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Remember when I said last Monday was awesome? Well, remind me to never say something like that again because the depths to which this Monday has sunk is astounding. If you aren't a Packer fan, this is probably just a normal Monday for you. And if you're a high school student you probably even have off school for MLK Day. But for those of us who have to deal with the end of Packer season while being in class or at work, the struggle is real.

 

But, life must go on. So to make it better, here are some scholarships you can apply for now that your Sundays are freed up (cue sobbing again). Something else that could make you feel better (or continue to feel good if you already do) is an event we are having this week. Come learn about Scholarships and eat FREE PIZZA! #nomz All the details you need are here.

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Added Today

Rising Jr & Sr Engineers: $5,000 Energy Efficiency Experts of Tomorrow Scholarship - DUE January 31st, 2015

College Engineering Students: SAE Scholarships - DUE February 15th, 2015

High School Seniors through College Nurses: $1,000 Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship and the Mildred Nutting Nursing …

$2,500 - $5,000+ American Welding Society Scholarships - DUE February 15th, 2015

High School Seniors: $5,000 AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship - DUE February 15th, 2015

High School Seniors: $2,000 APCA Scholarships - DUE February 15th, 2015

Engineers: $2,500 Robert B. Oliver Scholarship - DUE February 15th, 2015

High School Seniors: Tall Club Scholarships - DUE February 15th, 2015

Sophomores through Senior Engineers: Society of Women Engineers Scholarships - DUE February 16th, 2015

High School Seniors: $1,500 Wisconsin Title I Association Student Scholarship - DUE February 20th, 2015

 

MSOE-Only Opportunities

MSOE Sophomore & Junior EEs ONLY: $4,500 Bruno Independent Living Aids Scholarship + Internship - DUE January 23rd, 2015

MSOE BE, EE, IE, & ME students: $4,000 Saint-Gobain Study Abroad Scholarship - DUE January 31st, 2015

MSOE CM, CVE, AE, ME, EE, or AE/CM Students Only: $3,000 Boldt Company Scholarship - DUE February 2nd, 2015

MSOE ME & IEs Only: $5,000 Rexnord Innovation Center Scholarship + Internship! - DUE February 13th, 2015

 

Due This Week

Deadline Extended- MSOE Sophomore & Junior EEs ONLY: $4,500 Bruno Independent Living Aids Scholarship + Internship - DUE January 28th, 2015

 

If you feel like torturing yourself (if you're a Packer fan) or having a good laugh (if you don't like the Packers) scroll down for the picture of the onside kick. Otherwise, I will leave a happy one first for those who need some cheering up. Best of luck to those who apply!

 

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FAFSA season is officially upon us! Student and parents have had access to the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid since January 1st, but many have not filed. If you're one of the thousands of students in the U.S. who hasn't filed a FAFSA yet, don't worry! Follow these tips to make sure your FAFSA is in tip-top shape. Remember: MSOE's FAFSA filing priority deadline is March 15th!

1. Gather your materials before you start.

You look at the clock and see you have an hour before your next class. You hop on www.fafsa.gov (not .com) and are furiously entering in your information. Not too far in, you start seeing things you don't know how to answer. Untaxed income? Net worth of business? What the heck do all these things mean and how were you supposed to know you needed to answer these types of questions?

Seriously- this happens more than you think. Looking back at the first time I filled out my FAFSA, I realize that it took me three times as long as it should have taken. Why? Because I didn't prepare with a FAFSA checklist before I sat down and dove into the application.

Thankfully for you, we have come up with a FAFSA Filing Checklist so you don't have to worry about being unprepared. Oh, and pro-tip for you returning students? An easy way to fill in a lot of the basics is to file a "FAFSA Renewal"- it will save you lots of time!

