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Merit Scholarship Opportunities For Jamaicans And other Caribbean Nationals To Study At Illinois Institute Of Technology, USA, From August 2011

Jamaican and students from other Caribbean countries with high grades in CAPE, G.C.E Advanced Level subjects and persons doing Associate Degrees are invited to apply for international scholarships being offered  to Jamaicans to study at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Illinois U.S.A starting in August 2011.

Specific and detailed information can be had from Dr. Lydia Patton at  e-mail:; when writing to Dr. Patton please include your current level of study and your current institution along with other pertinent information such as intended area of university study.

Please visit the following links for more information and also spread the word about these scholarships:

Founded in 1890, IIT is a Ph.D.-granting university with more than 2,600 undergraduate students and 5,000 graduate and professional students in engineering, sciences, architecture, psychology, design, humanities, business and law. IIT's IPRO Project (team-based learning environment), 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.

IIT will be internationally recognized in distinctive areas of education and research, using as its platform the global city of Chicago, driven by a professional and technology-oriented focus, and based on a culture of innovation and excellence.

To provide distinctive and relevant education in an environment of scientific, technological, and professional knowledge creation and innovation.

To learn more, please visit

Illinois Institute of Technology IIT
Presidential Scholarship Application Process

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private, independent, Ph.D. granting, co-educational research university founded in 1890. Illinois Institute of Technology offers today's students a superb education in engineering, business, architecture, the sciences, psychology, the humanities, and applied technology in an environment geared toward the undergraduate student.  The Presidential Scholarship is offered to “scholarly”  Sixth Form A Level Certificate and Associate Degree students in the Caribbean. All perspective applicants  complete the Common Application found  Illinois Institute of Technology – Office of Admission website

Please provide the following required application documents. Fax to Ms. Amy Martin 312.567.6939 . All materials must be received by Tuesday, May 31, 2011.
i)  A resume
ii) A letter of support from someone within their professional  
    network/sphere which speaks to their work involvement as well as  
    their short-term professional goals. ( This is required for students
    who are currently employed).
iii) A Presidential Scholarship Application essay - "Describe the importance of
     the role community -based organizations play in developing a pipeline in
     STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and provide specific
     examples of how you might contribute to community outreach.
iv) A letter of support from your former school principal and or a teacher.
v)  An Official Transcript

Please visit the following IIT Links
Official Facebook page – Undergraduate Admission
Illinois Institute of Technology: A Vibrant Campus in a Global City
IIT iPad II Initiative (all new first-year students will receive (FREE) the iPad II as part of IIT’s educational initiatives in the area of mobile computing and new technologies)

For Additional Information contact Dr. L. Pettis Patton, Caribbean Recruitment Advisor, (312) 590.0521 Illinois Institute of Technology IIT