Category Archives: Outside Scholarships

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Randy Owsley Memorial Scholarship – MTU Scholarship

The Randy Owsley Memorial Scholarship was developed by the Portage Health Foundation and Michigan Tech to give students the opportunity to shadow and work with Michigan Tech athletic trainers, who collaborate with local physicians to provide preventative services, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. The $500 scholarships, renewable for one additional semester, are named after the late Randy Owsley, who spent 18 years as the Huskies’ head athletic trainer and passed away in 2015.

We are looking for applicants from various disciplines, not only those interested in becoming a physical/occupational therapist. Applicants should be interested in learning about healthcare from an athletic perspective, and available to commit 40 hours a semester minimum to team practices and travel. Complete the online form by July 19, 2019. Contact hcunning@mtu.edu with any questions.


Upper Peninsula Road Builders Association Logo Design – MTU Scholarship

The Upper Peninsula Road Builders Association (UPRBA) is an association of the fifteen Upper Peninsula county road commissions.  Since 1967 the Upper Peninsula Road Builders Association have been providing scholarships and other financial support to Michigan Tech University students.

The Upper Peninsula Road Builders Association is holding a logo design competition for Michigan Tech students to develop a logo that reflects the goals, mission and history of the Upper Peninsula road commissions.  The logo is intended to use on promotional items such as hats and shirts, and will also be used for electronic documents such as letterhead and websites.

The best logo will be selected by members of the UPRBA.  The winning artist will be provided with a $250 scholarship for tuition and fees at Michigan Tech.  If the UPRBA decides to use the winning logo for its branding efforts, the winning artist will receive another $250 scholarship to purchase unrestricted rights of use for the logo.

Deadline: May 3, 2019 at 5pm

Amount: $250, possibly $500

Eligibility: MTU Students

Application: Logo, PDF Format with a total file size of less than 10 meg. 

Questions:

Tim Colling, PhD., P.E.
Michigan Tech University
309 Dillman Hall
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone 906-487-2102
E-mail: tkcollin@mtu.edu

 

Upper Peninsula Road Builder Logo Competition


Alec Fisher Memorial Scholarship – MTU Scholarship

The Alec Fisher Memorial 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, 2019

Amount: $1,000; one time award

Eligibility: 

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: https://form.jotform.com/90485283120150

Questions: scholarships@mtu.edu

Website: http://keweenawcommunityfoundation.org/funds/alec-fisher-memorial-scholarship/

 

Alec with his rescue dog, Echo.


The Upper Peninsula Road Builders Family of Scholarships – MTU Scholarship

Deadline: May 3, 2019; 5pm

 

The Upper Peninsula Road Builders family of scholarships is comprised of the following three scholarships:

Upper Peninsula Road Builders Endowed Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship provides three to eleven $1000 scholarships per year to undergraduate civil engineering students who are in their 5th year of study. To be eligible for this scholarship students must meet the following criteria:

 Enrolled at Michigan Tech in the bachelor’s degree program for Civil Engineering

 Be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

 Senior status with preference given to students who are in their 5th year of study (beyond 8 semesters of college education).

 Financial need is not a primary requirement but will be considered.

Joseph H. Meagher Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship provides a $1000 scholarship to undergraduate civil engineering students who are in their 5th year of study.

 Enrolled at Michigan Tech in the bachelor’s degree program for Civil Engineering

 Be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

 Senior status with preference given to students who are in their 5th year of study (beyond 8 semesters of college education).

 Financial need is not a primary requirement but will be considered.

Richard C. Mertz Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship provides a $500 scholarship to undergraduate junior or senior student majoring in Surveying who is also a Michigan resident.

 Enrolled at Michigan Tech in the bachelor’s degree program for Survey Engineering

 Be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

 Junior or Senior status.(a 3rd or 4th year student is eligible for the award)

 Financial need is not a primary requirement but will be considered.

 State of Michigan resident.

Michigan Tech students working as interns for Upper Peninsula Road Commissions are eligible for a $500 Intern Scholarship. Students must be recommended by their supervisor to be considered for this award.

