Thanks to the generous support of our MSOE community and friends of campus, we have been able to give more than $170,000 to support students in need during this crisis. Your gifts assist many of our students and their families as they navigate stressful times.
Brooke, a senior, was worrying about trying to find a new part time job to pay her next rent check before she was approved as a Student Persistence Fund recipient. “Receiving this money means a lot to me. [It will] really help me get through this rough time and be able to continue to excel in academics and finish my career at MSOE strong.”
Another senior, Christine, had lost her campus job and would have been unable to pay for her remaining courses and the Fundamentals of Engineering exam needed to fulfil her graduation requirement. With the help of the Student Persistence Fund, she has been able to secure housing until her fulltime position starts this summer and will be able to receive her diploma without the additional financial stress that had been placed on her and her parents who were also struggling financially due to COVID-19.
While many are struggling in this current crisis, we see alumni, faculty, staff, and friends stepping up to lend a hand to help fellow members of the MSOE community. Each gift shows our students that there is an entire community supporting their success.