Each year, we do our best to offer a variety of scholarships to SYP explorations. The specific scholarship opportunities vary year-to-year; in the past, available options have included the following.
McBride Construction Scholarship
The McBride Construction Scholarship is a partial award to apply toward the cost of any SYP exploration in a STEM field. Selected recipients will receive $500 toward the cost of a program, as well as the round-trip SYP charter bus from Gaylord (valued at $225). The McBride Construction Scholarship requires its own additional application (download below), please contact email@example.com with any questions.
- Grades: 6-8 or 9-11
- Eligibility: This opportunity is available on a first-come, first-served competitive basis to 10 student attending any school in the Petoskey, Alanson, or Harbor Springs school districts of Michigan.
2020 McBride Construction Scholarship application coming fall 2019.
Sandretto Scholarship: Aquatic Ecology at Gratiot Lake
The Sandretto Scholarship is designed for students interested in intensive, hands-on ecological studies at Gratiot Lake. One award will be given, which will cover the full cost of the course. Interested students must express clear enthusiasm for 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. The Jack Sandretto Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by a generous donation to the Gratiot Lake Conservancy by Rebecca Sandretto.
- Grades: 9-11
- Eligibility: By donor request, first preference will be given to students from the local Keweenaw area or Western Upper Peninsula
2020 Sandretto Scholarship application coming fall 2019.
Additional opportunities will be listed as they become available.
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.