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Competitive Scholarship Programs

Each year we utilize grant and scholarship funding to provide highly competitive scholarship programs for talented young men and women from across the country. Below are brief overviews of our competitive programs - please see each application for more details! If you are looking for information about general scholarships for other SYP explorations, please see the Other Scholarships page.

 

Applications

Engineering Scholars Program Application
Rail and Intermodal Transportation Application
National Summer Transportation Institute Application
Women in Engineering Application
Women in Computer Science Application
Junior Women in Engineering Application
Women in Automotive Engineering Application

Competitive Scholarship applicants: The selection committee will meet in the spring to make selections. Your registration fees are not due until after selection unless otherwise noted.

Engineering Scholars Program

For:

All students, grades 9-11

Award:

Accepted students receive a scholarship valued at over $1,000 that covers tuition, room and board, and supplies.

Cost:

$295.00 registration fee (paid within 10 days of acceptance); students are responsible for their own travel expenses and spending money for the week.

   

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

ESP requires its own application. The deadline for early acceptance is March 1, 2018. The general deadline is April 10, 2018. Please see the ESP Application for more information.

Women in Engineering

For:

Women, grades 9-11

Award:

Accepted students receive a scholarship valued at over $1,000 that covers tuition, room and board, and supplies.

Cost:

$295.00 registration fee (paid within 10 days of acceptance); students are responsible for their own travel expenses and spending money for the week.

   

Women in Engineering (link to PDF) (WIE) 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. WIE provides a weeklong look at engineering careers in areas like mechanical, computer, environmental, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, geological, and materials. Students will:

  • 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.
  • 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.

WIE requires its own application. The deadline for early acceptance is March 1, 2018. The general deadline is April 10, 2018. Please see the WIE Application for more information.

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

National Summer Transportation Institute

For:

All students, grades 9-11

Award:

Accepted students receive a scholarship valued at over $1,800 that covers tuition, room and board, supplies, and the cost of a round-trip charter bus ride.

Cost:

$295.00 registration fee (paid within 10 days of acceptance); students are responsible for their own travel expenses and spending money for the week.

   

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

  • 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.

NSTI requires its own application. The deadline for all applications is May 1, 2018. Please see the NSTI Application for more information.

NSTI scholarship funding is provided by a Federal Highway Administration grant, and will run pending grant approval.

Rail and Intermodal Transportation

For:

All students, grades 9-11

Award:

Accepted students receive a partial scholarship. Exact funding will be announced in late 2017, pending grant and industry awards.

Cost:

A non-refundable registration fee of $100 is due within 10 days after acceptance into the program. The remaining balance will be due before June 1, 2018. Students are responsible for their own travel expenses and spending money for the week.

   

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.

RIT requires its own application. The deadline for all applications is May 1, 2018. Please see the RIT application for more information.

Women in Computer Science

For:

Women, grades 9-11

Award:

Accepted students receive a scholarship valued at $1,000 that covers tuition, room and board, and supplies.

Cost:

A non-refundable registration fee of $100 is due within 10 days after acceptance into the program. Students are responsible for their own travel expenses and spending money for the week.

   

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.
  • 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.

WICS requires its own application. The deadline for early acceptance is March 1, 2018. The general deadline is April 10, 2018. Please see the WICS Application for more information.

Junior Women in Engineering

For:

Women, grades 6-8

Award:

Accepted students receive a scholarship valued at over $1,000 that covers tuition, room and board, and supplies.

Cost:

$295.00 registration fee (paid within 10 days of acceptance); students are responsible for their own travel expenses and spending money for the week.

   

The Junior Women in Engineering (JWIE) provides an opportunity for academically talented young women in grades 6-8 to explore a variety of disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, and environmental engineering.

  • Spend time with other smart, young women interested in computing.
  • Discover whether metal has a memory.
  • Get the inside scoop from female role models working in engineering fields
  • Work in teams to complete engineering projects
  • Design and build bridges, gliders, and prosthetic legs
  • Learn how to purify water
  • Experience college life - stay in a residence hall, explore campus, and meet other young women.

JWIE requires its own application, with a deadline of April 10, 2018. Please see the JWIE Application for more information.

Women in Automotive Engineering

For:

Women, grades 9-11

Award:

Accepted students receive a scholarship valued at over $1,000 that covers tuition, room and board, and supplies.

Cost:

$295.00 registration fee (paid within 10 days of acceptance); students are responsible for their own travel expenses and spending money for the week.

   

The Women in Automotive Engineering is a great opportunity for young women to experience the world of mechanical engineering while focusing on the impact automobiles have on society and the environment. You'll become familiar with what automotive engineers do and the different facets of a career in automotive engineering. The Michigan Tech Mobile Lab will be your learning space for the week; you'll learn about and test engines, electric machines, and infotainment systems. WIAE is a uniquely specialized scholarship program that allows you to learn in the most hands-on way possible.

WIAE requires its own application. The general deadline is April 10, 2018. Please see the WIAE Application for more information.

 

 
 

 

Summer Youth Programs 1
June 17 - 23, 2018

Summer Youth Programs 2
June 24 - 30, 2018

Summer Youth Programs 3
July 8 - 14, 2018

Summer Youth Programs 4
July 15 - 21, 2018

Engineering Scholars
July 22 - July 28, 2018

Women in Computer Science
July 22 - July 28, 2018

Women in Engineering
July 29 - August 4, 2018

 

More 2018 dates will be announced soon!

 

 

 

2018 Forms & Docs

 

 

 

 
 
 

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