Future StudentsScholarship Opportunities

LTU awards hundreds of competitive scholarships to high-achieving freshmen and transfer students each year. In addition to merit-based scholarships, there are also opportunities for private, portfolio, and athletic scholarships. Incoming freshmen are highly encouraged to participate in the annual Scholarship Competition.

 


Freshmen students - once you have been admitted to Lawrence Tech, we'll automatically review your transcripts and test scores to see if you're eligible for any of our merit-based scholarship awards based on the following eligibility requirements. Students that have taken the SAT in March 2016 or later will be reviewed using the New SAT equivalent.

Freshman Scholarships Eligibility

Buell Honor
Full tuition for four years

  • High school GPA of 3.8 or higher
  • Outstanding ACT or SAT (M+CR)
  • Highly selective and competitive

Presidential
$16,000 annually
($64,000 for eight semesters)

  •  High school GPA of 3.8 or higher
  • ACT score of 30 or higher / SAT score of 1320 (M+CR) or higher
       *New SAT equivalent of 1390 (M+ERW)*

Elite
$14,000 annually
($56,000 for eight semesters)

  • High school GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • ACT score of 28 or higher / SAT score of 1250 (M+CR) or higher
       *New SAT equivalent of 1310 (M+ERW)*

Pre-eminent
$12,000 annually
($48,000 for eight semesters)

  •  High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • ACT score of 26 or higher / SAT score of 1160 (M+CR) or higher
       *New SAT equivalent of 1240 (M+ERW)*

University Honor
$10,000 annually
($40,000 for eight semesters)

  • High school GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • ACT score of 25 or higher / SAT score of 1120 (M+CR) or higher
       *New SAT equivalent of 1200 (M+ERW)*

Trustee
$6,000 annually
($24,000 for eight semesters)

  •  High school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • ACT score of 24 or higher / SAT score of 1090 (M+CR) or higher
       *New SAT equivalent of 1160 (M+ERW)*

Transfer students - once you have been admitted to Lawrence Tech, we'll automatically review your transcripts for transfer credit. Based on your cumulative GPA and transfer credit, we'll look to see if you're eligible for any of our merit-based scholarship awards based on the following eligibility requirements:

Transfer Scholarships Eligibility

Pre-eminent
$12,000 annually
($24,000 for four semesters)

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher
  • Transfer of 60 semester hours or more

University Honor
$10,000 annually
($40,000 for eight semesters)

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Transfer of 24 semester hours or more

Trustee
$4,500 annually
($18,000 for eight semesters)

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Transfer of 12 semester hours or more

Aside from merit-based scholarships, there are also a variety of portfolio and private scholarships that you may be eligible for. Scroll through the list below for eligibility requirements for each scholarship opportunity. For more private scholarship opportunities, please visit our Financial Aid page. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 248.204.3160 if you have questions!

Private Scholarships are only available from January 1 through March 1 


CoAD Portfolio Scholarship
This scholarship is open to incoming freshmen entering programs within the College of Architecture and Design (Architecture, Interior Architecture, Graphic Design, Game Art, Industrial Design, or Transportation Design). A student must be qualified for scholarship at one of our current university scholarship levels (Lawrence Tech Honor, Trustee, or Trustee Grant) in order to be considered for a portfolio based scholarship.

Scholarship Award Criteria

Open City Scholarship
Open City is an arts competition sponsored by the College of Architecture and Design. The  competition challenges aspiring artists, designers, and architects to deconstruct, challenge, expand, contract, and otherwise reposition the idea of an "Open City". The means, medias, and methods of engagement are left entirely to the discretion of the entrant, although winning submissions will engage both formal and conceptual mechanisms.

Scholarship Award Criteria

FIRST Robotics Scholarship
Lawrence Technological University recognizes distinguished FIRST Robotics team members. Submit your application, along with a 500 word essay regarding your FIRST experience, your career goals, and a letter of recommendation from one of your FIRST adult mentors for a chance to earn a $3,000 renewable scholarship.  Open to graduating high school seniors only.  Deadline date: April 1st.

