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Contact Department of Agricultural Sciences, 660.562.1155, with any questions.
First-time Freshmen and Transfers
Most major-specific scholarships can be
A majority of the foundation and major-based scholarships can be applied for by completing the
Letters after the scholarship name indicate who may apply for the award:
[F] Freshman | [C] Continuing | [T] Transfer | [G] Graduate
These majors may also be eligible for the following Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies scholarships:
Awarded to a first-time freshman majoring in one of the areas in the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies (accounting, advertising, agriculture, communication, economics, finance, interactive digital media, international business, management, marketing and mass media). It is a nonrenewable scholarship. To apply for the scholarship, fill out the Standard Scholarship Application located in CatPAWS.
Contact the Booth College of Business and Professional Studies Office, at 660.562.1277 for additional information.
Award is given to the highest individual in each of the 24 fall and spring FFA/Agriculture CDE areas. If highest individual does not apply to Northwest, the second highest individual is eligible using the same eligibility requirements. To be eligible, students must apply and be accepted into an agriculture program at Northwest by March 1 of his/her senior year of high school. The award will be credited to the student's account and can be used for tuition and fees by the student when he/she enrolls at Northwest the following fall and spring trimesters.
Must be an agricultural education major. Based on GPA, leadership and university activities.
Recipient shall be a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in agriculture business, agronomy, horticulture or agriculture science.
Recipient must have declared a major in agriculture.
Recipients shall have graduated from a high school in Caldwell or Ray County, Mo., with preference for declared academic majors or minors given in the following order: agriculture, chemistry, and any academic area with the expressed exception that students pursuing a major or minor related to athletics or physical education shall not be considered eligible candidates. Recipients shall be classified as sophomores, juniors, or seniors at Northwest and shall maintain enrollment in at least 15 hours per trimester. The recipient shall have maintained the highest GPA of all candidates meeting the above criteria.
Recipient shall be an agriculture major, involved in student activities, enrolled in at least 12 hours per semester and considered a full-time student, have completed one trimester of coursework at the University, shall have a GPA of at least 2.70, and display a commitment to a career in agriculture. The recipient must also complete a 500 word or less essay describing “The Importance of Animal Agriculture to the U.S. Economy.”
Awarded annually to an incoming freshman declaring a major in agriculture. Students who attended high school in Nodaway or Gentry counties and can show financial need will be given first preference. If there are no applications from those counties, the area will be expanded to Worth, Andrew, Holt, and Atchison counties. If no applicants from above areas, students from other geographic locations who are majoring in agriculture will be considered.
Awarded to a prospective senior transfer student with an AAS degree. Recipient must be an agriculture major with potential in the agronomy field. Must attend annual meeting in August (expenses paid).
Recipient shall be classified as a junior or senior, enrolled in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters, and have declared a major in agricultural education. The recipient shall maintain a 2.50 GPA and demonstrate leadership and participation in Alpha Tau Alpha. The recipient must also demonstrate high potential to be a successful teacher.
Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in one of the agricultural sciences with a cumulative GPA of 3.00. Recipient must have graduated from a Missouri high school and demonstrate leadership skills with attributes in ethical behavior, initiative and a sense of pride for the agricultural industry. Preference will be given to students who plan on returning to production agriculture.
Awarded to a member of the Northwest Livestock Judging Squad. Chosen on the basis of livestock judging ability. The recipient must have a 2.25 GPA or above. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to receive and use the award the following year.
Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior agriculture major with a 2.25 GPA or above. Must submit essay.
Awarded to an incoming freshman. Preference will be given to a Lexington High School graduate with a declared major in agriculture.
Recipient shall have declared a major in agricultural sciences.
Recipient shall be enrolled in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters and have declared a major in agriculture. Preference will be given to students from Winston, Mo., or Daviess County, Mo., or any town in northwest Missouri. Financial need will be leading criteria.
Recipient must be pursuing a degree in agriculture and they or their parents must be a member of Missouri Farm Bureau.
Must be a member of Northwest Agronomy Club for one trimester and have a 2.25 GPA. Based on participation and leadership in club.
Recipient shall be a continuing student enrolled in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. Recipient shall have declared a major in any area of agriculture. First preference will be given to residents of northwest Missouri.
Recipients shall be continuing students and enrolled full-time. The recipient shall have declared a major in animal science. If there are no animal science majors, then the scholarship may be awarded to someone in another area of agriculture. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.
Recipient shall be a sophomore or junior with a declared major in agriculture.
Awarded to an entering freshman that has declared a major in any of the disciplines available from the Department of Agricultural Sciences. Recipient must be considered a full-time student. The scholarship is non-renewable.
Recipients shall maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25, have declared an academic major in the area of agriculture and have a career objective to work in production agriculture. Recipients shall be graduates of a high school in Nodaway County, Mo., or Taylor County, Iowa and if none shall qualify, then any graduate of a Missouri High School. Recipients shall be juniors at Northwest Missouri State University in the year the scholarship is received and the scholarship may be renewed.
Recipient shall have declared a major in agriculture and be enrolled in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. First preference shall be given to graduates of Savannah High School in Savannah, Mo., second preference shall be given to graduates of North Andrew High School in Rosendale, Mo., and lastly to recipients originally from any areas in the states of Missouri or Iowa.
Recipients shall have a student classification of junior or senior, have declared an academic major of agri-business, have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.00, and show financial need. Recipients should demonstrate strong leadership abilities and have expressed interest in working in an agriculture related business.
Awarded to Northwest student majoring in agriculture. Prospective sophomore, junior or senior. Based on leadership, academics and need.