                           
2. Figure out who needs to be on the FAFSA.

This step is really a two-for-one deal. The first thing you need to do is figure out if you're considered a dependent student or an independent student. Many students and parents think that this categorization has to do with ones tax filing status or place of residence. This question- Am I dependent or independent- is not so simple. To help you gauge whether or not you will need to provide parental information on the FAFSA, we have our FAFSA FAQs: Am I Dependent or Independent? info-graphic for you to use.

So let's say you find out that you need to provide parental information. Do you know who you should put on the FAFSA? "My parents got divorced and dad got remarried but I stay with mom sometimes and I think maybe I put everyone. Or maybe I put just my mom?" Sound familiar? With parents getting divorced, remarried, or sometimes not even getting married in the first place, questions are plentiful. If you're confused, reference our FAFSA FAQs: Who is my Parent? info-graphic.

                           
3. Check and double-check.

While many of you may be tempted to get your FAFSA done as quickly as humanly possible, rushing through the FAFSA is a risk. Other than making sure that you have everything filled out, there are areas of information that may become mixed up between you and your parent; a pretty bad situation if you ask me! So before you submit that FAFSA, really take the time to make sure all of the information is correct (I'm looking at you, "Cash, Savings and Checking"). A few minutes of review can save you weeks of headaches.

                         
4. Don't forget to sign.

The last step before your FAFSA is submitted- signing it! Whether you sign electronically by your Personal Identification Number (PIN) or print out a signature page and mail it in, this final step is crucial. If you did not sign your FAFSA upon submission, MSOE will reach out to you and let you know, because without that signature, it's a lot of information for us that can't be utilized.

                      
5. If all else fails, ask for help.

Whether you call the FAFSA Help Line at 1-800-433-3243 or stop in our office, know that you aren't alone. As much as the FAFSA has been streamlined, students and parents still have questions. So don't wait until you're pulling your hair out! Call us, email us, send us something on the HUB, or walk right in to get your FAFSA questions answered.


Want a FAFSA walk-through? Just hit "play".

This Monday is better than last Monday for two reasons: 1.) The temperature is above zero and there was sun today and 2.) The Packers are one game closer to the Super Bowl. As far as winter Mondays go, this one isn't too shabby. Additionally, this Monday has bonus points for directly following the Golden Globes. I'm still smiling about that George Clooney joke (which is posted below).

 

A surefire way to make this Monday even better is to apply for a scholarship! There are LOTS coming due this week, especially some big-ticket ones for high school seniors. There are new ones for everyone, and current MSOE students should check out the MSOE-Only opportunities! These will continue to pick up over the spring, so be on the lookout!

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Added Today

MSOE Sophomore & Junior EEs ONLY: $4,500 Bruno Independent Living Aids Scholarship + Internship - DUE January 23rd, 2015

Soph & Jr Engineering Students: $7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - DUE January 23rd, 2015

High School Senior WI Residents majoring in ME or IE: Lawrence A. Wacker Memorial Scholarship - DUE February 1st, 2014

High School Sr.through College Soph STEM Students: $2,000 Hans P. Loewen Scholarship - DUE February 1st, 2015

Undergrad & Graduate Students: ANS Scholarships - DUE February 1st, 2015

High School Sr. through College Sr: Autodesk Scholarship - DUE February 1st, 2015

High School Seniors through College Students, All Majors: FAA Scholarship Program - DUE February 1st, 2015

Sophomore & Jr Engineering Students: $10,000 Intertek Scholarships + Internship - DUE February 6th, 2015

CVE Students: $2,500-$5,000 ASCE Scholarships - DUE February 10th, 2015

 

MSOE-Only

MSOE Sophomore & Junior EEs ONLY: $4,500 Bruno Independent Living Aids Scholarship + Internship - DUE January 23rd, 2015

MSOE BE, EE, IE, & ME students: $4,000 Saint-Gobain Study Abroad Scholarship - DUE January 31st, 2015

MSOE CM, CVE, AE, ME, EE, or AE/CM Students Only: $3,000 Boldt Company Scholarship - DUE February 2nd, 2015

