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Unless stated otherwise, contact Department of Business, 660.562.1835, for application.
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.
This scholarship will be presented to students with a major in Accounting, Marketing, or Finance. A minimum of 60 credit hours is required with at least 30 of those hours earned from Northwest Missouri State University, and a minimum overall GPA of 3.50. Applicants will be considered on their prior record of good citizenship and leadership potential as well as an excellent potential for success in the business world. Three recommendations, including one from a faculty member of the Melvin and Valorie Booth College of Business and Professional Studies are required for the Cook-Imes Distinguished Scholarship.
Recipient shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.50, have declared a major in Management, Marketing or Finance, have demonstrated leadership ability, and be classified as junior or senior.
Awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior. The recipient shall have a minimum 3.00 GPA and major in one of the following: accounting, finance, marketing, management, international business, mass communications and computer management systems.
Awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior. Recipient shall maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, have declared a major in the area of business and show financial need. Preference may be given to graduates of Worth County High School.
Awarded to business majors who are graduates of a high school in St. Joseph, Missouri or a 30 mile radius of St. Joseph, with a preference for the public schools. Recipients shall have a minimum classification of sophomore and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Financial need may be considered.
This scholarship shall be used to offset overseas costs associated with any international business study program arranged through the University and considered part of the recipient’s academic program. It is awarded to a full-time business major demonstrating outstanding academic achievement in the classroom. Recipient shall have also demonstrated a need for financial assistance in order to complete the study abroad program.
Awarded to a current Northwest student that has declared a major within the Department of Business.
Recipient shall be a business major interested in pursuing a career in retail. Recipient shall live or have lived in one of the 24 states in which Shopko operates (CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, OH, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY).
Awarded to a graduate business major that demonstrates financial need and a willingness to give back to the community. Preference will be given to St. Joseph/Northwest Missouri area students.
Awarded to an upperclassman student majoring in business with a minimum Northwest GPA of 3.00 and who has completed a minimum of 27 Northwest credit hours.
Awarded to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who will be working towards a degree the following year. Selection is made on the basis of scholarship and financial need, and preference is given to students who have not received any other scholarships.
The Sterling Surrey Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence to an undergraduate student majoring in one of the areas of business. The applicant must be completing their junior year and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50. The faculty scholarship committee screens applicants and recommends top candidates to the final selection committee.
Recipient shall be classified as a University sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 2.50. All applicants must submit to the selection committee a minimum 500-word essay on why they choose to study abroad and how they expect the experience to enhance their degree program.
Applicant must be a student who is majoring in accounting. The accounting faculty selects the recipient on the basis of scholarship, leadership ability, and the potential for a successful career in accounting.
The AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship program provides financial assistance to outstanding accounting students who demonstrate potential to become leaders in the CPA profession. Recipients receive $2,500 for one year. Scholarship aid may be used only for the payment of expenses that directly relate to obtaining an account education (e.g.; tuition, fees, room and board, and/or books and materials only).
The AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship program provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in account and the CPA licensure. These awards are intended to encourage students with little or no previous accounting education to consider professional accounting careers. Recipients receive $5,000 for one year. Scholarship aid may be used only for the payment of expenses that directly relate to obtaining an accounting education (e.g.; tuition, feeds, room and board, and/or books and materials only).
The AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students provides financial awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their pursuit of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. Scholarship funding is provided by the AICPA Foundation, with contributions from the New Jersey Society of CPAs, Robert Half International and the Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of CPAs. Recipients receive individual awards of $1,500-$3,000 per academic year. Scholarship aid may be used only for the payment of expenses that directly relate to obtaining an accounting education (e.g.; tuition, fees, room and board, and/or books and materials only). Scholarship payments are sent directly to the student's financial aid office on behalf of the student at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
Any junior or senior finance major who has a 3.00 GPA may apply for the Cook Finance Award. Selection is made by the finance faculty in conjunction with the Booth College of Business and Professional Studies scholarship committee.
This scholarship was established in memory of Dave Hancock and in honor of Roger Woods. It is awarded annually to sophomore or junior accounting majors who have successfully completed Intermediate Accounting I and demonstrate the potential for a successful career in accounting. The accounting faculty will select the recipient(s) based on performance in the most recent academic year.
Given in memory of Dr. Charles Hawkins, professor emeritus of accounting, in recognition of his years of distinguished service to Northwest. Applicant must be a full-time, first-trimester freshman student majoring in accounting. Also will be given consideration for Karen Hawkins Memorial Accounting Scholarship.
Awarded in memory of Karen Hawkins, accounting graduate of Northwest and daughter of Dr. Charles and Jackie Hawkins. Applicant must be a full-time, first-trimester freshman student majoring in accounting.
Recipient shall be a continuing full-time Northwest student with a declared major in accounting, economics or finance - first preference to accounting majors. Preference shall also be given to students from Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas, in that order that demonstrates financial need.
A senior finance major with a minimum 3.00 Northwest GPA may apply for this scholarship. Potential for success in the financial world is the major criterion used in the selection process.
The accounting faculty selects a recipient on the basis of academic standing, potential for completing an undergraduate degree, and financial need.
Each year the MSCPA's Educational Foundation awards approximately $40,000 in scholarships to students who are majoring in accounting at Missouri universities/colleges. High school seniors are awarded $500, and college students earn $1,250 to use toward their accounting education. A Minority Scholarship is also offered, and recipients receive $1,250. The highest-rated college applicant is presented the Don Breimeier Memorial Scholarship, which is an additional $1,000.
Recipient shall be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior at Northwest who has declared a major in accounting, economics or finance. Preference will be given to Albany, Mo. R-III graduates who are involved in campus organizations and hold leadership positions in campus organizations.
Profits earned from royalties for a book written by Cindy Kenkel will fund four $500 scholarships for students majoring in management, marketing, or international business. This book published by McGraw Hill-Irwin features student cover letters and resumes. Students are asked to submit a current resume and cover letter outlining how they fit the scholarship criteria.
Packets should be delivered to Jeanne Crawford in Colden Hall 2050.
Recipient shall have declared an undergraduate major in the area of marketing or management or be pursuing a Master’s of Business Administration. The recipient shall demonstrate financial need, be considered a full-time student, and have demonstrated timely progress toward the completion of a degree.
In the statement of career goals, applicants should indicate why they believe they will be a success in marketing. Selection of the recipient will be made by the marketing faculty of the Department of Business.
Must attend Awards Ceremony TBA
Recipient shall have declared a major in marketing or management and have a minimum GPA of 3.00. Preference will be given to a married student who graduated from a high school in Iowa; however, if no such student exists, the criteria can be expanded to help any undergraduate junior or senior or graduate student from Iowa. Prior to receipt of the scholarship, the recipient shall share a written expression of gratitude to the donor.
Recipient shall be a university junior or senior and have declared a major in International Business. Recipient must maintain a 3.00 GPA. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.