Fall Academic Research (FAR) Program
The purpose of the Fall Academic Research (FAR) Program is to increase the retention and graduation rate of first-generation and minority students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program is designed to give junior-level STEM majors a high-impact, high-engaging research experience!
FAR Scholars participate in a week-long research seminar that will enable them to:
- join a community of scholars;
- receive an introduction to research theory;
- learn how to develop, design, and outline a research proposal;
- participate in seminars taught by Michigan Tech faculty; and
- attend workshops designed to increase their success.
- Scholars must be at least a sophomore- or junior-level student.
- Scholars must be Pell-grant eligible.
- Scholars must be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Scholars must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better.
FAR Scholars Benefits
- Receive a stipend in the amount of $1,000 (for one semester only, not renewable).
- Get technical expertise needed to develop a successful research proposal.
- Develop the skills to become an excellent research assistant in academia.
- Access to help from the Excelling the Student Experience of Learning (ExSEL) Program.
- Tuition scholarships for fall semester are available to Michigan and non-Michigan residents. Based on your cumulative GPA from all prior colleges, your award could range from $1,500 to $7,000.
Monday, August 24, 2015 - Friday, December 11, 2015.
Participation in the week-long research seminar is required in order to be a Fall Academic Research (FAR) Program Scholar.