MSOE ME & IEs Only: $5,000 Rexnord Innovation Center Scholarship + Internship! - DUE February 13th, 2015

 

Due This Week

All College Students: $5,000 Student Essay Contest “Is Healthcare a Right?” - DUE January 12th, 2015

High School Seniors: $20,000 Dell Scholars Program - DUE January 15th, 2015

High School Sr through College CE, EE, & SE Students: $10,000 Generation Google Scholarship - DUE January 15th, 2015

High School Seniors: $5,000 SAE / Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies Scholarship - DUE January 15th, 2015

Women CE, EE, & SE students: $10,000 Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship - DUE January 15th, 2015

High School Seniors: Full tuition + Graduate School; Gates Millennium Scholarship - DUE January 15th, 2015

Students with Disabilities: $10,000 Google Lime Scholarship - DUE January 18th, 2015

 

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Best of luck to all who apply!

Hello,

 

Welcome back to campus and Happy 2015! Here are some important announcements and updates from the Financial Aid Office and Student Accounts:

 

1.       The 2015-2016 FAFSA is now live! MSOE’s priority deadline is March 15th, so you have time to file your taxes before doing the FAFSA if you plan to file early. Award packages for returning students will be completed based on the date you submit your FAFSA. We will begin sending out award packages for returning students via email and the Hub starting in April. Visit www.fafsa.gov to complete your FAFSA.

2.       If you make less than $53,000 a year, you may qualify for free tax preparation! The same applies for your parent(s) as well. Please visit this website for more information and to find a location near you.

3.       Class registration for spring will be here before you know it. As a reminder, you cannot register for classes for the next term if you currently owe a balance. If you owe a balance, please take steps to pay this NOW instead of waiting until the day you are supposed to register. Contact Financial Aid for information on loans and scholarships, and contact Student Accounts for information on payment plans and how much you owe. Please keep in mind you always have access to view your account via www.my.msoe.edu and if you are looking for information on how to set up online payments, please click here.

4.       There are currently three scholarships available that are exclusively for current MSOE students. Check out these and other scholarships we are promoting by visiting our Money Monday Blog or our Available Scholarships Folder on the Hub.

5.       If you are looking to learn more about scholarships including where to find scholarships, what makes a strong application, and essay writing tips please attend our Scholarship Presentation on Wednesday, January 21st at 5:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. More information will be posted soon!

6.       If you are looking for student jobs, please check out our student jobs website for more information and to apply. More jobs will be posted soon including some off-campus locations that are still work-study based.

 

Thanks everyone, and welcome back once again!

Wow! The first Money Monday of 2015 is here! Where has the time gone?

 

Welcome back to campus. Unlike your friends at semester schools, you are in the midst of an academic period and already back at school this early in the year. You may have noticed it's freezing outside, so stay in and work on a scholarship application or two this week. Your friends might still be able to lay in bed at watch Netflix all day, but you are making money! Who is the smart one now?

 

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Added This Week

Students interested in Energy Careers: $1,500 WAEE Scholarship - DUE January 31st, 2015

MSOE BE, EE, IE, & ME students: $4,000 Saint-Gobain Study Abroad Scholarship - DUE January 31st, 2015

Women from Racine County, ALL MAJORS: $4,000 AAUW Scholarships - DUE February 1st, 2014

BE, BIOE, and Others interested in Medical Careers: Diversity Summer Health-related Research Education Program (DSHREP) …

MSOE ME & IEs Only: $5,000 Rexnord Innovation Center Scholarship + Internship! - DUE February 13th, 2015

All Students Age 14 and Older: $10,000 Create a Greeting Card Scholarship - DUE February 18th, 2015

 

MSOE Only Scholarships

MSOE BE, EE, IE, & ME students: $4,000 Saint-Gobain Study Abroad Scholarship - DUE January 31st, 2015

MSOE CM, CVE, AE, ME, EE, or AE/CM Students Only: $3,000 Boldt Company Scholarship - DUE February 2nd, 2015

MSOE ME & IEs Only: $5,000 Rexnord Innovation Center Scholarship + Internship! - DUE February 13th, 2015

 

Due This Week

All High School Students (9-12): $10,000 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest - DUE January 5th, 2015

High School Seniors: $10,000 Renewable ($40,000 over 4 years) GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - DUE January 8th, 2015

High School Srs & All College Nursing Students: $1,000 Nursing Education Scholarship - DUE January 10th, 2015

 

Don't forget about Fellowships!

