GENIUS Program

The GENIUS (Geo-Engineering Innovations through Undergraduate Scholarship) Program


The Geo-ENgineering Innovations through Undergraduate Scholarship (GENIUS) program is for prospective and current Triton College students pursuing any Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) area concentration including: Biological Sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields); Physical Sciences (including Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy and Materials Science); Mathematical Sciences; Computer and Information Sciences; Geosciences; Engineering, and Technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, Biotechnology, Chemical Technology, Engineering Technology, Information Technology, etc.).

Scholarship Award

  • Tuition and fees for fall and spring semester plus 1 summer course for up to 3 years

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Key Components of the Program:

  • Summer enrichment program which includes campus tours and a hands-on introduction to Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Specialized college success course
  • Research project that is related to Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Small group mentoring with STEM faculty

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Candidates must:

  • Apply for admission to Triton College
  • Submit a Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA)
  • Complete the financial aid process at Triton College
  • Be Pell or MAP Grant eligible
  • Must have a minimum cumulative  2.75 GPA from High School or College
  • Students with a 2.75 to 3.35 GPA MUST show potential as demonstrated through other measures such as their Success Navigator score, letter of recommendation and application essay
  • Must be a Full Time New or Current Student (At least, 12 credit hours per semester)

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Request for Information:

If you plan to apply for admission to Triton College and are interested in the GENIUS program, fill out the information form below. The Program Coordinator or the Program Lead from the Environmental Science and/or Engineering Technology department will contact you to answer any questions you may have, send you additional information, and walk you through next steps in the application process.

Pre-Application Interest Form

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Application Process:

To apply for the GENIUS program, students must access the Triton College Electronic Scholarship Application through the student portal. If you are not a triton student yet and do not have access to the student portal, complete an application for admissions. Once you complete the Triton College application, contact and request access to the portal. Please include your name and date of birth in your email to ensure accurate assignment of your user name and password. After you are given your user name and password, you may then sign into the Triton College Electronic Scholarship Application page.

Deadline for applications Fall 2019: July 1, 2019

For more details about the GENIUS program and how to apply, go to:

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For general information and questions about the scholarship contact:
Renee Muehlbauer, M.Ed.
GENIUS Project Coordinator
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3313

For questions about Geology and Environmental Science contact:
Sheldon Turner, Ph.D.
Faculty/Environmental Science
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3008  

For questions about Engineering or Engineering Technology contact:
Andrea Blaylock, M.A, BSEE
Faculty/Engineering Technology
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3507 

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