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Sometimes I read things and I lose a bit of faith in humanity. So that last sentence was perhaps a bit dramatic, but just look at these gems I found today: Urban Outfitters sells a "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt with blood spatter pattern, Olive Garden is tanking and accused of serving too many breadsticks, the Miss America Pageant misspelled Jane Austen, and then of course all the hard-hitting stuff like ISIS and the NFL's woes. Yikes.

 

Luckily, Money Monday is here to help you gain some faith in humanity and maybe even some cash too! There are people out there who want to give you money, and in some cases a paid internship, to complete your education.  All you have to do is apply!

 

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Wisconsin Residents: $750 WETA Scholarships - DUE September 30th, 2014

Nursing Students: $1,000 Virginia “Bea” Root Nursing Scholarship - DUE October 1st, 2014

All college students: $500 12 Keys Essay Scholarship - DUE October 1st, 2014

All students high school senior through college: $500 AES Engineering Scholarship - DUE October 6th, 2014

 

MSOE-Specific Scholarships

$2,000 EAA Chapter 838 Scholarship - DUE September 26th, 2014

$5,000 Modine Manufacturing Company Scholarship - DUE October 13th, 2014

$5,000 N.E.W. Industries Scholarship - DUE October 13th, 2014

$6250 Peter I. Georgeson Scholarship - DUE October 13th, 2014

 

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Best of luck to those who apply!

IT'S FINALLY HERE! The event you have been waiting for all summer: the NFL season is back! Oh, an additional event you may or may not have been waiting for is here too: the first day of classes! Welcome back to campus to our returning students, and welcome for the first time to all of our new students!

 

The first day of school is always filled with so much promise. The smell of new textbooks, the best intentions to stay organized and on top of your studies, and seeing friends you haven't seen all summer can put almost anyone in a good mood! But we all know how life creeps in, and by week four you will be hiding out in the library or your room eagerly awaiting Thanksgiving.

 

So, use all of that optimism and energy NOW and apply for some scholarships! There are so many exciting scholarship opportunities we are offering right now, and many also come with paid summer internships! Get this vital step taken care of now to give yourself a more relaxing term later on.

 

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Added This Week

ALL Students High School through College: $1,500 Don't Text and Drive Scholarship - DUE September 30th, 2014

ALL College Students: $500 Hit The Books Scholarship

Engineering & MIS Students: $10,000 Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship - DUE September 30, 2014

All Engineering Students: $2,500 Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship - DUE October 1st, 2014

MSOE CE, EE, IE, ME, & MIS ONLY: $6250 Peter I. Georgeson Scholarship - DUE October 13th, 2014

MSOE EE & MEs ONLY: $5,000 Modine Manufacturing Company Scholarship - DUE October 13th, 2014

MSOE IE & MEs ONLY: $5,000 N.E.W. Industries Scholarship - DUE October 13th, 2014

 

Scholarships Due This Week

DUE TOMORROW: MSOE Students ONLY: $1,500 Rick & Josh Kemp Memorial Scholarship - DUE September 9th, 2014

MSOE Students ONLY: Half Tuition Rockwell Automation Scholarship - DUE September 10th, 2014

MSOE Students ONLY: $15,000 Ruehlow Scholarship - DUE September 10th, 2014

 

MSOE-Specific Scholarships

$1,500 Rick & Josh Kemp Memorial Scholarship - DUE September 9th, 2014

Half Tuition Rockwell Automation Scholarship - DUE September 10th, 2014

$15,000 Ruehlow Scholarship - DUE September 10th, 2014

$2,000 EAA Chapter 838 Scholarship - DUE September 26th, 2014

$6250 Peter I. Georgeson Scholarship - DUE October 13th, 2014

$5,000 Modine Manufacturing Company Scholarship - DUE October 13th, 2014

$5,000 N.E.W. Industries Scholarship - DUE October 13th, 2014

 

Best of luck to those who apply!

