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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 or had registered for summer 2020, but were unable to attend due to COVID-19.

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. 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.
  • Complete the Summer Youth Scholars Award application by November 15 of your senior year in high school. Create an account using your personal email address and set your own password. If you have already set up your Application Portal or applied for Michigan Tech scholarships, log in to your current account.

Essay question for students enrolling fall semester 2021:

"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 December 4.

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!