Category Archives: Announcements

William R. Nagel Scholarship for first-year students from Wisconsin

Deadline: November 15

Eligibility: Graduates of an Appleton, WI High School (Appleton West, Appleton North, Appleton East, Fox Valley Lutheran or St. Francis Xavier) who are current freshman at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI.

Award amount: $1,000

Selection: Recipient is selected by the Community Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee and will be based on the student’s financial need and academic achievement.

Background: The William R. Nagel Scholarship is in memory of Bill Nagel who graduated from East High School in Appleton in 1979 and from Michigan Technological University in 1984 with a B.S.E.E. degree in Computer Design. Bill had worked for Boeing Airplane Company in Seattle for a short time and then spent the rest of his years as a Product Engineering Supervisor with the Buick Division of General Motors. He suffered an untimely death in 1997. He was an outstanding son and enjoyed a number of non-work activities including snorkeling, golf, handball, and dancing. It is the desire of the family to remember the best times in Bill’s life by helping others in a small way to attend Michigan Technological University.

To apply visit the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region 

National Physical Science Consortium (NSPC) graduate fellowships in science, mathematics, and engineering

Deadline: December 5, 2015

Award Amounts: variable

The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC’s goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.

The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique: open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 expense allowance; covering tuition; allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.

Please visit  the NPSC Web site for more information and application details.

Marine Corps League 2015 Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2015

Award Amount: variable

The Keweenaw Detachment #1016 Marine Corps League has available scholarships to be awarded for 2015 to those who are pursuing post secondary education/training at a recognized institution, and who meet the eligibility requirements. Please see the scholarship announcement: Marine Corps League 2015 Scholarship Announcement-1a. The application is also available: Marine Corps League 2015 Scholarship Application-1a .


P.E.O International Grants and Loans for Women Students

Deadline: rolling

Award Amount: Variable

The P.E.O. International Houghton Chapter has several grants and loans available for women students at Michigan Tech. Please visit their web site here  and contact Susan Beck at for more details and application instructions.

P.E.O. was founded in 1869 by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Today, P.E.O. has grown to nearly a quarter of a million members in chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada, with headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. Their focus is to help women to achieve education.

IRS Tax Transcript Data Retrieval Tool Temporarily Unavailable

The IRS announced that criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through IRS’ “Get Transcript” application. This data included Social Security information, date of birth and street address. The IRS has suspended the use of this tool until the issue can be resolved.  For more information please visit the IRS statement on the “Get Transcript” application.