Category Archives: Announcements

First Robotics Scholarship for Prospective Students

Michigan Technological University pleased to recognize exceptional students who have actively competed on a FIRST Robotics Competition or FIRST Tech Challenge team during their high school career.

Michigan Resident Value: Eight Michigan resident students will be awarded scholarships valued at $5,000 per year. The scholarship is renewable for four years (eight semesters) of full-time undergraduate study based upon meeting renewal criteria.

Non-Resident Value: Ten non-resident students will be awarded scholarships valued at $14,000 per year. The scholarship is renewable for four years (eight semesters) of full-time undergraduate study based upon meeting renewal criteria.

Please visit MTU’s First Robotics page as well as the official site for more information and application instructions.

The Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship

The Ford Motor Company Fund has announced the Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship.  Alan Mulally is the former President and CEO of the Ford Motor Company.  To honor his outstanding service to Ford, the Company has established the Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship.

This prestigious scholarship is a one-time $10,000 scholarship open to Michigan Tech students in majors related to automotive engineering.

Application deadline is March 25, 2015


  • Sophomore/Junior (Second and third year students)
  • GPA: 3.5 or higher
  • Majors related to Automotive Engineering (Preferred majors: Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science)
  • Strong communication skills (i.e. English Proficient)
  • Leadership role in academic or community based- settings (ex. On campus organizations, community volunteer work, other engineering related activities)

Required Documents

  • Your resume
  • 1 recommendation letter from a faculty member
  • 1 page essay (400-500 words) describing your interest in Automotive Engineering, leadership role(s) held, and why you feel you are the best candidate for this scholarship.

How To Apply

  • Please send all required documents together in PDF form to Andy Gutierrez at  These documents must be sent as one application package.  Incomplete application packages will be rejected.

FinanceU, Second Annual Financial Literacy Event, Successful

Over 165 students participated in the 2nd annual FinanceU Financial Literacy Event held in the Van Pelt and Opie Library on November 20th.

FinanceU is a financial literacy education program partnered between the Office of Financial Aid and the Michigan Tech Finance Club. The event was held to increase student awareness of financial literacy and provide tips on how to get on a financially sustainable path that will carry students into their careers. Students were shown how sound financial decisions now will enable them to live the life that they desire later.

Members of the Finance Club and Cindy Cowell from the Office of Financial Aid, were on hand to offer students information on budgeting, saving, financial aid and retirement. The Wells Fargo Store Manager, Ellie Freeman, also volunteered at the event. CashCourse, a free financial literacy tool sponsored by the Alumni Association and hosted on the Financial Aid website was also featured.

In addition to information about personal finance, students were asked to complete a short survey covering areas such as their current method of budgeting, Federal Direct Student Loan knowledge and any additional areas in which they have questions. Students also were asked to disclose their grade level and major. The number of surveys collected more than doubled those in 2012. Just under 200 students completed surveys while they enjoyed a pre-Thanksgiving snack. The surveys will be compiled and compared to the 2012 results, allowing the partners to begin to mine the data for insights about Michigan Tech students’ financial literacy.

The Finance Club is advised by Emanuel Oliveira, Assistant Professor of Economics. The Financial Literacy Program is available for presentation to any student group. For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact Cindy Cowell in Room 143 of the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success in Administration Building or at or 906-487-2622.