Summer Youth Programs

Other Scholarships

Scholarships

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. 

SYP Scholarship Request

We understand the impact an educational summer program can have on a student's future and wouldn't want anyone to miss out on the experience. If you have already applied to one of our Summer Youth Program explorations and would like to be considered for additional scholarship support, please complete and submit the application below. This scholarship is open to all students in grades 6-11 and scholarships available vary based on need and volume of requests. Scholarship will be granted on a rolling basis with a May 1, 2021 deadline.

SYP Scholarship Application

Hemlock Semiconductor ESP Scholarship

The Hemlock Semiconductor ESP Scholarship will be awarded to 30 students attending schools in Midland, Gratiot, Bay and Saginaw Counties. All selected participants will receive a scholarship valued at over $1,000, which covers all tuition, classroom supplies, room, board, and transportation. Participants are selected on a competitive basis. It’s helpful to have a strong background in math and science and an interest in technological studies. Preference will be given to applicants entering 11th or 12th grade who have had two years of high school math and science. At least one award will be guaranteed per school with applicants; more than one from a given school will be considered if additional spots remain. 2021 application coming soon.

3M Women in Engineering Scholarship

All selected participants receive a full scholarship valued at more than $1,000, which covers all tuition, classroom supplies, and room and board. Transportation is also covered by this award. Participants are selected on a competitive basis. It’s helpful to have a strong background in math and science and an interest in technological studies. Preference will be given to applicants entering 11th or 12th grade who have had two years of high school math and science. The 3M Women in Engineering Scholarship will be awarded to 25 students enrolled in one of the following high schools: 

-Como Park Senior High School     

-Open World Learning Community

-Harding Senior High School

-Park High School

-Highland Park High School -St. Paul Central High School
-Humboldt Senior High School                   -Washington Technology Magnet School
-Johnson High School  

  2021 application coming soon.

David & Thu Brule Scholarship

The Brule Scholarship will be awarded to 20 select that are currently attending Bothwell Middle School in Marquette, MI. This scholarship is available to 2021-2022 seventh and eighth grade students and covers the full cost to attend a one-week SYP course. 2021 application coming soon.

McBride Remodeling Scholarship

The McBride Remodeling Scholarship will be awarded to 10 students currently in 6-11th grade and from the Flint Public Schools, Harbor Springs School District, Petoskey Public Schools, Petosky charter schools, or a Petoskey parochial school. All selected participants receive a scholarship valued at $500 to apply towards cost of tuition, classroom supplies, and room and board. In addition, this scholarship also covers the cost for the SYP charter bus from Novi, MI (round trip, $225 value) if needed. 
2021 application coming soon.

Additional opportunities will be listed as they become available.

Discounts

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.