You are invited to apply to join the Grand Challenge Scholars Program if you have earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher in high school and a minimum ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1090 (M+CR). Involvement in community service and extracurricular activities are also important criteria that will be considered when reviewing your application for admission into the Grand Challenge Scholars Program.

Please note that the Grand Challenge Scholars Program is open to students in all undergraduate majors. The admission of applicants who are dual-enrolled in college courses while in high school will be determined on an individual basis.  Consideration of applications is partially based on the applicant’s ability to fulfill the Grand Challenge Scholars Program curricular requirements if they are awarded transfer credit by Lawrence Technological University.

Grand Challenge Scholars Program Application

The Grand Challenge Scholars Program is open to students in all undergraduate majors.

Please complete the Grand Challenge Scholars Application to be considered for admission.

Grand Challenge Scholars Program Advantages

  • Priority registration for classes
  • Dedicated Grand Challenge Scholars Program academic advisor
  • Opportunities to participate in social and professional development events through automatic membership in the National Academy of Engineers Grand Challenge Program
  • Special recognition at commencement and the Grand Challenge Scholars Program distinction permanently recorded on your diploma and transcript

Grand Challenge Scholars Program Mission

Addressing any of the Grand Challenges naturally spans multiple disciplines, and because Grand Challenge problem solutions are implemented in different parts of the world, students are prepared to think in international terms, and to develop globally relevant perspectives and skills. Anecdotally, the GCSP attracts students because it prepares them for real and urgent problems that need solutions; it is a basis for realistic experiments, homework and problem challenges in the field during their undergraduate years; and it offers a clear view to future jobs that matter and the opportunities in engineering that await them.