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To start this Money Monday, I want to thank Lena Scheibengraber for putting together an awesome Money Monday last week while I was out of town. And now, I will keep this post brief (unlike the Oscars last night) because it's FINALS WEEK *cue dramatic sound effects*!

 

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Added Today

REOPENED for current MSOE Juniors: $4,000 Weimer Industries Engineering AND Business Development Scholarships - DUE Febr…

ALL Majors, residents of Milwaukee & Ozaukee Counties: $1,000 General Federation of Woman's Club Lakeshore District Scho…

High School Seniors: $2,500 NACME Pre-Engineering Scholarship - DUE March 15th, 2015

ALL Majors from select WI communities: $2,000-$12,000 Bryant Foundation Scholarships

Engineering Students: $5,000 ASCO Numatics Scholarship - DUE April 3rd, 2015

 

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MSOE-Specific Scholarships

REOPENED for current MSOE Juniors: $4,000 Weimer Industries Engineering AND Business Development Scholarships - DUE Febr…

MSOE Sophomore ME Students ONLY: $4,000 WAICU/ATI-Ladish Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming & Current Freshman MEs ONLY: $3,000 Raymond and Louella Brown Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $12,500 Douglas Seaman Memorial Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $8,600 - $10,800 Wisconsin Energy Foundation Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 201…

MSOE ME Students ONLY: $3,000 Thomas J. Stobbs '85/TLX Technologies Scholarship + Internship - DUE March 3rd, 2015

MSOE ME Students ONLY: $5,000 Hatco/ Roderick Chaudoir '48 Engineering Scholarship + Internship - DUE March 9th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $5,000 Daniel J. Moceri Scholarship - DUE March 9th, 2015

Incoming MSOE Freshman ME Students: $5,000 Precision Plus Scholarship - DUE March 13th, 2015

MSOE ME Students ONLY: $10,000 United Conveyor Corporation Scholarship - DUE March 15th, 2015

 

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Due This Week - LOTS of MSOE Scholarships!

Senior & Recently Graduated Nursing Students: Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program - DUE February 26th, 2015

Current Freshman through Juniors, ALL Majors: $3,000 Scholarship + $2,000 Stipend WAICU Non-profit Internship Program - …

High School Seniors through College Students: $25,000 Buick Achievers Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Sophomore ME Students ONLY: $4,000 WAICU/ATI-Ladish Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming & Current Freshman MEs ONLY: $3,000 Raymond and Louella Brown Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $12,500 Douglas Seaman Memorial Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $8,600 - $10,800 Wisconsin Energy Foundation Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 201…

High School Srs & College Students: $3,000 100 Black Men of America’s National Scholarship - DUE February 28th, 2015

Nursing Students: Nurses Foundation of Racine Scholarship - DUE February 28th, 2015

High School Seniors & College Freshman, ALL majors: $500 Peace Scholarship - DUE March 1st

Nursing Students: $2,000 A Nurse I Am Scholarship - DUE March 1st, 2015

Current Sophomore/Rising Junior Engineers: $5,000 Steinman Scholarship - DUE March 1st, 2015

High School Seniors: $2,500 Diversity in Engineering Scholarship - DUE March 1st, 2015

 

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Best of luck to all who apply, and good luck to all on your finals!

 

Here's one final reminder why life would be infinitely better if we went to Hogwarts:

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With the winter term slowing down and registration in full-swing, you may have noticed that your spring schedule is looking a little bare. Perhaps you have a few hours between classes, days completely off of school, or are just looking to pick something else up. Look no further than student employment!

Check out the 6 W's of student employment and get applying!

WHO
You, silly! Well, or any student who is currently enrolled at MSOE. Graduates, undergraduates, incoming students, you name it! If you're an incoming student, keep in mind that you cannot start working until you have officially started classes.

