Traditions of Giving

In support of  the Generations of Discovery Campaign for Michigan Tech, the Alumni Association has established the Traditions of Giving Fellowship and Scholarships for incoming and current Michigan Tech students. 

Started with $90,000 of funding, the intent of this program is to enable students to attend Michigan Tech, including those who might not otherwise be able to enroll. 

The fellowships and scholarships are funded by the investment earnings income generated from an endowed fund of the Michigan Tech Alumni Association. This endowment was created through the generosity of alumni and friends who have supported the Alumni Association over the years.


Beginning in the fall of 2011, the Alumni Association provided $30,000 per year for three years: $10,000 for graduate fellowships and $20,000 for undergraduate scholarships each year. The awards were $1,000 per student, with the following guidelines:

  • Awardees must contribute to the goals of the Michigan Tech Strategic Plan.
  • Awards will be used for incoming and current students in need as defined by Michigan Tech’s Financial Aid Office and Graduate School.

In addition, the Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes each student to the University, explaining how the fellowship or scholarship was created, and encouraging them to connect to the alumni network and get involved in alumni events.

If you would like to help support the Traditions of Giving Fellowship and Scholarships, please contact Alumni Relations at 906-487-2400 or email alumni@mtu.edu