Scholarship Symposium is an exclusive event planned for early Decision I and Early Action I admits. As part of the evaluation process for the Camras, Crown, Duchossois Leadership, M.A. Lila Self Leadership Academy and Emerging Campus Leader scholarships, nominees 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 9-11, 2023.
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, M.A. Lila Self Leadership Academy, or and Emerging Campus Leader 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 from last year. Please note that activities are subject to change each year.
- Academic information sessions
- Campus, residence hall, and lab tours
- Trolley tour of Chicago
- Esports gaming
- Improv show
- Pizza dinner
- And of course... your scholarship roundtable discussion or interview!
2023 Event Schedule
Check-in begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2023 and check-out is at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2023.
The 2023 Scholarship Symposium detailed schedule will be published closer to the event date.
Are there accommodations for out-of-state students and families?
For students and families requiring accommodation during Scholarship Symposium we provide rooms at the Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place at a special rate of $99/ per night. Reservations at this special rate need to be made using this link. All reservations must be made no later than Thursday, January 19, 2023 (extended timeline).
We have added additional rooms for those who need to arrive on Wed, February 8th. Guests will need to select “Edit Stay” and add the 8th of February if they are needing the additional night at the group rate of $99.00.
Click here for directions from the Hampton Inn Chicago McCormick Place to Campus.