IIT College of Architecture offers prestigious tuition scholarships to its most qualified new students. Beyond the university's financial aid packages, the Crown Scholarship and Camras Scholarships reward exceptional students with full tuition support for five years of study.** Admitted students selected to compete for these scholarships visit campus in the spring semester for interviews with College of Architecture faculty. Highly competitive, the Crown and Camras Scholarships are reserved for full-time, admitted freshmen students. While no additional application materials are required for the Camras Scholarships, the Crown Scholarship requires additional materials.
**Full tuition is awarded to the student the first year the Camras Scholarship goes into effect. The same amount is awarded each consecutive year and does not cover the cost of a tuition increase.
Admitted College of Architecture students whose academic profile meets the academic criteria for the Camras Scholarship may compete during the annual Camras interview weekends. It is common for students pursuing the Crown Scholarship to be nominated to compete for the Camras Scholarships. Students in this group chosen as a Crown Scholarship finalist will interview only with the Crown Scholarship jury. After the Crown Scholar is chosen, the remaining Crown finalists will continue to compete for the Camras Scholarship. The Crown and Camras Scholarship interviews take place during the same weekend in February each year.
Established in 1984, the Crown Scholarship is a full- tuition, five-year scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman architecture student. This prestigious award encourages exceptional architectural achievement and recognizes outstanding students pursuing architecture.
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.
Johnson & Lee Scholarship
Single award for an undergraduate to be used for tuition. Eligibility/Requirements: Open to undergraduates currently completing their third year of study. Sponsor seeks to support African American students.
Jerrold Loebl Traveling Prize
Up to two awards to be used for travel. Eligibility/Requirements: Open to students who are completing their fifth year of undergraduate study. Travel must be completed within one year of the award. The winner will present the outcome of their travel to the College of Architecture within one year of completion.
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.