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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 Standard Scholarship Application in CatPAWS.

 

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Automatic Renewal Scholarships

Students who initially received the President's scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa 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).

President Scholarship

Requirements Award Amount
(fall / spring)
Renewal Requirements
  • Renewable only to those who initially received the award as a freshman
  • $5,000
    if awarded before 2016-2017
  • $8,000
    if awarded 2016-2017 or later
  • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • If GPA is less than 3.50 see contract and Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance for more details
  • Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Continuing Student Scholarships (initial enrollment before Fall 2017)

Requirements Award Amount
(fall / spring)
Renewal Requirements

Distinguished Scholarship

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a freshman
  • $2,500
  • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • If GPA is less than 3.50, student is not eligible to return to the Distinguished Scholar program
  • If GPA is 3.30-3.49, student will follow the Northwest Scholar, Tower Scholar, and Academic Excellence requirements
  • Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years

 Academic Excellence, Tower Scholar, Northwest Scholar (Floating Category)

  • Renewable from Tower Scholar, initially awarded as a freshman
  • Varies   
  • Student may float between levels each academic year, depending on Northwest cumulative GPA listed below
    • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA - $1,500 Academic Excellence
    • 3.40 Northwest cumulative GPA - $1,000 Tower Scholar
    • 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA - $750 Northwest Scholar
    • If GPA is less than 3.30, student is not eligible to return to any level of these scholarships  
  • Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years

University Scholar

  • Renewable from Freshman Merit, initially awarded as a freshman
  • $500
  • 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • First time award for students with 3.30 GPA and not previously receiving any general university scholarship
  • Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Continuing Student Scholarships (initial enrollment Fall 2017 or later)

Requirements Award Amount
(fall / spring)
Renewal Requirements

Distinguished Scholar

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a freshman
  • $4,000
  • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Academic Excellence

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as freshman
  • $3,000
  • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Tower Scholar

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a freshman
  • $2,000
  • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years

University Scholar

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a freshman
  • $1,500
  • 2.75 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Northwest Merit

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a freshman
  • $1,000
  • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Transfer President's Scholarship

Requirements Award Amount
(fall / spring)
Renewal Requirements
  • Renewable only to those who initally recieved the award as a first-time transfer
  • $5,000
    if awarded before 2016-2017
  • $8,000
    if awarded 2016-2017 or 2017-2018
  • 3.50 Northwest cumlative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years
  • If GPA is less than 3.50 see contract and Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance for more details

Continuing Transfer Scholarships

Requirements Award Amount
(fall / spring)
Renewal Requirements

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (Beginning fall 2018)

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a first-time transfer
  • $3,500
  • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Transfer Distinguished Scholarship

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a first-time transfer
  • $2,500
  • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Transfer Academic Scholarship

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a first-time transfer
  • $1,500
  • 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

University Scholar

  • Renewable from Transfer Merit, initially awarded as a first-time transfer
  • $500
  • 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • First time award for students with 3.30 GPA and not previously receiving any general university scholarship
  • Maximum award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

Northwest A+ Scholarship

Requirements Award Amount 
(fall/spring)
Renewal Requirements
  • Renewable if initially
    received as a freshman
  • $1,500
  • 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Renewable for one year
  • Maximum award: 4 trimesters within consecutive academic years (awarded in fall/spring only)

Multicultural Scholarship

Requirements Award Amount
(fall / spring)
Renewal Requirements
  • Renewable only to those who initially received the award as a first-time freshman or transfer
  • $1,000
  • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award:8 trimesters for freshmen and 6 trimesters for transfers within consecutive academic years

Bearcat Advantage

Requirements Award Amount
(fall / spring)
Renewal Requirements
  • Renewable to students with a 3.00 Northwest GPA and completion of 24 Northwest credit hours
  • Estimate: $6,564 
  • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned (including dual credit and transfer hours)

Northwest Foundation Scholarships

To search an up-to-date listing of scholarships funded by the Northwest Foundation and view donor profiles, please click here.

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.

 

Read the Northwest financial aid and scholarship disclaimer »