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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, 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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Indirect

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. Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered. A separate application may be required. 

Alpha Chi Scholarship [C]

Junior or senior member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

Contact Dr. Richard Black, rblack@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1744, for an application.

  • Award: $400*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

 

AAUW-Viola May Corwin Scholarship [C]

Woman in junior or senior year or graduate student with 3.00 GPA and northwest Missouri resident.

Contact Lori Mardis Owens Library 132, lmardis@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1393, for additional information.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

AAUW-Viola May Corwin Junior Scholarship [C]

Applicants must be a second-semester junior woman at NWMSU with a 3.00 GPA at the time of application.  She must have completed 75 semester hours at the time of application and be currently enrolled for a minimum of 15 semester hours.

Contact Lori Mardis Owens Library 132, lmardis@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1393 for additional information.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

AAUW-Anna M. Painter Scholarship [C][G]

Must be a graduate of Northwest, or planning to pursue a graduate degree at Northwest with a 3.00 GPA, or be an active member of the Maryville AAUW for one year.

Contact Lori Mardis Owens Library 132, lmardis@nwmissouri or 660.562.1393 for additional information.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

ARAMARK Facility Services Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be considered a full time student, classified as a sophomore or have earned at least 27 semester hours of credit, and must have attended Northwest Missouri State University for at least one semester.  The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and have declared a major in one of the following areas: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Computer Management Systems, Marketing, Psychology or Sociology.  Students must complete the application obtained from Facility Services, provide a personal letter to the scholarship committee, and provide two (2) references from non-family individuals.  Preference shall be given to those students who are presently employed and have worked one year for Facility Services at Northwest.  Financial need may be considered.
  • Amount: $1,500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

 

Claudene Brewer Memorial Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall have a minimum GPA of 2.00 and be a graduate of North Andrew High School. First preference will be given to an entering freshman with a declared academic major in the area of education and secondly to an entering freshman from North Andrew High School without regard to academic major. If there are no qualifying students, an upperclassman from North Andrew High School may be selected. See counselor at North Andrew for application.

  • Award: $450*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Nick Bowen Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to full-time students in good academic standing who are active members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. The recipient must submit a one page essay to demonstrate how they overcame some type of barrier to succeed in their education. Contact Sigma Phi Epsilon advisor for application.

  • Award: $2,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Seth J. Brutto Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00, display strong leadership qualities, and show financial need. Eligible recipients shall also be active members of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Northwest. Please contact Sigma Phi Epsilon advisor for an application.

  • Award: $1,200*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Clear Cayhoga Muddy Creeks Scholarship [F][C]

Eligible recipients of the Clear, Cayhoga, Muddy Creeks Scholarship must be Missouri residents currently residing in the district previously known and designated as the Clear, Cayhoga, Muddy Creeks Watershed District. This former watershed district includes a large portion of the West Nodaway R-l School District and small portions of the Maryville R-ll and North Nodaway R-Vl School Districts. Eligible recipients shall be Northwest freshman or sophomores, freshman minimum 2.00 cumulative high school GPA, and sophomores minimum 2.50 Northwest cumulative GPA. Eligible recipients shall have demonstrated good school and community citizenship, and all other factors being equal, financial need may be the determining factor in the selection of recipients.

Clearmont Community Club Scholarship [F]

Recipient and/or recipients’ families shall be actively involved in the Clearmont Community Club and/or have a Clearmont address. Recipients shall be graduating seniors at West Nodaway High School in Burlington Jct., Missouri and shall be accepted as entering freshmen at Northwest. Recipients shall have a minimum GPA of 2.50 and be involved in community and school activities. See counselor at West Nodaway for application.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Franklin & Marilyn Colwell Scholarship [F]

Recipients shall be graduates of Nodaway Holt High School with good character as demonstrated through active participation in school activities and community service, shall have a minimum high school GPA of 2.50 and shall be entering freshmen at Northwest. Recipients shall also show financial need. See high school counselor for application.

  • Award: $5,750*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Pat Danner Scholarship on behalf of Congresswoman Danner [F][C]

Available to all majors enrolled in at least nine credit hours per trimester showing progress toward completion of degree requirements. Preference for this Award will be given to a "displaced homemaker," with second preference given to a similarly worthy student who is overcoming barriers to obtain their college degree.