 

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Best of luck to those who apply!

I hope everyone is enjoying their much-deserved winter break! Whether you will be airing your grievances, competing in the Feats of Strength, unwrapping Christmas presents, or just hanging out, I hope everyone takes some time to rest and recharge.

 

We have one new scholarship this week and then I am highlighting all the scholarships due before the end of the year. Also, please remember to being working on any Fellowship applications you are interested in! If you have specific questions about fellowships, please contact me. I will be in the office next week on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

 

Happy Holidays!

 

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Added Today

MSOE CM, CVE, AE, ME, EE, or AE/CM Students Only: $3,000 Boldt Company Scholarship - DUE February 2nd, 2015

 

Due Before the End of The Year (2014)

BE & BIOE Students: $10,000 Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship - DUE December 29th, 2014

All College Engineering Students: $500 AfterCollege Engineering Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

College Students: $1,000 STEM Inclusion Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

Business Students: $500 Mutual of Omaha Finance Careers Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

Business Students: $500 AfterCollege Business Student Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

EE Students: $500 NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

CE & Math Students: $500 NSA Mathematics and Computer Science Student Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

BEs & BIOEs: $500 Edwards Lifesciences Biomedical Engineering Student Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

High School Seniors: $2,000 AFSCME Family Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

High School Srs. through College Srs: $1,000 Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders - DUE December…

College Engineering, AS, & OR Students: $2,000 Measurement Science Conference Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

High School Jrs. through college Srs. ALL majors: Courage to Grow Scholarship - RECURRING Scholarship due the last day o…

CLOSED: AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship, Due on 12-31-14

 

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Best of luck to all who apply!

The Holiday Season, as well as your Winter Break, is rapidly approaching. Happy Hanukkah for those who celebrate, as the Festival of Lights starts tomorrow evening.

 

Make the most of your (soon-to-be) extra free time by applying to one of these scholarships! And don't forget; those interested in Fellowships should get started on that process soon!

 

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College Engineering & MIS Students: $5,000 Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship - DUE January 26th, 2015

High School through College Engineering, Business, & MIS Students: $3,000 RMEL Foundation Scholarship - DUE January 30th…

CE, EE, SE College Students: Full Tuition + Internship Microsoft Scholarship - DUE January 30th, 2015

College Engineering Students: $1,500 WI Space Grant Consortium Scholarship - DUE January 30th, 2015

Grades 6 through 12: $5,000 DuPont Challenge - DUE January 31st, 2015

High School Seniors: $1,000 Fuels and Petrochemicals Scholarship - DUE January 31st, 2015

High School Seniors: $2,500 AXA Achievement Community Scholarship - DUE February 1st, 2015

High School Srs. through Grad Engineering Students: SME Foundation Scholarships - DUE February 1st, 2015

 

Due this Week

Graduate Students: $5,000 George J. Barker Memorial Scholarship - DUE December 15th, 2014

Graduate students in an HVAC&R field: $10,000 ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid - DUE December 15th, 2014

College Students: Full tuition + stipend SMART Scholarships - DUE December 15th, 2014

ALL Majors, College Freshman through Juniors: America Dream Award Scholarship - DUE December 15th, 2014

High School Seniors of ALL majors: $25,000 AXA Achievement Scholarship - DUE December 15th, 2014

 

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Best of luck to all who apply!

