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Competitive Scholarship Programs

Each year we receive grant and scholarship funding to provide highly competitive scholarship programs for talented young men and women currently in grades 9-11.

 

Engineering Scholars Program

The Engineering Scholars Program (ESP) is a weeklong look at engineering careers in areas like mechanical, computer, environmental, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, geological, and materials.

  • Explore engineering by constructing a building strong enough to withstand an earthquake, create an artificial intelligence army, and much more.
  • Get inside info from role models working in engineering fields.
  • Work in teams to tackle awesome group projects.
  • Learn about the college application process and tips for succeeding in university engineering programs.
  • Experience college life-stay in a residence hall, explore campus, and meet others with similar interests.
  • Enjoy team competitions, a variety show, and tons of outdoor activities in Michigan's beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.

Cost and Application Process

This program is a highly competitive scholarship program that provides an opportunity for students to investigate careers in engineering and science. You will participate in engineering sessions, group projects, and special topic presentations with a diverse group of peers from all over the country and around the world.

You can request to talk with university faculty from areas that you're interested in, as well as staff from admissions and financial aid.

ESP requires a separate application. Accepted students receive a scholarship valued at over $1,000 that covers tuition, room and board, and supplies. A nonrefundable $295 registration fee is due within ten days of being accepted into the program. Students are responsible for their own travel expenses and spending money for the week. ESP scholarship funding is provided by corporations, organizations, and Michigan Tech.

Women in Engineering

The Women in Engineering (WIE) scholarship program is a fun and intensive weeklong look at engineering careers in areas such as mechanical, computer, environmental, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, geological, and materials.

  • Explore engineering by constructing a building strong enough to withstand an earthquake, create an artificial intelligence army, and much more.
  • Get inside info from role models working in engineering fields.
  • Work in teams to tackle awesome group projects.
  • Learn about the college application process and tips for succeeding in university engineering programs.
  • Experience college life-stay in a residence hall, explore campus, and meet others with similar interests.
  • Enjoy team competitions, a variety show, and tons of outdoor activities in Michigan's beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.

Cost and Application Process

This program is a highly competitive scholarship program that provides a chance for women to investigate careers in engineering and science. You will participate in engineering sessions, group projects, and special topic presentations with a diverse group of peers from all over the country and around the world.

You can request to talk with university faculty from areas that you're interested in, as well as staff from admissions and financial aid.

WIE requires a separate application. Accepted students receive a scholarship valued at over $1,000 that covers tuition, room and board, and supplies. A nonrefundable $295 registration fee is due within ten days of being accepted into the program. Students are responsible for their own travel expenses and spending money for the week. WIE scholarship funding is provided by corporations, organizations, and Michigan Tech.

Learn more about Women in Engineering by viewing this YouTube video!

National Summer Transportation Institute

Michigan Tech's National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) is a two-week residential program that allows you to explore today's transportation industry.

  • Learn about planes, trains, ships, and automobiles through awesome hands-on activities and group projects.
  • Tour the Mackinac Bridge Authority and get behind-the-scenes information about the "Mighty Mac"-the third-longest suspension bridge in the country.
  • Travel to Sault Ste. Marie and learn firsthand about the largest waterway traffic system on earth-the Soo Locks shipping canal between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.
  • Spend time with other motivated students who share your passion in a vibrant university setting.
  • Enjoy fun recreational activities and explore the great outdoors in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.

Cost and Application Process

This program is a highly competitive scholarship program that provides the chance to investigate careers and educational opportunities in today's transportation industry-and beyond.

You will participate in discussions, hands-on design competitions, and trips to study local and regional transportation hotspots. You will also spend time with industry role models and a diverse group of students from all over the country and around the world.

You can request to talk with university faculty from areas that you're interested in, as well as staff from admissions and financial aid.

NSTI requires a separate application. Accepted students receive a scholarship valued at over $1,800 that covers tuition, room and board, and supplies. Students are responsible for their own travel expenses and spending money for the week. NSTI scholarship funding is provided by a Federal Highway Administration grant, and will run pending grant approval.

Rail and Intermodal Transportation

Cost: A non-refundable registration fee of $100 is due within 10 days after acceptance into the program.

Prerequisites: Scholarships available. Must provide a teacher recommendation and transcript (minimum 3.0 GPA) as part of your application.

Explore the exciting world of rail and intermodal transportation. Why are trains called the "green transportation alternative"? How fast can high-speed passenger trains travel? How do containers find their way from China to the US? Find out the answers to these questions and more! Enjoy technical and hands-on tours of rail and intermodal facilities in Ishpeming/Marquette and Duluth/Superior where you can pose your questions directly to the experts!

Note: Live-in participants only. This exploration will travel to various locations throughout the week including Duluth, MN with a night's stay in Superior, WI.

This program requires a separate application. Accepted students receive a scholarship that covers tuition, room and board, and supplies.

Women in Computer Science

Women in Computer Science (WiCS) is a weeklong discovery of this fascinating field which is now an integral part of all aspects of our lives. Experience different areas of computing including programming, artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, visualization, networks and security. Learn about the many career opportunities in computing and the excellent job prospects in a wide range of industries. Interact with alumni and role models to get first hand accounts of the diverse careers in computing.

  • Spend time with other smart, young women interested in computing.
  • Get exposed to computing on a range of computing platforms, from mobile devices to high performance computing.
  • Experience a virtual reality world.
  • Learn theoretical computer science concepts while playing games.
  • Work in teams to complete a group project.
  • Learn about the many career opportunities in computing and the excellent job prospects in a wide range of industries.
  • Interact with alumni and role models to get first hand accounts of the diverse careers in computing.
  • Experience college life - stay in a residence hall, explore campus.
  • Enjoy outdoor activities in Michigan’s beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.
  • If you desire, spend time with a faculty member to discuss your college plans.

Cost: A non-refundable registration fee of $100 is due within 10 days after acceptance into the program.
 
GRADES 9 - 11
Dates for Women in Computer Science 2015 are July 5 - July 11.

This program requires a separate application. Accepted students receive a scholarship that covers tuition, room and board, and supplies.

 

 
 

 

WIE / ESP applications due April 17, 2015
   Early Acceptance March 13

NSTI applications due May 1, 2015

WiCS applications due April 13, 2015

 
 

 

2015 Summer Youth Programs Catalog

Pre-College Explorations Application

Mind Trekkers Application

NSTI Application

ESP Application

WIE Application

WiCS Application

RIT Application

Confirmation Packet

 

 

 
 
 

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