For maximum scholarship consideration, please complete the admission process prior to January 1 of your senior year of high school. In addition to the scholarships listed, you may wish to check MSOE's Money Monday Blog, 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.

Students must be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more per quarter) and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to receive MSOE gift aid. Returning students must meet this criteria to renew any scholarships received, as well as any additional criteria specific to the scholarship.

Academic Merit Scholarships

MSOE offers academic tuition-based scholarships to incoming freshmen based on their high school cumulative GPA and their ACT or SAT scores. Academic scholarships are renewable for returning students on a yearly basis up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters) so long as they continue to be full time and meet the SAP policy.

Transfer Student Academic Scholarships

Transfer students at MSOE can qualify for tuition-based scholarships. Academic scholarships are renewable for returning students on a yearly basis up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters) so long as they continue to be full time and meet the SAP policy.

MSOE Presidential Diversity Scholarship

The Presidential Diversity Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition, room and board scholarship. Students who qualify for consideration must have a composite ACT of 30 or higher (SAT of 1390 or higher, not including the writing portion), and a cumulative grade point average of 3.80 or higher on a 4.00 scale.  For the 2020-2021 academic year, applications for this scholarship will be available starting in October of 2019.  For questions, please contact the Admissions Office. Presidential scholars must maintain full time enrollment status to remain eligible for their scholarship. Scholarship reviews and revisions will be conducted and made after spring term each year at MSOE. Students maintaining a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale, at the time of review, will continue to receive the Presidential Scholarship award for the following academic year. Students with a cumulative grade point average below 3.0 will not be eligible for the Presidential Scholarship for the next academic year of study. In this case, the student would be offered their initial MSOE Academic Scholarship.  A student who is not eligible for the Presidential Scholarship in one year can regain eligibility for the following year if they raise their CGPA above 3.0 by the end of the spring term and contact the Financial Aid Office. The Presidential Scholarship has a four-year or 12 quarters limit. Following this, students will be offered their initial MSOE Academic Scholarship. Students must file the FAFSA each academic year to receive their scholarship.

Destination MSOE Scholarship (PLTW, FIRST, Skills USA or TSA)

Incoming freshmen and transfer students who have participated in Project Lead the Way (PLTW), FIRST Robotics, Skills USA, or TSA high school programs are eligible to receive a $3,000 tuition-based scholarship, renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). Students who have participated in more than one of these organizations or who have taken more than one PLTW class are only eligible for one $3,000 tuition-based scholarship.  Students must indicate this on their admissions application by January 1st. Requirements to receive the scholarship if involved in:

FIRST, SkillsUSA, TSA:

Students must submit a letter of recommendation from their team leader or coach attesting to participation in one of the above high school programs by January 1st. Letters of recommendation must indicate team name and team number.

PLTW:

Students must submit their high school transcript with at least one PLTW class listed on the transcript to their Admission Counselor. 

MSOE Grant

This grant is a need-based grant awarded to incoming students. To receive the grant, students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. This grant amount varies based on financial need and is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). Again, returning students must fill out the FAFSA annually and meet the gift aid criteria outlined above to receive this grant.

Opportunity Grant

MSOE’s Opportunity Grant is available to incoming freshmen who are non-Wisconsin residents and enroll within 12 months of high school graduation. To receive this tuition-based grant, students must complete the FAFSA application annually. This $1,000 grant is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). Again, returning students must fill out the FAFSA annually and meet the gift aid criteria outlined above to receive this grant.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Scholarship

To be considered for this tuition-based scholarship, incoming freshmen and transfer students must submit proof that they received the CNA certificate to their Admission Counselor. This scholarship is $1,000 renewable Scholarship up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). Students who receive their CNA while enrolled at MSOE are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Students must indicate this on their admissions application by January 1st. 