Hello,

 

Happy December and welcome to Winter Quarter! We know this is a busy time of year for everyone, so we have kept our updates and announcements short. Please make a note of the following:

 

  1. 1.       Winter Quarter bills are due this coming Monday, December 15th. You can pay online with a credit card or in person at Student Accounts with a check or cash. Instructions on how to pay online, as well as how to set up a Parent PIN to give them access to pay online, are here. Keep in mind that if you do not pay on time you will be charged late fees and that if you owe a balance, you will not be able to register for Spring Quarter when the time comes. If you are looking for additional financing options, please contact the Financial Aid Office. If you have questions about payments or a payment plan, please contact the Student Accounts Office.

 

  1. 2.       If you are waiting for a financial aid refund, be advised that you will receive an email when your check is ready to be picked up. We do not have an exact date at this time, but anticipate checks being ready sometime next week. Please contact Student Accounts with further questions.

 

  1. 3.       FAFSA time is almost here! The FAFSA for the 2015-2016 school year goes live January 1st, 2015. Our priority deadline to file is March 15th, 2015. More information will be coming in January!

 

  1. 4.       The Holiday Season is a time of giving and cheer, so why not give yourself a gift this year? Check out our Money Monday blog as well as all of the currently available scholarships we are promoting!

 

  We wish everyone a happy, safe, and successful winter quarter!

Happy Monday! Who else had a more productive than usual Sunday thanks to the Packers playing tonight? Maybe you watched a man not get eaten alive by a snake, maybe you're still in mourning over the Badger football loss, or maybe, like me, you are eagerly awaiting tomorrow's TV programming: the return of Pretty Little Liars for it's first ChristmAs episode AND the airing of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

 

So what do all of those things have in common? There are a LOT of media things to distract you from school, and that's not even counting all of things you could instantly stream. If you're going to take a break from your studies to watch some TV (which it's perfectly fine and healthy to take breaks!), why not make the most of it and work on a scholarship or two? Even if you only work on commercials, you'll be getting something done!

 

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Added Today

BE & BIOE Students: $10,000 Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship - DUE December 29th, 2014

College Nursing Students: $1,500 Nursing Programs Scholarship - DUE January 10th, 2015

All College Students: $5,000 Student Essay Contest “Is Healthcare a Right?” - DUE January 12th, 2015

High School Sr through College CE, EE, & SE Students: $10,000 Generation Google Scholarship - DUE December 15th, 2015

High School Seniors: $20,000 Dell Scholars Program

High School Seniors: $5,000 SAE / Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies Scholarship - DUE January 15th, 2015

Women CE, EE, & SE students: $10,000 Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship - DUE January 15th, 2015

Students with Disabilities: $10,000 Google Lime Scholarship - DUE January 18th, 2015

Veterans: $10,000 Google Student Veteran Scholarship - DUE January 27th, 2015

College Soph. & Jr. Engineers: $8,000 Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship - DUE January 30th, 2015

 

Due This Week

College Jrs. & Srs. ALL Majors: $5,000 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics - DUE December 8th, 2014

CVE Students: $1,000 Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association Scholarship - DUE December 12th, 2014

Students interested in railway engineering: AREMA Scholarships- DUE December 12th, 2014

 

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Best of luck to all who apply!

Welcome back to classes, everybody! Now is the time for fresh beginnings, feeling on top of the world (especially if you're a Packer fan), and reveling in the fact that you're only in classes for three weeks before you get another break.

 

Enjoy this first week back by getting in the Holiday spirit and giving yourself a gift. Apply for one (or more!) of these scholarships today!

