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Applications Now Open for HSC Scholarships to Michigan Tech’s Engineering Scholars Summer Youth Program

Students from Bay, Midland, Saginaw & Gratiot Counties Can Apply by April 10

HEMLOCK, Mich. – For the 12th year in a row, Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) is providing 30 full scholarships for Great Lakes Bay Region high school students interested in attending Michigan Technological University’s Engineering Scholars Summer Youth Program from July 24-29, 2022.

The $1,000 scholarship will cover tuition, classroom supplies, housing, meals and round-trip charter bus transportation from the Great Lakes Bay Region to Michigan Tech’s campus in Houghton in the Upper Peninsula. Applications will be accepted from high school students in Midland, Saginaw, Bay or Gratiot counties until 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10 2022.

The Engineering Scholars Program offers students in grades 9 through 11 full immersion in a week-long exploration of mechanical, electrical, computer, biomedical, environmental, and other types of engineering. In addition, participants will hear from guest speakers and engage in hands-on project work.

“For young people interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, there is no better summer educational opportunity than Michigan Tech’s Engineering Scholars program,” said Philp Dembowski , HSC Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer . “Hemlock Semiconductor is proud to offer these scholarships to students across the Great Lakes Bay Region because engineers play such a critical role in our company’s mission to create a more sustainable world through silicon technology.”

Students who are selected for this competitive scholarship program will:

  • Explore engineering by constructing a building strong enough to withstand an earthquake, create an artificial intelligence army and much more.
  • Get inside information from role models working in engineering fields.
  • Work in teams to solve engineering problems and complete group projects.
  • Experience college life by staying in a residence hall, exploring campus and meeting others with similar interests.
  • Enjoy taking part in many activities on Michigan Tech’s campus as well as in the surrounding Keweenaw Peninsula.

Since 1972, Summer Youth Programs (SYP) at Michigan Technological University have delivered high-impact educational explorations for middle and high school students in a mini-college experience. SYP participants have embraced curiosity, explore new careers, and discover the endless possibilities that come with a well-rounded education. Now, in the 50th year SYP is rising up to meet the challenges of tomorrow with new programming centered around the social, environmental, and technological needs of society over the next ten years.

HSC has been supporting students’ participation in Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs since 2010 and has awarded nearly 200 scholarships to date. Over half of the students who attend the program continue on to study engineering or computer science in college. More information about the program and the HSC scholarship can be found here.

About Hemlock Semiconductor
Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) is a leading provider of hyper-pure polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, solar cells and modules. At HSC, we’re passionate about silicon-based technology and its unique potential to connect and energize the world we share. HSC’s polysilicon enables customers to produce high-tech electronics and solar energy, and our efficient manufacturing process delivers
products with an ultra-low-carbon footprint. HSC began operations in 1961.

More information is available at: hscpoly.com | @hscpoly | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube

About Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

Media contacts:

Kristen Opperman
Communications Liaison
Hemlock Semiconductor
(989) 301-6063
kristen.opperman@hscpoly.com

Cassy Tefft de Munoz
Executive Director
Center for Educational Outreach
Michigan Technological University
catefft@mtu.edu