MEDC Announces Enhancements to Michigander Scholars Program

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The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and its Talent Action Team (TAT) have announced several modifications to the Michigander Scholars (MS) program, formerly the EV Scholars program.

Now in its second year, Michigander Scholars aims to help Michigan businesses fill in-demand positions in Michigan’s electrification, mobility, and semiconductor sectors. Michigan aspires to add more than 290,000 new EV and mobility tech jobs by 2030.

To encourage interest in mobility tech careers, the MS program awards scholarships of up to $10,000 to college students who complete an internship or commit to signing a 12-month post-graduate letter of employment with qualifying Michigan mobility employers. MS students also participate in educational and networking events that explore these careers.

Student eligibility for the MS program scholarships has been broadened to include sophomore and graduate students. An expanded roster of qualifying employers now includes semiconductor companies, along with EV and battery employers.

Qualifying job positions have also been expanded to include computer engineer and process engineer, in addition to electrical engineer and software developer.

Further, students who complete a capstone or senior design experiential learning program with a qualifying MS employer may also qualify for scholarship dollars.

Finally, Kettering University and Wayne State University have been added as participating universities, joining Michigan Tech, Michigan State, and the University of Michigan.

Spring 2024 MS events at Michigan Tech will include two webinars: “It’s All About Software” and “Women in EV,” where MS employer engineers and MTU faculty will share perspectives on these two topics. Michigander Scholars and all MTU students are invited to the webinars.

Students may apply for Michigander Scholars here.