WHAT
Student employment, of course! We have various opportunities to help fit your needs. Like an office atmosphere? Check out one of our office assistance positions! Like to tackle technology issues? The Help Desk or IT may be right for you. Like working with children? Boys and Girls Club or Discovery World may be right up your alley. Just remember, when jobs fill up we take them down from our site. So even if you don't see anything you like now, you may find something next month!

WHEN
RIGHT NOW!! Yes, you can apply for a job right after you read this! But in terms of working, MSOE offers academic year positions and summer positions, meaning you could potentially work year-round.

WHERE
Like I said above, you can either work on-campus or at one of our off-campus community service sites. For off-campus sites, we try to offer positions that are walking-distance to MSOE. Some positions do have multiple locations where students can drive or ride the bus to get to.

HOW
You can look for and apply for jobs at www.msoe.edu/workstudy. Just make sure you remember if you selected an academic year position or a summer position! Submit your application, complete an interview, get hired and then touch base with Human Resources for any paperwork you may need in order to start working.

WHY
Working on campus is fun, gives you great experience and you get that green stuff everyone keeps talking about... MONEY!

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So don't wait- apply today! Current open positions are as follows:

 

Boys & Girls Club- Academic Assistant/Tutor

Discovery World- Educational Aide

Milwaukee Center for Independence- Administrative Assistance/Data Entry Payroll

IT- Assistant Network Technician

IT- Assistant Systems Administrator


Hello,

Please take the time to read the following important updates from Financial Aid and Student Accounts:

  • Registration for the Spring is now live! Keep in mind the following points:
    • If you owe a balance, you will not be able to register. You may check your balance anytime online through your my.msoe.edu account. If you need to make a payment, you can also do that online via CASH Net. Instructions on how to do that, as well as how to grant a parent or other person access, can be found here.
    • Due to new federal regulations, students are only eligible to receive financial aid for any coursework that is in their academic track. Please see more information about this here, or contact the Financial Aid Office with questions.
    • In order to receive institutional aid from MSOE, including your MSOE Academic Scholarship, you must be full time. Full time is considered 12 or more credits. If you plan to register for less than 12 credits, please check with Financial Aid to see how your aid will be different for the spring.


  • FAFSA season is here as well. MSOE’s priority deadline is March 15th. You may file with estimated tax information for you and your parent(s)/guardian(s) and go back and update it later to ensure you have your FAFSA in by March 15th.
    • In conjunction with RCAS, we will be holding two opportunities for students to complete their FAFSA on campus. These will be on March 10th at 5:00 p.m. and March 13th at noon. Look for more information soon!
    • Not sure where to start? Check out our FAFSA Filing Checklist and 5 Tips to Avoid FAFSA Errors.


  • 1098-T forms are available and they are published online. You may access them via your my.msoe.edu account. Any questions regarding this form should be directed to Student Accounts.


  • While we are always promoting scholarships, this time of year is especially exciting. We are currently accepting applications for nine different scholarships that are exclusively for current MSOE students and have paid summer internships. Check out the latest Money Monday for more information.

If you're reading this, it means you made it through the weekend of dread; known to the general public as "Valentine's Day". Whether you were bouncing off the walls with excitement for your special date with your better half, drinking wine with your besties on Galentine's Day, or hunting for the chocolate sales on Sunday, there was something for everyone to celebrate.

 

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With heart-shaped balloons a distant memory (but these hilarious valentine's day cards front-and-center), it's time to settle back down and focus on school, the upcoming break, and of course, getting free money. So while you're trying not to go crazy with senior design, projects, or just studying for finals, take a break and apply for one of these great scholarships!


