Hemlock Public School District (“HPSD”) and Michigan Technological University (“Michigan Tech”) are thrilled to announce a collaborative effort to provide a $1,000 annual scholarship opportunity to students who successfully complete the robotics program at the Lockwood STEM Center during their time at Hemlock High School. 

This exciting new partnership will work to deepen engagement in areas of mutual expertise between HPSD and Michigan Tech. "Students who excel at Michigan Tech are more than just smart; they show grit, integrity, and develop innovative approaches to solve our world's problems. Our partnership with the Lockwood STEM Center is in recognition of the incredible academic opportunities it provides to HPSD students, and we are thrilled to show our support for the Hemlock community and Great Lakes Bay region,” said Cassy Tefft de Muñoz, Executive Director of Enrollment Initiatives at Michigan Tech.  

The particulars of the Lockwood STEM Center Scholarship are:

  • Michigan Tech agrees to a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 annually (renewal contingent upon satisfactory academic standing, conduct, and minimum enrollment status) for students who successfully complete the robotics program at the Lockwood STEM Center and enroll at Michigan Tech as first-year students. 
  • Hemlock agrees to provide a list of students at the beginning of each academic year and confirm completion.
  • This scholarship goes into effect immediately with two recipients, HHS seniors Clay Urbaniak and Ben Lockwood, for Fall 2022. 

This announcement was made during a celebration at the Lockwood STEM Center (733 N. Hemlock Rd. Hemlock, MI 48626) on May 4, 2022, at 11 a.m. STEM partners and leaders in the community were there to witness this announcement.