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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 11th 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 25-31, 2021.

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 students attending school in Midland, Saginaw, Bay or Gratiot counties until 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10.

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.

“The Engineering Scholars Program at Michigan Tech is a great way for students to explore the variety of opportunities available through engineering,” said Andy Ault, HSC vice president of manufacturing. “STEM skills are critical to Hemlock Semiconductor and scholarships to this program help students from the Great Lakes Bay region learn and get excited about a STEM future.”

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.

“Summer Youth Programs have been in operation since 1972,” said Cassy Tefft de Muñoz, director of educational outreach at Michigan Tech. “Given the events of the past year, the need for students to have early, impactful educational and career experiences has never been more relevant. We are so grateful that our continued partnership with HSC will ensure that talented and motivated students can attend this program.”

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, as well as the application form, 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 can be found 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

Amanda Jackson
Assistant Director, Center for Educational Outreach
Michigan Technological University
(906) 487-2219
amandaja@mtu.edu