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Perhaps you feel that summer has gone by too quickly (we do, too!), but classes begin for the 2014-2015 school year in just under a month! Therefore, we want to make sure you are up to date with your Financial Aid so that you have a successful year. Follow this checklist to make sure you are set for fall:

 

  • If you have been selected for verification, please turn in all required documents so that we may award you financial aid.
  • If you do not plan on filing the FAFSA this year, please let us know.
  • If you will be a first time Federal Direct Loan borrower this year, be sure to complete your Entrance Counseling and sign your Master Promissory Note. Both can be completed online at www.studentloans.gov.
  • If you are interested in scholarships, follow our Money Monday blog to be up to date with what MSOE is offering.
  • If you have been awarded Federal Work Study, now is the time to start applying for jobs.
  • If you know that you will need to take out an additional loan to help with costs this year, please start the application process now if you haven’t already done so. Applications for the Parent PLUS Loan can be completed at www.studentloans.gov, and applications for a student loan through a bank or credit union can be completed on the respective lender’s website, by phone, or in person with that lender. Please see our Alternative Loan Guide for information comparing lenders that MSOE students commonly work with.

 

  Feel free to contact our office with any other questions you have. We look forward to seeing you in September!

If you've been following the Money Monday blog for a while, you know that I have posted a wide variety of scholarships. This week, I'm giving you all the tools you need to search for scholarships on your own. The Hub will still be the only place to find and know about MSOE-specific scholarships, but you know you better than I do and only you know all the things that make you unique that could translate into scholarship eligibility!

 

I have already posted a detailed Scholarship Presentation that highlights how to discover what scholarships you qualify for, where to find them, how to make a strong application, and all the resources available at MSOE for scholarship help. Please see that, but here I will briefly detail qualifications and how to find scholarships.

 

If you have an interest, hobby, skill, achievement, or qualification there is probably a scholarship for it. Don't believe me? Maybe you are really into bowling, gaming, animal protection, sandwich making, Ayn Rand, vegetarianism or water skiing. The possibilities are truly endless.

 

Beyond doing a Google search for "scholarships for X", there are other ways to find scholarships that you qualify for. There are many free websites you are able to sign up for that have you fill out a profile and then show your scholarships you are eligible for. The more completely you fill out your profile or the more specifically you search, the better your results will be. Here are some websites to look into:

If there are others you use, leave a note in the comment section!

 

A final place to look for scholarships isn't a place per se, but rather a concept. THINK LOCAL. Consider the town or city you are from and what it has to offer: civic groups, societies, local non-profits and groups, churches, businesses, and more. Consider where your relatives work, especially if it is any kind of union or has a professional society attached. Many of these kinds of scholarships may not be posted online at all but rather through flyers, newsletters, or announcements in local papers. Keep your eyes and ears open!

 

Scholarships are out there for every kind of student! Find them today and start applying!

 

MSOE-Specific Scholarships

CLOSED: Rick & Josh Kemp Memorial Scholarship, Due on 9-9-14

 

Scholarships Due This Week

CLOSED: Choice Home Scholarship, Due on 8-15-14

CLOSED: Freedom Scholarship Essay Contest, Due on 8-15-14

EVERYBODY: $5,000 Award for re-designing TSA Security Lines - DUE August 15th, 2014

CLOSED: La Jolla LASIK National Scholarship, Due on 8-17-14

As far as I'm concerned, the only good thing about it being August already is that football season is just around the corner. In fact, the Packers play their first preseason game THIS SATURDAY! Football means fall, fall means back to school, and back to school means homework. It also means that you'll need to pay your tuition, fees, and room and board if you're on campus. Want to pay less? Apply for a scholarship and you just might win!

 

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MSOE Students Only

CLOSED: Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Scholarship, Due on 8-8-14

MSOE Students ONLY: $1,500 Rick & Josh Kemp Memorial Scholarship - DUE September 9th, 2014

 

Added This Week

Students from Milwaukee: Freedom Scholarship Essay Contest - DUE August 15th, 2014
CLOSED: $5,000 Award for re-designing TSA Security Lines, Due on 8-15-14

ALL Students: $1,000 AFSA Second Chance Scholarship - DUE August 27th, 2014
Nursing Students: Milwaukee Chapter National Black Nurses Association Scholarship - DUE August 31, 2014 

Nursing Students: Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources - Various Deadlines!

