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Northwest Missouri State University


Northwest Foundation Scholarships

First-time Freshmen and Transfers: Most major-specific scholarships can be applied for by completing the Standard Scholarship Application in CatPAWS by Feb. 1, 2014.

 

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


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Direct Awards

The following scholarships are made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and are awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donors. No separate application is required. However, students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

Adopt a Bearcat Scholarships [F][C]

Recipients shall be full time students showing financial need and academic achievement.

  • Award: $500 (multiple awards are given)
  • Deadline: February 1

Aldrich Family Scholarship [F][C][T][G]

Recipient shall be a full-time student showing financial need.

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: February 1

Alpha Phi Omega

Recipients shall be a junior or senior, having completed at least one semester at Northwest, and shall maintain enrollment to be considered full-time students.  Recipients shall have a GPA of 2.25. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 15

American Dream Grant [F][C]

First Year Award: Through the American Dream Grant, Northwest will fill the gap between the cost of tuition, room and board, primary textbooks and the use of a computer for qualifying students so that the maximum annual payment the student will need to make during their first year at Northwest will be no more than $3,500 annually (combined fall and spring terms). To qualify, the student must be accepted to Northwest as a first-time freshman, complete the FAFSA and all verification documents by April 1 priority date and have an EFC (expected family contribution) as a result of the FAFSA of $2,000 or less (dependent or independent students). The student must also apply for all federal, state, institutional and athletic scholarships or grants that he or she might be eligible for. After all resources are added together, America Dream funds will be used to fill any remaining gap down to $3,500, the maximum contribution required of the student. All federal and state awarding guidelines will be followed.

Second Year Award: Renewable for one year as a tuition only scholarship. Combination of federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarship plus American Dream Grant covers regular tuition. Must meet the following stipulations:

  • Reapplication of FAFSA by April 1 for consideration of state grants used in determining American Dream funding
  • Be Pell eligible
  • Completion of 24 Northwest credit hours with a 2.00 Northwest cumulative GPA

Goppert Foundation American Dream Grant [F][C]

First Year Award: Through the American Dream Grant, Northwest will fill the gap between the cost of tuition, room and board, primary textbooks and the use of a computer for qualifying students so that the maximum annual payment the student will need to make during their first year at Northwest will be no more than $3,500 annually (combined fall and spring terms). To qualify, the student must be accepted to Northwest as a first-time freshman, complete the FAFSA and all verification documents by April 1 priority date and have an EFC (expected family contribution) as a result of the FAFSA of $2,000 or less (dependent or independent students). The student must also apply for all federal, state, institutional and athletic scholarships or grants that he or she might be eligible for. After all resources are added together, America Dream funds will be used to fill any remaining gap down to $3,500, the maximum contribution required of the student. All federal and state awarding guidelines will be followed.

Second Year Award: Renewable for one year as a tuition only scholarship. Combination of federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarship plus American Dream Grant covers regular tuition. Must meet the following stipulations:

  • Reapplication of FAFSA by April 1 for consideration of state grants used in determining American Dream funding
  • Be Pell eligible
  • Completion of 24 Northwest credit hours with a 2.00 Northwest cumulative GPA

ADG-Fred & Brenda Lisle [F][C]

First Year Award: Through the American Dream Grant, Northwest will fill the gap between the cost of tuition, room and board, primary textbooks and the use of a computer for qualifying students so that the maximum annual payment the student will need to make during their first year at Northwest will be no more than $3,500 annually (combined fall and spring terms). To qualify, the student must be accepted to Northwest as a first-time freshman, complete the FAFSA and all verification documents by April 1 priority date and have an EFC (expected family contribution) as a result of the FAFSA of $2,000 or less (dependent or independent students). The student must also apply for all federal, state, institutional and athletic scholarships or grants that he or she might be eligible for. After all resources are added together, America Dream funds will be used to fill any remaining gap down to $3,500, the maximum contribution required of the student. All federal and state awarding guidelines will be followed.

