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Scholarship Symposium is an exclusive event planned for Early Action I scholarship finalists. As part of the evaluation process for the Camras, Crown, Duchossois Leadership, and M.A. Lila Self Leadership Academy scholarships, approximately 250 students are invited to Illinois Tech's campus to meet current scholars, faculty, and their future peers!

Illinois Tech students name Scholarship Symposium as one of the highlights during their college search process, as the event provides future scholars the opportunity to make friends, tour the campus, and talk with faculty and future classmates about topics they care about.

The next Scholarship Symposium will take place on February 3-4, 2022. (Note: Friday evening and Saturday events have been cancelled. The final session of Scholarship Symposium will end at 5 p.m. on Friday)

Note: All visitors attending in-person events at Illinois Tech will be required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 OR submit a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test result (including over-the-counter tests such as BinaxNow) from a test taken within 24 hours of your scheduled visit. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our community safe.

How will I know if I'm invited to Scholarship Symposium?

Scholarship Symposium is invitation-only. Those who apply by the Early Action I deadline of November 15 will be considered for eligibility to attend Scholarship Symposium through the Camras scholarship. If you apply for the Crown, Duchoissois Leadership, or M.A. Lila Self Leadership Academy scholarships, you will also be considered for eligibility.

Email and direct mail invitations will be extended to all finalists by December 31. If you are invited to Scholarship Symposium, you will receive additional information about the event schedule, the scholarships you are being considered for, and the scholarship evaluation process.  

What happens at Scholarship Symposium?

Below are examples of past Scholarship Symposium activities. Please note that activities are subject to change each year.

  • Academic information sessions
  • Campus, residence hall, and lab tours
  • Adler Planetarium tour
  • Trolley tour of Chicago
  • Esports gaming
  • Improv show
  • Pizza dinner
  • And of course... your scholarship roundtable discussion or interview!

2022 Event Schedule

You can view the 2022 Scholarship Symposium schedule below. A hard copy of the schedule will be available when you check in at the event on Thursday. 

View Schedule

Please note that sessions are subject to change.


Contact your admission counselor or Sr Associate Director of Campus Visits and Events, Gavin Waits, at or Admissions Event Coordinator, Nicholas Macqueen at