Scholarships and Grants

Helping students afford an MSOE education is something we take very seriously. In order to help offset the cost of college, we offer a variety of scholarships that cover a broad range of students and qualifications. Take a moment to review all that is available to you, and as always, let us know how we can help.

For maximum scholarship consideration, please complete the admission process prior to Dec 1 of student’s senior year of high school.In addition to the scholarships listed, you may wish to check with local churches, a parent’s place of business, high school guidance office, library, local chamber of commerce, local hospitals, bookstores, and other clubs, sports, or organizations for any additional scholarship opportunities. MSOE’s FAFSA code is 003868

Money Monday: Follow the Financial Aid Office on HUB and check out their ‘Money Monday’ blog. A variety of scholarship opportunities are posted every Monday for students majoring in engineering, nursing, business, and mathematics. Scholarships range from $500-$5,000.

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Academic Merit Scholarships

MSOE awards new students with an academic scholarship based on their high school cumulative GPA and their ACT or SAT scores. Incoming freshman are eligible for a scholarship ranging from $8,000-$12,000. Transfer students are eligible for a scholarship ranging from $6,000-$10,000. Academic scholarships are renewable on a yearly basis up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress to keep their academic scholarship. At the end of their second year, students who have achieved a 3.0 or higher qualify for an additional $500.

Annual and Endowed Scholarships

MSOE has partnered with various corporations and organizations to offer a variety scholarship opportunities. Information on currently available scholarships is online at our Annual and Endowed Scholarships webpage.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Scholarship

To be considered for this scholarship, students must have completed a CNA course in high school or at a community college, have a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, and have applied to MSOE’s School of Nursing. To receive this scholarship, students must submit a letter of recommendation from the student’s CNA instructor to his/her Admission Counselor. This scholarship is $1,000 and renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). Letters of recommendation are due by February 1st.

Delta Epsilon Chi Association (DECA) Scholarship

To be considered for the DECA Scholarship, students must have participated in DECA during high school, have a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, and have applied to one of MSOE’s Radar School of Business programs (Business Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, or Technical Communications). To receive this scholarship, students must submit a letter of recommendation from the student’s DECA Advisor to his/her Admission Counselor. This scholarship is $1,000 and renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). Letters of recommendation are due by February 1st.

Destination MSOE Scholarship (FIRST, Skills USA or TSA)

Students who have participated in FIRST Robotics, Skills USA, or TSA high school programs are eligible to receive a $3,000 scholarship, renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). This scholarship may be used for any undergraduate course of study at MSOE. Students are only eligible for either the Destination MSOE Scholarship or the PLTW Scholarship. Requirements:

  • Students who participated in FIRST, SkillsUSA, or TSA must have participated in an engineering competition or leadership conference.
  • Students must submit a letter of recommendation from their team leader or coach attesting to participation in one of the above high school programs.*FIRST letters of recommendation must indicate team name and team number.
  • All materials are due by February 1st.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Scholarship

Students who have participated in PLTW classes in high school are eligible for a $3,000 scholarship, renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). This scholarship may be used for any undergraduate course of study at MSOE. Students are only eligible for either the PLTW Scholarship or the Destination MSOE Scholarship. Requirements:

  • Students who have taken a PLTW Class must earn a C or better.
  • Transcripts indicating a C or better in the PLTW class must be submitted to the student’s admission counselor by no later than February 1st.
  • If the student’s only PLTW class is taken in second semester of the student’s senior year, he/she must submit his/her high school transcript indicating a Work-In-Progress PLTW class, and a letter of recommendation from his/her PLTW teacher prior to February 1st.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Scholarship

To be considered for the FBLA scholarship, a student must have participated in FBLA during high school, have a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, and have applied to one of MSOE’s Radar School of Business programs (Business Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, or Technical Communications). To receive this scholarship, students must submit a letter of recommendation from the student’s FBLA advisor to his/her admission counselor. This scholarship is $1,000 and is renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). Letters of recommendation are due by February 1st.

Graduate Tuition Grant

To be eligible for the current MSOE Graduate Tuition Grant, you must:

  • Have an undergraduate degree from MSOE,
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate MSOE GPA of 3.25 or better,
  • Have a cumulative major MSOE GPA of 3.25 or better,
  • Be admitted into an approved MSOE graduate program,
  • Start the graduate program within one calendar year of graduation from MSOE with a bachelor’s degree, and
  • Apply for the MSOE Graduate Tuition Grant before starting your graduate studies.

Starting Fall 2016, to be eligible for the MSOE Graduate Tuition Grant, you must:

  • Have an undergraduate degree from MSOE,
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate MSOE GPA of 3.5 or better,
  • Have a cumulative major MSOE GPA of 3.5 or better,
  • Be admitted into an approved MSOE graduate program,
  • Start the graduate program within one calendar year of graduation from MSOE with a bachelor’s degree, and
  • Apply for the MSOE Graduate Tuition Grant before starting your graduate studies.

