Ford Motor Company Sponsors Summer Engineering Program Scholarships for Middle School Girls
This July, Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs (SYP) will host 24 exceptional middle school students from five Midwestern states. Ten of them have won a new, competitive scholarship called Junior Women in Engineering, funded by $10,000 from the Ford Motor Company.
The weeklong program will take place on campus from July 24 to 30.
The program is an exploration of the various types of engineering, showcasing future career paths. During the week, the students will stay in the residence halls, enjoy meals in the dining hall and attend class across campus, enabling them to get a feel for the independence that comes with attending college. The main purpose of the program is to help girls learn what engineering entails and help them to envision their future as women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.
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