FIRST Robotics Scholarship Application

Robofest Scholarship
Lawrence Technological University recognizes distinguished Robofest Robotics team members. Submit your application, along with a 400 word essay regarding your Robofest experience, your career goals, and a letter of recommendation from one of your Robofest adult coaches or mentors for a chance to earn a $3,000 renewable scholarship.  Open to graduating high school seniors only.  Deadline date: April 1st.

Robofest Scholarship Application

Project Lead the Way
Students in high school who pursue eligible Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses and receive a “B” grade or better in those courses will receive a $1,000 scholarship toward their tuition and fees upon entering their freshman year at Lawrence Tech. Upon admission into the College of Engineering and verification of the PLTW courses taken and grade requirement achieved, the newly admitted student will receive a letter from the Dean of the College of Engineering awarding them the scholarship.  Open to graduating high school seniors only.  Deadline date: April 1st

PLTW Scholarship Application

DECA Scholarship

Lawrence Technological University recognizes distinguished DECA participants.  LTU will award, $1000 (valued up to $4,000 for four years), to qualified DECA participants.  Candidates must be in his/her senior year of high school and be an active DECA participant.   Deadline Date: April 1st

DECA Scholarship Competition Application

Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa members interested in studying at Lawrence Tech after completing two years at a participating community college are eligible for a renewable scholarship of up to $3,000 per year. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and transfer in 24 credits before submitting application.  Deadline dates per semester: Fall - August 1st Spring - December 1st Summer - April 1st

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Application

Eagle Scout Scholarship
Incoming undergraduate Lawrence Tech students that have achieved Eagle Scout status are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. For more information, please contact Jane Rohrback at 248-204-3177.  Open to graduating high school seniors only.  Deadline date: April 1st

Girl Scouts Gold Scholarship
Incoming undergraduate Lawrence Tech students that have achieved Gold status in the Girl Scouts are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. For more information, please contact Jane Rohrback at 248-204-3177. Open to graduating high school seniors only.  Deadline date: April 1st

Balanced Man Scholarship
The Lawrence Tech chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon and the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation offers this opportunity for $3,500 in scholarships, available to incoming male freshmen.

Balanced Man Scholarship Application

To Better the Man Scholarship

Alpha Sigma Phi - Gamma Psi Chapter offers the opportunity for new incoming students to Lawrence Tech to apply to their "To Better the Man" scholarship.

To Better the Man Scholarship Application

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Scholarship Competition winners will earn up to $4,000 per year for four years toward your education at Lawrence Tech. This is in addition to any academic scholarship for which you may qualify, total awards not to exceed full tuition.

How to Participate in Lawrence Tech’s Scholarship Competition:

This competition is open to accepted Fall 2017 High School Senior students.

1. Apply to Lawrence Tech, if you haven’t already: www.ltu.edu/apply.asp.

2. Write a 500 word response to the following topic and email your essay, name, phone, email, major to scholarship@ltu.edu by February 1, 2017. This essay is an addition to the required personal essay for admission.

Innovation is a hallmark of a Lawrence Technological University education. Choose a person whose innovations have inspired you. Explain why that person was successful and how his or her innovation is helpful to society. What characteristics of the innovator would you like to incorporate into your own life?

3. The writers of the best essays will be invited to attend the Scholarship Competition. There are three dates available to attend the competition. Please note that no exceptions will be made.

Saturday, February 25, 2017: Competition Schedule

8:00a  Registration and check-in
8:30a - 10:00a  Welcome and Competition (Academic Assessment)
10:00a  Campus Open House

Friday, March 3, 2017: Competition Schedule

10:00a - 12:00p Blue and White Day
12:00p - 1:15p  Lunch and Housing Tour
1:15p  Registration and check-in
1:30p - 3:00p Welcome and Competition (Academic Assessment)

Friday, March 17, 2017: Competition Schedule

10:00a - 12:00p Blue and White Day
12:00p - 1:15p  Lunch and Housing Tour
1:15p  Registration and check-in
1:30p - 3:00p Welcome and Competition (Academic Assessment)

 

4. If selected for the competition, you will receive a RSVP form which will reserve your spot for the competition. 

For more information, please email scholarship@ltu.edu, or call the Admissions Office at 248.204.3160.