Love is in the air. And by love I mean arctic winds, snow, and a general pleading to the Weather Gods for warmer temperatures.

 

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Maybe actual love is in the air for you this week with it being Valentine's Day on Friday and all. No matter your romantic status, I think you'll enjoy the photos in this post as well as the scholarships available. Show some self-love this Valentine's Day and give yourself the best gift of all: free money and a less stressful education!

 

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Added Today

$2,000 Community Service/Volunteering Scholarship- DUE February 28th
Current Nursing Students: $2,000 Scholarship- DUE March 1st
High School Seniors & College Freshman: Peace Scholarship- DUE March 1st
College Students: $20,000 NIH Scholarship- DUE March 3rd
WI High School Seniors: Student of Integrity Scholarship- DUE March 3rd
MSOE ME Students Only: $3000 Thomas J. Stobbs/TLX Technologies Scholarship- DUE March 6th
MSOE ME Students Only: $4,000 WAICU/ATI-Ladish Scholarship - DUE March 7th

 

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Snap-on Scholarship - DUE TODAY
Northern Waters Scholarship - Due 2-13-14
Hamilton Family Foundation Scholarship - Due 2-24-14
Saint-Gobain Scholarship - Due 2-24-14
Weimer Industries Business Development Scholarship - Due 2-26-14
Weimer Industries Engineering Scholarship - Due 2-26-14
Thomas J. Stobbs/TLX Technologies Scholarship - Due 3-6-14
WAICU/ATI-Ladish Scholarship - Due 3-7-14
Daniel J. Moceri Scholarship - Due 3-7-14
Precision Plus Scholarship - Due 4-1-14

 

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Due This Week

DUE TODAY (2-10-14): MSOE Students Only: $5,000 Snap-on Scholarship
DUE TODAY: CVE Students: $3,000 Scholarship - DUE February 10th, 2014
MSOE BioE Students Only: Northern Waters Scholarship - DUE February 13th
Incoming Freshman: Are you tall? Win a $1,000 Scholarship! DUE February 15th, 2014
Interested in NDT? $2,500 Robert B. Oliver Scholarship- DUE February 15, 2014
Sophomore Engineers: $2500 Scholarship DUE February 15, 2014
American Welding Society Scholarships: DUE February 15, 2014
AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship- DUE February 15th
High School Seniors: $2,000 APCA Scholarships, DUE February 15th
Current & Prospective Nursing Students: Two Scholarships from the DAR- DUE February 15, 2014


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Best of luck to all who apply!


And now, your rewards for reading all the way through:

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For the first time that I can remember in my life, I was actually bored watching a Super Bowl. I mean, even the commercials weren't that great this year. So, you're probably looking for some excitement this Monday. Well, thanks to me, you've got it! Check out these scholarships and look at all of the MSOE one's we're sponsoring right now too. Many come with internships, and what's more exciting than getting free money for school AND earning a paycheck?

 

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Added Today

AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship- DUE February 15th

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

Current & Prospective Nursing Students: Two Scholarships from the DAR- DUE February 15, 2014

WI High School Seniors: Wisconsin Title I Association Student Scholarship, DUE February 17th

MSOE EE Students: $2,000 Hamilton Family Foundation Scholarship- DUE February 24th

All Grades, All Majors: $1,000 Frame My Future Scholarship- DUE March 5, 2014

MSOE Incoming Engineering Students: $5,000 Daniel J. Moceri Scholarship- DUE March 7

MSOE Incoming ME Students ONLY: $5,000 Precision Plus Scholarships, DUE April 1, 2014


All MSOE-Specific Scholarships

Snap-on Scholarships - DUE THIS WEEK (2-5-14)

Northern Waters Scholarship - Due 2-13-14

Hamilton Family Foundation Scholarship - Due 2-24-14

Saint-Gobain Scholarship - Due 2-25-14

Weimer Industries Engineering Scholarship - Due 2-26-14

Weimer Industries Business Development Scholarship - Due 2-26-14

Daniel J. Moceri, '76 Scholarship - Due 3-7-14

Precision Plus, Inc. Scholarship - Due 4-1-14

 

Due This Week

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


Best of luck to all who apply!

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!

It's that time of year again- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (more commonly referred to as the FAFSA) will be available January 1st and thousands of students are gearing up to submit theirs. The FAFSA can be confusing to many students, parents, and even school officials. But with this quick guide to the FAFSA along with some "do's and don'ts", you should be prepared to file yours!

