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Northwest Missouri State University

Annual Giving


The Northwest Fund

As the cost of higher education continues to increase, the need for unrestricted giving and additional scholarship programs at Northwest continues to grow. Northwest Missouri State University Annual Giving program provides an opportunity to bridge the ever-widening gap between income from tuition and state support and the true cost of providing a top-notch education.

The Northwest Annual Giving program has several different areas to support to achieve just that.

The Northwest Fund provides annual support to the University with unrestricted gifts that allow the University to meet unforeseen needs as they arise and to capitalize on opportunities as they emerge. A gift to the Northwest Fund also allows alumni, parents and friends to assist in preserving a quality Northwest education for current and future generations of Bearcats.

Support Northwest today by making a gift through the online form.


Adopt-a-Bearcat Scholarship Program

To assist in meeting a critical need for scholarship dollars, the University created the Adopt-a-Bearcat Scholarship Program to maximize donor contributions to be matched in $250 increments for a minimum of a $500 scholarship.  In return, donors can elect to name their own scholarship which will go to a deserving student that might otherwise not have been able to afford the opportunity of a Northwest education.

Support Northwest today by making a gift through the online form.


The 1905 Society

1905 SocietyNamed in honor of the year Northwest was founded, The 1905 Society is Northwest’s premier giving society for annual gifts. The 1905 Society helps the University foster its tradition of philanthropy by recognizing its most generous supporters on an annual basis. Making an annual unrestricted gift at $1,000 or more allows donors to play an important role in the financial health of Northwest and makes a powerful statement about how much they value a Northwest education.

The flexibility to focus funds on unrestricted departmental needs as they arise is the greatest distinction of The 1905 Society. The 1905 Society provides funds for academic departments initiatives not covered by tuition or state funding. Unrestricted support to The 1905 Society supports each academic unit by fostering excellence in education, teaching, research and resource, coupled with ensuring the financial health and wellbeing for the University for years to come.  

Members of The 1905 Society receive the following benefits for their annual contribution of $1,000 or more to The 1905 Society.

1905 Society Benefits

For more information on The 1905 Society, including how to join, please contact Bob Machovsky in the Office of University Advancement at 660.562.1248 or


The 1905 Society Online Giving Form »


Other Types of Gifts: Major Gifts | Planned Gifts | Matching Gifts | Scholarships