Scholarships

Scholarships

At Michigan Tech the scholarship application process is easy. In fact, all admitted students are automatically considered for most merit-based scholarships—a special application form is not required except for the Michigan Tech Leading Scholar Award. Priority consideration for financial aid and scholarships is given to students who are accepted by January 15.

Many scholarships are renewable provided you meet the criteria.

Need-based scholarships require you to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 888-688-1885 or email finaid@mtu.edu.

Michigan Residents

Leading Scholar Award

The Leading Scholar Award is awarded competitively to high school seniors with exemplary leadership attributes and outstanding scholarly achievement. An essay and teacher nomination is due by October 15 of your senior year. Full-time tuition, room and board, and a $1,000-per-year towards additional expenses.

To retain this scholarship, recipients must maintain a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average, continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment, and acceptable social behavior, and must live in the University's residence halls for their first and second academic years. Learn more about renewal criteria for the Leading Scholar Award.

Presidential Scholars Program

Competitively awarded to students who are new incoming first-year students based on a combination of your high school academic record including ACT or SAT scores, cumulative GPA, and class rank (if available). $1,500 to $4,500 per year. See the Net-Price Calculator to determine your value.

Scholarship level Award value
Scholars of Excellence $4,500
Scholars of Distinction $2,500
Scholars of Achievement $1,500

To retain this scholarship, recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average, continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment, and acceptable social behavior, and must live in the University's residence halls for their first and second academic years. Learn more about the renewal criteria for the Presidential Scholars Program.

Michigan Tech Alumni Legacy Award

Awarded automatically to children or grandchildren of Michigan Tech alumni; submit your application for admission, indicating alumni relationship(s). $1,000 total or $250 per year for a maximum of four years (eight semesters).

Michigan Tech Transfer Scholarship

Awarded to applicants from postsecondary institutions following full-time enrollment for at least two semesters.

Cumulative transfer GPAAnnual award value
3.50 to 4.00$3,000
3.00 to 3.49$1,500

Summer Youth Diversity Incentive Award

Awarded to Michigan and non-Michigan residents who are new incoming first-year undergraduate students. Recipients must have participated in a Summer Youth academic program at Michigan Tech. Submit your scholarship application by March 1 for consideration for this award. Up to $4,000 per year.

Athletic Grants

Awarded based on athletic excellence to students selected by Michigan Tech coaches to participate in men and women's varsity athletics. Up to full-time tuition and fees, room and board, and book allowance.

Scholarships sponsored by individuals and organizations

All accepted students are automatically considered for awards they are eligible for. Some scholarships require proof of parent employment. Award amounts vary.

Michigan Tech National Merit Scholarships

Awarded based on merit and/or to National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test finalists. Michigan Tech must be listed as your first-choice university with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Recipients are chosen by NMSC. $1,000 to $2,000.

ROTC (US Army or Air Force) Scholarships

Awarded based on merit to US citizens who have been accepted into the ROTC program. Up to full-time tuition and lab fees, plus a book allowance and a monthly stipend.

Wade H. McCree Jr. Incentive Scholarships

A merit-based scholarship for students enrolled in a Detroit Public School. Recipients are chosen by the high school and must have a 3.0 grade point average, a 21 ACT, and be in a college prep curriculum to receive the award. Up to full-time tuition.

Michigan Competitive Scholarships

Awarded based on merit and/or need to students who achieved qualifying scores on the ACT. Your FAFSA must be received at the federal processor by March 1 for priority consideration. Award and value are contingent upon state funding.

Non-Michigan Residents

Leading Scholar Award

The Leading Scholar Award is awarded competitively to high school seniors with exemplary leadership attributes and outstanding scholarly achievement. An essay and teacher nomination is due by October 15 of your senior year. Full out-of-state tuition.

To retain this scholarship, recipients must maintain a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average, continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment, and acceptable social behavior, and must live in the University's residence halls for their first and second academic years. Learn more about the renewal criteria for the Leading Scholar Award.

National Scholars Program

National Scholars Program Scholarships are available to non-Michigan residents of the US or residents of Canada.