Contact Student Support Services, 660.562.1862

  • Award: Varies 
  • Deadline: Feb. 15

Neta Derry Memorial Scholarship [F]

Available to graduates of Maryville High School in Maryville, MO., accepted as entering freshman, with minimum 2.50 GPA, possess energetic and dedicated attitudes to the activities of Maryville High School and, in general, the importance of education, and demonstrate financial need. 

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Opal Eckert Sigma Soroptomist Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a sophomore or junior enrolled in a 4-year degree program, must have been active member of Sigma Society for at least one year, and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and involvement in service activities to the community and on campus. Financial need will be considered.

Contact Allison Hoffmann, 660.562.1028, astrong@nwmissouri.edu, CH 2600

  • Award: $400*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

BPW-Opal Eckert Scholarship [F]

Award will be given to a Maryville High School student who ranks in the upper one-third of his/her graduating class and plans to attend Northwest as an English, journalism, or mass media major. Recipient must have participated in some extracurricular activity connected with the communications area and have demonstrated qualities of good citizenship and leadership in his/her school and community.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Family of the Year Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall maintain a GPA of 3.00, be involved in a minimum of two organizations; one student organization of the University and a second organization through the student's community which is not affiliated with the University, and demonstrate family legacy over generations of involvement with Northwest Missouri State University. Financial need will be leading criteria. Application available at the office of admissions.

  • Award: $750*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Frank Felton Rotary Scholarship [F]

Recipients shall have graduated from a public school district in Nodaway County, Missouri. First preference will be given to entering freshmen as well as farm youth. All fields of study are eligible. See high school counselor for application.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Cullen Geist Memorial Scholarship [F][C][T]

Recipients shall be graduates of Mt. Ayr High School in Iowa with a first preference for entering freshmen, and then to continuing and transfer students. See high school counselor for application.

  • Award: $600*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Nancy Goff Memorial Scholarship [F]

Recipients shall be graduates of Maryville High School having graduated in the upper third of their graduating class, shall be entering freshmen, and have declared a major in teacher education. See high school counselor for application.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Margaret & Wayne Hennegin Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall be a female student with the highest weighted GPA graduating from any accredited high school in Worth County, MO. Criteria will be based only on academic excellence. See high school counselor for application.

  • Award: $5,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Ronald A. Houston Scholarship [F]

Given to entering freshman from North Nodaway High School in Hopkins, MO. Demonstrate leadership in school and community activities. Minimum 2.75 high school cumulative GPA.

Carolyn Houts International Student Scholarship [C]

The scholarship shall be awarded to a full time international student who exemplifies positive contributions to Northwest through campus involvement, solid academic performance and leadership. First preference for the award shall be given to a student from Africa. Return completed applications to Dr. Jeffrey Foot at the Intercultural International Center.

W. Ford Hunter Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a native and resident of either Missouri or Kansas with at least one year of membership in the National Guard, Maryville unit. Recipient shall be a junior or senior at Northwest with at least sixty semester hours completed at Northwest. Recipient shall also be a loyal citizen, a good student, and a dependable military person. Inquire at the Maryville National Guard post.

  • Award: $300*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

HyVee Scholarship [F]

Recipients of this scholarship shall be entering freshmen, graduates of Maryville High School, have a minimum high school GPA of 3.00, be actively involved in school and community activities, and show financial need.

  • Award: $500* (may be divided into two awards)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Application View PDF

Welton Ideker Regents Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall show exemplary leadership abilities in academic and civic activities, maintain 3.00 cumulative GPA, have at least sophomore standing and demonstrate financial need. Dependents of employees of Ideker Construction may be given preference.

  • Award: $1,100*
  • Deadline: Feb. 15
  • Download: Application View PDF

Brice & Carolyn Johnson Family Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall be a graduating senior at BCHS, Bedford, Iowa and be classified as an entering freshman by the University. The recipient must demonstrate strong leadership skills, academic performance, participation in school activities and athletics, as well as community involvement. The recipient also needs to provide two letters of reference speaking of their present and potential for future success. See high school guidance counselor for application.

