Summer Youth Programs

Other Scholarships


Aquatic Ecology at Gratiot Lake

A scholarship for students interested in intensive, hands-on ecological studies at Gratiot Lake. Interested students must express clear interest in aquatic ecology and show strong academic performance. This course spends a week in a rustic cabin on Gratiot Lake doing sampling, observation, and other ecological projects. By donor request, preference is given to local students from the Keweenaw. The Jack Sandretto Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by a generous donation tothe Gratiot Lake Conservancy by Rebecca Sandretto.

Aquatic Ecology at Gratiot Lake Application

McBride Construction Scholarship

The McBride Construction Scholarship is a partial ($500) scholarship to apply toward the cost of any SYP exploration in a STEM field. This opportunity is available to 10 current 6-11th graders in the Petoskey or Harbor Springs school districts of Michigan and requires its own additional application. Please see here and contact with any questions.

Additional opportunities will be listed as they become available.


Multiple-Week Discount

If you attend our programs for multiple weeks, you will receive a one-time $50 discount. Discount must be noted on the original payment form.

Michigan Tech Alumni/Staff Discount

If your parent or grandparent is a Michigan Tech alumnus, faculty, or staff member, you are eligible for one $50 discount for a live-in or commuter exploration (not applicable for scholarship programs). This discount will be applied after the SYP office confirms your relative's status. Discount must be noted on the original payment form.

Discounts and awards cannot be used in combination with each other—only one discount/award can be applied per exploration. Discounts and awards cannot be used in combination with each other—only one discount, award, or scholarship can be applied per student.

Don't see what you are looking for?

If none of these scholarship opportunities meet your requirements, there are several ways you can seek funding.

Talk to your school counselor. They may know more about opportunities in your area, or have the resources to find them. You can also inquire at local businesses and community organizations (Zonta, Lions Club, youth groups, etc). Community groups are often willing to help their local students achieve their aspirations.

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