Scholarships

SYP Scholarship Applications Are Now Open! We hope to see you on campus this summer.

At SYP we aim to spark curiosity and promote career exploration. We believe every student is deserving of this experience and our needs-based scholarships help ensure those facing financial hardships still have the opportunity to explore their interests and career aspirations, becoming a part of the next generation of makers and doers.

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Available Scholarships
Scholarship TitleApplicable CourseEligible Counties / Zip CodesEligible School System / Other EligibilityStateScholarships Available
Summer Youth Programs Scholarship All Exploration Programs. All All All Variable
3M Scholarship Women in Engineering, Engineering Scholars Program Saint Paul Public Schools MN 30
Hemlock Semiconductor Engineering Scholars Program Scholarship Engineering Scholars Program Midland, Gratiot, Bay, Saginaw MI 30
Whirlpool SYP Scholarship This scholarship is for the Engineering Scholars Program. Hear what the 2022 cohort had to say about the experince at bit.ly/whirlpoolESP22 Benton Harbor, MI: 49022, 49023 Benton Harbor High Schools MI 15
Future Leaders Scholarship All Exploration Programs with seats remaining. Excludes Pathway Programs All Michigan Zip Codes All Middle & High School students in Michigan MI 3
McBride Remodeling Scholarship All Exploration Programs with seats remaining. Excludes Pathway Programs Flint Public Schools, Harbor Springs School District, Petoskey Public Schools, Petoskey Charter Schools, Petoskey Parochial Schools MI 
Gunsher Scholarship Any STEM based Exploration Program with seats remaining. Excludes Pathway Programs. Contact your counselor to apply. Applications due 3/1/23 Midland Northeast Middle School and Jefferson Middle School MI 3
Waupaca High School SYP Scholarship Any STEM based Exploration Program with seats remaining. Excludes Pathway Programs. Applications due 3/1/23 54981 Waupaca High School WI 2
West Michigan Scholarship All Exploration Programs with seats remaining. Excludes Pathway Programs Grand Rapids Public Schools East Kentwood High School, West Ottawa High School, Holland High School MI 
Weller Scholarship All Exploration Programs with seats remaining. Excludes Pathway Programs Lansing: 48864, 48901, 48906, 48910, 48911, 48912, 48915, 48916, 48917, 48919, 48922, 48924, 48929, 48930, 48933, 48937, 48951, 48956 Lake City High School, Boys and Girls Club of Lansing MI 4 (2 Lake City HS and 2 BGC Lansing)
Michigan Tech GEAR UP Scholarship All Exploration Programs with seats remaining. Excludes Pathway Programs. Email us to learn more about this opportunity. Hancock Middle School, Dollar Bay Middle School, Washington Middle School, Lake Linden-Hubbell Middle School, Chassell K-12 School, L'Anse Middle School, Houghton Middle School, Baraga Middle School, E.B. Holman Elementary School MI 
Case Scholarship Climate & Sustainability, Mock Trials & Law, Living Sustainably, Discovering Archaeology, Be Heard-Make An Impact. Email syp@mtu.edu for more information Upper Peninsula All Upper Peninsula Middle and High School Students MI 10 awards up to $500
Wild Writers Scholarship Wild Writers Houghton, Keweenaw and Beyond Copper Country ISD, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Detroit Public Schools MI 4 Commuter Awards and 2 Live-In Awards
Department of Chemistry Scholarship Wild World of Chemistry. Email syp@mtu.edu for more information. Copper Country ISD, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community All 
Additional opportunities will be listed as they become available.

Pathway Programs

Our Pathway Programs bring together talented students from across the country and around the world. These programs are typically more intensive, deeper-dives into a particular field of interest, and selection is based on a wholistic review of the students' answers to short questions, letters of recommendation, and transcript. Pathway Programs include: Women in Engineering (WIE), Junior Women in Engineering (JWIE), Engineering Scholars Program (ESP), National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI), Rail and Intermodal Transportation (RIT), and Women in Computer Science (WICS).

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.