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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. Hardcopies of the forms must be turned in the box designated for scholarships in the Professional Education Department Office, Brown Hall 200 by 5 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2014!
Scholarship amounts are not listed for the 2013-2014 academic year. You will be notified by the 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
Recipients shall be education majors, preferably with an interest in classroom teaching, shall have demonstrated high academic performance and show financial need.
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.
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.
Given to a junior or senior woman in teacher education with 3.00 cumulative GPA. The recipient shall be from one of the following communities: Albany, Barnard, Grant City, Maryville, Ravenwood, Stanberry, or Tarkio, Missouri or Taylor County, Iowa.
Junior or senior education major who intends to become a classroom instructor. 3.00 GPA required. At least one shall be awarded to a secondary education major.
Member of varsity track team (men or women) with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50, declared degree objectives in the area of education and show financial need.
Teacher Education major, with a minimum 3.00 GPA and who demonstrates financial need.
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 trimesters.
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, and be in the process of submitting paperwork for international student teaching placement. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.
Must be admitted or demonstrate eligibility for admission to teacher education, have a 3.00 GPA or better overall, in major and in education courses. Must 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.
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 knows of student's desire to become a teacher.
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.
Graduate of North Harrison High School in the upper third of graduating class with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, a declared major in teacher education and shows promise of character and personality as an outstanding educator. Eligible recipients shall show financial need and shall be employed by the University or have other employment. Entering freshmen shall be considered if all other eligibility requirements are met.
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.
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 majoring in elementary education.
Junior/senior education major with a GPA of 2.75 who gives evidence of being a successful teacher. Demonstrates financial need.
Junior, senior or graduate student 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. One scholarship will be awarded to a qualified minority applicant.
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.
Awarded to an incoming freshman with a declared major in education, with a preference given to students from St. Charles and St. Louis, MO.
Recipient of scholarship shall be given to student from Gentry, Worth, or Harrison counties who are majoring in elementary or high school education at Northwest. Student must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA. If no student applicant is from named counties, the geographic restrictions will be lifted.
Recipient shall be an education major participating in 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 to be sent to the Dean of Education, Administration Building 264, Northwest Missouri State University.
Recipient of scholarship shall be students from Gentry, Worth, or Harrison counties who are pursuing the study of stringed instruments at Northwest. Student must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA. If no student applicant is from named counties, the geographic restriction will be lifted. If no student applicant is enrolled in the required course of study, it can then include any music or education student at Northwest.
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.
Recipient shall be enrolled in the elementary and early childhood program and have graduated from a Missouri high school located in Gentry or Nodaway County. He/she shall maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, have accumulated a minimum of 60 credit hours and be classified as a Northwest junior or senior. Graduate students may also apply.
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.
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 3.00 GPA. Recipient must also be a member of SMSTA.
Recipient shall be a junior or senior declaring a major in Elementary Education with first preference given to a Greek student. Leading criteria will be academic achievement, effort, desire and sheer demonstration of the desire to teach young people. December graduates may receive the award in its entirety during the fall session.
Must have at least sophomore status and a declared major of elementary or middle school education. A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required.
Recipient must be an undergraduate student majoring in elementary education.
Recipient shall be classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior. 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 have declared a major in Elementary Education. If there are no qualified applicants meeting the above preferences, selection may be opened to any continuing student majoring in Elementary Education
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 GPA of all candidates. No application required.
Elementary education major with good moral character who shows promise of excellence in elementary education.
Recipient shall be a junior or senior elementary education major that is “truly passionate about elementary education.”
Recipients shall be a sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Preference will be to graduates of Northeast Nodaway who have declared a major in elementary education or secondary education and graduates of Stanberry High School who have declared a major in elementary or secondary education.
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.
Scholarship will be awarded to a senior elementary education major who will student teach during the fall semester. While financial need will be the leading criteria, the recipient must also have a desire to teach first or second grade and have a 2.50 GPA or higher.
Completion of two trimesters at Northwest with 56 hours of academic credit. Only open to elementary education majors with 3.00 GPA.
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.
Recipient shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00, be admitted to teacher education with a major in elementary education and an emphasis in foreign language or shall be a major in middle school education with a minor in foreign language. Eligible recipients shall be juniors or seniors. Financial need may be considered.
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.
Recipient of this award shall be pursuing studies in elementary, middle school or special education from any class level and shall be considered a full-time student by the University. Preference shall be given to Missouri residents. Academic achievement and financial need will be the leading criteria.
Special education major with a 3.00 GPA who shows financial need.
Minimum GPA of 3.50, declared a major in elementary education, and show financial need. Recipient shall have graduated from a high school in the Missouri counties of Harrison, Grundy, Atchison, Gentry, Worth, or Daviess and shall be a university junior or senior.
Recipient shall maintain a 3.50 GPA, have declared a major in elementary education, and show financial need. Recipient shall have graduated from a high school in the 19-county district of Northwest Missouri and shall be a university senior.
Special education or a related field major with cumulative GPA of 2.50. Must show financial need.
Awarded to junior student for use during senior year. Preference for elementary/secondary education or guidance/counseling major. Must have excellent academic standing.
Recipient shall have declared a major in middle school or secondary education area, shall be classified as a junior or senior. First preference for the award is for a student that has submitted his/her paperwork for International Student Teaching placement. Second preference is for a student meeting the requirements that are participating in a Study Abroad program. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.
Education major which have graduated from high schools in the Independence (Missouri) Public School District (first preference) or Nodaway County (Missouri) public high schools. Strong preference for music education or business education. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.
Education major with minimum sophomore status and 3.00 GPA committed to becoming a teacher. Applicant must demonstrate active involvement in a variety of activities contributing to personal growth and the betterment of Northwest.
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.