Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)

MiCUP Scholars Program

The MiCUP Scholars Program is a collaborative effort between three Michigan community colleges and Michigan Tech, which brings students to Michigan Tech's campus for 7 weeks in the summer to participate in a research/project experience  with a Staff/Faculty or Graduate Student  mentor, the participants are enrolled in an honors research course, complete community services, and end the program with a research poster presentation.

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The MiCUP Scholars Program encourages community college students to continue to follow their dreams of a higher education. For those who come from a low-income background and/or who are the first in their family to go to college, MiCUP Scholars Program makes the transition to a four-year university an achievable goal, and is targeted specifically to students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This program is highly competitive with only 14 available spots, priority is given to students studying science, technology engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Application deadline has been extended to February 12, 2021


MiCUP Scholars Program Contacts

Delta College

Russ Curley, Dean of Enrollment Management


Grand Rapids Community College

Anna Maria Clark, Program Advisor
Phone:  616-234-4150

Michigan Technological University

Christopher Sanders, MiCUP Coordinator, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Phone: 906-487-2920

Wayne County Community College District

Dr. Tammy Anderson, Associate Vice Chancellor of District Student Services
Phone: 313-496-2689

The MiCUP program evolved from the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative that Michigan's Department of Labor and Economic Growth established in 2000 to give the state's most educationally disadvantaged citizens an opportunity to complete college degrees, preferably in STEM fields, and obtain employment. The MiCUP Transfer Transition Program began in 2000 as the MiCUP Unlock Your Future Program. Michigan Tech received a five-year grant in 2006 and a six-year grant in 2011.In 2017, the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative awarded Michigan Tech a six-year grant to continue this shared goal. 

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