Restrictions of the MSOE Graduate Tuition Grant:

  • The MSOE Graduate Tuition Grant may be used to pay for up to 51 graduate credits.
  • The MSOE Graduate Tuition Grant may be used to obtain one MSOE graduate degree only.
  • MSOE Graduate Tuition Grant may be used for on-campus courses only. MSOE courses taught exclusively online will not be covered by the MSOE Graduate Tuition Grant.

The MSOE Graduate Tuition Grant will cover 100% of tuition for 9-15 graduate credit hours per term with the exception of summer and the final quarter of attendance. The grant is available for the following programs:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (graduate degree classes only)
  • Master of Science in Construction and Business Management
  • Master of Science in Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Management
  • Master of Science in Marketing and Export Management
  • Master of Science in New Product Management
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Healthcare Systems Management
  • Master of Science in Structural Engineering (graduate degree classes only)

For details or qualifications please contact Graduate and Professional Education department at (800) 321-6763.

Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is for full-time incoming freshmen who have a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent who graduated from MSOE. This award is $1,000 and is renewable up to six years (18 full-time quarters). To receive the scholarship, students must indicate that his or her parent or grandparent is a graduate of MSOE on his/her admission application. In order to be eligible for the Legacy Scholarship, students must submit their online application prior to February 1st.

Opportunity Grant

MSOE’s Opportunity Grant is available to incoming students who are non-Wisconsin residents and have less than 24 college credits upon start at MSOE. To receive the grant, students must have filed the FAFSA. This is a $3,000 renewable grant.

Presidential Diversity Scholarship

The Presidential Diversity Scholarship encourages further diversity within the MSOE community to ultimately enhance all students’ education and the excellence of the University. MSOE offers several full-tuition scholarships to recruit all populations, including female and minority students, of high academic achievement in order to cultivate a stimulating and dynamic environment for learning. Students who have achieved a cumulative GPA of a 3.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale and a composite ACT score of a 30 or higher are eligible for this scholarship. All eligible students must submit a 250-word essay for consideration by January 1st. All eligible students are encouraged to apply.

Private Scholarships

MSOE’s Financial Aid Office understands that searching for private scholarships can be difficult. In order to assist students in their scholarship search, our office has compiled the following private scholarship websites for your review. While MSOE is providing these sites, we do not endorse nor are we affiliated with any of the private resources listed.

List of Private Scholarships

Reserve Officer Training Corps

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is an educational program that trains students to be officers in the United States military. Scholarship opportunities are available through all of the ROTC programs in a variety of academic majors. More information may be found on the MSOE ROTC webpage.

Rube Goldberg Scholarship

To be considered for the Rube Goldberg Scholarship, a student must have participated on a high school Rube Goldberg Machine Team and must be an incoming freshman at MSOE. Students need to submit a letter of recommendation from their coach to their admission counselor. This scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). All materials are due by February 1st.

Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Scholarship

The Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program for full-time incoming freshmen, who participated in Science Olympiad Protein Modeling event at the National Tournament any time during high school. Members of the National Championship team will receive $10,000/year and other participants will receive $1,000/year if they complete the scholarship application. The scholarship may be used for any undergraduate course of study at MSOE. The scholarships are renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). To apply for the scholarship, students must submit the following to their admission counselor:

  • A letter of recommendation from the student’s Science Olympiad team coach must be submitted to the student’s admission counselor.
  • A Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Scholarship Application
  • MSOE students must maintain a minimum 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale to keep scholarship.
  • Students must notify their admission counselor and submit all materials by March 1st.

Scout Scholarship

Students who have participated in Scouts and have obtained Eagle Scout Rank or Gold Award any time before February 1st of their senior year of high school are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). To receive this scholarship, students must submit a letter of recommendation from their scout master, troop leader, or crew advisor to their admission counselor. Letters of recommendation are due by February 1st.

SMART Teams Scholarship

The SMART (Student Modeling A Research Topic) Teams Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program for full-time incoming freshmen, who participated in SMART teams any time during high school. The scholarship may be used for any undergraduate course of study at MSOE. The scholarship is $1,000 and is renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). To apply for this scholarship, students must submit the following to their admissions counselor:

  • A MSOE Center for BioMolecular Modeling SMART Team Program Scholarship Application
  • A 500 word essay regarding your SMART experience and your career goals, as well as why you would like to attend MSOE
  • A letter of recommendation from an adult SMART Team Teacher or Mentor
  • MSOE students must maintain a 2.25 cumulative grade point average to keep the scholarship.
  • All materials are due by February 1st.

Summer Programs Scholarship

Students who have participated in MSOE’s Summer Programs during high school are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters) and may be used for any undergraduate course of study at MSOE. Requirements:

  • Students must have participated in MSOE’s Summer Programs.
  • Students must apply for admission to MSOE by February 1st of their senior year.

Transfer Student Academic Scholarships

Transfer students at MSOE can qualify for scholarships based on merit ranging from $6,000-$10,000.

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