Presidential Scholars Program

Criteria: Merit based scholarship awarded to new incoming first-year undergraduate students who are Michigan Residents.

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, values of the Presidential Scholars Award are variable from $1,000 to $5,500 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.

Presidential 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+ $5,500 per year
3.90 to 3.999 $3,000 per year
3.75 to 3.899 $2,000 per year
3.50 to 3.749 $1,000 per year

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

Presidential Scholars Award levels for students who first enrolled at Michigan Tech prior to fall of 2019 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 (12 credits or more) 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 graduating from high schools within Houghton, Keweenaw, and Baraga counties (and have commuter status) are exempt from the on-campus living requirement.  Students are eligible for the award for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study.