Transfer Scholars Research Program
The purpose of the Transfer Scholars Research Program is to increase the retention and graduation rate of students who transfer from community colleges to Michigan Tech. The program focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors. We encourage applications from scholars who are first-generation students underrepresented in the STEM fields.
Transfer Scholars begin the program in late August and take part in a two-week 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 the success of transfer scholars.
- Scholars must be at least a sophomore- or junior-level transfer student. (A completed associate degree received at a community college is preferred.)
- 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.
Transfer 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.
- The two-week research seminar runs Monday, August 19 through Friday, August 30, 2013.
- Fall semester proposal development will start September 3 and must be finished and submitted by Friday, December 6, 2013.
- Participation in the two-week summer research seminar is required in order to be a Transfer Research Program Scholar.