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Northwest Missouri State University


Natural Sciences Scholarships

Unless stated otherwise, contact Department of Natural Sciences, 660.562.1388, 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, 2014.

 

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


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Dr. Marvin D. Combs Memorial Scholarship

These majors may also be eligible for the following Dr. Marvin D. Combs scholarship:

Dr. Marvin D. Combs Memorial Scholarship [F] [C]

Available to first-time and continuing students who are graduates of high schools in Worth, Gentry, Harrison or Nodaway counties, who have declared a major in one of the disciplines housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and who are enrolled on a full-time basis at Northwest. This scholarship may be renewed by maintaining at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Award: $1,000
Deadline: Feb. 15
Download: Application

Department-Wide

Jean Jennings Bartik Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a female declaring a major in the Computer Science and Information Systems, Mathematics, or Science. Recipient shall maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 and financial need will be leading criteria.

  • Award: $500*   
  • Deadline: February 1

Biology

Gayle Miller Bilden Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a junior or senior with a declared major in the chemistry field or a degree program which combines Chemistry and Biology. Recipient shall maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30.

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Dr. Robert & Mrs. Winifred Dunshee Rotary Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall have declared a major in Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, or Life Sciences and shall have a cumulative GPA of 3.00. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria. 

  • Award: $400*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Freshman Nanoscale Science Scholarship [F]

Awarded to incoming freshmen who have declared a major in Nanoscale Science with emphasis in Biology, Chemistry or Physics and have at least a 3.00 high school GPA. Six scholarships will be awarded with two being awarded from each area of emphasis.

  • Award: $500 (one-time award)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

William T. Garrett Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall have elected a major in biology, with preference given to those with a zoology emphasis. Must be classified as a Northwest sophomore, junior, or senior and shall demonstrate academic achievement and involvement in campus activities. Financial need will be considered.      

  • Award: $50
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Dr. Richard A. Hart Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a continuing student with a declared major in the biological sciences. Financial need will be considered.

  • Award: $450
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Gweldon Long Family Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall have be a full-time student majoring in Pre-Medical, Pre-Pharmacy, or Pre-Dentistry. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.

  • Award: $600*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Irene Mueller Biology Scholarship [C]

A biology major that shows promise for excellence in the area of biology. Overall GPA of 3.00, 45 credit hours earned at Northwest (with 12 of these hours in biology), and good moral character.

  • Award: $550*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Fred C. & Grace E. Nelson Scholarship [C]

Minimum GPA of 3.00, junior or senior biology major with emphasis in pre-med or pre-dentistry. Financial need will be considered.

  • Award: $400*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Mark Patton Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a continuing Wildlife Ecology and Conservation major.

  • Award: $500
  • Deadline: February 1

Mark Robbins Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a Junior or Senior Wildlife ecology and conservation major in good academic standing and achievement in field. Financial need shall be considered

  • Award: $400*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

B. D. & Janet Scott Biology Scholarship [C]

A student who has elected a major in the field of biology, at least 60 credit hours, and is classified as a junior or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and demonstrated financial need.

  • Award: $750
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Chemistry/Physics

AECI Nodaway Power Plant Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be enrolled full time.  December graduates may receive the award in its entirety during the Fall session.  Recipient shall be studying pre-engineering and maintain a 3.00 GPA.  First preference shall be given to a Missouri resident whose home is served by a Missouri electric cooperative.  Proof of service must be attached to application for this scholarship.  Recipient must also submit a response to the essay question, “Describe what you know about the rural electricity supply system.”  Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.

  • Award: $1,000
  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Gayle Miller Bilden Memorial Scholarship [C]

    Awarded to a junior or senior with a declared major in the chemistry field or a degree program which combines Chemistry and Biology. Recipient shall maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30.

    • Award: $500
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Chemistry Alumni Scholarship [C]

    This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding chemistry major for use towards tuition, fees, room and board or other college expense. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 and demonstrate financial need.

    • Award: $900* (may be divided into smaller awards)
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Homer LeMar Jr. Scholarship [C]

    This scholarship is awarded to chemistry major with a cumulative 3.00 GPA.

  • Award: $200
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

  • Freshman Nanoscale Science Scholarship [F]

    Awarded to incoming freshmen who have declared a major in Nanoscale Science with emphasis in Biology, Chemistry or Physics and have at least a 3.00 high school GPA. Six scholarships will be awarded with two being awarded from each area of emphasis.

    • Award: $500 (one-time award)
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    C F Gray Scholarship [C]

    Candidates shall declare a major in chemistry, mathematics, or physics and they must attain junior or senior classification by the end of the current spring semester. Selection shall be by  examination and personal interview (see exam announcement). Junior award winners may receive the scholarship for their senior year if they maintain a GPA of 3.50 in mathematics and science, and an overall GPA of 3.00. The exam will be held on the first Saturday in February.