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Added Today

All College Engineering Students: $500 AfterCollege Engineering Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

College Students: $1,000 STEM Inclusion Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

Business Students: $500 Mutual of Omaha Finance Careers Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

Business Students: $500 AfterCollege Business Student Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

EE Students: $500 NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

CE & Math Students: $500 NSA Mathematics and Computer Science Student Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

BEs & BIOEs: $500 Edwards Lifesciences Biomedical Engineering Student Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

High School Seniors: $2,000 AFSCME Family Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

College Engineering Students: $1,000 - $10,000 NACE Foundation Scholarships - DUE January 1st, 2015

All High School Students (9-12): $10,000 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest - DUE January 5th, 2015

High School Seniors: $10,000 Renewable ($40,000 over 4 years) GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship - DUE January 8th, 2015

CLOSED: Nursing Education Scholarship, Due on 1-10-15

 

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MSOE-Only Scholarships

Soph & Jr CE, EE, IE, ME, or SEs ONLY: $5,000 Neenah Enterprises Scholarship + Internship - DUE December 5th, 2014

 

Due This Week

High School Srs. through Grad Students: $10,000 National Space Club Keynote Scholar Application - DUE December 2nd, 2014

College Jr. Engineers: $10,000 Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship - DUE December 2nd, 2014

High School Jrs. & Srs. ALL Majors: $1,000 P.L.A.Y Scholarship - DUE December 3rd, 2014

MSOE Soph & Jr CE, EE, IE, ME, or SEs ONLY: $5,000 Neenah Enterprises Scholarship + Internship - DUE December 5th, 2014

High School Seniors ALL Majors: $4,000 - $50,000 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - DUE December 5th, 2014

High School Students: $5,000 We the Students Scholarship - DUE December 5th, 2014

 

 

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Best of luck to those who apply, and welcome back to campus once again!

Congratulations on making it through the fall quarter! What has everyone been doing in their downtime? Maybe you watched the AMAs last night, or maybe you witnessed the best catch in football possibly ever, or maybe you've been playing GTA V. Whatever you've been up to, you have a few days of peace left before all of your friends at semester schools come home and before you have quality family time on Thanksgiving (followed by quality survival of the fittest time reminiscent of the charge to the Cornucopia on Black Friday).

 

What's a person to do in these next few days? Apply to some scholarships obviously! Be sure to check these out as well as others that are currently available. To those interested in fellowships: this break would be a wonderful time to get started!

 

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Added Today

MSOE Soph & Jr CE, EE, IE, ME, or SEs ONLY: $5,000 Neenah Enterprises Scholarship + Internship - DUE December 5th, 2014

Graduate Students: $5,000 George J. Barker Memorial Scholarship - DUE December 15th, 2014

Graduate students in an HVAC&R field: $10,000 ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid - DUE December 15th, 2014

High School Srs. through College Srs: $1,000 Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders - DUE December…

College Engineering, AS, & OR Students: $2,000 Measurement Science Conference Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

High School Seniors: Full tuition + Graduate School; Gates Millennium Scholarship - DUE January 15th, 2015

 

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Due This Week

High School Jrs. through college Srs. ALL majors: Courage to Grow Scholarship - RECURRING Scholarship due the last day o…

ALL students 13 or older: $5,000 Education Matters Scholarship, Due on 11-30-14

ALL students aged 13-25: $1,000 "Slam behind the Curtain" Scholarship - DUE November 30th, 2014

College Engineers interested in an HVAC&R profession: $3,000 - $10,000 ASHRAE Scholarships - DUE December 1st, 2014

CLOSED: Coursey Enterprises Scholarship, Due on 12-1-14

 

Best of luck to those who apply!

 

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Congratulations on making it through the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year! Maybe this is your first term ever in college, or maybe you are graduating this Saturday. Whatever the case, it is my sworn duty to provide you with some comedic relief during finals week. In fact, with the exception of Valentine's Day when I post ridiculously bad Valentine's Day cards, finals week is my favorite posting of the year. And lucky for me and you, we're at a quarter school so I get 3 chances instead of just 2. Take THAT, semester schools!


If you're here reading this you're already procrastinating, so go the distance and apply for one of these scholarships!

