National Scholars Program

Criteria: Merit-based scholarship awarded to non-Michigan residents of the US and Canada.  

How to Apply: Incoming first-year students who have applied and been accepted for undergraduate admission to Michigan Tech are automatically considered for this award. 

Value: For new first-year students enrolling at Michigan Tech in the fall of 2022, values of the National Scholars Award are variable from $10,000 to $16,000 based on academic record. In the spirit of philanthropy some or all of a scholarship may be funded by a generous donor to the university.

Students will be considered based on a combination of cumulative high school GPA and official ACT and SAT scores. 

National Scholarship Chart

Students without official ACT or SAT scores will be considered for awards based on GPA only.

First-Year Students—GPA Only

Cumulative GPA

Award Value

4.00+ $16,000 per year
3.90 to 3.999 $14,000 per year
3.75 to 3.899 $12,500 per year
3.35 to 3.749 $10,000

To determine what scholarship you qualify for, use our Net-Price Calculator.

National Scholars Award levels for students who first enrolled at Michigan Tech prior to fall of 2021 can be viewed here.

Renewal Criteria: Scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 at the end of each spring semester.  Continuous, regular full-time undergraduate enrollment of at least 12 credits and acceptable social behavior must also be maintained.  Recipients are required to live in University housing for the first two academic years--four academic semesters (not including summers), to maintain this scholarship.  Students are eligible for this award for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study. 

Exclusion: Students eligible for Institutional general fund awards such as the Alumni Legacy Award or Military Family Education Award are not eligible for a National Scholars Award.  They are, however, eligible for need based aid and/or private scholarship funds.  Students receiving the National Business Scholars Award are also not eligible to receive a National Scholars Award. National Scholars Award and National Business Scholars Award recipients who are subsequently classified as Michigan Residents by Michigan Tech in accordance with institutional policy will receive in-state tuition rates and be considered for our in-state Presidential Scholars Award. As a part of this process, the National Scholars Award or National Business Scholars Award will be cancelled.