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Added Today

$2500 Great Lakes STEM Scholarship, DUE- April 6th, 2015


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MSOE Specific

MSOE Sophomore ME Students ONLY: $4,000 WAICU/ATI-Ladish Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming & Current Freshman MEs ONLY: $3,000 Raymond and Louella Brown Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $12,500 Douglas Seaman Memorial Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $8,600 - $10,800 Wisconsin Energy Foundation Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 201…

MSOE ME Students ONLY: $3,000 Thomas J. Stobbs '85/TLX Technologies Scholarship + Internship - DUE March 3rd, 2015

MSOE ME Students ONLY: $5,000 Hatco/ Roderick Chaudoir '48 Engineering Scholarship + Internship - DUE March 9th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $5,000 Daniel J. Moceri Scholarship - DUE March 9th, 2015

Incoming MSOE Freshman ME Students: $5,000 Precision Plus Scholarship - DUE March 13th, 2015

MSOE ME Students ONLY: $10,000 United Conveyor Corporation Scholarship - DUE March 15th, 2015


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Due this Week

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

MSOE Soph & Jr EE/T & ME/T Students: $5,000 Snap-on Scholarship + Internship - DUE February 20th, 2015

 

 

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Best of luck to all who apply!

 

Check out these bonus valentine's day pics to make your 10th week a little easier.

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Congratulations to all of the football fans out there; we have survived our first weekend without a game! In other news, Kanye West still feels the need to interrupt people accepting awards if they aren't Beyonce. Additionally, I learned that a lot of people on twitter don't know who Beck is. Overall, it was a solid weekend.

 

Monday is here though, but you know by now that means opportunities for you to win scholarships and internships. If you're feeling really lucky, the lottery is above 400 million (just remember your friendly financial aid counselor once you win ). But, you have a much better chance at winning one of these great scholarships to apply today!

 

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Added Today

High School Seniors: $2,500 BBB Student of Integrity Scholarships - DUE March 2nd, 2015

Students interested in Iron and Steel Industry: $3,000 - $6,000 AIST Scholarships - DUE March 2nd, 2015

MSOE ME Students ONLY: $3,000 Thomas J. Stobbs '85/TLX Technologies Scholarship + Internship - DUE March 3rd, 2015

ALL Majors/Grade Levels: $1,000 Frame My Future Scholarship - DUE March 3rd, 2015

MSOE ME Students ONLY: $5,000 Hatco/ Roderick Chaudoir '48 Engineering Scholarship + Internship - DUE March 9th, 2015

Incoming MSOE Freshman ME Students: $5,000 Precision Plus Scholarship - DUE March 13th, 2015

MSOE ME Students ONLY: $10,000 United Conveyor Corporation Scholarship - DUE March 15th, 2015

Nursing Students: $3,000 Marshfield Clinic Scholarships - DUE March 16th, 2015

 

MSOE Specific

REOPENED for current MSOE Juniors: $4,000 Weimer Industries Engineering AND Business Development Scholarships - DUE February 28th, 2015

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

MSOE Soph & Jr EE/T & ME/T Students: $5,000 Snap-on Scholarship + Internship - DUE February 20th, 2015

MSOE Sophomore ME Students ONLY: $4,000 WAICU/ATI-Ladish Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming & Current Freshman MEs ONLY: $3,000 Raymond and Louella Brown Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $12,500 Douglas Seaman Memorial Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $8,600 - $10,800 Wisconsin Energy Foundation Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 201…

MSOE ME Students ONLY: $3,000 Thomas J. Stobbs '85/TLX Technologies Scholarship + Internship - DUE March 3rd, 2015

MSOE ME Students ONLY: $5,000 Hatco/ Roderick Chaudoir '48 Engineering Scholarship + Internship - DUE March 9th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $5,000 Daniel J. Moceri Scholarship - DUE March 9th, 2015

Incoming MSOE Freshman ME Students: $5,000 Precision Plus Scholarship - DUE March 13th, 2015

MSOE ME Students ONLY: $10,000 United Conveyor Corporation Scholarship - DUE March 15th, 2015

 

Due this Week

Due TODAY: REOPENED for current MSOE Juniors: $4,000 Weimer Industries Engineering AND Business Development Scholarships - DUE February 28th, 2015

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

CLOSED: $5,000 Rexnord Innovation Center Scholarship + Internship! - DUE February 13th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Welcome to February! February is that annoying time of year when you are ready for spring but winter just won't give up (oh, hello, foot of snow!). But there are some good parts too: it goes quickly, you can notice the days getting longer, and sometimes Subway makes all footlongs $5 again #februany

 

It is also the time of year when MSOE Scholarships with internships tied to them come out in full force. There are eight new scholarships today, and 7 are specifically for current and/or incoming MSOE Students. This is the time you've been waiting for, so go out and apply!