  • Award: $1,500* (1-$1,000 and 1-$500)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

J. W. Jones Scholarship [C]

Available to students with junior standing (75 or more credit hours). Must demonstrate strong academic achievement, leadership and/or service accomplishments, involvement with campus/community, and financial need. Preference will be given to students who have recommendation letters substantiating these qualities.

  • Award: $1,150* (multiple awards are given)
  • Deadline: March 1
  • Download: Application View PDF

Marvin E. & Kathryn B. Lehnen Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall have maintained a GPA of at least 2.50 and demonstrated the need for financial assistance by maintaining employment during the school year.  Preference for this award will first be given to non-traditional students and/or students in the business program.

  • Award: $2,650*
  • Deadline: Feb. 15

Bruce Litte Common Ground Essay Award [F][C][T]

Recipient shall be a full time student. An essay must be completed (a prompt for the essay and deadline TBD annually). Only one submission per student per year will be allowed.

Contact Kenton Wilcox, 660.562.1854, Colden Hall 1854

  • Award: $1,402.50*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

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

Maryville Host Lions Club Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall be a resident of Nodaway County, Missouri, be enrolled as an entering freshman, show academic achievement and financial need. Contact Lions Club for an application.

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

Matt Mason Cowboy Up Scholarship [C]

The recipient shall be classified as a full-time sophomore or junior with a 2.75 GPA or higher and be involved in a fraternity or sorority and at least one other on-campus organization. At the Committee’s discretion, December graduates may receive the award in its entirety during the fall session. Preference will be given to students from the Kansas City area. The recipient is encouraged to attend the Cowboy Up Triathlon in August to be recognized as the scholarship recipient.

  • Award: $2,500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Application View PDF

Leon F. Miller Graduate Grant [G]

The Leon F. Miller Graduate Grant Award will be awarded to one graduate student pursuing a graduate degree at Northwest Missouri State University. Dr. Miller was named Dean of Graduate Studies at Northwest in 1969 and Dean of Graduate School in 1978, and held that title until his retirement. President Dean Hubbard, at the Retirement Dinner on April 17, 1985, referred to Dr. Miller as "the father of Graduate Education on the Northwest campus" citing his part in the development and guidance of the graduate programs.

Funds for the Leon F. Miller Grant for Graduate Studies are invested and managed through the Northwest Foundation. Eligibility for the award requires the student to be fully accepted into a graduate program and enrolled in a minimum of six hours of graduate study each trimester for which the grant is awarded. Recipients are selected by an application process through the Graduate Council, which may consider other criteria such as scholastic standing or financial need. The award may be used toward tuition, textbooks, and other fees.

One grant of no less than $500 shall be awarded following the selection criteria. 

The application and deadline information is e-mailed to students early in the spring trimester. Completed applications are to be submitted electronically to gradsch@nwmissouri.edu.  

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

Lillian Palmer Memorial Scholarship [F]

Recipients shall be graduates of North Andrew High School, Rosendale, Missouri, shall have a minimum GPA of 2.00, and show financial need. See high school guidance counselor for application.

  • Award: $450*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Barbara Nixon Sprong Memorial Scholarship Fund

The students eligible for assistance shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by Northwest Missouri State University with financial need leading the criteria. Renewability shall be subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

  • Amount: $1,000 *
  • Deadline: Applications are accepted year round however formal announcements will be made in May of each year.

Residence Hall Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall be full-time undergraduate students, with a minimum 2.50 GPA. Two leadership awards available to students who have lived in Northwest residence halls for 2-3 trimesters. Recipient must demonstrate participation in betterment of residence halls.

Contact Meghan Davis, in Residential Life at 660.562.1019.

  • Award: $750*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Mike Settle Memorial Cheerleading Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall be an active cheerleader during the year for which the award is made, a junior or senior, maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.00, and show financial need. Recipients should exhibit the highest standards of enthusiasm and spirit and exemplary of outstanding cheerleading. See cheerleading coach for application.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Society of International Ambassadors Scholarship [C]

SIA is a group of donors committed to providing rewarding experiences to international students thereby creating a more robust learning environment at Northwest.