Second Year Award: Renewable for one year as a tuition only scholarship. Combination of federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarship plus American Dream Grant covers regular tuition. Must meet the following stipulations:

  • Reapplication of FAFSA by April 1 for consideration of state grants used in determining American Dream funding
  • Be Pell eligible
  • Completion of 24 Northwest credit hours with a 2.00 Northwest cumulative GPA

ADG-Gerald & Wilma Mitchell [F][C]

First Year Award: Through the American Dream Grant, Northwest will fill the gap between the cost of tuition, room and board, primary textbooks and the use of a computer for qualifying students so that the maximum annual payment the student will need to make during their first year at Northwest will be no more than $3,500 annually (combined fall and spring terms). To qualify, the student must be accepted to Northwest as a first-time freshman, complete the FAFSA and all verification documents by April 1 priority date and have an EFC (expected family contribution) as a result of the FAFSA of $2,000 or less (dependent or independent students). The student must also apply for all federal, state, institutional and athletic scholarships or grants that he or she might be eligible for. After all resources are added together, America Dream funds will be used to fill any remaining gap down to $3,500, the maximum contribution required of the student. All federal and state awarding guidelines will be followed.

Second Year Award: Renewable for one year as a tuition only scholarship. Combination of federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarship plus American Dream Grant covers regular tuition. Must meet the following stipulations:

  • Reapplication of FAFSA by April 1 for consideration of state grants used in determining American Dream funding
  • Be Pell eligible
  • Completion of 24 Northwest credit hours with a 2.00 Northwest cumulative GPA

ADG-Quimby-Walker Scholarship [F][C]

First Year Award: Through the American Dream Grant, Northwest will fill the gap between the cost of tuition, room and board, primary textbooks and the use of a computer for qualifying students so that the maximum annual payment the student will need to make during their first year at Northwest will be no more than $3,500 annually (combined fall and spring terms). To qualify, the student must be accepted to Northwest as a first-time freshman, complete the FAFSA and all verification documents by April 1 priority date and have an EFC (expected family contribution) as a result of the FAFSA of $2,000 or less (dependent or independent students). The student must also apply for all federal, state, institutional and athletic scholarships or grants that he or she might be eligible for. After all resources are added together, America Dream funds will be used to fill any remaining gap down to $3,500, the maximum contribution required of the student. All federal and state awarding guidelines will be followed.

Second Year Award: Renewable for one year as a tuition only scholarship. Combination of federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarship plus American Dream Grant covers regular tuition. Must meet the following stipulations:

  • Reapplication of FAFSA by April 1 for consideration of state grants used in determining American Dream funding
  • Be Pell eligible
  • Completion of 24 Northwest credit hours with a 2.00 Northwest cumulative GPA

C. L. Butler Memorial Scholarship [F][C][T]

Recipient shall be an undergraduate or transfer student.  Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria. Preference will be given to students which are graduates from high schools in Cass County, Iowa.

  • Award: $1,000*
  • Deadline: February 1

Carrick-Lee Scholarship

Recipients shall be enrolled full-time at Northwest.Leading criteria focused primarily on financial need as well as academic achievement.

  • Award: $1,000*
  • Deadline: February 1
  • Dallas Alumni Chapter Scholarship [F][C][T]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). Applicants from Texas will be given preference. No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: February 1

    Kansas City Chapter Alumni Scholarship [C]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    Southern Iowa Alumni Chapter Scholarship [F][C][T]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). Applicants from Ringgold, Taylor, Page, Clark, Adams, Union or Decatur Counties in Iowa will be given preference. No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: February 1

    A-C Lightning Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipient shall be a full-time student showing financial need.

    • Award: $150*
    • Deadline: February 1

    Anonymous PCMC Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipient shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. Academic achievement and documented financial need shall be the leading criteria.

    • Award: $200*
    • Deadline: February 1

    Clara B. Chick Memorial Scholarship [C]

    Recipient shall be in good standing, have a minimum GPA of 3.25, demonstrated high potential for leadership, and shall be a senior in the year the scholarship is received. Recipient shall have graduated from a high school in the Missouri counties of Worth, Harrison, Gentry, Daviess, Clinton, Caldwell, or DeKalb.

