financial aid scholarships

Scholarships, like grants, are financial aid that does not have to be paid back.
Below are different resources to explore as you search for scholarships.

At Lawrence Tech, scholarships are awarded based on academic merit to new and transfer students, as well as to currently enrolled upper-class students. To be considered for Lawrence Tech scholarships, you must complete the application process.

Freshmen Scholarships
Keeping your
Buell Honor
Full tuition for four years
High school GPA of 3.8 or higher
 Outstanding ACT or SAT R (ERW+M) scores
Highly selective and competitive
Renewable each year provided student is enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester and maintains a 3.00 GPA or better
$16,000 annually
($64,000 for eight semesters)
High school GPA of 3.8 or higher
ACT score of 30 or higher /SAT I 1320 / SAT R 1390 (ERW+M) or higher
Renewable each year provided student is enrolled for a least 12 credit hours each semester and maintains a 3.00 GPA or better
$14,000 annually
($56,000 for eight semesters)
High school GPA of 3.6 or higher
ACT score of 28 or higher /SAT I 1250 / SAT R 1310 (ERW+M) or higher
Renewable each year provided student is enrolled for a least 12 credit hours each semester and maintains a 3.00 GPA or better
$12,000 annually
($48,000 for eight semesters)
High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
ACT score of 26 or higher /SAT I 1160 / SAT R 1240 (ERW+M) or higher
Renewable each year provided student is enrolled for a least 12 credit hours each semester and maintains a 3.00 GPA or better
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 I 1120 / SAT R 1200 (ERW+M) or higher
Renewable each year, provided student is enrolled for a least 12 credit hours each semester and maintains a 2.70 or better GPA
$6,000 annually
($24,000 for eight semesters)
High school GPA of 3.0 or higher
ACT score of 24 or higher /SAT I 1090 / SAT R 1160 (ERW+M) or higher
Renewable each year provided student is enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester and maintains a 2.70 or better GPA
Transfer Student
Keeping your
$12,000 annually
($24,000 for four semesters)
Cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher
Transfer of 60 semester hours
or more
Renewable each year provided student is enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester and maintains a 3.0 or better GPA
University Honor
$10,000 annually
($40,000 for eight semesters)
Cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher
Transfer of 24 semester hours
or more
Renewable each year provided student is enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester and maintains a 2.70 or better GPA
$4,500 annually
($18,000 for eight semesters)
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Transfer of 12 semester hours
or more
Renewable each year provided student is enrolled for at least 12 credit hours each semester and maintains a 2.70 or better GPA

Lawrence Tech, through the Office of Financial Aid, annually awards a number of academic scholarships to upper-class students currently enrolled on campus. The application deadline is May 15.  Several designated scholarship awards are made in the range of $500 to $5,000 per year. Eligible applicants may be full-time or part-time students with sophomore, junior, or senior standing within the year of the award.

Click below for the online Academic Scholarship Applications for Current Students
Apply Here 

The following are the scholarships available to currently enrolled students:

  • Lawrence Tech Alumni Scholarships
  • Ford Motor Company Scholarships
  • DaimlerChrysler Minority and Women Scholarship
  • Upper-class Scholarship
  • John Parke Scholarships
  • William H. Bibbens Scholarship
  • Alumni Legacy Scholarships
  • Various other designated and endowed scholarships


Additional information about academic scholarships for current students can be found at:

The above links are not hosted by, nor run by, Lawrence Tech.

Private scholarships are general based on academic merit and are funded by organizations outside of Lawrence Tech.

Henry Ford Trade School Alumni Association Student Aid Fund

This scholarship is an endowed scholarship by the Alumni Association of the Henry Ford Trade School. This scholarship is for transfer students and preference will be given to students who are pursuing a mechanical engineering degree, are transfer students from Macomb Community College and Henry Ford College and are descendants of current or former members of the HFTSAA. If the preference of the donor cannot be fulfilled, then students who are majoring in any engineering degree will be considered. This is a need based scholarship.

