Scholarship Spotlight

Scholarship Spotlight


Luke Helsel

Currey Scholarship

High school seniors in Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Michigan, or Jefferson High School in Monroe, Michigan, who are interested in pursuing a business major at Michigan Technological University may be eligible for the Currey Scholarship, valued at $2,500 or more, and supported by Michigan Tech alumnus Robert (Bob) Currey and his wife Pamela. Qualifying students are citizens of the United States, have earned a 3.0 minimum GPA in high school, and must maintain a 2.75 GPA as a Michigan Tech student. This award is given without preference to financial need. 

This year’s recipient is Luke Helsel, a graduate of Bellaire High School, where he was an accomplished downhill skier. In addition to his studies and sport, Helsel works on his family’s Christmas tree farm. He is pursuing general business in the Michigan Tech College of Business.

Zoe Knisley

Brule Business Scholars Award

A generous $50,000 pledge made by Dave and Thu Brule led to 10 new scholarships for College of Business students this fall. The award program is designed to support students throughout their college career at Michigan Tech, offering $2,000 the first year and $1,000 per year thereafter up to their fourth year. Any College of Business student is eligible.

Zoe Knisley of South Lyon, Michigan, is one of this year’s recipients. “The Brule Business Scholars Award has helped me go to school for what I love—marketing,” Knisley said. “Without it, it would be harder for me to get the education I want and go into the field I’m passionate about.”

Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 7,000 students from 55 countries around the world. Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, Michigan’s flagship technological university offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.