Presidential Scholars Program

Michigan Tech's Presidential Scholars Program rewards academically talented first-year undergraduate students who are Michigan 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 $1,000 up to $5,500 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.

Presidential Scholars chart of values

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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+ $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

Students can also determine their scholarship eligibility using 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.