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Northwest Missouri State University


Education Scholarships

All scholarships are payable at the rate of 50% per fall and spring semester.  Recipients must be enrolled as full time students.  For junior and senior level scholarships, preference will be given to those students who have been admitted to Teacher Education.  Funds may be used for tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses. 

First-time Freshmen and Transfers

Current Students

Most major-specific scholarships can be
applied for by completing the
Standard Scholarship Application in CatPAWS
by February 1, 2016.

Standard Scholarship Application

A majority of the foundation and major-based scholarships can be applied for by completing the
Scholarship Manager Application in myNorthwest
by February 1, 2016.

Scholarship Manager Application

 

You will be notified by the School of Education Program Scholarship Committee if you receive a scholarship. Some scholarships described below may not be awarded due to fund availability. 

 

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


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School of Education

Kent Barber Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall be education majors, preferably with an interest in classroom teaching, shall have demonstrated high academic performance, and show financial need.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

William A. & Jo Karen Brown Scholarship

Recipient shall be enrolled full time as an education major. Recipient shall also be a U.S. Citizen from Platte City, MO and the Platte County R-3 School District. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Johnson-Bush Scholarship [C]

Recipient must be a full time junior or senior student who demonstrates leadership, has a 2.85 GPA, and is majoring in Elementary Education, Middle School Education or Secondary Education. 

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Bert and Eula Cooper Memorial Scholarship [C]

The scholarship is awarded annually to education majors who graduated from high schools in Gentry, Nodaway, or Worth counties in Missouri. Recipients shall be of good moral character, with excellent academic standing, have completed at least the first semester of their freshman year, and show promise as a future teacher.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Omicron Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a junior or senior woman in teacher education with a GPA of 3.00.  The recipient shall be from one of the following communities:  Albany, Barnard, Grant City, Maryville, Ravenwood, Stanberry, or Tarkio, Missouri, or Taylor County, Iowa.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Herbert R. Dieterich Scholarship [C]

Will be awarded annually to a junior or senior education major who has expressed an intention of becoming a classroom instructor and has maintained a 3.00 GPA based on a 4.00 point system.  At least one shall be awarded to a Secondary Education major.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Esteban & Matilde Garcia Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be classified as a full-time, continuing student who has been formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program.  Recipient shall first be preparing to teach by having declared a major in any content area within Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education or Secondary Education.  Second preference shall be given to a student of any ethnic minority.  Third preference shall be given to a student with financial need.  Lastly, an additional preference shall be given to assist a student pursuing a B.S.-Ed Social Science (History).

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

 

Dr. Paul L. Gates Scholarship [C]

Recipient of scholarship must have a declared education degree, GPA of 2.50, show financial need, and be a member of men’s or women’s varsity track team.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Vance & Zeline Geiger Scholarship [C]

Teacher Education major, with a minimum 3.00 GPA, and who demonstrates financial need

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Robert O. Gill Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall be education majors with an interest in classroom teaching. First preference shall be given to graduates of Lawson High School.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

McIntosh Hall Scholarship [C]

Recipient of this award shall be an Elementary Education major, from any class level, and be a full-time student in the fall and spring trimester.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Heckman Family Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a junior or senior, declared a major in any content area within Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education, or Secondary Education.  First preference will be given to those in the process of submitting paperwork for International Student Teaching placement, and second preference will be given to those participating in a Study Abroad program.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Andy & Anne Jones Scholarship [F] [C]

Recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered as full-time students. He/she shall be a graduate of a Missouri Platte County high school and shall be an education major. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Bobby & Shirley Kelley Scholarship [C]

Must be admitted or demonstrate eligibility for admission to Teacher Education, have a 3.00 grade point or better overall, in major, and in education courses, and submit the following documents:  a formal letter of application, a written statement entitled “What can I give to education that no one else can?”, and 2 formal letters of recommendation.  One letter from a Teacher Education staff member and one letter from outside Teacher Education. PLEASE USE RECOMMENDATION FORM PROVIDED.

