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"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."

Maria DiValentin, Mechanical Engineering 2001
Field Service Representative,
John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

LSSU's Prototype Development Center puts manufacturing methods, mechanical services, materials testing, electronics, computers and robotics at a company's disposal so it can create functional prototypes of any product
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Charlie Snyder Scholarship

Up to $1500, Nonrenewable, 1-3 per year
This endowed scholarship was established to provide financial assistance and recognition to students entering LSSU in either an engineering or technology major. This endowment is named in memory of Charlie Snyder of Delco Electronics.

Eligibility:
A successful candidate:

  • Must be an incoming freshman or transfer student enrolled at LSSU
  • Must be majoring in engineering or engineering technology
  • Must have a high school or transfer GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Incoming freshman with a composite ACT score of 22 or higher
  • Must be recommended by the School of Engineering and Technology

LSSU Robotics Scholarships

Up to $2000, Renewable, 4 per year
The intent is to award this scholarship on an annual basis to incoming students who are pursuing an undergraduate engineering education and have demonstrated academic success and interest in the robotics specialty curriculum.

Eligibility:
Scholarship requirements are as follows:

  • Admission to the LSSU engineering or engineering technology program
  • Interest in the robotics specialty curriculum
  • 3.30 minimum grade point average (GPA)
  • 24 minimum ACT composite score
  • Demonstrated robotics interest and experience as a participant in robotics competitions or summer camps. Examples include FIRST, MITES, VICA, RIA, LSSU Women in Technology or LSSU Robotics camps
  • Must be recommended by the School of Engineering and Technology

Huizenga Engineering Scholarships

Up to $1000, Nonrenewable, 4 per year
The intent is to award this scholarship on an annual basis to incoming students who are pursuing an undergraduate engineering education and have demonstrated academic success.

Eligibility:
Scholarship requirements are as follows:

  • Admission to the LSSU engineering or engineering technology program
  • 3.30 minimum grade point average (GPA)
  • 24 minimum ACT composite score
  • Must be recommended by the School of Engineering and Technology

Michigan Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships

$2000, Nonrenewable, 3 per year
The Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) encourages high school seniors with the talent and commitment to pursue an engineering degree. The scholarships are provided by the generosity of individuals, leading companies and educational institutions. All scholarships are based on merit; and are to be used towards tuition only, applicants must meet minimum criteria to qualify.

Eligibility:
Scholarship requirements are as follows:

  • Admission to an LSSU engineering degree program
  • Complete MSPE application

Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship

$500, Nonrenewable, 1 per year
The purpose of this scholarship is to benefit a student enrolled full-time at LSSU in an engineering or engineering technology program.

Eligibility:
Successful candidates are as follows:

  • Must be a full-time LSSU student enrolled in an engineering or engineering technology program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have financial need
  • Must be recommended by the School of Engineering and Technology

Sven V. Heikkinen Engineering Scholarship

$500, Nonrenewable, 1 per year
This scholarship was established by Ken and Kate Heikkinen in memory of their son, Sven. Sven Heikkinen was a 1982 graduate from Pickford High School. He graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1993 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was an Engineering Specialist in Vehicle Development working for the Continental-Brimley Development Center. He was also an Adjunct professor with LSSU vehicle test dynamics, a driving instructor, a Junior Achievement mentor, and a Dale Carnegie trainer. His unexpected death on June 3, 2007 at the age of 43 left an indelible void on his wife Jodie and his daughters Kirsi and Kinzie and all who knew Sven. He had a genuine love for LSSU and, in particular, the school of engineering. It is his parents’ wishes to honor his memory with a scholarship to benefit future LSSU engineering students.

Eligibility:
Successful candidates are as follows:

  • Must be a full time student majoring in any engineering field
  • Must have at least sophomore status
  • Must have a GPA 3.0 or higher.
  • Must be recommended by the LSSU Engineering faculty.

Precision Edge Surgical Products Company Scholarship

Provides All Tuition & Fees, Nonrenewable, 1 per year
Precision Edge Surgical Products is a local manufacturer of orthopedic cutting tools and medical instruments.  Many Lake Superior State University engineering students are employed by Precision Edge or have worked for the Company since its inception in 1989. This scholarship has been established to support students of at least sophomore status majoring in any field in the School of Engineering and Technology at Lake Superior State University. 

Eligibility:
A successful candidate:

  • Must be a student majoring in any LSSU Engineering & Technology degree program.
  • Must have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must be a student in good academic standing (as defined in the University’s Catalog), who has earned at least 26 credit hours – sophomore status.
  • Must be a resident of Michigan with preference given to residents of Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula.
  • Financial need is a consideration, but not a requirement.
  • Must be recommended by the LSSU Engineering faculty.

Lawrence Roy Jacobson and Dorothy M. Bell Engineering Scholarship

$1,300, Nonrenewable, 1 per year
Dorothy Bell, a graduate of Pickford High School, established this endowed scholarship in memory of her son, Lawrence Roy. Lawrence was a graduate of Sault Area High School and worked as an engineer at Dow Corning. The purpose of this scholarship is to benefit a Sault High graduate who is pursuing an engineering degree at Lake Superior State University.

Eligibility:
A successful candidate:

  • Must be a full-time student majoring in an engineering field of study at Lake Superior State University
  • Must have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Must be a graduate of Sault Area High School.


  

If you would like to learn more about our scholarships, visit our department website.

Madl Award Debuts Fall 2008

Professor Emeritus John Madl, and his wife, Jan, donated a $500 award for a full-time manufacturing engineering technology student who has earned at least 26 credits. The impetus behind the award was to help a struggling student.

“I struggled as a student and want to help someone in a similar situation. Perhaps part of the struggle is trying to do well as a result of having to work outside of school to be able to afford living and educational expenses,” said John regarding the type of student he would like to see as a recipient. He’s thinking of the person who works hard, studies hard, and contributes to LSSU but doesn’t necessarily get top grades. That said, the requisite minimum GPA is 2.0.

Candidates should indicate a need for the award in their submission letter. Although the award is not automatically-renewable, recipients are eligible to reapply for it each year. Selection is made the faculty of the School of Engineering and Technology.

Hands-on Training...

Brian Applegate

LSSU's dedicated three-story fire lab made all the difference to Brian Applegate. "Our certification training classes offered real situations," Brian says. Students practice victim search techniques while controlling and extinguishing fires. Applegate says his favorite exercise was the live fire flashover simulation. "We saw how fires evolved as they burned," he says. "Itís as close as you can get to the real thing." [ more ]

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