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Northwest Missouri State University


Health and Human Services Scholarships

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

First-time Freshmen and Transfers: Most major-specific scholarships can be applied for by completing the Standard Scholarship Application in CatPAWS by Feb. 1, 2015.

 

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


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Earl H. Baker Memorial Scholarship [C]

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

  • Award: Two - $275*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Application View PDF

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 full-time students by the University. All class levels are eligible for this award.

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.

Jake Cavanaugh Memorial Scholarship [C]

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

Dyche Family Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a graduate of a Nodaway County, Missouri high school pursuing a BS in Ed. with a major in physical education, maintain at least a 3.00 GPA and show financial need. Recipient must be a continuing student and are eligible to renew the scholarship by reapplying.

Fred Fuhr Memorial Scholarship [C]

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

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. 

James Robert Gregory Scholarship [C]

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

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

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.

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
  • Download: Application View PDF

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.

Kathryn S. Riddle Scholarship [C]

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

Larue B. Sherman Scholarship [C]

Woman majoring in physical education with minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA. Must have completed 60 hours prior to applying for scholarship, at least 30 of those hours at Northwest. Show financial need.

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



* Award varies depending on funding