Engineering Technology Scholars-IMProving REtention and Student Success
Project Duration: January 2018-December 2022
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
NSF Engineering Technology Scholars IMProving Retention and Student Success (ETS-IMPRESS)
Michigan Tech's School of Technology was awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to begin
addressing a need in Michigan and across the country, for a highly-trained, engineering
technology, STEM workforce with baccalaureate degrees.
The five-year Engineering Technology Scholars-IMProving Retention and Student Success
(ETS-IMPRESS) project provides financial support and an ecosystem of high-impact curricular
and co-curricular activities to increase the success of academically-talented students.
A total of 12 first-time undergraduate engineering technology students will be supported
with scholarships for four years. 36 students transferring from community colleges
in the State of Michigan and neighboring states, will be supported with scholarships
for two years. Each scholarship amounts to $4,500 per funded year.
The project brings together Michigan Tech’s programs in engineering technology that
are offered through its School of Technology, and programs in the University's Pavlis
Honors College. School of Technology targeted majors are:
Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
Computer Network and System Administration (CNSA)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)
Acceptance to the ETS-IMPRESS program includes admission to the Pavlis Honors College, an innovative and inclusive college designed around high-impact educational practices.
Accepted students will take Honors courses to compliment their studies.
ETS-IMPRESS scholarship applications can be submitted online. The online application
is designed for both first-year and transfer students.
Transfer student scholarship applicants must have an associate’s degree in a relevant
engineering technology program prior to joining Michigan Tech.