    • Award: $300*
    • Deadline: February 1

    CenturyLink Scholarship [F]

    Recipient shall be accepted, enrolled, and classified as an entering freshman by the University, maintain enrollment for the fall and spring trimesters, be considered a full time student, and reside within a CenturyLink local telephone service area.  Academic achievement will be leading criteria, and strong preference will be given to recipients maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

    • Award: Not awarded for FY 13-14
    • Deadline: February 1

    Dr. Norman & Ada Mae Clough Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipients shall be selected on the basis of financial need with no restriction as to the area of academic study except that recipients shall not have a declared major or minor in the area of physical education.

    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: February 1

    James R. Cook Memorial Scholarship [C]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    W. M. C. Dawson Scholarship [C]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    R. G. & Maxine Deardorff Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipient shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters, be considered a full-time student, and maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.

    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: February 1

    Energizer Cultural Enrichment Fund [C]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    Michael L. Faust Scholarship [F]

    Recipients shall be incoming freshmen that are graduates of Atlantic High School in Atlantic, Iowa. If no applicant from Atlantic High School exists, the pool of candidates can be expanded to surrounding counties. Need and academic merit will be leading criteria.

    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: February 1

    Marion & H J Fischer Jr Memorial Scholarship [C]

    The Marion & HJ Fischer Jr. Memorial Fee Waiver (Fischer Tax Credit) is available for nonresident students and their families who pay Missouri state income tax even though they reside outside of the state. The nonresident student must have paid Missouri personal income tax or be a dependent on the tax return of another taxpayer who lives outside of the state and pays Missouri income tax. Business, partnership or property taxes do not qualify. Students will receive a reduction on nonresident tuition equal to the amount of tax paid. However, a student will not pay less than resident tuition. To claim this credit, a copy of the Missouri state tax return showing the student’s name as either the taxpayer or dependent and the amount of Missouri income tax paid needs to be mailed to the Cashiering Office (Northwest Missouri State University, Attn: Cashiering Office, 111 Administration Building, 800 University Drive, Maryville, Missouri 64468) OR faxed (660.562.1400).  No separate application is required. 

    Marshall E. & Beatrix Winn Ford Scholarship [C]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    Doug & Lisa Foster Scholarship [C]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    Robert & Doris Foster [C]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    Robert P. Foster Commemorative Scholarship [C]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    Charles B. & Venita Jean Green Scholarship [F][T]

    Recipients shall be graduates of the public school systems of Scotland and/or Schuyler Counties in Missouri, be in need of financial aid, and shall be an entering freshman. Financial need and academic achievement will be the leading criteria. Students graduating from a Scotland or Schuyler County high school whom are transferring to Northwest can be considered in the absence of a qualifying entering freshmen.

    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: February 1

    Aleta and Dean Hubbard Scholarship [F]

    Recipient shall be an entering freshman enrolled in at least 12 hours. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.

    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: February 1

    James & Betty Jackson Scholarship [C]

    Recipients shall be full time students enrolled in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. Preference will be giving to students from Bedford, Iowa.

    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: February 1

    Paul Marfice Scholarship [F]

    Recipients shall be entering freshmen and considered full-time students. Financial need will be leading criteria, and preference will be given to high school graduates from Nodaway, Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Worth, or Andrew counties in Missouri or Page or Taylor counties in Iowa.

    • Award: Not awarded for FY 13-14
    • Deadline: February 1

    Maryville Kiwanis Scholarship [F]

    Financial need is leading criteria.  Preference will be given to entering freshmen from Maryville High School in Maryville, Missouri and secondly to entering freshmen from any Missouri high school located in Nodaway County.

    • Award: $1,300* (may be divided into smaller awards)
    • Deadline: February 1

    Raymond McClurg Memorial Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipients shall maintain enrollment of at least 12 hours for each fall and spring trimesters. Preference will be given to students studying education. Financial need is leading criteria.

