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.

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 Click on the name to find out more information about the scholarship.

Academic Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to new students by MSOE based on their high school cumulative GPA and their ACT or SAT scores. Academic scholarships are renewable on a yearly basis up to a maximum of 6 years (18 full-time quarters). Please contact the MSOE Admissions Office for further information.

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 the CNA scholarship, a student must have completed a CNA course in high school or at a community college, have a 3.00 GPA or higher on a 4.00 scale, and have applied to MSOE’s School of Nursing. To receive the $1,000 scholarship, a letter of recommendation from the student’s CNA instructor will need to be submitted to the student’s admission counselor. This scholarship is renewable up to a maximum of 6 years (18 full-time quarters).

Delta Epsilon Chi Association (DECA) Scholarship

To be considered for the DECA scholarship, a student must have participated in DECA during high school, have a 3.00 GPA or higher on a 4.00 scale, and have applied to one of MSOE’s Rader School of Business programs (BM, IB, MIS, TC). To receive the $1,000 scholarship, a letter of recommendation from the student’s DECA advisor will need to be submitted to the student’s admission counselor. This scholarship is renewable up to a maximum of 6 years (18 full-time quarters).

Destination MSOE Scholarship (FIRST, Skills USA or TSA)

Starting for Fall 2013 accepted full-time undergraduate students. Students who have participated in PLTW, FIRST, Skills USA or TSA high school programs are eligible to receive a $2,500 scholarship, renewable for four years (up to $10,000 total). The best part? Applying for the scholarship is easy—apply for admission to MSOE, meet the below requirements and submit a letter of recommendation. The scholarship may be used for any undergraduate course of study at MSOE. Requirements:

  • Students must submit a letter of recommendation from their team leader or coach attesting to participation in one of the above high school programs
  • Students who participated in FIRST, SkillsUSA or TSA must have participated in an engineering competition or leadership conference
  • Deadline to submit all materials is Feb. 1

Destination MSOE Scholarship (Project Lead The Way)

Students who have participated in Project Lead the Way (PLTW) are eligible to receive a $3,000 scholarship, renewable for four years (up to $12,000 total). Applying for the scholarship is easy – apply for admission to MSOE, and meet the below requirements. The scholarship may be used for any undergraduate course of study at MSOE. Requirements:

  • Students must be admitted to MSOE
  • Students who participated in PLTW must earn a ‘B’ or better in their PLTW course

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 3.00 GPA or higher on a 4.00 scale, and have applied to one of MSOE’s Rader School of Business programs (BM, IB, MIS, TC). To receive the $1,000 scholarship, a letter of recommendation from the student’s FBLA advisor will need to be submitted to the student’s admission counselor. This scholarship is renewable up to a maximum of 6 years (18 full-time quarters).

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

Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, the MSOE Legacy Scholarship is a scholarship program for full-time incoming freshmen, who have a parent or grandparent that graduated from MSOE. This award is a renewable four-year $1,000 scholarship (total $4,000). To be considered for this scholarship, a student must indicate that his or her parent or grandparent is a graduate of MSOE on their admission application.

Opportunity Grant

MSOE’s Opportunity Grant is available to students who are non-Wisconsin residents. This $3,000 renewable grant is awarded to all accepted, traditional students entering MSOE in Fall 2013 who have completed their FAFSA.

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

If a student has participated in a Rube Goldberg Machine Contest™ and has been accepted to MSOE, the student can be considered for the scholarship. A qualified student must be an incoming freshman who participated in a high school Rube Goldberg Machine Contest™. Students need to complete a scholarship application and submit a letter of recommendation from their coach. The scholarship is a $1000 scholarship (renewable for up to 4 years). A letter of recommendation from a Rube Goldberg coach must be submitted to the admission office.

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 $1000/year if they complete the application. The scholarship may be used for any undergraduate course of study at MSOE. The scholarships are renewable up to a maximum of 4 years (12 full-time quarters). A letter of recommendation from a Science Olympiad coach must be submitted to the admission office.

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 scholarships are renewable up to a maximum of 4 years (12 full-time quarters). To retain this scholarship, students must maintain a 2.25 cumulative grade point average at MSOE. A letter of recommendation from an adult SMART Team Techer or Mentor must be submitted to the admission office.

Summer Programs Scholarship

Students who have participated in MSOE’s Summer Programs during high school are eligible to recieve a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for four years and may be used for any undergraduate course of study at MSOE. The requirements are as follows:

  • 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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