Fall 2024 Michigan Technological University Leading Scholar Award (US Based)


Scholarship Awarding University:

Type of degree:

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 1st of November, 2023

Scholarship Summary: 
The Leading Scholar Award at Michigan Tech recognizes resident and non-resident domestic high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and scholarly achievements both in and outside the classroom.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria:
Academically talented high school seniors with leadership experience are encouraged to apply. In general, applicants should meet the following academic guidelines:
  • 3.30 or higher cumulative GPA at time of application (on a 4.00 scale)
Finalists will be selected based on acceptance status, essay, and involvement

Value of Scholarship:
All finalists who attend one of the on-campus events will receive one of the following scholarships which are valued between $2,000 per year up to full tuition. 

i. Leading Scholar Commended Finalist Award: $2,000 per year
ii. Leading Scholar Distinguished Finalist Award: $4,500 per year
iii. Leading Scholar Award;
  • Michigan Residents: full tuition, room and board, and $1,000 stipend (approximately $30,354) per year 
  • Non-Michigan Residents: full non-resident tuition (approximately $39,256) per year
Scholarship Application Guide: 
To apply;
i. Complete an application for admission into MTU.
ii. Complete the application for the Leading Scholars Award, Leading Scholar applications are due by November 1, 11:59 p.m. (eastern time);
    a. Create an account using your personal email address and set your own password
    b. You will need to complete an essay prompt in the scholarship application. 
    c. You will also need to submit a nominator letter of recommendation by November 1st, 2023
iii. December 15: Finalists are selected and notified. Notification will be made on the Leading Scholar application portal. Students not selected as a finalist will be notified on the application portal.
iv. January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 13, 17: On-campus in-person finalist event. Finalists will register to attend one event; dates are first-come, first-served.
v. Week of March 1: Award notifications are mailed

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the MTU Freshman Scholarship Page.