 

Application: See attachment for application. Completed applications can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to:
Tim Colling, PhD., P.E.
Michigan Tech University
309 Dillman Hall
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone 906-487-2102
Fax: 906-487-3409
E-mail: tkcollin@mtu.edu

 

Questions: tkcollin@mtu.edu

 

UP Road Builders Scholarship Application 2019-2020


Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Deadline: March 12, 2019

Amount: 200 awards; $10,000 per student

Eligibility:

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Current high school seniors with a cumulative 3.5 or above GPA, or current college freshmen or sophomores with a cumulative 3.0 or above GPA.
  • Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
  • Majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be willing to consider a paid internship with Lockheed Martin following freshman, sophomore or junior year of college, other circumstances notwithstanding. (Note: The internship is not required to receive a scholarship.)

Application:  Online Application

Questions: lockheedmartin@scholarshipamerica.org

Website: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/communities/stem-education/lm-scholarship-program.html


The Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship – MTU 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.

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Amount: One-time $10,000 

Eligibility: 

– Current 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)
– Leadership role in academic or community based- settings (ex. On campus organizations, community volunteer work, other engineering related activities)

Application:

Application (Google Form)

– Your resume (PDF to be attached to the Google Form application)
– 1 recommendation letter from a faculty member (PDF to be attached to the Google Form application)
– 1 page essay (4000 characters including spaces) describing your interest in Automotive Engineering, leadership role(s) held, and why you feel you are the best candidate for this scholarship.

Questions: scholarships@mtu.edu


EduGeeks Essay Writing Contest

Deadline: May 31, 2019

Amount:

First Prize – $450

Second Prize – $350

Third Prize – $300

Eligibility: The contest is open to individuals regardless of their location, age or nationality.

Application:

Please send us your essay to edugeeksclubcontest@gmail.com

  1. Word count: keep your writing from 600 to 1000 words.
  2. Your essay should be unique and written by yourself. We will check its uniqueness on plagiarism check software.
  3. It should be written in the English language only.
  4. Submission format: file either in doc. / docx. / pdf. named Essay_Contest_(your name and surname).
    Example: Essay_Contest_John_Smith

In the file also please designate:

  • Contact email
  • Country of origin
  • Your age
  • Topic of your essay
  1. The number of entries: you can submit a few essays if you would like to.
  2. The admission is FREE.
Essay topics:
  1. The most important lesson college has taught us.
  2. Pros and cons of being a straight-A student.
  3. The biggest difficulty I face while writing assignments.
  4. Why I don’t like studying but love learning.
  5. Should “gifted” students receive special educational treatment?
  6. Tech in the classroom: to what extent it is a reasonable implication.
  7. Why multicultural classroom is one of the best results of globalization.
  8. The person I still remember from school.

Questions: 


The BrightStar Systems Future Technologies Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.
  • General interest in technology.

Application: 

  • Please write a 1,000 to 1,500-word essay answering the following questions:
    • How does technology help to shape your day to day activities?
    • What is your favorite piece of technology? How do you use it?
    • How has technology helped you with your studies?
    • How do you see technology shaping how students learn in the future?
  • Please submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited United States college or university. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. Please note if you are in the process of applying for colleges and universities, please indicate your current school and submit a document with the schools you have currently applied to. If you are selected for the scholarship, we will ask you to provide proof of enrollment for your college or university at that time.
  • Please submit the form on the website, https://brightstarsystems.com/the-brightstar-systems-future-technologies-scholarship/

Questions: justin@brightstarsystems.com

 

https://brightstarsystems.com/the-brightstar-systems-future-technologies-scholarship/

 

 


GreenPal Business Scholarship

Deadline: October 30, 2019

Amount: $2,000 over 4 semesters ($500 per semester)

Eligibility: 

  1. Applicant must be graduating High School’s Senior Class in 2019 or currently enrolled in a college of business with a 3.5 or higher GPA
  2. Applicant must demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner
  3. Applicant must have a declared major or minor in the college of Business, Economics, or Finance.
  4. Funds must be used for full-time enrollment at accredited two or four-year colleges, Universities, vocational or technical schools in the United States

Application: To apply for the GreenPal Scholarship, email your essay (500-1000 words) along with a photo to scholarship @yourgreenpal.com .

Questions: https://www.yourgreenpal.com/scholarship


Lark Health Scholarship

Deadline: July 10, 2019

Amount: $3,500 in three awards ($2,000; $1,000; $500)

Application: We want you to submit a 1-2 page essay, 1.5 spaced, detailing an initiative that you would like to see happen — were you a policy maker, healthcare entrepreneur, or public health worker — to prevent or delay one of the most pressing health issues facing Americans today.

Questions: gillian@lark.com

 

https://www.lark.com/lark-scholarship