New Opportunities for College Students to Benefit from The Michigander Scholars Incentive in 2024

MEDC announces new partnerships with Kettering University, Wayne State University and major employers to promote careers, recruit talent and fill jobs in semiconductor, electric vehicle industries that are key to helping grow state’s future population

Michigan college students interested in pursuing careers in the semiconductor or EV/mobility industries have new inspiration this year to apply for the state’s coveted Michigander scholarship incentive, which offers participating students a $5,000 scholarship for internships with partner employers and up to $10,000 for accepting full-time positions if they agree to live and work for one year after graduation in the Great Lakes State.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today it has expanded The Michigander Scholars program to include higher education partners Kettering University in Flint and Wayne State University in Detroit, as well as adding several new employers, including Hemlock SemiconductorNissanSubaru and Toyota.

Those companies join existing employer partners participating in the program such as General MotorsFordBorgWarnerLG Energy Solutions and SK Siltron CSS, while Kettering and Wayne State join the MEDC’s existing higher ed partnerships with the Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, and the University of Michigan campuses in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint.

In addition, the MEDC has expanded The Michigander Scholars program to allow sophomores and graduate students to be eligible for scholarships and added computer and process engineers as career roles.