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GearWisdom Scholarship Program

GearWisdom believes that quality education is the right of every student. With the assistance of their Scholarship program they are dedicated towards the goal of making education accessible and affordable for every student who craves for learning and knowledge.

How to apply:

  • Who can apply: All undergraduate, graduates, post graduate and doctoral students. The only condition is that you should be pursuing a valid degree program at a verified school or college.
  • Write an Essay: Write a detailed essay (1000-1500) words on “How Technology and Gadgets will Shape our Live in the Future?”
  • Deadline for Submission: October 25, 2020
  • Submission Instructions: email your document to as a Word file or Google docs through your academic email (.edu in the email address). The application should come with your full name, school/college name, phone number, and email address.
  • Scholarship winner will be announced on November 25th.

Additional information can be found at

Army ROTC $5k Signing Bonus

Michigan Tech Army ROTC received funding and approval to award $5K to any qualified student who wants to contract with Army ROTC.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Returning student ( This doesn’t apply to current ROTC cadets)
  • US citizen
  • Must be able to pass a physical
  • Must have at least two full years remaining at MTU.

The deadline to apply is July 25th.

Students must attend basic camp at Ft. McCoy, WI from Aug 7 to Aug 15 and transportation, meals, and lodging, and equipment will be provided.

Interested students should email for more information and to apply.

Taylor/Carr Scholarship

Michigan Tech is now accepting applications for the Taylor/Carr Scholarship.

Two applicants will be selected to receive an award. The recipients of this scholarship will receive a one-time, $750 scholarship. The criteria are that the student be a female pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mining Engineering.

  • Eligibility: Female. First year incoming student. Application open to Michigan residents and non-residents, however preference is given to Michigan residents. Mining or Mechanical Engineering. High school GPA 2.50.
  • Award Value: $750, one-time
  • Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2020

Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship

Alan Mulally stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company. To honor his outstanding service to Ford, the Company established a new global scholarship program – The Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship.


  • Currently a sophomore or junior
  • 3.50 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Majors related to Automotive Engineering – Preferred Majors: Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Science Engineering


  • 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’re the best candidate for this scholarship
  • Provide a list of academic or community based organizations, community volunteer work, or other engineering related activities you have been involved in.

Deadline Extended: Email essay, letter of recommendation, and list of involvement to by May 1, 2020.

Value: $10,000

Alec Fisher Scholarship

The Alec Fisher Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of Alec Fisher, a Michigan Technological University student who had majored in both Environmental Engineering and Management Information Systems, while also minoring in Psychology.

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Amount: $1,000; one time award


MTU student Junior level or above

GPA 3.2 or better

Major in Environmental Engineering or Management Information Systems

Preference is given to individuals from the Upper Peninsula

Financial need is considered heavily

Application:Online Application:



Alec with his rescue dog, Echo.

Galatians 6:10 Scholarship (MTU Scholarship)

Michigan Tech is now accepting applications for the Galatians 6:10 Scholarship.

The winner of this scholarship will receive four years of tuition at the Michigan resident tuition level. The criteria are that the incoming freshman be pursuing a degree in Engineering or the Sciences, that they submit a letter of interest to tell the donor more about themselves and their faith, and that they obtain a letter of support from a member of the Clergy who is willing to speak on their behalf.

  • Eligibility: Incoming MTU freshman pursuing a degree in Engineering or the Sciences. Application open to Michigan residents and non-residents. (Non-resident award will be equal to the value of in-state tuition)
  • Award Value: Michigan resident tuition, renewable for four years
  • Deadline: Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • How to Apply: Submit 2 letters:
    1. Letter of Interest to inform donor more about themselves and their faith.
    2. Letter of Support from a Clergy member on behalf of the student.

Once the student applies and is accepted to Michigan Tech University, they simply send the two letters to the Student Financial Services Center at Michigan Tech, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931 or email to

HotelPlanner’s Graduate Technology Scholarship for Military Veterans

HotelPlanner’s Graduate Technology Scholarship for Military Veterans – Providing $10,000 in Financial Assistance to Military Veterans and their Families Pursuing an Undergraduate or Graduate Degree Related to Technology

The HotelPlanner Scholarship Program was designed to provide financial assistance to veterans of the United States military, along with the spouse/partner and children of U.S. military veterans, who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree related to technology.  HotelPlanner recognizes the incomparable commitment made by the brave men and women of the military who fight to keep the country safe. As such, it is committed to support those individuals who choose to pursue a college degree and are in need of additional funds to help defray the costs of higher education.

Awarded to ten applicants (veterans or veteran’s spouses/partner and children) seeking a graduate education in an accredited degree program related to technology, two times per year – $1,000 each.

  • Summer – Apply by August 15th / Notified by September
  • Fall – Apply by December 15th / Notified March

You can find additional details on the scholarship application page:

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education is a need-based grant program providing one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification that will improve their marketable skills for employment to support themselves and/or their families.

A woman is eligible to apply for a grant from the PCE provided she:

  1. Is recommended by a P.E.O. chapter
  2. Is enrolled in a technical or degree program; not a doctoral degree program
  3. Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
  4. Has had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life
  5. Is within 24 consecutive months of completing her educational program
  6. Is enrolled in an educational program which, at the conclusion, will lead to employment or job advancement

Interested women should contact the local P.C.E. Chairwoman Ginny Hemmer directly at or 906-523-7091.

Additional information can be found at

Fundera College Scholarship

Fundera provides financial resources and advice for small business owners.  They’re awarding $2,000 every semester to a student who sends in a 3-minute video explaining how they would grow a local small business frugally. The deadline is January 1, 2020 for the spring semester.

Here is a link to the scholarship page:


Fall Semester: June 1, 2020 (winner announced June 15, 2020)

Spring Semester: January 1, 2020 (winner announced January 15, 2020)

Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program

Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program

Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students can receive $4,400 monthly stipend (paid monthly until you graduate), plus a $15,000 sign-on bonus through NUPOC U.S. Navy program. There are no drills or uniforms. Available positions include naval reactors engineer, nuclear reactor prototype instructor, nuclear power school instructor, submarine and surface nuclear propulsion officer. Must be a U.S. citizen within 30 months of graduation (18 months for naval reactors engineer). All majors are eligible!

For information call a local coordinator at (224) 244-4912 or email