Port Huron Senior Awarded Michigan Tech Impact Scholarship

Exterior of Michigan Tech's College of Business in winter at dusk
Exterior of Michigan Tech's College of Business in winter at dusk
Port Huron Northern High School senior Ava Stoneberg receives the 2020-21 Impact Scholarship.

Michigan Technological University's College of Business announces incoming student Ava Stoneberg as the 2020-21 Impact Scholarship recipient.

Stoneberg, daughter of David and Lisa, is a senior at Port Huron Northern High School. Her accomplishments include serving as class president for the past five years and leading her robotics team to the FIRST Robotics World Championship competition. In addition to her studies in engineering management, Stoneberg plans to study abroad and participate in an internship during her time at Michigan Tech.

She said: “I am so grateful for this opportunity to affordably achieve an education in such a highly regarded business program. The majors offered are unique because of the blend of business and STEM. I know I wouldn’t get an education like this anywhere else.”

Ava Stoneberg sitting outside
 2020-21 Impact Scholarship recipient Ava Stoneberg

The Impact Scholarship, organized by Michigan Tech’s Admissions Office, Financial Aid Office and College of Business, is an annual competitive award recognizing business majors and leaders at MTU. This year, 25 high school senior finalists from four states participated in leadership activities on campus and received renewable awards ranging from $1,000 to full in-state tuition.

“Admissions Office staff were immediately impressed with Ava’s poised and professional presence. We feel confident she will be an excellent ambassador for the Michigan Tech College of Business as she continues to develop her leadership and business skills as a student,” said Allison Carter, a director of admissions at Michigan Tech. 

Stoneberg is also active in National Honor Society, Diversity Club, Ski Club, Renaissance Club and Student Council. In her free time, she enjoys painting, hanging out with friends and spending time in nature.

Next year’s Michigan Tech Impact Scholarship Competition will be held on campus in Houghton, Michigan, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, and Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. The application to apply will be available in summer 2020.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 7,000 students from 55 countries around the world. Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, Michigan’s flagship technological university offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.