Illinois Institute of Technology Announces New Community College TransferScholarship Program in Partnership with Triton College

Illinois Tech to Offer New Scholarship Opportunities for Triton College Students Participating inGeoEngineering Innovations through Undergraduate Scholarship (GENIUS) Program


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Chicago, IL — April 9, 2019 —

Illinois Institute of Technology today announced a new partnership with Triton College to establishing a program that will award $25,000 merit scholarships to students participating in the GeoENgineering Innovations through Undergraduate Scholarship (GENIUS) program. The new program will award scholarships to Triton students who transfer to Illinois Tech following the completion of their coursework at the community college level.

These scholarships will be awarded to students each consecutive year until they complete a bachelor’s or accelerated master’s degree program. The Illinois Tech / Triton GENIUS Award will be available to Triton College students who participate in Illinois Tech’s FastForward Program. All GENIUS Scholars will receive personal advising to ensure their continued academic and professional success.

“We are grateful for this partnership opportunity that will allow students to plan out their educational path not only here at Triton – but for several years after completing our program," said Dr. Sheldon Turner, Triton College Geology and Environmental Science faculty member. “The opportunity to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Illinois Institute of Technology with the help of a significant scholarship as well as other resources to support their academic success is a great benefit.”

“In keeping with our founding mission, Illinois Institute of Technology prides itself on our ability to offer exceptional opportunity and value to each of our students,” said Mike Gosz, vice president for enrollment and senior vice provost at Illinois Institute of Technology. “This new scholarship is representative of our continuing commitment to ensuring the long-term success of all students, and we thank our partners at Triton College for entrusting the academic and professional development of their graduates to Illinois Tech.”

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About Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, is a private, technology-focused research university. Illinois Tech is the only university of its kind in Chicago, and its Chicago location offers students access to the world-class resources of a great global metropolis. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law. One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), Illinois Tech provides an exceptional education centered on active learning, and its graduates lead the state and much of the nation in economic prosperity. Illinois Tech uniquely prepares students to succeed in professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.