The Director of Admissions along with the Director of Financial will review the applicants and make the awards.

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.

Project Lead the Way Application 

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. Deadline date: April 1st.

First Robotics Scholarship 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.

Phi Theta Kappa 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.

Yottabyte Innovations in Software Scholarship

As a part of our commitment to developing future talent, we are proud to support future software innovators by providing the Yottabyte Innovations in Software Scholarship. Undergraduate and graduate IT students who will be attending an accredited university in the United States in the Spring of 2015 are eligible to apply for our scholarship. Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the submission they provide.

Apply on-line here.

Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation (AWAF) Scholarship

Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation (AWAF) is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the global automotive industry. AWAF maintains the mission from their inception in 2001, and has awarded $200,000 in scholarships to women pursuing careers or career enhancements in the automotive industry. Go to  and go to the scholarship tab to download an application and submit documentation by U.S. mail.

The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship By is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students .The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Spring semester, Apply Now! The deadline to apply is December, 1st.

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship Award

Giva's corporate student scholarship and grant award is for anyone attending a college or university. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education. There is no specific course of study or major required. Giva will award $1000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful essays. Deadlines June 1st and December 1st.

Please see details and apply on-line.

Great Lakes National Scholarship Program

Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. is offering $2,500 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolling in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) programs. Up to 750 awards will be granted to qualified students from across the country. Scholarship applications will be accepted through April 5, 2014, or until 20,000 applications have been received. Finalists will be notified in July. 

Please see details and apply on-line.

Young & Free Michigan Scholarship Program

Michigan First Credit Union believes in helping young people achieve their dreams. Over the past decade we have awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving Michigan students with big dreams! Find more information and apply Students complete an application at Entry Deadline is Monday, February 10 at Noon.  Current college students ages 17 to 25 are eligible to apply.

HORIZONS-Michigan Scholarship

Women In Defense Michigan established the HORIZONS-Michigan Scholarship in 2009 to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States, and to provide development opportunities to women already working in these fields. All scholarship materials must be received by WID-MI by September 15, 2014. Interested in applying? The WID-MI HORIZONS Scholarship application can be found on-line here.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Applications are now open for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program! Are there students you know who are dedicated both inside and outside the classroom? Those who drive positive change in their communities? We want to celebrate these lives by helping make college dreams a reality. Visit for program details and the online application, Deadline: February 28, 2014
5:00 p.m. EST.

Return Scholarship-Michigan Professional Women’s Network

Members of the Michigan Professional Women’s Network recognize the powerful life-changing opportunities that returning to school can create and so have created the “Return” Scholarship Program.” Please see the application for more detailed information. Deadline September 2, 2014.

ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering College Scholarships

ASCO Numatics, a company of Emerson, has been the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive flow control and pneumatics solutions for over 100 years. We are proud to offer our college engineering scholarship program aimed at rewarding exceptional undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in manufacturing and processing engineering.

ASCO Numatics will award two, $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled. The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies. Scholarship recipients may be eligible for an ASCO Numatics internship.

Apply On-line, Deadline: March 31, 2014.

The Arab American Scholarship Foundation Program

The LAHC is proud and privileged to be recognized as a leading advocate of higher education and to have the distinction of being the largest Scholarship assistance program in the area. The mission of this program is to provide scholarships to deserving and underprivileged students who possess the skills and desire to seek higher education; including high school graduates, college undergraduates and graduate students.  Scholarship Amount: $1,000.00 (One Thousand Dollars), for Senior High School Students, Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students. 

Apply Online

The Eric Verhaar Memorial Fund Scholarship

The Eric Verhaar Memorial Fund will be awarding $1000.00 scholarship for the 2014 school year. The Eric Verhaar Memorial Fund is a 501C3 Organization with the purpose of providing scholarships in memory of our friend, son and brother who passed at the beginning of his adult life. Entry Deadline  April 1, 2014.

