technology and to develop them into future leaders of business, government, and academe. The Duchossois Leadership Scholars represents the highest level of our nation's high school talent pool who have demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities. Duchossois Scholars may be selected only prior to entering IIT as first-year students; currently enrolled IIT students are not eligible. Students majoring in any program at IIT are eligible. Students competing for the scholars program must be United States citizens or permanent residents, and satisfy high selection standards including: An outstanding academic ability with a minimum 3.5 high school GPA, and ACT/SAT scores in the top 10 percent nationally; Strong leadership potential with demonstrated extra-curricular leadership activity; Outstanding communication skills, a positive personality, and a capacity for original thought; A sense of caring that reaches beyond self. Students coming from households with an annual income of $200,000 or more are not eligible for the Duchossois Leadership Scholarship.
Amount
Full Tuition + Room and Board + Optional Summer Experience
Number of Awards
-
Renewable
Yes
Renewal Criteria
The Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program focuses on engagement that develops young leaders throughout their academic career at IIT. As such, the scholars are expected to participate in the program's activities and maintain good academic and personal standing at the university. Scholars must maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Students with GPAs that drop below 3.25 for two consecutive semesters become ineligible to continue as Duchossois Scholars. Scholars must participate in designated programming and other leadership opportunities on campus, and have a good record of university citizenship. Scholars must agree in writing to share their academic performance including grades each semester, and to submit a report annually to the Duchossois Family Foundation on their achievements and experiences during the past 12 months. Students will sign a letter of intent stating that in exchange for participation in the Duchossois Scholarship Program they understand the importance of providing financial support to IIT and upon graduation will make annual $100 donations until they are able to provide an increased level of annual support when they have increased financial capacity. This affirms the scholars' commitment to give back to their alma mater in return for the opportunity they received.

Award Criteria Requirements:

Financial need
Less than $200,000 Annual Household Income
GPA
3.5
SAT
Top 10% Nationally
ACT
Top 10% Nationally
Class Standing
-
State
-
Other
Strong leadership potential with demonstrated extra-curricular leadership activity; Outstanding communication skills, a positive personality, and a capacity for original thought; A sense of caring that reaches beyond self.
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