Delta Epsilon Chi Association (DECA) Scholarship

To be considered for the DECA Scholarship, incoming students must submit a letter of recommendation from the student’s DECA Advisor to his/her Admission Counselor. This scholarship is $1,000 renewable tuition-based scholarship up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). Students must indicate this on their admissions application by January 1st. 

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Scholarship

To be considered for the FBLA scholarship, incoming freshmen must submit a letter of recommendation from the student’s FBLA advisor to his/her admission counselor. This tuition-based scholarship is $1,000 and is renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). Students must indicate this on their admissions application by January 1st. 

Legacy Scholarship

This tuition-based scholarship is for full-time incoming freshmen and transfer students who have a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent who graduated from MSOE. This award is $1,000/year maximum and is renewable up to six years (18 full-time quarters).  Students with multiple alumni family members will only receive one $1000/year.  To receive the scholarship, students must indicate that his or her parent or grandparent is a graduate of MSOE on his/her admission application. MSOE’s Financial Aid Office may contact you to confirm the name of the parent/grandparent prior to awarding the scholarship.

Rube Goldberg Scholarship

To be considered for the Rube Goldberg Scholarship, incoming freshmen need to submit a letter of recommendation from their coach to their admission counselor. This tuition-based scholarship is a $1,000 award that is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). Students must indicate this on their admissions application by January 1st. 

Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Scholarship

The Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program for 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. The tuition-based scholarship is renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time quarters). To receive the scholarship, students must submit a letter of recommendation from the student’s Science Olympiad team coach to the student’s admission counselor. Students must indicate this on their admissions application by January 1st. 

Scout Scholarship

Incoming freshmen who have participated in Scouts and have obtained or are working towards obtaining their Eagle Scout Rank or Gold Award are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. This tuition-based scholarship is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). If student is working towards their Eagle Scout rank, they will need to notify their admissions counselor and have the letter of verification from their scoutmaster stating the expected completion date. To receive this scholarship, students must submit a letter of recommendation from their scout master, troop leader, or crew advisor to their admission counselor. Students must indicate this on their admissions application by January 1st. 

SMART Teams Scholarship

The SMART (Student Modeling A Research Topic) Teams Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program for incoming freshmen who participated in SMART teams any time during high school. The tuition-based 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 a letter of recommendation from an adult SMART Team Teacher or Mentor to their admissions counselor. Students must indicate this on their admissions application by January 1st. 

Summer Programs Scholarship

Incoming freshmen who have participated in MSOE’s Summer Programs during high school are eligible to receive a $1,000 tuition-based scholarship. This tuition-based scholarship is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time quarters). Students must indicate this on their admissions application by January 1st. 

Americorp Application

Students wishing to utilize their Americorp benefits may request funding to be applied to their MSOE Financial Aid account. To do so, visit the Americorp website and request which term and how much in funding you would like sent to MSOE. Funding will typically be processed in two payments, one at the beginning of the term, and the other at the midpoint. Please plan accordingly. All Americorp funds will be added to a student's account for the certified term as a "Miscellaneous Scholarship."

Outside Resources

Donor Funded Scholarships

Upon receiving the initial Financial Aid Offer, students may submit MSOE's General Scholarship Application (PDF). This application enters students into consideration for the many donor funded scholarships provided by MSOE corporate donors and alumni. These scholarships are typically on top of a student's scholarship, or may fund/sponsor some already existing funds. MSOE's Money Monday Blog will promote all MSOE Donor Funded Scholarships that are additional to a student's aid offer. Please note that the General Scholarship Application is only for the Donor Funded Scholarships, and not any of those listed above, or any from private entities not in partnership with MSOE.

Miscellaneous Scholarships

Outside, or miscellaneous scholarship funds are those applied to a student's financial aid offer that a student brings in. These can be from private entities such as churches, non-profits, local organizations, or even those found on the many search engines listed on MSOE's Private Scholarship Resources Page. In most cases, the organization or the student will send the check to the Financial Aid Office, and we will apply it toward the student's financial aid offer.