9.11-9.15

Scholarships and Student Financial Aid

Effective Date: 09/01/2010

9.11 Academic Excellence Award (AEA)

Value: Full Value: Equal to the difference between nonresident and resident tuition.
Partial Value: $4,000 per academic year ($2,000 per semester). Student must be enrolled at least half time to receive partial value.

Eligibility: Undergraduate non-Michigan residents of the United States or its territories or Canada who (a) rank in the top 25% of their high school class or achieve a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.50 or higher (4.0 scale), or (b) who transfer from a post-secondary institution with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) and who have been enrolled full-time for at least two semesters, or (c) who do not qualify for the AEA under provisions (a) or (b) but attain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) after attending Michigan Tech full-time for two semesters. Applicants, who do not rank in the top 25% of their high school class or achieve a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.50 or higher, but achieve a 3.00 or higher, will receive the partial value of this award.

Exclusion: Students enrolled at Michigan Tech prior to Summer 2000 are ineligible for theAEA. Students enrolled at Michigan Tech prior to Summer 2004 are ineligible for the partial value of theAEA. Any student enrolling at Michigan Technological University, for the first time, after Summer 2006 is ineligible to receive the Academic Excellence Award. Current or previously enrolled Michigan Tech students who qualified for the Academic Excellence Award prior to Fall 2006, will be covered under Board of Trustees Policy 9.19. Current or previously enrolled Michigan Tech students who did not qualify for the Academic Excellence Award under Board of Trustees Policy 9.12 will not be eligible for the Michigan Technological University National Scholars Program. Furthermore, the Academic Excellence Award Program will be terminated at the end of the Spring Semester 2011.

History
11/19/1999
10/03/2002 Added cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher under eligibility, deleted effective term of summer 2000, and expanded the reinstatement requirements to factor summer GPA under renewability
05/09/2003 Changed the award for non-resident students with a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher, but do not meet all of the qualifications of the AEA, to receive a partial award; eliminated the 10 semester award limitation; and rescinded GPA requirement for renewal
08/04/2005 Phase out of Academic Excellence Award - no longer available after Summer 2006.
07/15/2010 Was previously Policy 9.19. Renumbered only.

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Effective Date: 09/01/2010

9.12 National Scholars Program

Value: Variable ($6,000 minimum to amount equivalent to regular full-time non-resident tuition).

Eligibility:

* Undergraduate non-Michigan residents of the United States or its territories or Canada.

* Transfer students who meet these criteria and have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) and have completed at least two semesters, at another college or university-level institution.

Awarded, based on academic achievement, for a four-year period (eight semesters) for those students pursuing a bachelor's degree, and for a two-year period (four semesters), for those students pursuing an associate degree. Duration for transfer students will be based on academic standing at time of admission.

Recipients may request extensions of scholarships, but in no case would four year awards be extended beyond ten semesters. The ten semesters would apply to those students required to attend a summer semester or who demonstrate extenuating circumstances.

Renewable for second, third, and fourth year students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 as of the end of spring semester, acceptable social behavior and continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment.

Requests for reinstatement of scholarships from students that have withdrawn may be granted depending upon the circumstances of the withdrawal and providing the student had an acceptable grade point average upon leaving.

History
08/04/2005
07/15/2010 Was previously Policy 10.5. Renumbered only.

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Effective Date: 09/01/2010

9.13 Alumni Legacy Award (ALA)

Value: Equal to the difference between nonresident and resident tuition.

Eligibility: New undergraduate students who are nonresident children or grandchildren of Michigan Tech alumni.

Exclusion: Students enrolled prior to Summer 2000 are ineligible for the ALA.

History
11/19/1999
07/15/2010 Was previously Policy 9.20. Renumbered only.

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Effective Date: 09/01/2010

9.14 Diversity Incentive Awards

Value: Variable ($1,000.00 minimum to maximum of full tuition plus fees).

Number Available: Variable.

Recipients must be U.S. citizens and members of the under-represented groups as defined by the Michigan Technological University Scholarship Committee. No group or person shall be discriminated against, or granted any preference, based upon any criteria prohibited by the Constitution or Laws of the United States or the State of Michigan.

Awarded for up to a four-year period (8 semesters) for those students working on a bachelor's degree, and for a two-year period (4 semesters) for those students working on an associate degree.

Renewable for second, third and fourth year students who have maintained an acceptable cumulative grade point average (2.5 for those students with full awards; 2.0 for those students with lesser awards) as of the end of the spring semester, acceptable social behavior, and continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment.

Scholarship Committee considers requests for extensions. Extensions may be awarded to students who demonstrate extenuating circumstances and/or significant academic progress.

Scholarship Committee considers requests for reinstatement of scholarship from students returning after a withdrawal, depending on the circumstances of the withdrawal, provided the student had an acceptable grade point average upon leaving.

History
12/09/2005
07/15/2010 Was previously Policy 10.3.3.1. Renumbered and added prohibition of discrimination. Also see history at end of 9.24.

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Effective Date: 09/01/2010

9.15 University Room and Board Grant

Value: Cost of room and board in University Housing (regular occupancy and 19-meal plan)

Number available: Variable.

Awarded to entering freshman who demonstrate both academic promise and that special circumstances exist as determined by the Director of Financial Aid and the Chair of the Scholarship Committee.

Renewable for second, third and fourth year students who have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average as of the end of the spring semester, acceptable social behavior, and continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment.

Scholarship Committee considers requests for extensions. Extensions may be awarded to students who demonstrate extenuating circumstances and/or significant academic progress.

Scholarship Committee considers requests for reinstatement of scholarship from students returning after a withdrawal, depending on the circumstances of the withdrawal, provided the student had an acceptable grade point average upon leaving.

History
12/09/2005
07/15/2010 Was previously Policy 10.3.3.2. Renumbered only. Also see history at end of 9.24.

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