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Northwest Missouri State University


Health Science and Wellness Scholarships

Unless stated otherwise, contact Department of Health and Human Services, 660.562.1297, for application.

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

 

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


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Health and Human Services

Earl H. Baker Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to junior or senior recreation majors with a 3.00 GPA. Two recipients per year, preferably one male and one female.

  • Award: Two - $275*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Ann Allen Brekke Scholarship [F][C]

The recipient shall have declared a degree and major to pursue studies in the teaching of physical education. If such a recipient is not available in any given year, then the scholarship could be awarded to a recreation major. The recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered a full-time student by the University. All class levels are eligible for this award.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

John Byrd Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to sophomore, junior or senior physical education majors with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA and 3.00 GPA in their major. Recipients shall demonstrate a record of leadership, sportsmanship and academic commitment. Preference for members of the men’s tennis team.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Jake Cavanaugh Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to sophomore or older students with a declared dietetics major and hours completed in the dietetics major courses.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Dyche Family Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be classified as a continuing student enrolled full-time and have declared a major in physical education with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.

  • Award: $800*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Fred Fuhr Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be classified as a returning student (sophomore, junior, or senior) and have declared a major in physical education. Financial need will be leading criteria.

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Dr. Mary Rose Gram Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall have completed at least 12 credit hours in his or her major of dietetics. The recipient shall have at least a 3.20 GPA in his or her major and submit two letters of support from faculty members as well as a one to two page essay describing his or her educational and career aspirations in addition to the application. 

  • Award: $650*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

James Robert Gregory Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be classified as a returning student (sophomore, junior, or senior) and have declared a major in physical education. Financial need will be leading criteria with academic achievement also taken into consideration.

  • Award: $700*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Kappa Omicron Nu Scholarship [C] [G]

Recipients must be current members of Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society, now completing an undergraduate degree at Northwest Missouri State University who are 1) applying to graduate school to pursue any academic discipline or 2) applying to a Dietetics Internship or ISPP.

  • Award: $700*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Phyllis Combs Leet Scholarship [C]

Awarded to Dietetics majors, continuing students (sophomore or older students) with hours completed in the dietetics major courses, those who display serious intent of finishing their dietetics program. If multiple, qualifying candidates apply, preference can be given to those who resided generally in the geographic area consisting of the 19 counties in Northwest Missouri, with additional preference for those who grew up on a farm or in a small town (under 1500 population).

  • Award: $2,900*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Mabel Cook Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall be a full-time sophomore or older undergraduate continuing student with a declared Dietetics major and hours completed in the Dietetics major courses.

  • Award: $600*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Bonnie Magill Scholarship [F]

Awarded to an entering freshman who plans to major in a physical education program within the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Award: $100*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Ryland Milner Scholarship [C][G]

Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student. Undergraduates must have a completed a minimum of 27 credit hours, show financial need. Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA.

  • Award: $1,150* (may be divided into smaller awards)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Marie C. Oftelie Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall be women majoring in physical education, maintaining a GPA of at least 2.50. Recipients shall have completed 60 hours prior to applying for this scholarship, and at least 30 of those hours must have been completed at Northwest.

  • Award: $950* (may be divided into smaller awards)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Burton L. Richey Memorial Scholarship [C]

The recipient shall have declared a major in the department of Health and Human Services and shall be a continuing student enrolled full-time. Commitment to leadership and dedication to the profession will be the leading criteria. Financial need will be given consideration.

  • Award: $850*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Kathryn S. Riddle Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a female student majoring in physical education or recreation with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA. Must have completed 60 hours prior to applying for scholarship, at least 30 of those hours at Northwest.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Larue B. Sherman Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a continuing student with junior or senior classification and maintain full-time enrollment. First preference shall be given to a woman with a declared major in physical education, with second preference given to a woman pursuing a declared major within the Department of Health and Human Services. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and show financial need.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Dr. Frances Shipley Scholarship [C]

The recipient shall be a full-time, Continuing Student, with at least one year of undergraduate coursework remaining at Northwest, with a declared minor (or major) in the interdisciplinary study of Gerontology, and shall have completed at least 9 hours in Gerontology coursework. If no qualified applicant has chosen this field of study, then the Committee shall consider applications from students with demonstrated intent to work with and the potential for success to assist the aging and older adult population. The recipient shall be chosen based on policies and standards offered for the interdisciplinary study of Gerontology by Northwest Missouri State University, including consideration for academic achievement and financial need.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Psychology, Sociology, and Counseling

Brenda Wilson Andrews Memorial Scholarship [C]

Available for students with a major in psychology or sociology who have junior or senior standing and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. The recipient should have a career objective related to social/family services and demonstrate financial need.

  • Award: $350*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Gwynetha Girling Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a junior or senior interested in entering some phase of social work with 3.00 minimum GPA.

  • Award: $100*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

LeMar-Rischer Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a senior psychology major who exhibits scholarship, leadership and character, and demonstrates financial need.

  • Award: $300*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Arthur McGehee Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to senior psychology major.

  • Award: $50*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Kimberly Lynn Miller Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a junior or senior with declared major in psychology with preference to those planning to pursue fields related to developmental psychology. Having met all other award criteria, first preference shall be given to applicants having graduated from high schools located in Carrol County in Missouri.

  • Award: $700*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Northwest Missouri School Counselors Scholarship [G]

Awarded to a graduate student who is seeking completion of a certification in school guidance and counseling. All applicants must reside in the geographic area served by the NWMSCA . 

Penny Parman Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a junior or senior with a declared major in the area of psychology.

  • Award: $400*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Rischer Educational Enrichment Grant [C]

Awarded to a junior or senior who demonstrates active involvement in research or other aspects of professional development. Preference will be given to students who will use the funds to support research or professional development activities.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Marshall Tackett Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50, have declared a major in the area of psychology, have academic standing as a junior or senior, and show financial need. First preference will be given to student athletes.

  • Award: $400*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

C. & C. Taylor Guidance & Counseling [C] [G]

Recipient shall be a senior or graduate student majoring in or completing graduate work in the field of guidance counseling who shows need and past superior performance and achievement in his or her major field of study.

  • Award: $750* (may be divided into smaller awards)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Eudora Wymore Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be junior or senior at Northwest, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75, have declared an academic major in the area of psychology or education, show financial need, and have completed a voluntary project with the handicapped (Special Olympics, etc).

  • Award: $125*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1