To start us off, I just wanted to give you the basics. The official FAFSA website is www.fafsa.gov- not www.fafsa.com. If you go to this second website (or anything other than www.fafsa.gov), you may end up having to pay to have your FAFSA processed. Remember, the first "f" in FAFSA stands for "free", so use the official government site to submit your application. NEVER pay for financial aid assistance!

What else do you need to know? Our school code is 003868, which you will need when it asks you to select schools to send your FAFSA to. And finally, our priority deadline is March 15th! What does this mean? Filing by the priority deadline will give you the best chance to get the full amount of federal and state grants you are eligible for! No, it's not the final deadline for the FAFSA, but if you are a Pell Grant, Wisconsin Tuition Grant, or other state or federal grant recipient, we encourage you to get yours in as soon as possible! Now, the part we've all been waiting for... FAFSA do's and don'ts!

DO:

  • File a FAFSA every year. Many students and parents think that the FAFSA is a "one and done" process, but it's not! Remember to file a 2014-2015 FAFSA if you will be in attendance (and would like financial aid) for the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Prepare your federal income taxes early. Be sure to have your parents prepare their taxes early, too, especially if you are a dependent student.
  • Get a PIN now. This Personal Identification Number (PIN) is used for many things, but in relation to the FAFSA, it allows you to sign electronically! If you already have one, you will not need to apply again. If you do not have one or forgot yours, you should visit the PIN website at www.pin.ed.gov. *Dependent students should make sure that their parents also have a PIN.*
  • Make sure to use your legal name, as shown on your Social Security card. Enter your SSN carefully. An incorrect SSN may delay your application, meaning you miss important deadlines ad opportunities for aid! So double-check before you hit "submit".
  • Read every question carefully and complete every field according to the FAFSA instructions. The computer often reads a blank as an error, and the FAFSA will not always tell you when something is wrong. The FAFSA is equipped with a lovely tool- skip logic- that helps you avoid answering unnecessary questions.
  • Answer the question about work-study. If you're interested in getting a job on campus, most of our positions are for work-study students. Keep in mind that even if you say "yes" to this question, you may not be eligible for work-study funds.
  • Save your online work frequently. Maybe you'll have to get off your computer to grab a bite to eat, check out that new episode of "Luther", or just don't have the time to complete the FAFSA all in one sitting. The website allows you to save your work and return to it later- so take advantage of this feature and don't lose your answers!
  • Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) carefully. The SAR is what gets sent to the schools of your choice and has valuable information for you as well. Not only will this report give you a glimpse of what you can expect for Federal Pell Grant and student loans, but it will also tell you if there are any errors or if you are selected for verification.

 

DON'T:

  • Assume you are ineligible for financial aid. Even the child of a millionaire can still qualify for student loans- you never know what you may qualify for!
  • Forget to sign before you submit. When filing, make sure to use the correct federal PINs for you and your parent(s).
  • Procrastinate. Schedule a time to complete the FAFSA before March 15th and increase your chances of getting all the aid you deserve! Some funds run out quickly and you don't want to be placed on a waiting list for funds that you could have received if you would have filed early.
  • Hesitate to contact our office. We're here to help you with any and all of your financial aid questions- including how to file the FAFSA, explaining different errors that were made, or to help you understand the different aid types we have offered you.

 

So go out there and get started! Gather your materials and get ready to file your FAFSA after January 1st. Keep in mind our priority deadline of March 15th. If all else fails, ESTIMATE- DON'T BE LATE! 

 

Missed the FAFSA walk-through video we posted? Find it here: How to Fill Out the FAFSA - YouTube

Need a nice reminder of the priority deadline? RSVP to our event and add it to your calendar! FAFSA Filing Priority Deadline

It's Winter Break! Sleeping, eating, catching up with friends and family, playing in the snow, and planning the perfect New Year's Eve out that will only leave you wishing you had stayed home and ordered Chinese are probably all on your agenda. Well, with all this free time, why not apply to a scholarship? I am very excited to promote the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and the Boldt Company Scholarship this week in addition to a reminder of scholarships due before the year is through.

 

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New

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship - DUE January 24th

Boldt Company Scholarship for MSOE students only - DUE January 27th

 

Due This Week

WI Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship - DUE TODAY

 

Get the most out of 2013; Scholarships due by the end of the year

AfterCollege Engineering Scholarship - Due December 31st

AFSCME Family Scholarship - Due December 31st

NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship - Due December 31st

Measurement Science Conference Scholarships - Due December 31st

Nursing Student Scholarship- Due December 31st

"Impact a Life" Scholarship- Due December 31st

Courage to Grow Scholarship- Due December 31st

 

Best of luck to all who apply, and enjoy your Winter Break!