First-Year Students—applicants with a minimum composite ACT score of 27 (or a 1220 SAT critical reading + math) and 3.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) receive $12,500 per year—bringing tuition close to that of an in-state student. Other applicants will be considered for awards valued at $7,000 or $10,000 per year which 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 students—Awarded to applicants from postsecondary institutions following full-time enrollment for at least two semesters.

 

Cumulative transfer GPAAnnual award value
3.50 to 4.00$7,000
3.00 to 3.49$4,000


To retain this scholarship, recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average, continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment, and acceptable social behavior, and must live in the University's residence halls for their first and second academic years. Learn more about the renewal criteria for the National Scholars Program.

Alumni Legacy Award

Automatically awarded to children or grandchildren of Michigan Tech alumni; submit your application for admission indicating alumni relationship(s). Equal to the difference between nonresident and resident tuition. Students receiving the Alumni Legacy Award are not eligible to receive a National Scholars Program award or the Military Family Education Award.

Athletic Grants

Awarded based on athletic excellence to students selected by Michigan Tech coaches to participate in men and women's varsity athletics. Up to full-time tuition and fees, room and board, and book allowance.

Scholarships sponsored by individuals and organizations

All accepted students are automatically considered for awards they are eligible for. Some scholarships require proof of parent employment. Award amounts vary.

Military Family Education Award

Awarded to out-of-state students who have family members (parent, guardian, or spouse) serving in active duty military and are under the age of 24. Equal to the difference between nonresident and resident tuition. Students receiving the Military Family Education Award are not eligible to receive a National Scholars Program award or the Alumni Legacy Award.

Michigan Tech National Merit Scholarships

Awarded based on merit and/or to National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test finalists. Michigan Tech must be listed as your first-choice university with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Recipients are chosen by NMSC. $1,000 to $2,000.

Summer Youth Diversity Incentive Award

Awarded to Michigan and non-Michigan residents who are new incoming first-year undergraduate students. Recipients must have participated in a Summer Youth academic program at Michigan Tech. Submit your scholarship application by March 1 for consideration for this award. Up to $4,000 per year.

ROTC (US Army or Air Force) Scholarships

Awarded based on merit to US citizens who have been accepted into the ROTC program. Up to full-time tuition and lab fees, plus a book allowance and a monthly stipend.

International Students

International Ambassador Scholarships

Awarded to non-US residents based on academic achievement. $1,000 to $6,000 per year for up to four years (eight semesters).

Alumni Legacy Award

Automatically awarded to children or grandchildren of Michigan Tech alumni; submit your application for admission indicating alumni relationship(s). Equal to the difference between nonresident and resident tuition. Students receiving the Alumni Legacy Award are not eligible to receive either a National Scholars Program award or International Ambassador Scholarship.

National Scholars Program

National Scholars Program Scholarships are available to non-Michigan residents of the US or residents of Canada.

First-Year Students—Applicants with a minimum composite ACT score of 27 (1220 SAT critical reading + math) and 3.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) receive $12,500 per year —bringing tuition close to that of an in-state student. Other applicants will be considered for awards valued at $7,000 or $10,000 per year which 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 students—For residents of Canada from postsecondary institutions following full-time enrollment of at least two semesters.

Cumulative transfer GPAAnnual award value
3.50 to 4.00$7,000
3.00 to 3.49$4,000

Students receiving a National Scholars Program award are not eligible to receive an International Ambassador Scholarship.

To retain this scholarship, recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average, continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment, and acceptable social behavior, and must live in the University's residence halls for their first and second academic years. Learn more about the renewal criteria for the National Scholars Program.

Athletic Grants

Awarded based on athletic excellence to students selected by Michigan Tech coaches to participate in men and women's varsity athletics. Up to full-time tuition and fees, room and board, and book allowance.

Scholarships sponsored by individuals and organizations

All accepted students are automatically considered for awards they are eligible for. Some scholarships require proof of parent employment. Award amounts vary.

Michigan Tech J. Edgar McAllister Foundation Scholarships

Awarded to citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Variable up to the cost of attendance.