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Summer Youth Scholars

Criteria: Awarded to Michigan and non-Michigan residents (including international) undergraduate students. Recipients must have participated in a Summer Youth academic program at Michigan Tech

How to apply: incoming first-year applicants must complete an essay (requirements below)

Value: Variable

Number of Awards: 10–15 per year

Renewal Criteria: Scholarships are renewable for the students' first four semesters of full-time regular enrollment. Scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 at the end of each spring semester. Scholarships are renewable for additional semesters for students who are active participants in the Mind Trekkers student organization and meet the Mind Trekkers membership policy. Continuous 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 eight semesters of undergraduate study.

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By participating in a Michigan Technological University Summer Youth Experience, you took the first step to securing your future. Your week on campus began your college experience and provided an enriching environment. Now is your chance to use that experience and apply for the Summer Youth Scholars Award.

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

  • Apply to Michigan Tech free of charge using our online admissions application by November 15 of your senior year in high school
  • Apply for the scholarship and complete your essay by November 15.  The application will be available in September.

Essay question for students enrolling fall semester 2019:

"Leaders have the ability to ask outstanding questions that make people think and inspire action. What question do you feel you should answer for this scholarship application? Tell us your question and provide your answer—be sure to draw on your leadership experience or include your future leadership goals in your response. There is no wrong answer (or question), so have fun—and don't be afraid to think outside the box."

Scholarship decisions are made by January.

The Summer Youth Program and the University Scholarship Committee wishes you the best of luck in your senior year and in the competition. We look forward to seeing you on our campus this fall!