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National Scholars Program (NSP)

Criteria: Merit-based scholarship awarded to non-Michigan residents of the US and Canada. New first-year students who receive at least an SAT Total of 1280 or a composite ACT score of 27, and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA will automatically receive a $12,500 National Scholars of Excellence annual award, with exceptional students earning $13,500 per year through the National Scholars of Prominence.

How to Apply: Students who have applied and been accepted for undergraduate admission are automatically considered for this award.

Value: New first-year students: $7,000 to $13,500. In the spirit of philanthropy some or all of a scholarship may be funded by a generous donor to the university.

Scholarship  Annual Award
Scholars of Prominence $13,500
Scholars of Excellence $12,500
Scholars of Distinction $10,000
Scholars of Achievement $7,000

To determine what scholarship you qualify for, use our Net-Price Calculator.

Renewal Criteria: Scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 at the end of each spring semester.  Continuous, regular full-time undergraduate enrollment of at least 12 credits and acceptable social behavior must also be maintained.  Recipients are required to live in University housing for the first two academic years--four academic semesters (not including summers), to maintain this scholarship.  Students are eligible for this award for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study.

Exclusion: Students eligible for Institutional general fund awards such as the Alumni Legacy Award or Military Family Education Award are not eligible for NSP.  They are, however, eligible for need based aid and/or private scholarship funds.  NSP recipients who are subsequently classified as Michigan Residents by Michigan Tech in accordance with institutional policy will receive in-state tuition rates and be considered for our in-state Presidential Scholar award.  As a part of this process, the NSP out-of-state scholarship will be cancelled.