Lamkin, Glenn & Shepherd Memorial Scholarship [C]

Admission to Northwest or 3.00 GPA in previous college coursework.  High scholarship.  Based on financial need.  Letter of recommendation from at least one teacher who can speak of student’s probability for success and know of student’s desire to become a teacher.  PLEASE USE RECOMMENDATION FORM PROVIDED.

Dr. Merle Lesher Scholarship [C]

Recipient must be an education major.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Mary E. Markt Scholarship [F]

Recipients shall maintain a minimum high school GPA of 2.50, have declared an academic major in the area of teacher education (preference may be given to Elementary Education), shall be a graduate of South Holt High School, Oregon, Missouri, shall be an entering freshman at Northwest, and show financial need. See high school guidance counselor for application.

  • Award: $550*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Howard A. McIntosh Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall be an entering freshman, shall have a minimum high school GPA of 3.00, and have declared an academic major in the area of education.  Preference shall be given to students from Mills County, Iowa.  Nodaway, Worth, or Atchison Counties in Missouri may be considered if a student from Mills County does not qualify.

  • Award: $1,550*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Dr. Gaylord Morrison Scholarship [F][C]

Recipients shall be an education major with a 3.00 GPA, and be actively involved in financing their education through employment. Financial need shall be a determining factor. Preference will be given to a graduate of North Harrison High School, Eagleville, MO. in upper third of graduating class who have met all other requirements.

Morris Rodecker Haley Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be working toward a degree in Elementary or Secondary Education and be completing his/her student teaching requirement.  Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria. 

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Hunt Porter Scholarship [F]

Recipients will be entering freshmen who have graduated from a Missouri high school, rank in the upper 10 percent of their graduating class, score at or near the upper 90th percentile on the ACT or SAT, demonstrate financial need and are pursuing a teaching career.

  • Award: Multiple - $4,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Betty Schieber Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a full time continuing student who has been formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program.  Recipient shall have declared a major within the field of Elementary Education and maintain a 3.00 or higher overall GPA in major and education courses.  Submitted applications shall include two paragraphs explaining 1) the applicant's experiences with young people and 2) what the applicant hopes to accomplish as an elementary teacher.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Eldon E. Steiger Scholarship [C]

A junior or senior student majoring in education with a 2.75 GPA.  Applicant must show promise as a teacher and demonstrate financial need.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Teacher Education Scholarship [C]

Memorials for Mary Jane Wilkinson, Roberta Westfall and Dorothy Silcott are included in this fund.  Scholarships are awarded annually to junior, senior or graduate students in Education.  Applicants shall have a 2.75 GPA and favorable recommendation of at least one faculty member.  Letters from teachers and administrators are valuable.  Students must submit a typed letter explaining their financial need, activities and interests in the field of education. PLEASE USE RECOMMENDATION FORMS PROVIDED. One scholarship will be awarded to a qualified minority applicant.

Pauline F. Walker Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall have attained at least sophomore status and be majoring in Elementary Education.  Each recipient shall demonstrate a need for financial assistance and be contributing to the cost of their education through employment during the summer and/or school year while attending Northwest Missouri State University.  Renewal shall be based on, but not limited to, the recipient maintaining a 3.00 GPA.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Dr. Wanda Walker Scholarship [C]

Applicants must be juniors majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education and have a GPA of 3.00. Applicants must also be members of Student MSTA Chapter and be admitted to the Teacher Education program.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Jim Williams Memorial Scholarship [F]

Awarded to an incoming freshman with a declared major in education, with a preference given to students from St. Charles and St. Louis, MO.

