Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Education Scholarship

Scholarship Purpose

To promote the vision of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) by offering financial support to high school seniors who wish to study and ultimately become professionals in the field of chemical engineering. The scholarship will reward past academic performance as well as school and community involvement. It is not strictly based on financial need. It is intended for a student who has demonstrated a high proficiency in core academic courses and who has a high probability of success at obtaining a chemical engineering degree. 


This $2000 scholarship is awarded over 4 years to a graduating high school senior in the Mid-Michigan tri-city area or neighboring county who plans to study at an ABET accredited chemical engineering program. If the senior is not enrolling in a traditional 4-year institution with an accredited chemical engineering program, please explain in the application how the alternative program has been designed to result in a chemical engineering degree from an accredited program.

ABET accredited programs are listed here.

Past winners of the scholarship can re-apply prior to the upcoming academic year. The link to reapply is below.

2017 Deadline and Application Form

Please fill out the following application and submit it to no later than April 9, 2017

2017 Undergraduate Scholarship Application

For your application to be considered complete, you must also submit two letters of recommendation and your high school transcript. Transcripts and recommendation letters may be sent electronically to, or hard copies may be mailed to the address below. Please e-mail to inform us that your documents are forthcoming.

AIChE Mid-Michigan Section

Attention: Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 2496

Midland, MI  48641-2496

Please contact Kathleen Wu ( with any questions.

Current Scholarship Holders and Reapplication Form

Our 2016 scholarship winner was Austen Zhu of H. H. Dow High School - Midland.

Past winners of the scholarship can re-apply here prior to the upcoming academic year.

Past Winners

Hannah Fetner was a 2013 scholarship winner who is currently pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. At the 2015 mid-Michigan AIChE spring banquet, she presented about her experiences in engineering and continued involvement in AIChE since winning the scholarship.  

Presentation to Mid-Michigan AIChE Spring Banquet 


Engineering Exploration Scholarship

Scholarship Purpose

To promote the education of potential future engineers through the opportunity to explore careers and develop skills in engineering and science.  The Summer Youth Program is a one-week program at the Michigan Technological University (MTU) campus, which gives high school students an opportunity to explore careers and develop skills.  The students will participate in laboratory, classroom and field experiences in a selected career area. More information about the program is here.


The scholarship is awarded to a high school student in grades 9-11 in the Mid-Michigan tri-city area or neighboring county. It covers tuition, room, and board plus a $100 travel allotment for a one-week session at the MTU Summer Youth Program.   

The program is a popular event and classes tend to fill quickly.  If you are concerned about not getting your first choice session, we recommend you register directly through the program's website. If you are chosen as a winner of this scholarship, you will be reimbursed if you have already registered. We will do what we can to help you get your first choice session. We ask for 2nd and 3rd choice sessions in case your first choice is not available.

Deadline and Application Form

Applications are due on midnight (12:00 AM EST) of January 8, 2017. To save your progress, please navigate to the end of the section and select "Yes" to the question "Do you want to save your results and come back later?" You will be directed to submit your form and given a link that will allow you to return and edit your responses. You will be able to edit your response up until the deadline of January 8.

Please contact Kathleen Wu at with any questions related to submitting the application.

The 2016-2017 application cycle has closed.

Past Winners

Our 2016 scholarship winner was Megan Brooks. She is in the graduating class of 2018 at Swan Valley High School in Saginaw.

Testimonial from Megan:

I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend the Summer Youth Program at MTU. It was an amazing experience, I learned a lot about different types of careers involving engineering, and the type of college I would be interested in attending. I found it very helpful to talk with the current MTU students. I was able to go into more depth into biomedical engineering and chemical engineering by speaking with the students studying those specific fields. This was a very beneficial experience and I am grateful for that opportunity.

Support the Mid-Michigan Section of AIChE Scholarships

The Mid-Michigan Section of AIChE is involved in educational outreach. We provide classroom demonstrations and support aspiring engineers through scholarships for summer camps and chemical engineering degrees. Your donation will go to help Mid-Michigan AIChE establish a sustainable scholarship fund to send high school students to the Michigan Technological University Summer Youth Program or to an accredited university or college with a degree in chemical engineering.

Would you like to help a future chemical engineer? You can donate to the Mid-Michigan Section of AIChE Scholarship Fund through PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account. Donations are tax-deductible.