Northwest offers a wide variety of scholarships for first-time students. We've listed them here based on the application process, from automatic scholarships that the University will determine based on your application for admission, to private scholarships that require you to call for information. Please look through all these pages to see what you're eligible for (for instance, scholarships for your intended major, or for scholarships from your hometown).
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.
Automatic Freshman Scholarships (No Application Needed)
Programs in effect for students entering Northwest for the first time in fall 2015. Admission-based scholarships have admission application deadline of May 1 to guarantee scholarship awards. For students who complete their admission application after May 1, scholarships will be awarded contingent upon available funding.
No separate scholarship application is required. Scholarship level is determined by Admission Index (combined percentile of class rank and ACT/SAT score provided on high school transcript with Admission Application).
Eligibility: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, U.S. citizen or a graduate from eligible high schools. Students must participate in the MORE Mentoring Program. For further information, reference the "Diversity" brochure or contact the IIC Office at 660-562-1367.
Graduates of the following Missouri high schools may also be considered for the Cultural Enrichment Scholarship.
Alta Vista Charter School
Beaumont High School
Central Senior High School
Don Bosco Education Center
Hazelwood East High School
Hickman Mills Senior High School
Hogan Preparatory Academy
Imagine Renaissance Academy of Environmental Science and Math-Kansas City
Scholarships will only be awarded to students after confirmation that the IB Diploma has been earned, send in a hard copy of your IB diploma to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance or have it sent electronically from the International Baccalaureate Office
Maximum of 20 awarded on a first come, first serve basis
May receive in addition to other Northwest automatic scholarships