Create Your Success Scholarship and Program

You know it takes hard work and motivation to create success. Michigan Tech wants to help—financially and academically. The Create Your Success Scholarship and Program offers extraordinary academic support, guidance, and encouragement to students in a collaborative setting through the ExSEL Program (Excelling the Student Experience of Learning). The program includes the Frameworks for Success course—designed to help ease the transition from high school to college—weekly meetings with a student mentor, and one-to-one support with staff members dedicated to student success.

Award Value: Twelve to fifteen students will be awarded a $5,000 annual scholarship in addition to other Michigan Tech merit-based aid they may qualify for. Need-based aid is also available for qualifying students.

The essay question: Provide a response to the following essay question. You may submit a written response (about 300 words), or upload a video response of you personally addressing the essay topic to ZeeMee—a free online service designed to help you bring your application to life.

The student community at Michigan Tech is inspired by five values: community, scholarship, possibilities, accountability, and tenacity. Read more about the values online, then share with us which one of these values you most identify with and how this value will aid you in creating your success as a student at Michigan Technological University.

For more information, contact Joe Cooper, Director of Student Financial Services at or 888-688-1885.