 

Due This Week
CLOSED: Web Design Scholarship, Due on 8-5-14

CLOSED: Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Scholarship, Due on 8-8-14

All Enrolled Students: $2,000 Scholarship - DUE August 10th, 2014

 

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Best of luck to all who apply!

If you haven't spent a summer in Milwaukee, you really should. Milwaukee really is the city of festivals; just this weekend we had German Fest, Brady Street Festival, and probably more that I didn't even know about. Summerfest is the biggest festival of summer, and the next biggest starts this week: State Fair. Cheese, rides, livestock, and any food on a stick you could possibly imagine.

 

With so much fun to be had in summer, it's easy to forget about school. But freshman move in just a month from now, and school resumes in about 5 weeks, yikes! Don't let summer pass you by without applying to a scholarship. That way you can save your money for all the great festivals next summer

 

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MSOE Only Scholarships

Due THIS WEEK: CLOSED: Raymond and Louella Brown Scholarship, Due on 7-31-14

MSOE Incoming Freshman ONLY: $1,000 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Scholarship - DUE August 8th, 2014

MSOE Students ONLY: $1,500 Rick & Josh Kemp Memorial Scholarship - DUE September 9th, 2014

 

Added This Week
CLOSED: Internet Usage Scholarship, Due on 8-10-14

All 2014-2015 College Student: $1,000 Choice Home Scholarship - DUE August 15th, 2014

CLOSED: La Jolla LASIK National Scholarship, Due on 8-17-14

Nursing Students: $1,000 Nursing School Scholarship - DUE August 31st, 2014

MSOE Students ONLY: $1,500 Rick & Josh Kemp Memorial Scholarship - DUE September 9th, 2014

 

Due This Week
CLOSED: Back to School Nursing Scholarship, Due on 7-30-14

CLOSED: Raymond and Louella Brown Scholarship, Due on 7-31-14

Students interested in Audio: $1,000 Sonic Electronix's Audiophile Scholarship - DUE July 31st, 2014
CLOSED: $500 Scholarship for Books, Due on 7-31-14

BE & BioE Students: $10,000 Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship - DUE August 1st, 2014
CLOSED: Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship, Due on 8-1-14

ALL Students: $500 ARTBA Transportation Video Scholarship - DUE August 1st, 2014

 

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Best of luck to all who apply!

Money Mondays are back after a brief summer hiatus and this week does not disappoint! This week we come one step closer to finding out who A is and who Jon Snow's mother is (perhaps they are the same person). Ok, so that isn't exactly true, but I do have 10 scholarships to promote including two that are specific to MSOE students. School will be back before you know it, so make the most of your summer and apply for a scholarship to make your fall a little less stressful.

 

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MSOE Students Only

MSOE Incoming Freshman and Sophomores ONLY: $4,000-$6,000 Raymond and Louella Brown Scholarship - DUE July 31st, 2014

MSOE Incoming Freshman ONLY: $1,000 Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Scholarship - DUE August 8th, 2014

 

Added This Week

ALL Undergraduate Students: $5,000 Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship - DUE July 25th, 2014

Nursing Students: $2,500 Back to School Nursing Scholarship - DUE July 30th, 2014

Students interested in Audio: $1,000 Sonic Electronix's Audiophile Scholarship - DUE July 31st, 2014

ALL Students: $500 Scholarship for Books - DUE July 31st, 2014

BE & BioE Students: $10,000 Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship - DUE August 1st, 2014

Nursing Students: $1,000 Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship - DUE August 1st, 2014

ALL Students: $500 ARTBA Transportation Video Scholarship - DUE August 1st, 2014

High School Seniors, Undergrads, & Grads: $1000 Web Design Scholarship - DUE August 5th, 2014

 

DUE This Week

ALL Undergraduate Students: $5,000 Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship - DUE July 25th, 2014

 

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Best of luck to all who apply!

