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National Scholars Program

A scholarship opportunity for non-Michigan students

Michigan Tech’s National Scholars Program rewards academically talented nonresident students who leave their home states to pursue a world-class education at Michigan Tech. This scholarship gives substantial financial assistance—up to $54,000 over four years (eight semesters) of study.

All non-Michigan US residents and Canadian residents accepted for admission are automatically considered for this scholarship.

Scholars of Excellence

Incoming first-year students with an ACT composite of 27 or higher and a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) will receive $12,500 per year—$50,000 over four years (eight semesters)—of study.

If you’ve taken the new SAT, you'll need a 1290 total score (or a 1220 critical reading plus math score on the old SAT) in addition to the GPA requirement listed above.

The Scholars of Excellence award brings annual tuition close to that of an in-state student.

Scholars of Prominence, Distinction, and Achievement

The National Scholars Program also offers $13,500, $10,000, and $7,000 annual awards—$54,000, $40,000, and $28,000 over four years (eight semesters) of study—to first-year students. These scholarships are competitively awarded based on your ACT or SAT scores and cumulative GPA.*

Transfer Student Award

Transfer students who have earned 12 or more** college-level credits after high school graduation are considered for awards based upon cumulative college GPA.

Cumulative College GPA Award Value
3.50 to 4.00 $7,000 per year
3.00 to 3.49 $4,000 per year

Apply for the National Scholars Program by applying free for admission.

Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on full-time enrollment in Michigan Tech courses only) at the end of each spring semester to retain the award for the following academic year. Students must live in the University's residence halls for their first and second academic years to maintain this scholarship.

Note: National Scholars Program qualifications and values are subject to change. Students receiving the Alumni Legacy Award, Leading Scholar Award, or Military Family Education Award are not eligible to receive a National Scholars Program award.


*Class rank will also be taken into consideration (if available) for students enrolling prior to Fall 2019.

**Transfer students enrolling prior to Spring 2019 will be considered for awards following at least two semesters of full-time college study.