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Engineering Technology Scholars - IMPRESS Program

Criteria: New first-year or transfer students who plan to major in electrical engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, or computer network and system administration are invited to apply for the Engineering Technology Scholars-IMPRESS program.

All applicants must

  • apply, or be admitted, to one of the following majors:
    • electrical engineering technology
    • mechanical engineering technology
    • computer network and system administration
  • be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • have a minimum of $4,500 in unmet financial need as demonstrated by completing a FAFSA form for 2020-2021

First-year applicants must

  • be a high school senior/early college student intending to start at Michigan Tech for the fall 2020 semester
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • letter of recommendation from a high school mathematics or science teacher

Transfer applicants must

  • intend to start at Michigan Tech for the fall 2020 semester
  • have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • letter of recommendation from a professor within a respective department/program of your major

Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Value: $4,500 per year (see renewal criteria).  Additionally transfer students who engage in the bridge program will receive a $2,500 stipend for a 7-week research program the summer before their first semester.

Renewal Criteria: First-year students may renew the award for a total of four years (eight semesters); transfer student awards are renewable for two years (four semesters). Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 at the end of each spring semester, continuous, regular full-time undergraduate enrollment (12 credits or more), and acceptable social behavior. Additionally, students must remain in one of the following majors: electrical engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, or computer network and system administration and maintain good standing in the ETS program and the Pavlis Honors College.

How to Apply

 First year students need to complete the following steps to be considered for this scholarship:

  • have an application for admission on file, or be admitted to Michigan Tech in electrical engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, or computer network and system administration by February 15.
  • complete the ETS-IMPRESS application, which includes an essay and doubles as an application for pre-admission to the Pavlis Honors College.
  • have a teacher provide a letter of recommendation through the online application system by February 17 
    • letters for first-year applicants must come from a high school math or science teacher
    • letters for transfer applicants must come from a professor within a respective department/program of your major

Important Dates

  • February 15: ETS-IMPRESS applications are due by 11:59 p.m. (eastern time). You must also have an application for admission.
  • February 17: Letters of recommendation are due by 11:59 p.m. (eastern time).
  • Late February: Award recipients and applicants are notified.