It finally feels like summer, the World Cup is underway, the NBA season is finally over, and festival season has finally begun in Milwaukee. There's a lot to be happy about and look forward to! School might seem like light years away at this point, but that too will be back before you know it. Make the most of having a less hectic schedule and apply to one of these scholarships today!

 

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Added Today

High School Freshman through Graduate Students, ALL MAJORS: $1,500 Digital Privacy Scholarship - DUE June 30th, 2014

High School Juniors through Graduate Students, ALL MAJORS: $1,000 Margarian Scholarship

Nursing Students: Touchmark Foundation Scholarship - DUE June 30th, 2014

Students returning to school after time off: $500 Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship - DUE June 30th, 2014

$1,000 JustWalkers Mobility Scholarship - DUE June 30th, 2014

All Majors & Grade Levels: $2,500 AEL Essay Contest - DUE June 30th, 2014

 

Best of luck to all who apply!

 

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Wow, can anyone else believe that it's already finals week? I'm sure the seniors can! As the year is coming to a close, summer plans are becoming more real. Maybe you've got an internship, a vacation planned, or just a lot of chilling at Bradford Beach. Whatever your summer plans entail, don't forget about scholarships! I'll be posting all summer long, and we have two great opportunities right now available only for MSOE students.

 

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Added This Week

CLOSED: James Gramling Scholarship, Due on 6-12-14

All Grade Levels interested in Mine Land Reclamation: $2,000 NAAMLP Scholarship - DUE May 30th, 2014

CLOSED: Catina Rose Memorial Scholarship, Due on 5-31-14

CLOSED: National Pathfinder Scholarship, Due on 6-1-14

CLOSED: Bruce Lee Foundation Scholarship, Due on 6-13-14

CLOSED: Brad's Deal Scholarship, Due on 6-15-14

CLOSED: Quikship Scholarship, Due 6-15-14

 

MSOE Only Scholarships

CLOSED: STEM Forward Scholarship, Due on 5-21-14

CLOSED: James Gramling Scholarship, Due on 6-12-14

 

Due This Week

CLOSED: WWIG Scholarship, Due on 5-19-14

CLOSED: STEM Forward Scholarship, Due on 5-21-14

 

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Best of luck to all applying to scholarships and to all on exams!

I'm pretty excited about this edition of Money Monday. Why? Because all of the scholarships are local to some extent. Whether it is regional in the Midwest, to as specific as an MSOE Student from the Milwaukee area, local is always better! When conducting your own scholarship searches, think local first! The less people that are eligible to apply will naturally increase your odds of winning.

 

Another friendly reminder, if you haven't completed your 2014-2015 FAFSA yet and plan to be enrolled next year, PLEASE do so! If you have questions, stop by the Financial Aid Office.

 

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Added Today

CLOSED: WWIG Scholarship, Due on 5-19-14

CLOSED: STEM Forward Scholarship, Due on 5-21-14

CLOSED: Zonta Club of Milwaukee Women in Science Scholarship, Due on 5-28-14

CLOSED: Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship, Due on 5-28-14

CLOSED: Ralph Modjeski Scholarship, Due on 5-30-14

CLOSED: BIASEW Dennis Peterman Scholarship, Due on 5-31-14

 

MSOE Only Scholarships

CLOSED: STEM Forward Scholarship, Due on 5-21-14

 

Due This Week

CLOSED: TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship, Due on 5-6-14

CLOSED: Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholarship, Due on 5-9-14

 

Best of luck to all who apply!

On behalf of the Financial Aid Office, thank you to all those that attended our Student Loan Repayment Strategies presentation on Wednesday, April 30th.  We had over 70 students in attendance, both graduating seniors and underclassmen, who benefited from the information offered and asked some great questions.

 

If you were unable to attend the session or you would like another copy of the power point we are sharing that with you.