    • Award: $550*
    • Deadline: February 1

    Northwest Foundation Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipients shall be full time students showing financial need.

    • Award: $850*
    • Deadline: February 1

    Northwest Foundation Memorial Scholarship [C]

    Recipients shall have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.00, have demonstrated leadership ability in University activities, and show financial need.

    • Award: $600*
    • Deadline: February 1

    B. D. & Sue Wright Owens Scholarship [F]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    Bill & Betty Lou (Egger) Owens Family Scholarship [C]

    Frederick P. Parcher Industrial Technology Scholarship [C]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    Margaret Perry Scholarship [C]

    Recipient shall be a continuing full time student with a declared degree of B.S. in Education, Business, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Unified Science, or Speech/Theatre.

    • Award: $1,000 (3 awarded)
    • Deadline:  February 1

    Perry Study Abroad Scholarship [C]

    Recipient shall be a continuing full time student that meets the requirements to study abroad with a declared degree of B.S. in Education with a major in Business, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Unified Science, or Speech/Theatre.

    • Award: $300
    • Deadline: February 1

    Benjamin and Mercedes Ramirez Scholarship [F]

    Recipients shall be entering freshmen of any ethnic minority. Recipients shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters.

    • Award: $150*
    • Deadline: February 1

    Gladys M. Rickard Scholarship [F][C][T]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    Jon Rickman Electronic Campus Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipients shall be full time students showing financial need and academic achievement.

    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: February 1

    C M & M Saville Scholarship Fund [C]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    Richard L. Sawyers Trust [F][C][T]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    Schneider Memorial Scholarship Fund [C]

    This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). No separate application is required, however students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered.

    Luther C. Skelton Scholarship [F][T]

    First preference given to entering freshmen from North Nodaway High School (NNHS) in Hopkins, Missouri, with second preference to continuing students or transfers from NNHS; and then, in the absence of NNHS students, the award may be used to assist any deserving student. The recipients shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by Northwest Missouri State University, with academic achievement and financial need the leading criteria.

    • Award: $250

    Homer O. and Florine (Ware) Smith Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipients shall be full time students showing financial need and academic achievement. Preference will be given to students who graduated from high school in Nodaway or Andrew counties in Missouri.

    • Award: $600*
    • Deadline: February 1

    Maurine Thomas Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipients shall have a declared a major in the area of business, demonstrate financial need, have a minimum GPA of 3.00. Freshmen are eligible if he/she has graduated in the upper one-third of his/her high school graduating class.

    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: February 1

    Jerome J Trout Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipient shall show financial need.

    • Award: Varies
    • Deadline: February 1

    Twentieth Century Club Scholarship [C][T]

    Recipient shall be a permanent resident of Nodaway County, Missouri, be enrolled as a junior or senior at Northwest, have a GPA of at least 3.35, and show financial need.

    • Award: $200*
    • Deadline: February 1

    Gary Lynn Tyler Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipients shall be graduates of Tabor High School, Tabor, Iowa, be of good moral character, show financial need, show good academic standing having maintained a GPA of at least 2.50, and be a citizen of the United States.

    • Award: $100*
    • Deadline: February 1

    F. K. Ulman Scholarship Fund [F][C][T]

    Recipients shall show financial need.

    • Award: $Varies
    • Deadline: February 1

    E. C. Walker Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipients shall show financial need.

    • Award: $650*
    • Deadline: February 1

    Wall Family Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipient shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by NWMSU for awarding cultural enrichment scholarships to United States citizens, with financial need the leading criteria. Preference will be to first assist ethnically diverse students who are pursuing the degree of B.S. in Education: Secondary Education.

    • Award: $400*
    • Deadline: February 1

    Nancy Western Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipients shall show financial need.

    • Award: $250*
    • Deadline: February 1

    Harvey and Joyce White Scholarship [F]

    Recipient shall be classified as an entering freshman and shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.

    • Award: $1,000 (may award multiple scholarships)
    • Deadline: February 1



    * Award varies depending on funding