Leading Scholar Award

Value: For students who first enrolled at Michigan Tech prior to fall of 2019, values of the Presidential Leading Scholar Award and National Leading Scholar Award remain as follows:

Presidential Leading Scholar Award National Leading Scholar Award
$8,000 $17,000*

Students who received the Leading Scholar Award, Presidential Leading Scholar Award, or National Leading Scholar Award are not eligible to receive additional Presidential Scholars Program or National Scholars Program funds.

*Non-resident Alumni Legacy and Military Family Education awardees who receive one of the seven National Leading Scholar Awards will receive an $8,000 (per year) National Leading Scholar Award.

Length and renewal criteria: The awards are for four years (eight semesters). Recipients receiving a Presidential Leading Scholar Award or National Leading Scholar Award must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 for renewal.  Continuous, regular, full-time undergraduate enrollment (12-credits or more) and acceptable social behavior must also be maintained.  Students must live in the University's residence halls for their first and second academic years to maintain this scholarship.  Students graduating from high schools within Houghton, Keweenaw, and Baraga counties (and have commuter status) are exempt from the residence hall requirement.