Onekama student wins Michigan Tech scholarship

HOUGHTON — Blake Soper of Manistee is one of 42 high school students entering Michigan Technological University next fall who have earned one of the highest honors

Onekama Consolidated Schools senior Blake Soper is one of 42 high school students entering Michigan Technological University next fall who have earned one of the highest honors Michigan Tech can give. Soper has been named Leading Scholar finalists and will receive awards ranging from $10,000 per year scholarships to scholarships covering full tuition, room and board, plus $1,000 a year toward fees and expenses.

Michigan Tech can give.

They’ve been named Leading Scholar finalists. They will receive awards ranging from $10,000 per year scholarships to scholarships covering full tuition, room and board, plus $1,000 a year toward fees and expenses.

Three Michigan students will receive the top award. Three out-of-state students get full-tuition scholarships. The rest of the finalists who are Michigan residents will receive $8,000 scholarships, and the remainder of non-resident students will receive $17,000 toward non-resident tuition.

Soper is a student at Onekama High School and is the child of Scott Soper and Carla Soper.

Leading Scholars are chosen based on outstanding leadership and scholarly achievements both in and outside the classroom. Applicants must submit an essay. They are evaluated not only on the leadership experiences highlighted in their essay, but in the way the information is communicated in writing. The quality and content of a teacher/mentor nomination is also considered. Michigan Tech receives more than 1,000 Leading Scholar applications each year.

Michigan Technological University is a leading public research university in Houghton, on the shores of the Portage Waterway in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Michigan Tech’s mission is preparing students to create the future.

The University’s world-class faculty conducts research and develops new technologies to help build a prosperous and sustainable world. Michigan Tech’s five colleges and schools offer more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources; computing; technology; business and economics; natural, physical and environmental sciences; arts; humanities; and social sciences.

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