 

Please feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have regarding student loan repayment.  Email us at finaid@msoe.edu or call 414-277-7223. 

 

Thank you!!

Heather Cooper

Assistant Director

Current students are busy with finals approaching, incoming students are busy deciding where they are going to attend school, and the weather has been gloomy with no sign of sun for days. My creativity is lacking this morning, so I'll keep it short and just post the scholarships and two reminders:

 

  1. PLEASE do your 2014-2015 FAFSA if you will be enrolled in school next year. If you have questions, contact the Financial Aid Office.
  2. Tomorrow we are hosting a session on Student Loan Repayment. It takes place from 5:00-6:30 PM in the Todd Wehr Auditorium, and dinner will be provided for FREE! Everyone is invited, but it is especially important for any graduating seniors to attend.

 

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Added Today

CLOSED: Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholarship, Due on 5-9-14

CLOSED: EMPOWER Scholarship, Due on 5-15-14

CLOSED: Gustus L. Larson Scholarship, Due 5-16-14

CLOSED: Nuvation Engineering Scholarship, Due on 5-31-14

 

Due This Week
CLOSED: Innovation in Engineering Scholarship, Due on 4-30-14

CLOSED: ASA Scholarship, Due on 4-30-14

CLOSED: WI League for Nursing Scholarships, Due on 4-30-14

CLOSED: Senior Care Innovation Scholarship, Due on 4-30-14

CLOSED: Mattie J.T. Stepanek Caregiving Scholarship, Due 5-1-14

CLOSED: IAPMO Scholarship Essay Contest, Due on 5-1-14

CLOSED: MassMutual Scholars Program, Due 5-2-14

 

Best of luck to all who apply!

Tax day has passed, Earth Day is tomorrow, and the weather finally feels like spring (unlike last week Monday when it was SNOWING). Life seems pretty good! It's tempting to not want to think about school or finances as the days get nicer. I get it; you'd rather be on the beach, playing ultimate, or at a concert. However, it's important to always be keeping up with how you're going to pay for college! You get to take summers off, but scholarships are here year-round so keep on the lookout.

 

And to add another reminder: If you haven't filled out your FAFSA for 2014-15, please do so! If you have questions, contact our office

 

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Added this Week

All students: $2,500 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Caregiving Scholarship - DUE May 1, 2014

High School & College Students: $1,000 IAPMO Scholarship Essay Contest - DUE May 1, 2014
Business Students: $5,000 MassMutual Scholars Program - DUE May 2, 2014
High School Seniors & Current College Students: $5,000 TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship - DUE May 6, 2014
Society of Women Engineers for Freshman: Many opportunities! - DUE May 15, 2014
High School Seniors & College Freshman: $1,000 Conestoga Bank "Future of Banking" Scholarship - DUE May 15, 2014
ALL STUDENTS: Donate blood to save a life & win a scholarship!


Due this Week
High School Seniors: $2,000 FiSCA Scholarships - DUE TODAY


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Best of luck to all who apply!


Maybe I'm still sad about the Wisconsin Basketball loss over the weekend, but that cat has certainly got my tongue. Therefore, this post will be short, sweet, and to the point.

  • If you haven't yet, please file your 2014-2015 FAFSA. If you have any questions about that, contact our office or stop in.
  • If you've been selected for verification, complete that as soon as possible because we can't get you a final award until it is complete.
  • If you like winning free money to apply towards your education, apply for a scholarship or two. The ones below are a good starting place, but don't forget to think local as well!

 

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Added Today

Current & Incoming CVE Students: $3,000 Wire Reinforcement Institute Scholarships - DUE April 15, 2014

Current & Incoming Nursing Students: WI League for Nursing Scholarships; 5 Opportunities! DUE April 30, 2014
Nursing Students: $1,000 Senior Care Innovation Scholarship - DUE April 30, 2014
$2,000 ASA Scholarship - DUE April 30, 2014
$1,000 Innovation in Engineering Scholarship - DUE April 30, 2014


Best of luck to all who apply!