Special Events

Throughout the year, Pre-College Programs at Illinois Tech partners with academic departments and other Chicago area organizations to provide educational and experiential learning opportunities for students across the region. Here are a few of the programs we collaborate on throughout the year.

Applying for the Collens Scholarship

Thursday, December 10 at 3 p.m - 4 p.m. (CT)
Open to Grades 9-12 in Chicago Public Schools only

Illinois Tech established the Collens Scholarship Program in 2006 to benefit Chicago Public School and charter high school students across Chicago entering Illinois Tech. Benefits include:

  • Full-tuition and fee scholarship, renewable annually. This scholarship covers tuition and fee increases each year.
  • Housing scholarship of up to $5,000. It is competitive and offered to students who demonstrate a high standard of academic excellence, social service, and a desire to pursue a high-quality educational experience.
  • Participation in the Exelon Summer Institute (ESI). ESI is a required, 4-week residential summer program focused on experiential learning and peer mentorship that allows students to get ahead start on their college careers. 

Learn about what it takes to qualify for the Collens Scholarship.


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