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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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(Step 4: You may start to feel defeated. But don't give up because...)


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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,

 

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!

Every penny counts when it comes to saving for and paying for college. Therefore, no scholarship is too small to win. Most of the scholarships I post here are in the $1,000 to $5,000 range, but I have posted ones for $300 as well as ones for $12,500. Winning a scholarship is a wonderful feeling because it is something you know you put effort in, and seeing your effort rewarded so directly makes the time you spent worth it.

 

Today, I want to get you thinking about fellowships and larger scholarships. These programs are highly competitive, but the payoff is absolutely worth it. Some of these offer full tuition plus stipends. Some offer lucrative internships and post-graduation employment guarantees. Others offer you the chance to travel abroad.

 

I will post a brief description of who is eligible for each of the programs, but it is up to you to thoroughly read the criteria to decide  if you want to apply. These applications are often time consuming and require you to write multiple essays, get letters of recommendation, and be officially nominated by the faculty representative at your school (oh hey, that's me!). If you have questions on these, please let me know. It is never too early to start working on these applications! As stated before, these take time but are often immeasurably worth it (though winning $30,000 is pretty measurable and awesome). Should you decide to apply for any of these programs, please do not hesitate to contact me with questions and particularly with help on/editing of your essays.

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(Not this kind of fellowship. But one does not simply do these applications they day before they are due)

 

Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program - Due December 15th, 2014

  • a U.S. citizen at time of application,
  • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2015,
  • able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories,
  • willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD,
  • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and,
  • pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page. (Most engineering majors at MSOE qualify)

 

Whitaker International Program - Due January 20th, 2015

The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field.  The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook. Along with supporting grant projects in an academic setting, the Whitaker International Program encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting.



Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - Due January 30th, 2015 (campuses set an earlier deadline, please check with me if interested)

The purpose of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, as stated in the enabling legislation, is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today's terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research.



Truman Scholar Program - Due February 3rd, 2015

This program is for students who wish to be change agents in society. Students who apply should see a problem that they believe can be solved, and will work in the public service sector to help accomplish their goal.



Boren Scholarships - Due February 4th, 2015 (campuses set an earlier deadline, please check with me if interested)

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.


Udall Foundation Scholarship - Due March 3rd, 2015 for nomination from faculty representative
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.

 

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Best of luck to those who apply!

Halloween is this weekend. It's the one night (or two or three, depending on how many parties you go to) that you can dress as whoever or whatever you want and no judgement can befall you. Well, that's not entirely true. If you dress up as Ray Rice I will judge you and so will the whole internet, so please just don't go there. But, short of something horribly offensive and demeaning, Halloween is the time to have fun and revel in the joy of being someone else for a few hours.

 

Maybe that person you are pretending to be is a college student without financial worry. Well you could be that person all of the time! Take the time to apply to one of these scholarships; college costs can seem scary, but winning a scholarship is a real treat!

 

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Added Today

High School Seniors: $3,000 Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship - DUE November 6th, 2014

High School Seniors: $30,000 Stokes Educational Scholarship Program- DUE November 15th, 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

High School Seniors Through College: $4,000 Women in Transportation Scholarships

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

 

MSOE-Specific Scholarships

MSOE Students ONLY: $6,250 Plexus Corporation Scholarship - DUE October 30th, 2014

MSOE EE, CE, IE, ME, & SEs ONLY: $5,000 Neenah Enterprises Scholarship - DUE October 31st, 2014

 

Due This Week

MSOE Students ONLY: $6,250 Plexus Corporation Scholarship - DUE October 30th, 2014

Soph & Jr CE, EE, IE, & MEs: $5,000 Steel Engineering Education Link Scholarship PLUS Internship - DUE October 30th, 201…

High School Seniors: $4,000 Olin E. Teague Scholarship - DUE October 30th, 2014

MSOE EE, CE, IE, ME, & SEs ONLY: $5,000 Neenah Enterprises Scholarship - DUE October 31st, 2014

High School Seniors thorough College Seniors: BG Scholarship - DUE October 31st, 2014

Women Engineering Students: $2,500 Women in Technology Scholarship - DUE October 31st, 2014

Builders Foundation Scholarship - DUE November 1st, 2014

Business Students: $1,000 HubShout Online Marketing Scholarship- DUE November 1st, 2014

CLOSED: MCA Scholarships, Due on 11-1-14

 

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Best of luck to those who apply, and I hope everybody has a fun, safe, and happy Halloween!

Another Monday, another weekend gone, and another round of scholarships. But today is an extra special Monday, because we have a Financial Aid Event with FREE LUNCH! for you today at noon! Grab some free pizza, learn about student loans and money management, and then apply to a scholarship or two. Look at how much money stuff is happening today; it's like there's a reason we call it "Money Monday!"

