Full-time enrollment must be maintained in order to remain eligible to receive MSOE gift aid including the MSOE Academic Scholarship. Full-time enrollment is defined as being registered for 12+ credits per term and is determined by enrollment status as of 4:30 p.m. on Friday of Week One of each term.

The MSOE Academic Scholarship may be extended to a sixth full-time year (up to 18 full-time terms).

To maintain MSOE Academic Scholarships and Grants, students must meet MSOE's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

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 terms) 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 terms) 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 score of 30 or higher (SAT of 1390 or higher, not including the writing portion), and a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 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 terms limit. Following this, students will be offered their initial MSOE Academic Scholarship.

Students must file the FAFSA each academic year to receive their scholarship.

Please contact MSOE for questions about applying for the Presidential Diversity 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 tuition- based scholarship, renewable for up to six years (18 full-time terms). 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 tuition-based scholarship. 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

Students are required to complete the FAFSA annually to receive the MSOE Grant. The initial grant amount varies based on financial need and is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time terms).

Opportunity Grant

MSOE’s Opportunity Grant is available to incoming first year students 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 grant is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time terms).

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 renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time terms) so long as students continue to be full-time and meet the SAP policy. Students who receive their CNA while enrolled at MSOE are not eligible to receive this scholarship.

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 their admission counselor. This scholarship is a renewable tuition- based scholarship up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time terms) so  long as students continue to be full time and meet the SAP policy.

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 their admission counselor. This tuition-based scholarship is  renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time terms) so long as students continue to be full-time and meet the SAP policy.

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 is renewable up to six years (18 full-time terms) so long as students continue to be full-time and meet the SAP policy. Students with multiple alumni family members will only receive one per year. To receive the scholarship, students must indicate that a parent or grandparent is a graduate of MSOE on the admission application. MSOE’s Financial Aid Office may contact students 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 is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time terms) so long as students continue to be full-time and meet the SAP policy.

Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Scholarship

The Science Olympiad Protein Modeling Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program for incoming freshmen who participated in the Science Olympiad Protein Modeling event at the National Tournament any time during high school. The tuition-based scholarship is renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time terms) so long as students continue to be full-time and meet the SAP policy. 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.

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 scholarship. This tuition-based scholarship is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time terms) so long as students continue to be full-time and meet the SAP policy. If a 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.

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 renewable up to a maximum of six years (18 full-time terms) so long as students continue to be full time and meet the SAP policy. To apply for this scholarship, students must submit a letter of recommendation from an adult SMART Team teacher or mentor to their admissions counselor.

Summer Programs Scholarship

Incoming freshmen who have participated in MSOE’s Summer Programs during high school are eligible to receive a tuition-based scholarship. This tuition-based scholarship is renewable for up to six years (18 full-time terms) so long as students continue to be full-time and meet the SAP policy.

Resident Assistant Housing Scholarship

The Resident Assistant Housing Scholarship amount represents the room cost and meal allowance associated with an individual’s selection as a resident assistant. Contact the university’s housing department with any additional questions.

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. 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.