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 or project experience with a staff, faculty or graduate Student mentor. Student 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 you to continue to follow your dream of a higher education after community college. If you come from a low-income background or are the first in your family to go to college, the MiCUP Scholars Program makes the transition to a four-year university an achievable goal. This program is targeted specifically to students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and is highly competitive with only 14 available spots. Priority is given to students studying STEM disciplines. Please apply by Friday, February 3rd, 2023.


MiCUP Scholars Program Contacts

Delta College

Monica Hernandez-Alaniz, Associate Student Success Counselor
Email: monicahernandez@delta.edu

Grand Rapids Community College

Anna Maria Clark, Program Advisor
Email: aclark@grcc.edu
Phone:  616-234-4150

Michigan Technological University

Christopher Sanders, MiCUP Coordinator, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Email: cjsande1@mtu.edu
Phone: 906-487-2920

Wayne County Community College District

Dr. Tammy Anderson, Associate Vice Chancellor of District Student Services
Email: tanders2@wcccd.edu
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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