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Northwest Missouri State University


Continuing Student Scholarships

Unless stated otherwise, contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Assistance for applications.


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University and State Sponsored Scholarships

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

Complete listing of University and State Sponsored Scholarships »

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.

Major-Specific Scholarships

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

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
  • Award: $5,000
  • 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
  • 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: Estimate - $3,126 (50% difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition 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: Estimate - $6,252 (100% difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition 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

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 »

 

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