Scholarships and Grants

Helping students afford an MSOE education is something we take very seriously. In order to help offset the cost of college, we offer a variety of scholarships that cover a broad range of students and qualifications. Take a moment to review all that is available to you, and as always, let us know how we can help.

For maximum scholarship consideration, please complete the admission process prior to January 1 of your senior year of high school. In addition to the scholarships listed, you may wish to check with local churches, a parent’s place of business, high school guidance office, library, local chamber of commerce, local hospitals, bookstores, and other clubs, sports, or organizations for any additional scholarship opportunities. MSOE’s FAFSA code is 003868.

“Money Monday:” Follow the Financial Aid Office on the Community and check out their “Money Monday” blog. A variety of scholarship opportunities are posted every Monday for students majoring in engineering, nursing, business, and mathematics. Scholarships range from $500-$5,000.

Click on the name to find out more information about the scholarship.

Academic Merit Scholarships

MSOE awards new students with an academic scholarship based on their high school cumulative GPA and their ACT or SAT scores. Incoming freshmen are eligible for a scholarship ranging from $8,000-$12,000. Transfer students are eligible for a scholarship ranging from $6,000-$10,000. Academic scholarships are renewable on a yearly basis up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress to keep their academic scholarship.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Scholarship

To be considered for this scholarship, students must submit a letter of recommendation from the student’s CNA instructor to his/her Admission Counselor. This scholarship is $1,000 and renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). Letters of recommendation are due by Jan. 1.

Delta Epsilon Chi Association (DECA) Scholarship

To be considered for the DECA Scholarship, students must submit a letter of recommendation from the student’s DECA Advisor to his/her Admission Counselor. This scholarship is $1,000 and renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). Letters of recommendation are due by Jan. 1.

Destination MSOE Scholarship (PLTW, FIRST, Skills USA or TSA)

Students who have participated in Project Lead The Way (PLTW), FIRST Robotics, Skills USA, or TSA high school programs are eligible to receive a $3,000 scholarship, renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). This scholarship may be used for any undergraduate course of study at MSOE. Students who have participated in more than one of these organizations or who have taken more than one PLTW class may NOT earn additional scholarship money. Requirements:

FIRST, SkillsUSA, TSA:

  • Students must submit a letter of recommendation from their team leader or coach attesting to participation in one of the above high school programs.* FIRST letters of recommendation must indicate team name and team number.
  • All materials are due by Jan. 1.

PLTW:

  • Students must submit a letter of recommendation from his/her PLTW teacher prior to Jan. 1.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Scholarship

To be considered for the FBLA scholarship, a student must submit a letter of recommendation from the student’s FBLA advisor to his/her admission counselor. This scholarship is $1,000 and is renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). Letters of recommendation are due by Jan. 1.

Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is for full-time incoming freshmen who have a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent who graduated from MSOE. This award is $1,000 and is renewable up to six years (18 full-time quarters). To receive the scholarship, students must indicate that his or her parent or grandparent is a graduate of MSOE on his/her admission application. In order to be eligible for the Legacy Scholarship, students must submit their online application prior to Jan. 1. MSOE’s Financial Aid Office may contact you to confirm the name of the parent/grandparent prior to awarding the scholarship.

Opportunity Grant

MSOE’s Opportunity Grant is available to incoming students who are non-Wisconsin residents and enroll within 12 months of high school graduation. To receive the grant, students must have filed the FAFSA. This is a $1,000 renewable grant.

Private Scholarships

MSOE’s Financial Aid Office understands that searching for private scholarships can be difficult. In order to assist students in their scholarship search, our office has compiled the following private scholarship websites for your review. While MSOE is providing these sites, we do not endorse nor are we affiliated with any of the private resources listed.
List of Private Scholarships

Reserve Officer Training Corps

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an educational program that trains students to be officers in the United States military. Scholarship opportunities are available through all of the ROTC programs in a variety of academic majors. More information may be found on the MSOE ROTC webpage.

Rube Goldberg Scholarship

To be considered for the Rube Goldberg Scholarship, students need to submit a letter of recommendation from their coach to their admission counselor. This scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). All materials are due by Jan. 1.

Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Scholarship

The Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program for full-time incoming freshmen, who participated in Science Olympiad Protein Modeling event at the National Tournament any time during high school. Members of the National Championship team will receive $10,000/year and other participants will receive $1,000/year if they complete the scholarship application. The scholarship may be used for any undergraduate course of study at MSOE. The scholarships are renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). To apply for the scholarship, students must submit the following to their admission counselor:

  • A letter of recommendation from the student’s Science Olympiad team coach must be submitted to the student’s admission counselor.
  • Students must notify their admission counselor and submit all materials by Jan. 1.

Scout Scholarship

Students who have participated in Scouts and have obtained or are working towards obtaining their Eagle Scout Rank or Gold Award are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). If student is working towards their eagle scout rank, they will need to notify their admissions counselor and have the letter of verification from their scoutmaster stating the expected completion date. To receive this scholarship, students must submit a letter of recommendation from their scout master, troop leader, or crew advisor to their admission counselor. Letters of recommendation are due by Jan. 1.

SMART Teams Scholarship

The SMART (Student Modeling A Research Topic) Teams Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program for full-time incoming freshmen, who participated in SMART teams any time during high school. The scholarship may be used for any undergraduate course of study at MSOE. The scholarship is $1,000 and is renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). To apply for this scholarship, students must submit the following to their admissions counselor:

  • A letter of recommendation from an adult SMART Team Teacher or Mentor
  • All materials are due by Jan. 1.

Summer Programs Scholarship

Students who have participated in MSOE’s Summer Programs during high school are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters) and may be used for any undergraduate course of study at MSOE. Requirements:

  • Students must have participated in MSOE’s Summer Programs.
  • Students must apply for admission to MSOE by Jan. 1st of their senior year.

Transfer Student Academic Scholarships

Transfer students at MSOE can qualify for scholarships based on merit ranging from $6,000-$10,000.
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