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.
Use the text field below to filter the listing of available scholarships. You can also sort the table by clicking on the column headings.
|Scholarship Title||Applicable Course||Eligible Counties / Zip Codes||Eligible School System / Other Eligibility||State||Scholarships Available|
|Summer Youth Programs Scholarship||All Exploration Programs. Applications for 2023 are now closed and all applicants have been notified of their decision.||All||All||All||Variable|
|Hemlock Semiconductor Engineering Scholars Program Scholarship||Engineering Scholars Program. Applications for 2023 are now closed and all applicants have been notified of their decision.||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. Applications for 2023 are now closed. Scholarship recipients will be notified soon.||All Michigan Zip Codes||All Middle & High School students in Michigan||MI||3|
|Dave and Joy McBride and Northland Self Storage LLC 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||6|
|Gunsher Scholarship||Any STEM based Exploration Program with seats remaining. Excludes Pathway Programs. Contact your counselor to apply. Applications are now closed.||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 for 2023 are now closed and all applicants have been notified of their decision.||54981||Waupaca High School||WI||2|
|West Michigan Scholarship||All Exploration Programs with seats remaining. Excludes Pathway Programs. Applications for 2023 are now closed and all applicants have been notified of their decision.||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. Contact Lake City High School counselor or the Boys and Girls Club of Lansing to apply||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||The MTU Trading Room, Wild Writers, Living Sustainably, Building A Community With Mapping Techniques, Designing for People: Engineering Psychology and Human Factors, Lead for Tomorrow, Money Matters||Houghton and Baraga||Chassell Township Schools, Dollar Bay Schools, Hancock High School, Houghton High School, Lake Linden-Hubble Public Schools, L'Anse Area Schools||MI||10 awards up to full tuition|
|Case Scholarship||Climate & Sustainability, Mock Trials & Law, Living Sustainably, Discovering Archaeology, Be Heard-Make An Impact. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Applications for 2023 are now closed and all applicants have been notified of their decision.||Copper Country ISD, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community||MI||All Awards Have Been Made for 2023|
|Psychology and Human Factors Scholarship||Designing for People: Engineering Psychology and Human Factors||All||All||All||5 Commuter Awards|
|College of Business McBride Scholarship||The MTU Trading Room and Build, Innovate, & Lead in Business||All||All||All|
|Additional opportunities will be listed as they become available.|
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).
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.