 

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Scholarships Added This Week

High School Jrs. through college Srs. ALL majors: Courage to Grow Scholarship - RECURRING Scholarship due the last day o…

College Students: Full tuition + stipend SMART Scholarships - DUE December 15th, 2014

ALL Majors, College Freshman through Juniors: America Dream Award Scholarship - DUE December 15th, 2014

High School Seniors: $1,500 - $2,000 WI Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships - DUE December 22nd, 2014

Nursing Students: $2,500 AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2014

 

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Scholarships Due This Week

High School Seniors Through College: $4,000 Women in Transportation Scholarships - DUE November 21st, 2014

Students who plan to enroll in a PhD Program for Fall 2015: Ford Foundation Fellowship- DUE November 19th, 2014

Freshman through Juniors: $1,000 - $2,000 AFE Milwaukee Chapter 12 Scholarships- DUE November 21st, 2014

Women in Aviation Scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $45,000. Must be member by November 1st & Scholarships DUE November…

Seniors in Construction-related programs: $1,000 AGC's James L. Allhands Essay Competition - DUE November 17th, 2014

 

Time for Step 5, walking in to that exam with utmost confidence!

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These exams might be pushing you to your limits but you're almost there!
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Afterwards, you aren't really sure what happened.
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But it's ok! Because when your exams are done you get to go home and sleep!pika.gif

And then eat ALL OF THE FOOD for Thanksgiving.

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See, not so bad after all!

 

Best of luck to those who apply for scholarships, and best of luck to all on your exams! Enjoy your break week next week and we look forward to seeing you ready to go for Winter Quarter in two weeks!

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As far as Mondays go, this one is pretty great. The weather isn't too cold yet (but winter IS coming), Thanksgiving break is now a tangible goal instead of a far away hope, and Aaron Rodgers has once again proven he is a Football God amongst men. So, I'm keeping my words short and sweet but posting lots of new scholarships today. In honor of number 12, here are 12 scholarships for you to apply for!

 

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ALL students aged 13-25: $1,000 "Slam behind the Curtain" Scholarship - DUE November 30th, 2014

College Engineers interested in an HVAC&R profession: $3,000 - $10,000 ASHRAE Scholarships - DUE December 1st, 2014

Nursing Students: Coursey Enterprises Scholarship - DUE December 1st, 2014

High School Srs. through Grad Students: $10,000 National Space Club Keynote Scholar Application - DUE December 2nd, 2014

College Jr. Engineers: $10,000 Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship - DUE December 2nd, 2014

High School Jrs. & Srs. ALL Majors: $1,000 P.L.A.Y Scholarship - DUE December 3rd, 2014

High School Seniors ALL Majors: $4,000 - $50,000 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - DUE December 5th, 2014

High School Students: $5,000 We the Students Scholarship - DUE December 5th, 2014

College Jrs. & Srs. ALL Majors: $5,000 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics - DUE December 8th, 2014

CVE Students: $1,000 Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association Scholarship - DUE December 12th, 2014

Students interested in railway engineering: AREMA Scholarships- DUE December 12th, 2014

High School Seniors of ALL majors: $25,000 AXA Achievement Scholarship - DUE December 15th, 2014

 

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Due This Week

High School Seniors: Intel Science Talent Search Scholarship - DUE November 12th, 2014

ALL Ages & Majors: STEM Poster Contest Scholarship - DUE November 14th, 2014

Jr, Sr, & 5th Year Engineers: $1,000 New Faces of Engineering Scholarship - DUE November 14th, 2014

$5,000 Delphix Technology Scholarship for Women - DUE November 14th, 2014

AFCEA Military Personnel Scholarships - DUE November 15th, 2014

Institute of Industrial Engineers Scholarships - DUE November 15th, 2014

CLOSED: Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, Due on 11-15-14

 

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Best of luck to all who apply!

Hello Students-

 

The MSOE Financial Aid Office wanted to make you aware of some changes in regards to your financial aid eligibility.

