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Veterans Support Services - Giving Tuesday 2021

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Project ended on November 30, at 11:59 PM CST
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Make a Difference in a Veterans Life


MSOE strives to be a welcoming place for veterans of the United States military, and thanks to generous private gifts from MSOE alumni and friends we have been able to provide important services and resources for our veteran community on campus. Having given so much for their country, they have more than earned the support we are able to offer them. Help us recognize their service and make their time on campus as welcoming and supportive as possible. 

Your gift to Veteran Support Services will provide:

  • Improvements to the Veterans' Lounge
  • Accessible Parking on Campus for Veterans
  • Book Stipends for Veterans with a demonstrated financial need
  • Continued support for the Student Veterans Organization and veteran focused programming:
    • Presentations for faculty and staff development on Veteran Issues
    • Community and Social events designed to foster community among the Veterans 
    • Bringing community veteran resources on campus 

We Need Your Help!


Following last year's success, Alumnus and veteran Dick Powers '70 and his wife Fran have set a new challenge for the MSOE community to step up and make a difference in the lives of our student veterans and active military. Powers served 39 months during the Vietnam War, was deployed to Germany where he was part of the team that set up the first Satellite Communications station in Europe. During his time at MSOE every Vet graduated.  We need your help to get to $5,000 between November 23 - November 30th to UNLOCK an additional $5,000 of support from Dick '70 and Fran Powers to support MSOE Veteran Support Services. 


About Veteran Student Support Services


MSOE is proud to offer many resources for current military, veterans, and veteran dependents. MSOE has been designated a Military Friendly School by Victory Media each year since 2013. Veterans and current military are an important part of the MSOE community and they need our support. 


At MSOE, the Student Veterans Organization is led by students and helps bridge the gap between military and civilian life by acting as an advocacy group to the administration, a resource center for both veteran issues and academic concerns, and most importantly a community that supports its members as they work towards their academic success. The organization, composed of current military, veterans, and veteran dependents, hosts social and service events, informational sessions with VA representatives, hands-on sessions for healthcare enrollment and claim submission and career service opportunities. The group formed as a way to ensure that veterans don’t feel alone as they go through their schooling at MSOE and has turned into a powerhouse of advocacy and support for current and prospective students. 


In addition, a few years ago MSOE established the Veterans' Lounge and just last year thanks to the generosity of Dick Powers '70 and his wife Fran added The Dick Powers Student Veterans Study Room which are both secure spaces for military and veteran students to socialize and study in a welcoming and comfortable environment.  


To learn more about MSOE Veteran Support Services visit


Choose a giving level



Every gift makes a difference. Join the ranks and support our veterans.



Just $50 can provide much needed supplies to outfit the Veterans Lounge.



A gift of $100 will provide programming opportunities to our student veterans and current military.


Master Sergeant

A generous gift of $500 can make a big impact by supporting the Annual Veterans Day Luncheon to honor our vets.


Sergeant Major

Support of $1,000 or more will truly show our vets that you've got their backs by supporting the continual improvements to the Veterans Lounge.

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