The University of Michigan is partnering with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. on a pilot program to foster hiring in the electric vehicle and mobility industries. 

About The Michigander EV Scholars Program

The Michigander EV Scholars Program, funded by MEDC’s Talent Action Program, includes U-M, Michigan State University and Michigan Technological University. Mcity is administering the program for U-M.

The goal is to connect engineering and computer science students potentially interested in EV and mobility careers with companies looking for talent. The EV Scholars program is open to undergraduates on all U-M campuses.

Student Eligibility and Requirements

The Michigander EV Scholars Program is for students seeking:

  • Access to EV and mobility companies in Michigan to learn firsthand about internships/full-time job opportunities
  • Assistance with resumes and interview preparation
  • Opportunity to receive a scholarship if they accept an internship or full-time position with a participating company
    • Internship Award: $5,000
    • Full-time Employee Award:  $10,000

To be eligible, students must be:

  • Studying engineering or computer science at an undergraduate level
  • Interested in a career as an electrical engineer or software developer
  • Curious to learn more about the EV/mobility industry
  • Willing to participate in at least two events per semester
  • Enrolled at one of U-M’s three campuses: Ann Arbor, Dearborn or Flint

The program, available this semester (Winter 2023), will be offered again in the Fall 2023 term.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Information Sessions

Interested students can sign up for virtual sessions to learn more about The Michigander EV Scholars program. Dates and registration links:

Tuesday, February 21 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Thursday, February 23 | 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Resume & Interview Assistance

U-M’s Engineering Career Resources Center (ECRC) will offer The Michigander EV Scholars in-person and virtual workshops on resume writing and interview preparation.

Wednesday, March 8 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM (In person workshop)

ECRC Introduction to Resume Writing Workshop

You will learn about the best practices for resume design, different types of resume section headings, and best practices for writing bullet points and highlighting non-technical transferable skills. We will also have time at the end of the workshop for you to ask questions.

ECRC Interview Preparation Workshop

We will discuss common types of interviews for engineering students, how to prepare for different interview modalities (recorded, virtual, or in-person), and strategies for managing behavioral interview questions. We will also have time at the end of the workshop for you to ask questions.

Friday, March 10th | 9:00 – 5:00 PM (15 min virtual resume critiquing session)

Program participants can schedule a 15 minute resume review to prepare for upcoming employer networking events. Log into your Engineering Careers by 12twenty account to schedule a 15 minute virtual resume review. Once logged in select ‘Events’ then scroll to find ‘EV Mobility Scholars Program Resume Critique Event’ and scroll down to sign up for a time.

Please note that spots are limited and will be filled on a first to sign up basis.

Student/Employer In-Person Networking Events

The Michigander EV Scholars will have two opportunities in the current semester to meet with participating companies at in-person events. Dates and registration links:

Tuesday, March 14 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, April 12 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM*

Includes a tour of the Mcity Test Facility

Participating Companies

General Motors
LG Energy Solutions
Our Next Energy
Shape Corp