Illinois Institute of Technology Announces $15,000 Annual Scholarship for Children and Grandchildren of Members of Chicago Police and Fire Departments

In honor of the Chicago Police and Fire Departments’ dedicated leadership and service to the city of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is offering $15,000 annual scholarships to the children and grandchildren of members of the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department, beginning August 2009.

“This new scholarship program will provide the families of our city’s dedicated police and fire professionals increased opportunities to pursue a world-class education at IIT,” said IIT Vice Provost of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Gerald P. Doyle.  “We consider it a privilege to be able to give something back to those who risk their lives each day to protect the citizens of Chicago.”

To be considered for a $15,000 annual scholarship, candidates must qualify for undergraduate admission to Illinois Institute of Technology as either a first-year or transfer student and be:

  • Children/grandchildren of a currently active, sworn member of either department, or former officer, firefighter or paramedic from either department in good standing
  • Children/grandchildren of a fallen officer, firefighter, or paramedic

Recipients of the scholarship must complete a certification form and have it authorized by the designated official from the Chicago Police or Fire Department.

An eligible student is guaranteed a four-year (or five-year, for the College of Architecture) scholarship in the annual amount of $15,000 provided he or she makes satisfactory academic progress.

Students who would like to receive need-based assistance in addition to the scholarship should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Recipients who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for additional assistance in the form of grants, loans, and/or part-time employment.

For more information about the scholarship, please contact Bridget Bond, assistant director of undergraduate admission, at 312-567-3015 or bond@iit.edu, or Jerry Doyle, vice provost for undergraduate admission and financial aid, at doyle@iit.edu or 312-567-5203.

About the Illinois Institute of Technology

Founded in 1890, IIT is a Ph.D.-granting university with more than 7,300 students in engineering, sciences, architecture, psychology, design, humanities, business and law. IIT’s interprofessional, technology-focused curriculum is designed to advance knowledge through research and scholarship, to cultivate invention improving the human condition, and to prepare students from throughout the world for a life of professional achievement, service to society, and individual fulfillment. Visit iit.edu.


Tanya Pantone, 312-567-6930
Media Relations Specialist

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