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Northwest Missouri State University


Agricultural Sciences Scholarships

Unless stated otherwise, contact Department of Agricultural Sciences, 660.562.1155, for application or use the department's Continuing Student Application.

First-time Freshmen and Transfers: Most major-specific scholarships can be applied for by completing the Standard Scholarship Application in CatPAWS by Feb. 1, 2015.

 

Letters after the scholarship name indicate who may apply for the award:
[F] Freshman | [C] Continuing | [T] Transfer | [G] Graduate


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Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies

These majors may also be eligible for the following Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies scholarships:

Booth College of Business & Professional Studies Freshman [F]

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.

Contact Brenda Jones, Department of Business, at 660.562.1766 for additional information.

  • Award: $Varies
  • Deadline: Dec. 15
  • Download: Applicaton View PDF

Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth Bethany Business Scholarship [F]

Available to graduates of South Harrison High School in Bethany, Mo., accepted as entering freshman. Must have minimum GPA of 2.50, financial need and have a declared major and degree within the Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies, with first preference to "business" majors. Contact South Harrison High School counselor for application.

  • Award: One award from Booth College, full tuition based on 30 credit hours per year
  • Deadline: Jan. 15

Agricultural Sciences

Agriculture CDE Award

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.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: March 1

Alpha Tau Alpha Scholarship [C]

Must be an agricultural education major. Based on GPA, leadership and university activities.

  • Award: $50*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Bayer Crop Science Scholarship [C][T]

Recipient shall be a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Agriculture Business, Agronomy, Horticulture or Agriculture Science. 

  • Award: $2,500* (may be divided into smaller awards)
  • Deadline:  February 1

Daniel Bowles Memorial Scholarship [F][C][T]

Recipient must have declared a major in agriculture.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Charles R. Derstler Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall have graduated from a high school in Caldwell or Ray County, Missouri 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 12 hours per trimester. The recipient shall have maintained the highest GPA of all candidates meeting the above criteria.

  • Award: Full tuition up to 15 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters.
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Larry & Velma Ehlert Scholarship [F] [C]

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.”

  • Award: $300*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Dean E. and Jean D. Gingrich Memorial Scholarship [F]

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.

  • Award: $1,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Growmark Scholarship [C] [T]

Prospective senior transfer student with an AAS degree. Ag major based on scholarship and potential in agronomy field. Must attend annual meeting in August (expenses paid).

  • Award: $1,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Hoskey Ag Education Scholarship [C]

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.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

FCS Financial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a university 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.

  • Award: $1,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Floyd B. Houghton Livestock Evaluation Award [C]

Awarded to a member of the Northwest Livestock Judging Squad. Chosen on the basis of livestock judging ability, the winner must have a 2.25 GPA or above. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors are eligible to receive the award to be used to following year.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Floyd B. Houghton Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to agriculture major. Prospective sophomore, junior or senior with a 2.25 GPA or above. Must submit essay.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

F. B. Houghton Freshman Livestock Evaluation Award [F]

Recipient shall be awarded to a member of the Northwest Livestock Judging Squad and have a least a 2.25 GPA.

  • Award: $625*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Clint Johnson Memorial Scholarship [F]

Awarded to an incoming freshman. Preference will be given to a Lexington High School graduate with a declared major in agriculture.

  • Award: $1,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Walter & Maude Johnson Scholarship [F][C][T]

 Recipient shall have declared a major in Agricultural Sciences.

  • Award: $450*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

R. R. Miller Scholarship [F][C][T]

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, Missouri or Daviess County in Missouri or any town in northwest Missouri. Financial need will be leading criteria.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline:  Feb. 1

Missouri Farm Bureau Scholarship [F][C][T]

 Recipient must be pursuing a degree in agriculture and they or their parents must be a member of Missouri Farm Bureau.

  • Award: $1,000*
  • Deadline:  Feb. 1

Northwest Agronomy Club Scholarship [C]

Must be a member of Northwest Agronomy Club for one trimester and have a 2.25 GPA. Based on participation and leadership in club.

  • Award: $100*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Dr. Russell Parman Scholarship [C]

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.

  • Award: $600*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Carroll Scott Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a junior or senior agriculture or agriculture business major with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Preference shall be given first to qualified applicants originally from Nodaway County and then to natives of northwest Missouri.

  • Award: $425*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

John F. Smith Memorial Scholarship [C]

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.

  • Award: $1,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Lloyd Summa Agricultural Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a sophomore or junior with a declared major in Agriculture.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

August Stelter Scholarship [F]

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.

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

James C. Ware Memorial Scholarship [C]

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, Missouri 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.

  • Award: $4000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1


 

Matthew White Memorial Scholarship [C]

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, Missouri, second preference shall be given to graduates of North Andrew High School in Rosendale, Missouri, and lastly to recipients originally from any areas in the states of Missouri or Iowa.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Garvin & Imogene Williams Scholarship [C]

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.

  • Award: $350*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

R. T. Wright Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to Northwest student majoring in agriculture. Prospective sophomore, junior, or senior. Based on leadership, academics and need.

  • Award: $400*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1



* Award varies depending on funding