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If you celebrate Christmas, it's getting down to the wire to find that perfect gift for the special people in your life. Maybe you planned ahead and have had it since June, or maybe you braved the Black Friday crowds and are already done. Or, maybe you're like me and plan to wait until December 23rd. Whether you still have others to shop for this holiday season or not, don't forget about someone else important in your life: you! Give yourself the gift of cold hard cash, less stress, and something to put on your resume by applying to one of these scholarships.

 

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MSOE-Only Scholarships; DUE TODAY!

$5,000 Rexnord Innovation Center Scholarship + Summer Internship!

$5,000 Neenah Enterprises Scholarship + Summer Internship

 

Scholarships Added Today

NSA Electrical Engineering Scholarship

High School Seniors: AFSCME Family Scholarship

AfterCollege Engineering Scholarship

All students age 16-22: $10,000 United Realty Scholarship

 

Due This Week

$25-38K SMART Scholarships- Due Today, December 16th

All Majors: $5-15K America Dream Scholarship- Due December 19th

 

Best of luck to all who apply!

GUYS. The Packers won yesterday, so nothing else matters. Your professors cancelled all of your classes today right?! Oh wait, just kidding (not about that win though). Just because something awesome happens in one facet of your life doesn't mean everything will go awesome all the time. Ride the awesome wave you've got going on now and apply to one of these scholarships. If Matt Flynn can get a win, who knows what awesome things you could do if you tried!

 

I just said awesome about 7 times up there.

 

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NEW Today

All college & grad students: "Impact a Life" Scholarship- DUE December 31st, 2013

Nursing Students: $2500 AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship - DUE December 31st, 2013

Engineering & Actuarial Science Students: Measurement Science Conference Scholarships - DUE December 31st, 2013


MSOE Only Scholarships

$5000 Neenah Enterprises Scholarship - DUE December 16th

$5000 Rexnord Innovation Center Scholarship - DUE December 16th


Best of luck to all who apply!

Welcome to the Winter Quarter! I'd like to extend special congratulations to all of the freshman who survived their first bout of college finals! Hopefully everyone learned some important lessons they can take with them into this new quarter, be it better time management skills, improved study skills, or the fastest route from class to Five Guys because food is important too. Homework might not pick up for a week or so, meaning this week might be a great time to apply to some scholarships. But, it is MSOE, so you never know...


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I'm here today with SIX new scholarships to tell you about. Additionally, there two scholarships open for applications that are only for MSOE students. You should definitely apply to the ones you fit the criteria for! Remember, you can never win too much free money for school

 

New Today

$1,000 "Stuff you can't say to your teacher" Scholarship - DUE December 13th

All Engineering students: AREMA Scholarships - DUE December 14th

$25,000-$38,000 SMART Scholarships - DUE December 16th

All Majors: $5,000-$15,000 Scholarship America Dream Award - DUE December 19th

High School Seniors: $1500-$2000 WI Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship - DUE December 23rd

All grade levels and majors: Courage to Grow Scholarship - DUE December 31st


MSOE-Specific Scholarships

$5,000 Neenah Enterprises Scholarship - 2 Awarded! - Due December 16th

$5,000 Rexnord Innovation Center Scholarship - 2 Awarded!- Due December 16th


Due This Week

College Juniors & Seniors of all majors: Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics - DUE TODAY, December 2nd


Best of luck to all who apply!

It's break week, in case you haven't noticed. The campus is fairly empty, there's a fresh dusting of snow on the ground, and all anybody can think about is their favorite Thanksgiving foods they will be eating in three days. It also means it's the perfect week to apply to some scholarships! You don't have homework, most of your other friends aren't home yet because they are at semester schools, and you may want to consider giving your eyes a break from that new Xbox One game.

 

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MSOE-specific Scholarships

$5,000 Rexnord Innovation Center Scholarship - DUE December 16th, 2013

$5,000 Neenah Enterprises Scholarship - DUE December 16th, 2013


Scholarships due THIS WEEK

$30,000 Scholarship for High School Seniors - DUE November 30th

All grade levels & majors - Courage to Grow Scholarship - DUE November 30th

$5,000 Scholarship, no GPA or major requirements - DUE November 30th

Scholarship for First-year Nursing students - DUE December 1st

Juniors & Seniors of all majors - $5,000 Elie Wiesel Foundation Scholarship - DUE December 2nd


Enjoy the snow, the rest, and the food this week! See you all back here in a week ready to go for Winter Quarter!


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