The Balanced Man Scholarship 

Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation offers this opportunity for $3500 in scholarships, available incoming freshmen.

Apply online

Charter One's TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate an exemplary community service background. You can learn more on-line through Charter One.

Crew Network & CREW Foundation Scholarship Endowment 

The CREW Network Foundation is for women pursuing an education that will lead to a career in commercial real estate industry, and offers an internship in brokerage to encourage women to consider this career choice. Learn more on-line.

John Luttig Scholarship Fund 

The mission of the John Luttig Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to deserving high school graduates from a Michigan school district who are pursuing an architectural degree at Lawrence Tech. By reaching out to motivated students, the Scholarship Fund helps to provide the means to attend college and the opportunity to realize their aspirations.
Click here to apply: 

John Luttig Scholarship Fund

Scholarship with a Navy Career

Financial support totaling up to $135,000. Contact Brian.Hart1@Navy.Mil or 313.215.0339

DTE Energy Scholarship

This scholarship is established by the DTE Energy Foundation. Estimated number of distributions for the Fall Academic Semester will be from ten up to twenty scholarships. The dollar value of each scholarship can range from $500 to $1000. The Lawrence Technological University Scholarship Committee will review the applicants, make a decision on the award, and notify the student(s) who are awarded the scholarship.

The following criteria shall be considered by the University in selecting the scholarship recipient:

 Scholarships may be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to studying energy engineering, alternative energy or energy & environmental management.

  •    Currently enrolled Lawrence Tech undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  •    Part-time students are eligible for the scholarship.
  •    Undergraduate scholarship applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  •    Graduate scholarship applicants must have a letter of recommendation from their supervisor and a resume stating their work experience and education in an energy-related field.
  •    Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.
  •    Applicants will submit a 2-page essay-letter to the scholarship committee, expressing their commitment to study energy engineering, alternative energy, or energy & environmental management and why this scholarship will help them attain their academic goals.
  •    All recipients must acknowledge the benefits of the scholarship to their education in a letter addressed to either the donor, or the University’s Office of Financial Aid, before their scholarship may be awarded.
  •    The scholarship shall be administered by the University Scholarship Committee and the Office of Financial Aid, according to their normal policies.

Submit all questions and application information relating to this scholarship to Office of Financial Aid, in the LTU Financial Aid Office, telephone #248-204-2121.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships 

Are designed to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  Fellowships Office National Research Council of the National Academies phone:202.334.2872 or email: Web based applications may be filled out and submitted on-line.

Nicki Kapron Scholarship

For female students.$2,000 scholarship application and guidelines available at Zonta Club of Southfield area member of Zonta International, advancing the status of women worldwide.

Women's Transportation Seminar 

Women's Transportation Seminar, an International professional organization promoting women. Their vision is to transform the transportation industry through the advancement of women. For more information on this organization please visit their website at Find scholarship information under WTS Foundation link.

Detroit Chapter of APICS: The Association for Operations Management.

A $750 scholarship is open to all full-time and part-time students (undergraduate or graduate level). This is a great opportunity for students to get a scholarship during these tough economic times. Financial need as determined by the APICS Chapter Scholarship Committee.

Student must attend one professional development meeting (PDM) prior to applying for scholarship and meet three board members at the event. Contact Andrea Oltesvig at for more information.

 VFW Scholarship

A $500 scholarship awarded twice per year. Visit VFW 5855 For information.

Some students may be eligible for aid through the Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP).  Information on the TIP program can be found on the Michigan Office of Scholarships and Grants' website here:

Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

Other Resources

Following are some useful resources and information

FAFSA on the Web
Federal Student Aid
FinAid !
Financial Aid Eligibility Estimator
Financial Aid Glossary
Financial Aid Programs
Financing Your Education
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Scholarship Scams Information
Scholarship Search
State Programs
U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Information

The above links are not hosted by, nor run by, Lawrence Tech.