  • Award: $850* (may be divided into smaller awards)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Martha Faye (Fouts) Woollums School in Education in Memory of Everett C. Fouts [C]

Recipient of scholarship shall be given to students from Gentry, Worth, or Harrison counties who are majoring in Elementary or High School Education at Northwest Missouri State University.  Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.  If student is not from named counties the geographic restrictions will be lifted.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

The Martha Faye (Fouts) Woollums Scholarship for International Immersion in Memory of Reba Hunter Fouts [C]

Recipient shall be an education major who will be doing an International Study experience. The recipient must complete a minimum of six semester hours of pre-approved coursework. Students must have minimum GPA of 2.75. Application form is to be sent to the Dean of Education, Administration Building 264, NWMSU, Maryville, MO 64468.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Martha Faye (Fouts) Woollums Scholarship in Music and/or Education in Memory of Alexander Franklin Fouts [C]

Recipient of scholarship shall be given to students from Gentry, Worth or Harrison counties who are pursuing the study of stringed instruments at Northwest Missouri State University.  Student must have a minimum of 2.75.  If student is not from named counties the geographic restrictions will be lifted.  If student does not have the required course of study it can then include any Music or Education student at Northwest.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Eudora Wymore Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall have a GPA of 2.75 and completed a volunteer project with people who have a disability.  One scholarship is reserved for an Education major and one is reserved for a Psychology major.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Curriculum & Instruction

Mary Eulalah Adwell Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be classified as a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student who has been formally admitted into the School of Education Program with a declared degree and corresponding program with Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.  First preference shall be given to graduates of Missouri high schools located in Gentry or Nodaway counties with second preference to graduates of Missouri high schools located in Atchison, Holt, Andrew, Worth, DeKalb, Harrison or Daviess counties, and third preference to graduates of any high school in the state of Missouri.  Submitted applications shall include two paragraphs explaining 1) the applicant’s experiences with young people and 2) what the applicant hopes to accomplish as an elementary teacher.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Dr. Mark J. Anderson Elementary Education Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a junior or senior majoring in Elementary Education.  Financial need and academic achievement will be the leading criteria.  December graduates may receive the award in its entirety during the fall session.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Everett W. & Shoba Brown Rotary Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a junior or senior pursuing a major within the field of education at either the elementary or secondary level and shall maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.  Recipient must also be a member of SMSTA.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Abby Leigh Cockrill Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a junior or senior Elementary Education major with preference given to a Greek student.  Academic achievement, effort, desire and sheer demonstration of the desire to teach young people will be the leading criteria.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Amy P. Elifrits Scholarship [C]

Must have at least sophomore status and a declared major of Elementary or Middle School Education. A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Lorna From Scholarship [C]

Recipient must be an undergraduate student majoring in Elementary Education.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Mildred Galloway Fitz Simmons Memorial Scholarship [C]

The recipient shall be classified as a continuing student (sophomore, junior or senior by the University) and shall be considered a full time student by the University. 

First preference shall be given to non-traditional students who have declared a major in Elementary Education. Second preference shall be given to students from St. Joseph, Missouri who has declared a major in Elementary Education. If there is not a qualified applicant meeting either of the preferences, selection may be opened to any continuing student majoring in Elementary Education.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Martha Polsley Gamble Scholarship [C]

The recipient should be enrolled in the Elementary and Early Childhood Education program, accumulated between 60 and 90 credit hours, have graduated from a high school in Iowa, and has the highest G.P.A. of all candidates.  Scholarship will not be renewable by same recipient.  No scholarship application required.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Mattie Jo (Payne) Groom Scholarship [C]

Recipients must be Elementary Education majors of good moral character who show promise of excellence in elementary education.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Esther Forbes Knittl Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a junior or senior Elementary Education major that is “truly passionate about elementary education.” 

