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, 2020 deadline.
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. Application deadline is April 10, 2020.
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|
Application deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020.
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 2020-2021 seventh and eighth grade students and covers the full cost to attend a one-week SYP course. To apply, please fill out the application below and submit with your essay answers to the Bothwell Middle School Principals office.
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.
U.P. Summer Theater Institute Scholarships
This program is offering three different types of tuition scholarships for the 2020 program. All scholarship applications are due on March 15, 2020.
The Lake Superior Scholarship
The Lake Superior Scholarship awards five promising local/commuter students with a scholarship for up to 50% of the Local/Commuter tuition rate. This means the total cost for all 3 weeks of the program could be as low as $1,629.00.
The Local/Commuter student tuition includes a meal plan of five lunches per week in the MTU cafeteria with the other theater kids, so that our local/commuter students may stay with the rest of the group during the lunch break.
Enrollment as a Local/Commuter student.
Student/family must live within a 30 mile (or less) radius of The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Young residents of Houghton, Hancock, and the immediate surrounding cities/townships near Portage Lake and the Portage Canal area are all encouraged to apply!
- For the full list of requirements please visit the U.P. Summer Theater Institute website.
Link to application form is below.
The Triple Threat Scholarship
The Triple Threat Scholarship is a talent and merit-based scholarship (or both!) available for our Performers. The Triple Threat Scholarship may be applied for by the student, or awarded to the student by our Creative Team. This scholarship is available to ANY young performer who demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication, collaborative spirit, and commitment to their craft. If this is you, please apply!
The Performing emphasis theatermakers applying for the Triple Threat Scholarship may be enrolled as a Student-in-Residence (sleep away) OR Local/Commuter student.
The Spotlight Scholarship
The Spotlight Scholarship is a talent and merit-based scholarship available to our Tech/Design students. This means any student who enrolls in Tech/Design, whether their focus/interest is on building costumes in the costume shop, hanging lights, or stage management (to name a few)…may apply.
The Spotlight Scholarship may be applied for by the student, or awarded by our Creative Team. This scholarship is available to ANY young designer or technical theatermaker showing exceptional talent, dedication, collaborative spirit, and commitment to their craft. If this is you, please apply!
The Tech/Design theatermakers applying for the Spotlight Scholarship may be enrolled as a Student-in-Residence (sleep away) OR Local/Commuter student.
Additional requirements and information about each of these scholarships is available on the U.P. Summer Theater Institute website.
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.