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MSU EV Scholars Program

Michigan State University is partnering with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation on a pilot program to foster hiring in the electric vehicle and mobility industries. The goal of the program is to connect engineering students interested in EV and mobility careers with companies looking for talent.


  • Student accepted in the cohort program will be involved in Career Prep directed at the EV Industry PLUS special programming, coursework and tours.

  • Students will be assigned both a Career Coach and Faculty Advisor who will help with career prep, employer contact and academic advising as it pertains to the EV Industry. 

  • Students will have special engagement events where they will be connected with and recruited by companies in the EV Industry in hopes of employment  - Note, It will be the choice of the student to accept. 

  • There is NO extra cost or payment for the coursework and programming involved in this program. All is covered by program funding.

  • Successful EV Scholars will qualify for up to $10,000* in scholarship.  The addition of this scholarship may result in adjustments made to previously awarded financial aid. All scholarships are contingent on continued qualifying and funding.

Program Admin Contact: 

Garth Motschenbacher

Schedule an appointment


  • Qualifying students must be in Freshmen (2nd semester), Sophomore or Junior Status (@ least 2 semesters prior to graduation).

  • Student should be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or above

  • Preference given to students majoring in Computer Science, Computational Data Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering 

  • Student is interested in both the EV Industry and working in the State of Michigan.

  • Special program eligibility for graduating seniors - see program administrator


  • ​Students must complete the Cohort Career Prep Program (or have it waived by Program Administrator)

  • Students must participate in approx. 2/3 of the select programming, seminars and special events planned to support their goal of careers in the EV Industry. 

  • Upon acceptance of co-op/intern position, student must enroll in EGR X (special EV Section), for each and every work experience prior to graduation. 

  • Students must complete minimum 10 week experience and receive a “P” = Passing grade for their Experience (EGR 391-EGR 494) 


The next Cohort will kick off Fall 2023. Student interested in participating in the program are required to attend an information session. Once a student attends the information session they will receive a link to apply. ​

There are currently no information sessions scheduled, check back later. 


Want to ​meet the current EV Scholars? Click to see a roster of all our members.



Bosch Day

Thursday, June 8th at Plymouth location off 275 and Haggerty Rd  

Time: 1 - 3:30pm marketplace and demos

Registration to follow

The Engineering Society of Detroit Annual Dinner

Tuesday, June 27 at Saint John's Resort, Plymouth (44045 Five Mile Rd, Plymouth, MI 4817)

Time: 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception, 6:45 p.m. Dinner and Awards

Cost: FREE -- You are the Guest of the College of Engineering at MSU

Link to Register:


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