 

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Added Today

Are your parents in MCANCW Local 400, MCANW Local 434, or work for MCANW? $1,000-$2,000 Scholarships - DUE November 1st,…

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

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

AFCEA Military Personnel Scholarships - DUE November 15th, 2014

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

 

MSOE-Only Scholarships

MSOE Students ONLY: $6,250 Plexus Corporation Scholarship - DUE October 30th, 2014

MSOE EE, CE, IE, ME, & SEs ONLY: $5,000 Neenah Enterprises Scholarship - DUE October 31st, 2014

 

Due This Week

Students aged 18-24, ALL majors: Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway - DUE October 20th, 2014

High School Seniors: $22,000 Horatio Alger Scholarship - DUE October 25th, 2014

 

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Love pizza, get money.

 

Best of luck to those who apply!

Happy October! As your schoolwork picks up and the weather gets colder, please take a moment to read about some important updates from the Financial Aid & Student Account Offices:

 

1. On Monday, October 20th we will be hosting an event with FREE LUNCH provided. This event is “STUDENT LOANS, CREDIT, and MONEY MANAGEMENT: Everything You Need to Know about Spending Wisely”. It will be held in the Multipurpose Room on the 3rd floor of the CC. Mark your calendars now, and look for more detailed information coming soon!

 

2. Are you thinking about dropping a class? Doing so could impact your financial aid. For more information on this, please refer to our Satisfactory Academic Policy to be sure you make the decision that is in your best interest.

 

 

3. The Annual Career Fair is this Friday and many companies will be looking to offer you jobs or internships. But did you know we already partner with some of these companies and they can give you scholarships too? Check out our most recent Money Monday blog for details and the opportunity to score a scholarship as well as a summer internship!

 

4. Registration for Winter classes is right around the corner, so be sure that you do not have any financial holds on your account that will prohibit you from registering. You must have paid your account balance and filled out the Student Statement of Financial Responsibility. If you owe a balance and are looking for options, please contact our office.

 

 

5. If you live in the Tower (we are jealous!), please be advised that your rent is due the 1st of every month, meaning you are past due for October if you have not paid yet. For questions on this or to make payments, please contact Jenny Wraalstad in Student Accounts.

 

Thank you for reading these important updates, and enjoy the beautiful fall weather before the snow arrives!

During this time of year, school and life can start to feel pretty monotonous. The newness of the year is wearing off, Thanksgiving is still over a month away, and the weather is making you increasingly never want to leave your room. And to top it off, it's Monday. Ew. Gross.

 

Well maybe you forgot that Monday's are secretly great! Fresh start to the week, bragging rights about your team's win over the weekend, and a whole host of new scholarships to apply to! Enjoy this Money Monday with 9 new scholarships (because I knew that 10 would just give you too many choices) and never forget that Tuesdays are actually the worst day of the week. Seriously, if it weren't for the Mindy Project I really don't see a point in Tuesdays.

 

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MSOE Engineering Freshman ONLY: $12,500 Douglas Seaman Memorial Scholarship - DUE October 16th, 2014

High School Seniors: $4,000 Olin E. Teague Scholarship - DUE October 30th, 2014

Soph & Jr CE, EE, IE, & MEs: $5,000 Steel Engineering Education Link Scholarship PLUS Internship - DUE October 30th, 201…

MSOE EE, CE, IE, ME, & SEs ONLY: $5,000 Neenah Enterprises Scholarship - DUE October 31st, 2014

Women Engineering Students: $2,500 Women in Technology Scholarship - DUE October 31st, 2014

High School Seniors thorough College Seniors: BG Scholarship - DUE October 31st, 2014

Business Students: $1,000 HubShout Online Marketing Scholarship- DUE November 1st, 2014

CLOSED: Builders Foundation Scholarship, Due on 11-1-14

CLOSED: AGC Scholarship, Due on 11-3-14

 

MSOE Specific Scholarships

Due Today (10-13): $5,000 Rockwell Collins Scholarship

Due Today (10-13): $2,500 J.F. Ahern Scholarship

Due Today (10-13): $6250 Peter I. Georgeson Scholarship

Due Today (10-13): $5,000 N.E.W. Industries Scholarship

Due Today (10-13): $5,000 Modine Manufacturing Company Scholarship

$12,500 Douglas Seaman Memorial Scholarship - DUE October 16th, 2014

$6,250 Plexus Corporation Scholarship - DUE October 30th, 2014

$5,000 Neenah Enterprises Scholarship - DUE October 31st, 2014

 

Due This Week

Due Today (10-13): MSOE EE, CE, & SEs ONLY: $5,000 Rockwell Collins Scholarship

Due Today (10-13): MSOE Junior & Senior AE, CM, AE/CM, & MEs ONLY: $2,500 J.F. Ahern Scholarship

