National Scholars Program

A scholarship opportunity for non-Michigan students.

Michigan Tech’s National Scholars Program rewards academically talented nonresident students who leave their home states to pursue a world-class education at Michigan Tech. This scholarship gives substantial financial assistance, up to $50,000 over four years (eight semesters) of study.

All non-Michigan US residents and Canadian residents accepted for admission are automatically considered for this scholarship.

Scholars of Excellence

Incoming first-year students with an ACT composite of 27 or higher and a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) will receive $12,500 per year—$50,000 over four years (eight semesters)—of study.

If you’ve taken the SAT, you’ll need a combined critical reading and math score of 1220 in addition to the GPA requirement listed above.

The Scholars of Excellence award brings annual tuition close to that of an in-state student.

Scholars of Distinction and Achievement

The National Scholars Program also offers $10,000 and $7,000 annual awards—$40,000 and $28,000 over four years (eight semesters) of study—to first-year students who don’t meet the qualifications for the excellence-level award. These scholarships are competitively awarded based on an index that considers your high school academic record including ACT or SAT scores, cumulative GPA, and class rank (if available).

Transfer Student Award

Transfer students are also considered for awards based upon GPA (after two or more semesters of full-time enrollment).

  • Transfer students with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 (on a 4.0 scale) will receive $4,000 per year for up to four years (eight semesters) of study.
  • Transfer students with a GPA between 3.5 and 4.0 will receive $7,000 per year for up to four years (eight semesters) of study.

Apply for the National Scholars Program by applying free for admission.

Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on full-time enrollment in Michigan Tech courses only) at the end of each spring semester to retain the award for the following academic year. Students must live in the University's residence halls for their first and second academic years to maintain this scholarship.

Note: National Scholars Program qualifications and values are subject to change. Students receiving the Alumni Legacy Award, Leading Scholar Award, or Military Family Education Award are not eligible to receive a National Scholars Program award.