Illinois Tech Esports Scholarship

Illinois Tech is proud to award scholarships to students who demonstrate a commitment to community-building, leadership development, and growth in the esports community. Recipients of an esports scholarship are eligible for a merit scholarship award of $5,000 per year for up to four years (five years for architecture).

How to Apply for the Illinois Tech Esports Scholarship

Open only to incoming first-year students who are United States citizens or permanent residents, the scholarship has been awarded to candidates who demonstrate the following strengths:

Illinois Tech Esports Scholarship candidates must apply to Illinois Tech and must submit the following to the Office of Undergraduate Admission no later than January 1:

1. Apply for regular admission through the Common Application

2. Upload the following materials to our scholarship submission form:

3. Complete and submit the Illinois Tech Esports Recruitment Form(s) associated with the games you are interested in playing. You are invited to submit a form for multiple games:

Your application materials will be reviewed by the Office of Undergraduate Admission and your recruiting information will be reviewed by members of the Illinois Tech Esports leadership team. After a review of all applications, finalists will be invited to the next step in the scholarship selection process in January.

Esports Scholarship Selection Process

  • Finalists for the scholarship will be invited to connect with the Illinois Tech Esports (ITE) student organizations on the ITE Discord App
  • Finalists will participate in a virtual or in-person meet and greet with members of the ITE leadership team in January
  • Finalists will demonstrate gameplay skills in a series of gaming sessions with members of ITE in February
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified in March

PLEASE NOTE: The Illinois Tech Esports Scholarship cannot be combined with full-tuition merit scholarships such as Duchossois, Camras, Leadership Academy, Collens, and more. If a student earns a full-tuition Illinois Tech merit scholarship during the admission process, the university will award the highest merit award for which the student is qualified but will not combine multiple awards.