 

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Added Today

MSOE Sophomore BM, CE, EE, ME, SE, & TC Students: $4,000 Weimer Industries Engineering AND Business Development Scholars…

MSOE Soph & Jr EE/T & ME/T Students: $5,000 Snap-on Scholarship + Internship - DUE February 20th, 2015

MSOE Incoming & Current Freshman MEs ONLY: $3,000 Raymond and Louella Brown Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Sophomore ME Students ONLY: $4,000 WAICU/ATI-Ladish Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $8,600 - $10,800 Wisconsin Energy Foundation Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 201…

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $12,500 Douglas Seaman Memorial Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

Nursing Students: Nurses Foundation of Racine Scholarship - DUE February 28th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $5,000 Daniel J. Moceri Scholarship - DUE March 9th, 2015

 

MSOE-Specific Scholarships

DUE TODAY: CLOSED: Boldt Company Scholarship, Due on 2-2-15

MSOE Sophomore BM, CE, EE, ME, SE, & TC Students: $4,000 Weimer Industries Engineering AND Business Development Scholars…

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

MSOE Soph & Jr EE/T & ME/T Students: $5,000 Snap-on Scholarship + Internship - DUE February 20th, 2015

MSOE Sophomore ME Students ONLY: $4,000 WAICU/ATI-Ladish Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming & Current Freshman MEs ONLY: $3,000 Raymond and Louella Brown Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $12,500 Douglas Seaman Memorial Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $8,600 - $10,800 Wisconsin Energy Foundation Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 201…

MSOE Incoming Freshman Engineers ONLY: $5,000 Daniel J. Moceri Scholarship - DUE March 9th, 2015

 

Due This Week

DUE TODAY: CLOSED: Boldt Company Scholarship, Due on 2-2-15

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

 

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Best of luck to all who apply!

There are a lot of scholarships due this week, so I'm just going to get right to the point. No need for any extra inflation of this post.

 

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Added Today

Senior & Recently Graduated Nursing Students: Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program - DUE February 26th, 2015

High School Seniors through College Students: $25,000 Buick Achievers Scholarship - DUE February 27th, 2015

Current Freshman through Juniors, ALL Majors: $3,000 Scholarship + $2,000 Stipend WAICU Non-profit Internship Program - …

High School Srs & College Students: $3,000 100 Black Men of America’s National Scholarship - DUE February 28th, 2015

High School Seniors: $2,500 Diversity in Engineering Scholarship - DUE March 1st, 2015

Current Sophomore/Rising Junior Engineers: $5,000 Steinman Scholarship - DUE March 1st, 2015

Nursing Students: $2,000 A Nurse I Am Scholarship - DUE March 1st, 2015

High School Seniors & College Freshman, ALL majors: $500 Peace Scholarship - DUE March 1st

College Students: $1,000 Milwaukee National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Scholarships - DUE March 2nd, 2015

 

MSOE-Specific Opportunities

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

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 - 22 scholarships!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

High School Senior WI Residents majoring in ME or IE: Lawrence A. Wacker Memorial Scholarship - DUE February 1st, 2015

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

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

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

 

Seriously everyone, GO GET THIS MONEY!

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Best of luck to all who apply!

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

CLOSED: Bruno Independent Living Aids Scholarship + Internship, Due on 1-28-15

 

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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Proceed below at your own risk...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

CLOSED: $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

CLOSED: $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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Added Today

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!