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Deadline Extended to Apply for Hemlock Semiconductor Scholarships to Michigan Tech’s Engineering Scholars Summer Youth Program

Students from Bay, Midland, Saginaw & Gratiot Counties Now Can Apply Until May 1

HEMLOCK, Mich. ― Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) today said the application deadline for the 30 scholarships it’s offering to Great Lakes Bay Region high school students interested in attending Michigan Technological University’s Engineering Scholars Summer Youth Program has been pushed back to May 1.

The $1,000 scholarship will fully 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 the week of July 19-25. Applications will be accepted from students attending school in Midland, Saginaw, Bay or Gratiot counties until 5 p.m. Friday, May 1. The deadline had been April 10.

Summer Youth Program Scholarships provide funding for students in grades 9 to 11 to attend a week-long program at Michigan Tech that will fully immerse them in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and help them explore careers in engineering and related disciplines.

The Summer Youth Program’s first priority is the health and safety of all participants and community members, said Amanda Jackson, assistant director of the Center for Educational Outreach at Michigan Tech. At this time, Michigan Tech has implemented a pandemic preparedness plan which includes suspension of face-to-face classes, labs, and travel restrictions until April 17th.

Jackson said that the Summer Youth Programs, including the Engineering Scholars Program, are expected to run as scheduled. The situation around this decision is being monitored closely. For questions specific to how this situation impacts Summer Youth Programs, please visit their COVID-19 FAQ page.

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 team competitions, a variety show and many outdoor activities in Michigan’s beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.

More information about the program and the HSC scholarship, as well as the application form, can be found at: https://www.mtu.edu/syp/discover/competitive-scholarships/esp-app-2020-web1.pdf.

About Hemlock Semiconductor

Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) is a joint venture between DuPont, Corning Inc. and Shin-Etsu Handotai. HSC is a leading provider of ultra-pure polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacture of semiconductors for electronic devices, solar cells and modules. HSC began operations in 1961. To find out more, go to hscpoly.com.

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
kristen.opperman@hscpoly.com
+1 989 301 6063

Amanda Jackson
Assistant Director, Center for Pre-College Outreach
Michigan Technological University
amandaja@mtu.edu
+1 906 487 2219