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

    Gromer Family Scholarship [F][C]

    Recipient shall maintain a 3.00 GPA, exhibit financial need, be a pre-med major and be from the McFall, Glasgow, Harrisburg, MO area.

    • Award: $600*
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Haines Family Scholarship [C]

    This annual scholarship will be awarded to a pre-pharmacy student. The recipient must be of good moral character, with excellent academic standing, show financial need and promise for excellence in the area of pharmacy.

    • Award: $250*
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Wilma Hall 20th Century Club Scholarship [F]

    Recipient shall be an entering freshman pursuing a career in the medical field (including nursing) at Northwest, and shall have graduated from a Nodaway County high school in the top third of their class, and shall maintain a 3.00 minimum cumulative GPA.

    • Award: $1,600* (may be divided into smaller awards)
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Wilma Hall BPW Scholarship [F]

    Recipient shall be an entering freshman pursuing a career in the medical field (including nursing) at Northwest, and shall have graduated from a Nodaway County high school in the top third of their class, and shall maintain a 3.00 minimum cumulative GPA.

    • Award: $1,600* (may be divided into smaller awards)
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Martin Kanne Chemistry Scholarship [C]

    This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding chemistry major or related major. Selection will be based on financial need, academic standing, and professional promise.

    • Award: $550
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Robert Lilley Memorial Scholarship [C]

    Candidates shall declare a major in chemistry, mathematics or physics. Eligible students shall take all of their course work at Northwest and may receive scholarship for any year provided the student maintains a cumulative 2.50 GPA in chemistry, mathematics and physics and a cumulative overall GPA of 3.00. Students taking the Gray-Lilley Scholarship Exam (see announcement) will be given first consideration. Students wishing to apply for this scholarship should contact the department for exam date.

    • Award: Total of $2,700 awarded
    • Deadline: Jan. 31

    Gweldon Long Family Scholarship [C]

    Recipient shall be a full-time student majoring in Pre-Medical, Pre-Pharmacy, or Pre-Dentistry. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.

    • Award: $600*
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Myrl & Katherine Long Memorial Scholarship [C]

    Recipients shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 and have declared an academic major of chemistry or physics. Recipients shall be classified as juniors or seniors. Recipients receiving the scholarship during their junior year may be eligible for renewal for their senior year at the discretion of the selection committee.

    • Award: $350*
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Forrest G & Joan B Lowe Scholarship [F][C]

    Recipients shall have elected a major in either mathematics or physics with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA. Chosen from the following areas in order as they appear: Gilman City High School, Gilman City, Mo.; Northeast High School, Kansas City, Mo.; Maryville High School, Maryville, Mo.; then to applicants from any other school. Contact Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems at 660.562.1230.

    • Award: Varries
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Mark Peavy Memorial Scholarship [C]

    Recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00, major in physics, and have a junior or senior standing. All other criteria being equal, preference will be given to students graduating from a Missouri high school.

    • Award: $250
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Dr. Jim Smeltzer Scholarship [C]

    Students with a major or minor in the physical sciences (chemistry, physics, science education), with a preference to those who have taken the Astronomy course at Northwest.

    • Award: $500
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Mary Marie Smith Scholarship [C]

    The recipient shall be enrolled full time, classified as a sophomore, junior or senior and shall be a declared major in chemistry. The recipient shall maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA.

    • Award: Full Tuition
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    J. Gordon Strong Scholarship [C]

    The J. Gordon Strong Scholarship in Chemistry is awarded annually to outstanding chemistry majors for use during their sophomore year. Selection is based on GPA, promise as professional chemists and participation in departmental activities.

    • Award: $5,250* (may be divided into smaller awards)
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Geology

    Charles I. Frye Geology Scholarship [C]

    Awarded annually to a high GPA Sophomore or Junior Geology or Earth Science education major that shows promise of becoming a professional Geologist/Geology professor or Earth Science teacher, with suitability for graduate study and shows financial need.

    • Award: $600*
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Nursing

    Alice M. Oliver Nursing Scholarship [F][C][T]

    Recipient shall have declared a major in Nursing. Academic achievement and financial need will be the leading criteria.

    • Award: $3,050* (may be divided into smaller awards)
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Wilma Hall 20th Century Club Scholarship [F]

    Recipient shall be an entering freshman pursuing a career in the medical field (including nursing) at Northwest, and shall have graduated from a Nodaway County high school in the top third of their class, and shall maintain a 3.00 minimum cumulative GPA.

    • Award: $1,600* (may be divided into smaller awards)
    • Deadline: Feb. 1

    Wilma Hall BPW Scholarship [F]

    Recipient shall be an entering freshman pursuing a career in the medical field (including nursing) at Northwest, and shall have graduated from a Nodaway County high school in the top third of their class, and shall maintain a 3.00 minimum cumulative GPA.

    • Award: $1,600* (may be divided into smaller awards)
    • Deadline: Feb. 1



    * Award varies depending on funding