Question. Analyze. Understand. Develop solutions. This is the typical path Michigan Tech graduate students take to meet the complex needs of today's world. Our graduate students enhance the experience of our undergraduates by leading with inquiry, seeking knowledge, and mentoring. Our grads add vibrancy to our labs and our classrooms. We would not want to be on a campus without them.
You can help create a graduate student's future and their impact at Michigan Tech and on the world. Please consider a gift to your choice of the funds below.
Graduate School Emergency Fund
An unexpected emergency can happen to anyone at any time. For graduate students already stretched for time and money it can delay or derail their education. Please join the Alumni Association, Traditions of Giving and the Dean of the Graduate School to keep these funds available to help graduate students in sudden need of assistance.
These funds may be used for medical issues, housing emergencies, bereavement travel or other purposes.
Help a graduate student in need
The Graduate School provides up to ten Dean’s Fellowships each year. They are used to attract highly talented applicants to Michigan Tech’s PhD programs and provide partial support for the recipient’s first year. The Dean’s Fellowship supports The Michigan Tech Plan goal of being an inclusive and welcoming campus for faculty, students, and staff who bring diverse perspectives to our campus.
Learn more about the Dean's Fellowship recipients.
Build our campus with promising and diverse PhD
Doctoral Finishing Fellowship
Each semester, the Graduate School awards Finishing Fellowships that support PhD candidates who expect to finish the following semester. They recognize outstanding students making positive contributions that support the goals in The Michigan Tech Plan and to give them the financial resources they need to complete their dissertation.
Learn more about the Doctoral Finishing Fellowship recipients.
Help outstanding PhD candidates complete their dissertation.
Sponsor a Graduate Student
Provide partial or full financial support to domestic graduate students with financial needs. Many PhD and and a higher percentage of MS students are not able to secure teaching or research assistantships. You can help alleviate their financial burden as they strive for a higher degree.
Ensure the success of students in need.
Graduate School GOAL Program Fund
The Graduate Orientation and Applied Language (GOAL) Program is a 6-week summer residential experience to help new international graduate students succeed at Michigan Tech. The intensive English instruction and introduction to the local area can allow students to engage in coursework and research more quickly in their first semester.
This Fund provides scholarships to defray the cost of the GOAL program.
Boost new international students with language proficiency.
Graduate School Travel Fund
Each year, the Graduate School provides funding to help support travel for graduate students to attend regional and national academic conferences to present their research and learn to network with professionals in their field. This experience is key to our students' education and success.
The administration of these funds and selection of students are provided by the Graduate Student Government giving these student representatives key leadership skills as well.
Advance a graduate career with travel.
Graduate School Peace Corps Fellowship
The Graduate School awards Peace Corps Fellowships to students enrolled in Michigan Tech’s Peace Corps Master’s International Programs. The fellowships are intended to recognize outstanding students volunteers and provide them financial support to help defray their typically self-funded education.
Michigan Tech has a long history of selecting and enrolling students with the skills needed to aid in the sustainable development of poorer countries around the world. From 2005 until Peace Corps retired the program in 2016, Michigan Tech was the nation's largest Master's International campus. Our students have served in 52 countries around the world. We still have 51 volunteers in the field and campus finishing the commitments they started.
These fellowships are only made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University.
Back a Peace Corps Master's International student.
Graduate School Enhancement Fund
This fund is used by the Graduate Student Government to acknowledge and reward special graduate student achievements. This fund allows the GSG to organize and run a celebratory event, provide cash awards to encourage a professional development event, or provide an award of distinction in special cases of merit.
Acknowledge graduate student achievements.