Due Today (10-13): MSOE CE, EE, IE, ME, & MIS ONLY: $6250 Peter I. Georgeson Scholarship

Due Today (10-13): MSOE IE & MEs ONLY: $5,000 N.E.W. Industries Scholarship

Due Today (10-13): MSOE EE & MEs ONLY: $5,000 Modine Manufacturing Company Scholarship

Graduate Students: ACI Foundation Scholarship - DUE October 15th, 2014

High School Seniors through College Students interested in careers in electric utility: $2,000 APPA DEED Scholarship - D…

ALL Engineering Students: $5,000 Kelly Future Engineers Scholarship Program - DUE October 15th, 2014

AE, CM, IE, ME Students: $3,000 Richard D. Stehly Memorial Scholarship - DUE October 15th, 2014

MSOE Engineering Freshman ONLY: $12,500 Douglas Seaman Memorial Scholarship - DUE October 16th, 2014

$2,000 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation Scholarships - DUE October 17th, 2014

 

 

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Best of luck to those who apply!

If you didn't already know, the annual MSOE Career Fair 2014 is this Friday, October 10th. You probably want to be there, that is unless you don't want a summer job/internship or one after graduation (though if you already have one lined up, kudos to you!). There will be many companies looking to hire you; how cool is that?

 

But, did you also know that MSOE has partnerships with many of these companies? Not only can you get a paid summer internship, but you can also get them to pay you to go to school via a scholarship. Check out the opportunities below and then look for these companies at the Career Fair!

 

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MSOE Juniors & Seniors ONLY: $2,500 J.F. Ahern 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

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

Added Today: MSOE CE, EE, & SEs ONLY: $5,000 Rockwell Collins Scholarship - DUE October 13th, 2014

Added Today: MSOE CE, EE, IE, ME, & SEs ONLY: $6,250 Plexus Corporation Scholarship - DUE October 30th, 2014

 

Best of luck to all who apply!

 

 

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It's the fourth week of the quarter and October is almost here. Is anybody else missing summer, or is it just me? As the academic and life pace continues to pick up, don't forget to plan for the future now by applying to a scholarship today.

 

Be sure to check out the scholarships just for MSOE students; they have paid summer internships tied to them! These companies will be here for the Career Fair, so make an impression and apply today!

 

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Added Today

MSOE Juniors & Seniors ONLY: $2,500 J.F. Ahern Scholarship - DUE October 13th, 2014

High School Seniors through College Students interested in careers in electric utility: $2,000 APPA DEED Scholarship - D…

Students aged 18-24, ALL majors: Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway - DUE October 20th, 2014

High School Seniors: $22,000 Horatio Alger Scholarship - DUE October 25th, 2014

 

MSOE-Only Scholarships

$2,500 J.F. Ahern 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

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

 

Scholarships Due This Week

Nursing Students: $2,500 AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship - DUE September 30th, 2014

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

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

ALL College Students: $500 Hit The Books Scholarship

ALL Students High School through College: $1,500 Don't Text and Drive Scholarship - 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

CLOSED: Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship, Due on 10-1-14

 

And last, just to recap the Packer/Bear Game:

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Best of luck to all who apply!

Fall is officially here. Yes, the leaves are changing colors, and yes, Starbucks has already brought back Pumpkin Spice (in addition to Oreos and M&Ms jumping on the bandwagon), but that whole Autumnal Equinox thing makes it official. Plus, you may have noticed your schoolwork picking up and have a desire to never get out of bed in the morning thanks to the crisp air.

 

Fall is also the perfect time to get stuff done. Apply to some scholarships now so when winter hits, you really won't have to leave your bed if you don't want to.

 

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Scholarships Added Today

Do you have student loans? Great Lakes wants to pay off $6,000 for you! - DUE September 26th, 2014

Nursing Students: $2,500 AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship - DUE September 30th, 2014

ALL Engineering Students: $5,000 Kelly Future Engineers Scholarship Program - DUE October 15th, 2014

AE, CM, IE, ME Students: $3,000 Richard D. Stehly Memorial Scholarship - DUE October 15th, 2014

Graduate Students: ACI Foundation Scholarship - DUE October 15th, 2014

$2,000 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation Scholarships - DUE October 17th, 2014

 

MSOE-Specific Scholarships (Internships here!)

$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

 

Scholarships Due This Week

MSOE Students ONLY: $2,000 EAA Chapter 838 Scholarship - DUE September 26th, 2014

Do you have student loans? Great Lakes wants to pay off $6,000 for you! - DUE September 26th, 2014

 

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Best of luck to those who apply, and Happy Fall!

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!