 

Financial Aid Eligible Course Work

In the past, schools were only required to report whether students were registered as a full-time student, a half-time student, or a less than half-time student.  However, there is a new federal financial aid regulation that states that students must take credits that count towards their program of study to qualify for financial aid.  The purpose of this change is that the government wants to ensure that financial aid funds are being used for credits taken to complete graduation requirements. Any credits that are not a part of your program of study (i.e. curriculum track) are not eligible for financial aid.  The only exception is if the Registrar’s Office is notified by your Academic Advisor that a class you are attending will replace a class that is in your program. 

 

What does this mean for you?

If our office determines that one or more of your classes does not qualify for financial aid, we will email you and your Advisor to determine if you have been granted special permission to take the course to meet a degree requirement.

 

Any class that is determined to not meet your program requirements will be cause for an adjustment to your financial aid to reflect your enrollment level for your program.  In addition to state and federal aid changes, MSOE aid will be adjusted if you are enrolled in less than 12 total credits (full time status) for the term.  MSOE aid includes, but is not limited to, your MSOE Scholarship, Project Lead the Way funds, MSOE Grants, Destination Scholarships, etc.

 

What can you do?

  1. Make sure you are taking classes in your program of study.
  2. If a class is not officially in your program, but you have received permission to take it to replace another class or as an elective required in your program, have your advisor send written documentation of your situation to the Registrar’s Office. 
  3. If you need to take classes to maintain a certain enrollment status (i.e. full-time, half-time) check with your advisor on whether a minor or double major may allow you to keep that status and, if so, fill out the appropriate paperwork and submit it to the  Registrar’s Office.

 

Repeat Course Work

Your enrollment level is determined by what you are registered for as of 4:30p.m. Friday of week one each term.  Repeated courses will be included in the determination of your enrollment status for financial aid purposes.  Successfully completed courses that have been repeated more than once will not be considered when determining your enrollment status.

 

Example:  A student takes a class fall term and receives a D.  The student repeats the class winter term in hopes of getting a better grade and ends up receiving an F.  The student can repeat the course again but he/she would not receive financial aid for that course.  (Remember that when an undergraduate student takes a class and earns a grade below a C, if the class is re-taken the original grade is Grade Replaced.  This means that the second grade counts into the student’s GPA and the first grade is removed from the GPA.   In the example above, the student now has an F for that class and will need to take it again to meet a graduation requirement.)

 

Thank you.

 

MSOE Financial Aid Office

Hello,

 

As November begins, please take a moment to read these important announcements from the Financial Aid Office and Student Accounts:

1.       Registration for winter quarter is here. If you have a financial hold on your account you cannot register. Please take care of your holds so that you may register for classes. You may have a hold if:

    1. a. You never submitted your Statement of Financial Responsibility form. Follow that link or you can access it online from your www.my.msoe.edu account.
    2. b. You owe a balance. Now is the time to double check that you have turned in all required paperwork such as verification documents, loan entrance counseling, and promissory notes. If you have all of your paperwork in and still owe a balance, you can look into loan options. The loan options are a Parent PLUS Loan or a Private Alternative Student Loan through a bank or credit union. Additionally, you may consider contacting Student Accounts to set up a payment plan. Please talk to Financial Aid or Student Accounts with questions on how you may pay your balance.

2.       At the end of October, we hosted a presentation on Student Loans, Credit, and Money Management. Please click the link to view this important information if you were not able to attend.

3.       The Financial Aid Office aims to provide you access to scholarships you can apply for. Please see our Available Scholarships Folder and also see our most recent Money Monday blog which highlights national-level scholarships and fellowships for you to apply to. Some pay for full tuition in addition to a monthly stipend!

 

Last, while not an announcement from Financial Aid or Student Accounts, we would like to remind you that tomorrow (Tuesday, November 4th) is Election Day. For information on what you need to register, how to find your polling place, and more, please see the official information from the State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.

 

Have a happy November, and best of luck with the final weeks of the Fall Quarter!