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Northwest Missouri State University


Continuing Student Scholarships

Unless stated otherwise, contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Assistance for applications.


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University and State Sponsored Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded through University and state programs. Such scholarships include Bright Flight, the Missouri Teacher Education Scholarship and National Guard/ROTC Scholarship among others.

Complete listing of University and State Sponsored Scholarships »

Northwest Foundation Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by our Northwest Foundation. They are not specific to any major, but may be limited by academic, geographic, or grade level criteria.

Major-Specific Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by contributions to our Northwest Foundation or by private donors and are specified to designated majors.

Automatic Renewal Scholarships (No Application Needed)

Students who received the President's scholarship, Distinguished Scholar, Academic Excellence, Tower, Northwest Scholar, Cultural Enrichment Transfer President's, Transfer Distinguished, Transfer Academic, University Scholar, Midwest Student Exchange Program, Out of State Award, Non-Resident Award, Northwest A+ Scholarship may renew the scholarship with the completion of 24 credit hours per academic year and the following Northwest cumulative GPA: (see Disclaimers which may apply, including summer enrollment and maximum awards for each scholarship).

President's Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • Renewable only to those who initially received the award as freshmen
    • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • If GPA is less than 3.50, student will follow Northwest Scholar, Tower Scholar and Academic Excellence Scholar requirements; Not eligible to return to the President's Scholarship program
  • Award: $5,000
  • Maximum Award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Distinguished Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • Renewable only to those who initially received the award as freshmen
    • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • If GPA is less than 3.50, student will follow Northwest Scholar, Tower Scholar and Academic Excellence Scholar requirements; Not eligible to return to the Distinguished Scholar program
  • Award: $2,500
  • Maximum Award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Academic Excellence

  • Renewal Requirements: 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Award: $1,500
  • Maximum Award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years. If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.30 student is not eligible to return to any level of these scholarships

Tower Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements: 3.40 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Award: $1,000
  • Maximum Award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years. If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.30 student is not eligible to return to any level of these scholarships

Northwest Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements: 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Award: $750 
  • Maximum Award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years. If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.30 student is not eligible to return to any level of these scholarships

Cultural Enrichment Scholarship (formerly Multicultural)

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • Acceptable participation in the MORE program
  • Award: $1,000
  • Maximum Award:
    • 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years for freshman
    • 6 trimesters for transfers

Transfer President's Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.50, student will follow Transfer Academic Scholarship and is not eligible to return to the Transfer President's Scholarship Program
  • Award: $5,000
  • Maximum Award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Transfer Distinguished Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.50, student will follow Transfer Academic Scholarship and is not eligible to return to the Transfer Distinguished Scholar Program
  • Award: $2,500
  • Maximum Award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Transfer Academic Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.30 at end of academic year, student is not eligible to return to Transfer Academic Scholarship
  • Award: $1,500
  • Maximum Award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

University Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • Renews from Freshman or Transfer Merit
    • First time award for students not previously receiving any general university scholarship
  • Award: $500
  • Maximum Award: 2 trimesters of Merit and 6 trimesters of University Scholar within consecutive academic years

Midwest Student Exchange Program

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • U.S. citizen & resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Wisconsin
    • If not eligible to receive first trimester at Northwest, must earn 24 hours at Northwest to become eligible
  • Award: Estimate - $3,054.30 (50% reduction in difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition)
  • Maximum Award: 132 total credit hours (including transfer and dual credit hours)

Non-Resident Award

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • Must complete 24 Northwest credit hours with a 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA for initial award
    • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year for renewal
  • Award: Estimate - $6,108.60 (100% waiver of out-of-state fees composed of 50% MSEP or out-of-state Award and 50% Non-Resident Award)
  • Maximum Award: 132 total credit hours earned (including transfer and dual credit hours)

Northwest A+ Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • Must receive freshman year
    • Renewable for one year
    • Completion of 24 Northwest credit hours during first year with 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA
  • Award: $1,500
  • Maximum Award: 4 trimesters; only to be used in Fall/Spring trimesters

Private Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by private donors. They are not specific to any major, but may be limited by academic, geographic, or grade level criteria.

Complete listing of Private Scholarships »

 

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