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National Scholars Program

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

How to Apply: Students who have applied and been accepted for admission and have provided their ACT or SAT scores to Michigan Tech are automatically considered for this award.

Value: For new first-year students enrolling at Michigan Tech in the fall of 2019, values of the National Scholars Award are variable from $8,000 to $15,000 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.

Chart of National Scholars Award Values

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 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 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.