National Scholars Program

Michigan Tech's National Scholars Program rewards academically talented first-year undergraduate students who are non-Michigan US residents*.  Eligible students who have applied and been accepted for undergraduate admission to Michigan Tech are automatically considered for this award.

Award Value

Incoming first-year students are considered for awards ranging from $10,000 up to $17,000 per year based on a combination of their cumulative high school GPA and official SAT or ACT score. These awards are renewable for four years (eight semesters) of study.

National Scholars Chart

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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+ $17,000 per year
3.90 to 3.999 $14,000 per year
3.75 to 3.899 $13,000 per year
3.35 to 3.749 $10,000 per year

Students can also determine their scholarship eligibility using our Net-Price Calculator.

National Scholars Award levels for students who first enrolled at Michigan Tech prior to fall of 2023 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. 


Students eligible for the Alumni Legacy Award or Military Family Education Award are not eligible for a National Scholars Award. They may, however, be eligible for need based aid and/or private scholarship funds. National 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 will be cancelled.

* Beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year, students who are residents of Canada will no longer be eligible to receive scholarships through the National Scholars Program.