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Northwest Missouri State University


Continuing Student Scholarships

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.


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Automatic Renewal Scholarships (No Application Needed)

Students who initially received the President's scholarship, Distinguished Scholar, Tower scholarship, Cultural Enrichment scholarship, Transfer President's scholarship, Transfer Distinguished scholarship, Transfer Academic scholarship, Bearcat Advantage, Green and White Advantage, or Northwest A+ scholarship may renew the scholarship by meeting the renewal requirements listed in the scholarship description (see Disclaimers which may apply, including summer enrollment and maximum awards for each scholarship).

RE President's Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • Renewable only to those who initially received the award as freshmen
    • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • If GPA is less than 3.50, student will follow Northwest Scholar, Tower Scholar and Academic Excellence Scholar requirements; Not eligible to return to the President's Scholarship program
    • Additional renewal requirements listed on signed contract.  Copy of contract available from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid upon request.
  • Award: $5,000 if originally awarded before 2016-17 academic year, $8,000 if awarded for 2016-17 academic year and beyond
  • Maximum Award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years

RE Distinguished Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • Renewable only to those who initially received the award as freshmen
    • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • If GPA is less than 3.50, student will follow the Northwest Scholar, Tower Scholar, and Academic Excellence requirements; Not eligible to return to the Distinguished Scholar program
  • Award: $2,500
  • Maximum Award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years

RE Academic Excellence

  • Renewal Requirements: 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Award: $1,500
  • Maximum Award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years. If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.30 student is not eligible to return to any level of these scholarships

RE Tower Scholar

  • Renewal Requirements: 3.40 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Award: $1,000
  • Maximum Award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years. If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.30 student is not eligible to return to any level of these scholarships

RE Northwest Scholar

  • Renewal Requirements: 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Award: $750 
  • Maximum Award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years. If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.30 student is not eligible to return to any level of these scholarships

Cultural Enrichment Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • Acceptable participation in the MORE program
  • Award: $1,000
  • Maximum Award:
    • 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years for freshmen
    • 6 trimesters for transfers

RE Transfer President's Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.50, student will follow the Transfer Academic Scholarship requirement and is not eligible to return to the Transfer President's Scholarship Program
  • Award: $5,000 if originally awarded before 2016-17 academic year, $8,000 if awarded for 2016-17 academic year and beyond
  • Maximum Award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

RE Transfer Distinguished Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.50, student will follow Transfer Academic Scholarship and is not eligible to return to the Transfer Distinguished Scholar Program
  • Award: $2,500
  • Maximum Award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

RE Transfer Academic Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.30 at end of academic year, student is not eligible to return to Transfer Academic Scholarship
  • Award: $1,500
  • Maximum Award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

University Scholar

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • Renews from Freshman Merit or Transfer Merit
    • First time award for students not previously receiving any general university scholarship
  • Award: $500
  • Maximum Award: 2 trimesters of Merit and 6 trimesters of University Scholar within consecutive academic years

Green and White Advantage

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 Northwest credit hours per academic year
    • Non Missouri resident
  • Award: 50% difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition (Estimate: $3,160 - based on 30 credit hours for fall/spring trimesters)
  • Maximum Award: 132 total credit hours (including transfer and dual credit hours)

Bearcat Advantage

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
    • Non Missouri Resident
  • Award: 100% difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition (Estimate: $6,320 - based on 30 credit hours for fall/spring trimesters)
  • Maximum Award: 132 total credit hours earned (including transfer and dual credit hours)

RE Northwest A+ Scholarship

  • Renewal Requirements:
    • Must receive freshman year
    • Renewable for one year
    • Completion of 24 Northwest credit hours during first year with 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA
  • Award: $1,500
  • Maximum Award: 4 trimesters; only to be used in fall/spring trimesters

Northwest Foundation Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by our Northwest Foundation. They are not specific to any major, but may be limited by academic, geographic, or grade level criteria.

University and State Sponsored Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded through University and state programs. Such scholarships include Bright Flight and the Missouri Teacher Education Scholarship among others.

Complete listing of University and State Sponsored Scholarships »

Major-Specific Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by contributions to our Northwest Foundation or by private donors and are specified to designated majors.

Residential Life Student Staff Scholarships

Northwest Missouri State University's Residential Life Office is now accepting applications for 2015-2016 scholarship based, student staff positions. Whether you are interested in becoming a resident assistant (RA), student assistant (SA), ARCH or BRIDGE the University looks forward to working with you throughout the process. Applicants will be placed on an alternate list, and if a position becomes available the hall director, complex director or designee will review all applications on file. They will then determine which candidates they wish to offer interviews to. Please note this means you may not be offered an interview based on the search criteria. For example, they will select female candidates to interview for an all-female residence floor. Your application will be kept on file throughout the 2015-2016 academic year. If you are interested in submitting an application and being placed on the alternate list please follow the link below, fill out and submit the application. At this time we are only considering candidates who are sophomore to senior class status.

For questions about the scholarship please contact the Residential Life Office at 660.562.1214 or reslife@nwmissouri.edu

Private Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by private donors. They are not specific to any major, but may be limited by academic, geographic, or grade level criteria.

Complete listing of Private Scholarships »

 

Read the Northwest financial aid and scholarship disclaimer »