Are you overloaded with homework, stressed about the term, and have been thinking about dropping a class or potentially withdrawing? Yes, this is time of the term that hits students hard, but it doesn't mean you have to pick up and leave. There are lots of reasons why you should take on the mindset of the Little Engine that Could, but we understand that it’s not always possible.

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If you’re seriously thinking about dropping a class, you need to consider the following things:

When is the last day to drop? The last day to drop any classes is Monday, February 3rd at 6pm.

Can you reach out for academic assistance? If you’re just stuck on a concept or nervous about an upcoming test because of course content, remember that there are resources available to you. The Learning Resource Center (LRC) offers tutoring of all kinds to assist you throughout the year. They have drop-in mathematics, physics, chemistry and writing help, as well as individual and group tutoring sessions. For more information, you can visit www.msoe.edu/lrc, call them at (414) 277-7274 or visit them in CC02.

Will dropping affect your Financial Aid? Any time you drop a class after the first Friday of the term, it has the potential to impact your standing with Financial Aid. What does that mean exactly? For Financial Aid purposes, we have a Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy that students must follow. In order to stay satisfactory with Financial Aid, you need to do two things: keep a 2.0 cumulative GPA and complete 67% of all of your attempted credits. The full policy can be found here: MSOE Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.pdf.

What’s the bottom line? Think before you drop. Talk to staff members in both Financial Aid and the Registrar’s Office to fully understand the impact it will have on you.

 

If you have questions about this policy or you are thinking about dropping a class or withdrawing, call or come in the Financial Aid Office as soon as you can. We have an open-door policy and are open Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm and Fridays 8am-4:30pm.

The Grammys were Sunday, The State of the Union Address is tonight, and the Superbowl is this coming Sunday. What a week for television, pop culture, and memes! I don't think we've quite figured out what was under Pharrell's hat, though Buzzfeed has some interesting theories here and here. I'm going to pretend that it's filled with scholarship dollars for you all because I'm a cool (if cool means nerdy of course) Financial Aid Counselor like that.

 

 

Scholarships Added Today

FAA Scholarships, Due February 1st

$2,500 Robert B. Oliver Scholarship, Due February 15th

$2,500 scholarship for sophomore engineers, Due February 15th

American Welding Society Scholarships, Due February 15th

MSOE-only: Saint-Gobain Endowed Scholarship, Due February 25th

MSOE-only: Weimer Industries Engineering Scholarship, Due February 26th

MSOE-only: Weimer Industries Business Development Scholarship, Due February 26th

 

Due This Week

$1,000 Scholarship for Milwaukee & Ozaukee County Residents: DUE January 31st

ANS Scholarships: DUE Feb 1st

Current & Prospective IE Students: Autodesk Scholarship - DUE February 1st

ME & IE Students from WI: Lawrence A. Wacker Memorial Scholarship- DUE February 1st

FAA Scholarships: DUE Feb 1st


Currently Available MSOE-Only Scholarships

Snap-on Scholarship, Due Feb 5th
Northern Waters Scholarship, Due Feb 13th

Saint-Gobain Endowed Scholarship, Due Feb 25th

Weimer Industries Engineering Scholarship, Due Feb 26th

Weimer Industries Business Development Scholarship, Due Feb 26th

 

Best of luck to all who apply!

For once, I'm going to be totally serious. Today is a very special day: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. While he was certainly a prominent civil rights leader, he also was dedicated to community, service, and education. Ideally, we should strive to work together, build equality, and strengthen our communities every day. So while you might ponder why you are in school today when many other schools are not, take at what he said about education:

 

 

Embrace the opportunity to receive education as a gift, and use it to make the world a better place. People are willing to pay it forward to you to accomplish your goals, so see the generosity of others as a gift too and apply for a scholarship today.

 

Added Today

CVE Students: $3,000 Scholarship - DUE February 10th, 2014

Incoming Freshman: Are you tall? Win a $1,000 Scholarship! DUE February 15th, 2014

Any Engineering Field: $5000 Steinman Scholarship- DUE March 1st, 2014

High School Seniors: $5000 Diversity in Engineering Scholarship - DUE March 1st, 2014


Due This Week

ME Students: $2,000 Penneco Scholarship, DUE TOMORROW (1-21-14)

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - DUE January 24th, 2014


MSOE-only Scholarships

$3000 Boldt Company Scholarship - DUE January 27th, 2014

BioE Students Only: Northern Waters Scholarship - DUE February 13th


Best of luck to all who apply!

The craziness of the Holiday season has past, I won't care about football until next season, baseball is still far off, and I'm less motivated than ever to leave my house on the weekends. Maybe you can relate? Now might be a good time to use that extra free time to take a break from binge watching T.V. (my newest addiction is The Mindy Project) and think ahead for how you're going to pay for school next year.  Make sure you file the FAFSA, and, while you're at it, why not apply to a scholarship too?

 

Also, today is our big Scholarship Presentation Event. Come eat free pizza and hang out with the fun folks in Financial Aid (hey, that's me!), Career Services, TRiO, and Development.

 

 

Added Today

ANS Scholarships - DUE February 1st, 2014

Current & Prospective IE Students: Autodesk Scholarship - DUE February 1st, 2014

ME & IE Students from WI: Lawrence A. Wacker Memorial Scholarship- DUE February 1st, 2014

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships: Due February 17th, 2014


MSOE-only Scholarships

$3000 Boldt Company Scholarship - DUE January 27th, 2014

$5,000 Snap-on Scholarship, DUE February 5th, 2014


Due This Week

Students interested in Energy & Energy Careers: WAEE Scholarships, DUE January 18th, 2014


Best of luck to all who apply, and I hope to see you TODAY at noon!

The combination of the network finally being back up (and being able to do work), the polar vortex, and a still-enduring sadness following the Packer loss delayed me getting Money Monday out yesterday, and for that I apologize. However, if there is one thing I've learned from those three events, it is that students are on the Hub.

 

I read through the spirited debates about whether school should have been cancelled and it filled me with optimism. Why? Because you're discussing institutional policy, you're discussing privilege and what it means, and you're discussing your rights and responsibilities as students. As somebody who participated in protests, wrote letters to administration, and participated in sit-ins and teach-ins as a student during my undergraduate career, it makes me feel more connected to you students here.

 

Before I run the risk of saying something deep and substantial, let me throw in this image, and then introduce you to the scholarships this week.

 

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Special Event
Scholarship presentation with FREE Pizza. Next Monday (1-13-14), noon, multipurpose room. BE THERE. Click Here for more info.

 

NEW Today
Students interested in Energy & Energy Careers: WAEE Scholarships, DUE January 18th, 2014

$1,000 Scholarship for Milwaukee & Ozaukee County Residents: DUE January 31st, 2014

MSOE Students Only: $5,000 Snap-on Scholarship, DUE February 5th, 2014


Posted During Break (in case you missed them- these are HUGE)

$7,500 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - DUE January 24th, 2014

MSOE Students Only: $3000 Boldt Company Scholarship - DUE January 27th, 2014


Best of luck to all who apply!