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Unless stated otherwise, contact Department of Fine and Performing Arts, 660.562.1326, for application.
Letters after the scholarship name indicate who may apply for the award:
[F] Freshman | [C] Continuing | [T] Transfer | [G] Graduate
Awarded to an art major with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above. Recipient must be of sophomore standing or higher, of good moral character, and have attained grades of "C" or above in all art core courses completed at the time of application. (Applicant must be a currently enrolled Northwest art major at the time of completion of application.)
Awarded to a junior or senior art major with excellent academic standing. The recipient will show promise in the area of art, with preference given to students in ceramics and painting.
Awarded to sophomore, junior or senior art major. Recipient must have a 2.50 GPA, be of good moral character, show promise for excellence in the area of art, declared an academic major in art, and have need of financial aid as determined by the faculty selection committee. (Applicant must be a currently enrolled Northwest art major at the time of completion of application.)
Awarded to a student who is involved in the DigEM organization.
Awarded to an art major
Awarded to a junior or senior art major with studio specialization in ceramics and/or painting. Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Awarded to a student who is enrolled in Applied Piano and/or Applied Harpsichord. Recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Financial need shall not be a criterion for eligibility.
Applicants must have declared an academic major in the area of vocal music, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and show financial need. Eligible applicants must be members of Northwest Celebration.
Awarded to a music major enrolled in Northwest’s Jazz Band and shows talent and financial need.
Awarded to a Junior or Senior music major that is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota. Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA
Awarded to music majors with a preference for instrumentalists.
Awarded to an outstanding music student who is entering their senior year of study at Northwest. Eligible applicants must have performed well in their private tuba lessons and have been successful in their theory and music history courses. Former recipients of this award are ineligible during subsequent years. (Applicants must be currently enrolled at time of making application.)
Awarded to an upper level continuing music major for use during the senior year of study as a music major at Northwest. Applicants must be a second trimester junior, have at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, be a music major, and at least a two-year member of MENC.
Awarded to a vocal music major with first preference given to a tenor.
Awarded to a Northwest student who currently is a member of the first Jazz Ensemble and who will return to Northwest to perform with the same group in the following academic year. Applicants must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, be enrolled as a full-time student with membership in either the Bearcat Marching Band, Wind Symphony, or Symphonic Band, participate in a service organization, and demonstrate financial need.
Awarded to a Northwest sophomore or junior majoring in music with a 2.00 GPA and shows excellent ability in applied study. Recipient must be a member of an instrumental or vocal ensemble.
Award is based on performance ability and academic excellence. Scholarships are first-time performance awards and are available to all students. Students may audition in one or more of the following areas: instrumental, vocal, keyboard and jazz (piano and bass only). Recipients are not required to be music majors but are encouraged to participate in musical activities. Auditions take place in February (call for specific dates) and must be scheduled in advance by appointment only.
Must contact the Department of Fine Arts, 660.562.1326, to request an audition application and more information or obtain the application form online:
Awarded to a Northwest instrumental music education major, from the wind or percussion area, for use during the junior and/or senior year of study. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, maintain this throughout the award year and continue with membership in the Bearcat Marching Band, Wind Symphony, and/or Jazz Ensemble. Potential applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities in the Northwest band program, participation in a music service organization, and demonstrate financial need.
Awarded to a Northwest student who is currently an instrumental music major; must have completed at least 4 trimesters with a 2.50 GPA.
Awarded to a Northwest student who is a junior returning as a senior music major. Must have a 4.00 GPA in piano and music history.
Available to any student returning to participate in an instrumental performance group, regardless of major, based on contributions to the program, continuous participation, academic performance, and scholarship needs.
Awarded to a Northwest student who is currently a member the Jazz Ensemble and will be returning to perform with the group during the following academic year. Recipient must have a 2.00 GPA and enroll in private study.
Awarded to a freshman, who is of good moral character, to be used during his/her sophomore year at Northwest. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to qualify and must maintain this GPA during the sophomore year. The recipients must be enrolled as full-time students at Northwest during the award year and major in vocal or piano areas, or be a choral ensemble participant.
Awarded to a sophomore music major who will be returning as a music major at Northwest for use during the junior year of study. The recipient will be selected from the applicants on the basis of having the highest GPA for the first three trimesters of work, maintaining at least a B average in applied lessons, and being enrolled as a full-time student during the fourth trimester of study.
Awarded to a senior vocal music major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Awarded to a Northwest student music major or minor that is studying private voice, is a current member of Madraliers/Northwest Celebration, 2.50 GPA and demonstrated leadership abilities.
Awarded to a vocal music major, pursuing either a Bachelor of Science in Education or a Bachelor of Arts degree, to be used during their junior or senior year. Recipients must be full-time students during the trimesters of the award. Applicants must submit a one-page essay (essay requirements are available with application materials).
Awarded to a music or music education major, who plays a stringed instrument. Preference given to a student from Gentry, Worth, or Harrison counties.
Awarded to students who have declared a major in theatre or speech/theatre education and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
Students must have, at the time of application, a minimum 2.6 GPA and have a declared major in theatre or speech/theatre education. Scholarships will be awarded based upon contributions and/or potential to the University Theatre production programs.
A theatre major of junior or senior status, which is of good moral character, possesses excellent academic standing and shows promise for excellence in the area of drama is awarded this scholarship.
Two scholarships awarded: one to a theatre major and one to a speech/theatre education major. Must have at least a 3.00 GPA and be an active participant in departmental productions and have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field in order to apply.
Multiple scholarships are given to students with declared Theatre majors or minors who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25. Each award contains a department service component that the student must complete in order to retain the scholarship.
Awarded to theatre or speech/theatre education majors each year with an equal distribution among classes (senior, junior and sophomores) when possible. Must have cumulative GPA of 3.00 and model for others attributes of character and service expected of an educated professional. Consideration will be given to those who intend to pursue advanced degrees in theatre or to teach theatre in public school systems or higher education.
Awarded to students who have selected a major in Theatre or Speech/Theatre Education. Prior to scheduling an appointment to interview, students must submit an application and resume detailing their prior theatre experience. A picture may be included but is not required. Students interested in performance scholarships will be asked to present two contrasting monologues of no longer than four minutes combined. (Note: The audition does not include singing). Students interested in technical theatre will be asked to describe their area of interest and to present examples of their work. Please contact the department office at 660.562.1279 to schedule a specific date and time. Interview dates will be posted on the department website.
Awarded to a Theatre: Technical and Design major or a speech/theatre education major with a 2.5 GPA.