SIA has endowed this scholarship to recognize outstanding contributions made by an international student (a foreign national student in F-1 or J-1 visa status only) to promote and create a pluralistic campus climate. Awarded to a continuing undergraduate international student (as classified by the International Affairs Director)who is enrolled on a full-time basis at Northwest Missouri State University, the recipient shall have a minimum 2.75 NW cumulative GPA of twelve earned Northwest credit hours and have demonstrated merit and involvement within the Northwest campus and community. Specifically the applicant will demonstrate leadership or merit in promoting intercultural programs or experiences or will have demonstrated skill educating the general student population about the personal and professional importance of understanding international issues and possessing different perspectives thus marking the traits of a globally prepared citizen.

Lydia L. Stickerod Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall be a graduating senior at Tarkio High School, Tarkio, Mo. or Rock Port High School, Rock Port, Mo. Recipient shall be an entering freshman with a minimum high school GPA of 3.00 and a minimum ACT composite score of 21. Recipient shall also demonstrate need for financial assistance and demonstrate active participation in scholastic and civic activities. See high school counselor for application.

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

E. G. & Edra (Planck) Stoskopf Scholarship [F][C]

Recipients shall have a minimum GPA of 2.50, shall be graduates of South Harrison High School, and shall be entering freshmen or continuing students at Northwest. Recipients should show exemplary leadership, communication skills, involvement in school and community activities, and demonstrate financial need. All factors being equal, preference may be given to applicants with a declared academic major in a business related area. See high school guidance counselor for application.

  • Award: $450*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Vivian & Frank Strong Scholarship [C]

Sophomore, junior, or senior who shows financial need. Applicant must permanently reside within a 125 mile radius of Maryville. Minimum 3.00 GPA. Parent, spouse or guardian cannot be a member of university faculty, staff or administration.

Student Senate Scholarship

Recipient shall be a continuing student and considered full time. Recipient shall have demonstrated student leadership in a student organization that is in good standing with the Student Senate and shall have a minimum 3.00 GPA. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria. Since the Student Senate president is part of the selection committee, he/she shall be ineligible to receive the scholarship.
  • Award: $450*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Support Staff (Dependent) Scholarship [F][C]

Eligible recipients shall be enrolled as a full-time student, shall maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA and submit a letter to the committee stating academic and/or career goals. Eligible recipients shall be children or spouses of any Northwest Missouri State University support staff employee who is employed on the final day of the trimester general registration in which the scholarship is awarded. The committee, at their discretion, may consider financial need and involvement in school and community activities in the selection.

Support Staff (Staff) Scholarship [F][C]

Eligible recipients shall be enrolled in a maximum of six credit hours per semester, be degree seeking, shall maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA and submit a letter to the committee stating academic and/or career goals. Eligible recipients shall be a full time support staff employee with a minimum of one year employment at Northwest Missouri State University. The scholarship will not be awarded if the employee has been terminated prior to the final day of the semester of general registration.

TKE Delta Nu Actives Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall have the class rank of sophomore or above, shall have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.50, shall currently live in or shall have lived in the fraternity house for one full semester, and shall have maintained continued "active membership" since initiation while in attendance at Northwest.

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

Peter J. Greve Memorial TKE Alumni Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall be classified as a high school graduating senior and be accepted as an entering freshman by the University. Recipient shall have maintained a high school GPA of 3.00 or above and must be nominated by a TKE alumnus. Recipient shall demonstrate strong leadership skills, academic performance, participation in school activities and community involvement.

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

Upward Bound Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall be a graduate of the Upward Bound program at Northwest and be enrolled as a full-time student at Northwest. The recipient shall be classified as a first-time freshman. Academic achievement and financial need will be the leading criteria. Contact the Upward Bound office for an application.

Lewis & Anna Wallace Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall be a graduate of Lafayette High School, St. Joseph, Mo., be a member of the graduating class in the year in which the scholarship is awarded, have attended Lafayette six semesters, rank in the upper one-half of the class on the seven semester rank, and show financial need. See high school guidance counselor fo application.

  • Award: $200*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Kevin R. Weiss Track Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered full time, maintain a 3.00 GPA, and be a participant in Track and Field at Northwest. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Joy Wilmarth Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be involved in any field of study, be a full-time student, demonstrate academic achievement, be actively involved in campus, community, and Wesley Center activities, and have completed at least 24 credit hours of coursework. Contact Wesley Center for application.

  • Award: $900*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1
* Award varies depending on funding