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Named after ITU’s founder, the Dr. Shu Park Chan academic scholarship recognizes students who have excelled in their studies and show great enthusiasm and aptitude in their work. The partial tuition remission is based upon merit: on the candidate’s grades, and other criteria approved by the Academic Leadership Council (ALC) and the President/CEO.

The Dr. Shu-Park Chan Merit Scholarship does not occur every trimester, but occurs at the discretion of the President and the ALC. When the Scholarship is open for candidates, ITU will clearly post it on the website, including the scholarship essay question and whom to contact.

Important Information

  • Students are eligible for funding only once per academic year. If a candidate receives a scholarship in one trimester, he or she will be eligible for consideration in one full calendar year.
  • This scholarship application does not require any letters of reference.

Applications and what to do:

  • Each candidate must have completed at least nine (9) and no more than twenty-seven (27) credit hours at ITU after the current trimester. He or she must have a 3.85 cumulative GPA or above (the Committee will check the cumulative GPA once grades are submitted and verified by the Office of The Registrar).
  • Complete an application - click here
  • Include: a one page minimum and 2-page maximum personal statement (not a letter) that addresses the following:
    • Qualifications for the scholarship (demonstrating leadership skills)
    • Achievements (such as passing external professional examinations, current volunteer or community service, successful non-curricula activities, etc.) Please do not express financial need as this is not on a financial need basis.
  • Complete a one-page minimum to 2-page maximum essay in answer to a question prompt that will be available from here.
  • Allow some time for the scholarship committee to process and review all applications, which will take place after final grades are posted and verified. If an application is selected, the candidate will be notified and invited to an in-person, on-campus interview.

Scholarship Committee

  • Final decisions are made by the Scholarship Committee, which includes all academic departments and includes feedback from the candidate’s academic Department Chair. The Scholarship Committee will inform the Candidate(s) about the final decision and outcome through email.