2014 Student Application Form

Who May Apply?
All incoming admitted Michigan Tech students with an ACT composite of 30 or higher or a combined critical reading and math score of 1340 or higher on the SAT may apply during the spring of their senior year in high school.

Directions: Please fill out the entire form (for longer responses, feel free to type your response in Word and copy and paste it into the appropriate field), then click submit at the bottom of the page. You will receive email confirmation after we receive your application.

A. Personal Information
First Name:
Last Name:
Phone Number:( ) -
MTU Email Address:
Other Email Address:
Major, if known:
High School:
M Number:

B. Essay Portion:
Please answer the following questions in about 1250-1350 words total. These questions are patterned on those found in nationally competitive scholarships. We consider this application the first step in getting to know you better and in preparing you to apply for a national fellowship/scholarship that will help you achieve your goals.

1.) Ten years from now, what research, scholarly, or creative activity are you most likely doing?

2.) Please describe the factors or experience(s) that influenced your selection of your proposed field of study or major. If you have chosen to keep your options regarding a major open at this time then please discuss the factors or experience(s) that you are currently considering in your decision-making process.

3.) Describe yourself as a leader. How do you perceive yourself as a leader? What unique qualities define you as a leader? How has your role as a leader influenced others?

4.) Describe the personal characteristics, abilities, and qualities that will serve you as a life-long learner.

5.) Describe a hard decision you made. Why was it hard? Would you make the same choice now?

6.) Indicate a favorite quote, equation, poem, work of art, or concept and explain why you like it.

7.) What constitutes a good university education in your view?

C. Housing:
If you are completing this application by March 30 please indicate your choice:
I would like to live with other Honors Institute members in Honors Housing.
I do not want Honors Housing.

Due Dates:
If you prefer honors housing, this application must be submitted by March 30. Otherwise, we will accept application essays until June 1.


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Houghton, MI 49931-1295

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Michigan Technological University

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Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295

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