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Mary Margaret Lewis Scholarship [C]

The recipients shall maintain full time enrollment. At the Committee’s discretion, December graduates may receive the award in its entirety during the fall session.  The recipients shall be classified as a University sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.00. The scholarship shall be awarded following the preferences listed below:

  1. Graduates of Northeast Nodaway who have declared a major in Elementary Education
  2. Graduates of Northeast Nodaway who have declared a major in Secondary Education
  3. Graduates of Stanberry High School who have declared a major in Elementary Education
  4. Graduates of Stanberry High School who have declared major in Secondary Education
  • Award: 2-$500
  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Staci McEnaney Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a Northwest junior or senior Elementary Education major with preference for an Early Childhood minor, shall have graduated from Maryville High School, shall have a minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA, and show financial need.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Mrs. JoAnn & Dr. Marvin Marion Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be classified as a senior and shall have declared a major in Elementary Education.  Preference will be given to a student who desires to teach first or second grade and have a GPA no higher than a 2.80.  The scholarship is to be awarded for use during the recipient's student teaching semester. 

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Chloe Millikan Memorial Scholarship [C]

Two Elementary Education majors will be selected annually.  Applicants must have completed two semesters at Northwest Missouri State University with at least 56 semester hours of academic credit and a grade point average of at least 3.00.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Richard M. "Dick" New Scholarship [C]

Recipients must be a junior or senior with a major in Middle School Education, a 2.75 GPA, be involved in professional activities, and demonstrate financial need.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Joseph and Rose Ryan Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a junior or senior admitted to Teacher Education with minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipient must major in Elementary Education with and emphasis in Foreign Language or a major in Middle School Education with a minor in Foreign Language.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Shawna Severson Zech Memorial Scholarship [F][C][T]

Recipient of this award shall be pursuing studies in Elementary Education or Special Education from any class level and shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. Applicant must submit a one-page essay regarding a challenge or barrier they have overcome to pursue and succeed in their education.

Awalt G. Steffen Memorial Scholarship [F][C][T]

Recipient shall have declared a major in Elementary, Middle School or Special Education with preference to Missouri residents. Academic achievement and financial need will be the leading criteria.

Kenneth & Icel Thompson Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall have a 3.00 GPA, have a declared major in Special Education, and show financial need.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Bart & Emma Maxwell Utterback Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall maintain a GPA of 3.50, have declared an academic major in the area of Elementary Education, and show financial need.  Eligible recipients shall have graduated from a high school in the Missouri counties of Harrison, Grundy, Nodaway, Atchison, Gentry, Worth, or Daviess and shall be a university junior or senior in the year the scholarship is awarded.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Roberta F. Utterback Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall maintain a GPA of 3.50, have declared a major in the area of Elementary Education, and show financial need.  Eligible recipients shall have graduated from a high school in the 19-county district of Northwest Missouri State University and shall be a university senior in the year the scholarship is awarded.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Donald. N. Valk Scholarship [C][G]

Recipients must be majoring in Special Education or a related field, have a GPA of 2.75, and show financial need.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Wirth Family Scholarship [C]

Scholarship is awarded annually to a person of good moral character, with excellent academic standing, have junior standing, and show promise for excellence in the area of education with preference for Elementary Education or guidance and counseling.  The scholarship shall be given for use during the senior year.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Education Leadership

Donald D. and Ann Beeson Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall have declared a major in Middle School or Secondary Education area, shall be classified as a junior or senior, and be in the process of submitting paperwork for International Student Teaching placement.  The scholarship will be awarded during the semester of student teaching.  Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Beverly J & Edward J Shelton Scholarship [C]

Recipient of this award shall have a major in education, graduated from the Independence Missouri Public School District or Nodaway county high schools. Preference will be given to students majoring in Music or Business Education.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Arthur "Doc" & Maxine Gooden Yates Scholarship [C]

Education major with minimum sophomore status, 3.00 GPA , and committed to becoming a teacher.  Applicants must demonstrate active involvement in variety of activities contributing to personal growth and the betterment of Northwest.

  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF

Dr. Gary Bennerotte Memorial Scholarship [G]

Recipient should be pursuing the specialist in education degree in Educational Leadership.  The recipient must have successfully completed at least one trimester of classes and be currently enrolled with at least six hours left to complete in the specialists in education degree program.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Resume View PDF



* Award varies depending on funding