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Presidential Scholars Program

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

How to Apply: Students who have applied and been accepted for admission are automatically considered for this award.

Value: For new first-year students enrolling at Michigan Tech in the fall of 2019, 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.

Chart of Presidential Scholars Award Values

New first-year students who have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and receive either an SAT Total of 1040 or a composite ACT score of at least 20 will automatically be awarded the Copper Level of the Presidential Scholars Award.

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.