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Northwest Missouri State University


Northwest Foundation Scholarships

First-time Freshmen and Transfers: Most major-specific scholarships can be applied for by completing the Standard Scholarship Application in CatPAWS by Feb. 1, 2017.

 

Letters after the scholarship name indicate who may apply for the award:
[F] Freshman | [C] Continuing | [T] Transfer | [G] Graduate


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Indirect

The following scholarships are made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and are awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donors. Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered. A separate application may be required. 

Alpha Chi Scholarship [C]

Junior or senior member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

  • Award: $250* (2-$125 scholarships)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

AAUW-Viola May Corwin Scholarship [C]

Recipient must be a full-time female student in junior or senior year with a 3.00 GPA at the time of application. While not required, preference is given to applicants which are permanent Northwest Missouri residents. If there are no qualifying applicants for the AAUW-Anna M. Painter Scholarship, an applicant from the Viola May Corwin Scholarship may be considered.

Contact Lori Mardis Owens Library 132, lmardis@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1393, for additional information.

  • Award: $500* (two awards are given)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Application View PDF

AAUW-Anna M. Painter Scholarship [C][G]

Must be a female graduate student of Northwest or a female planning to pursue a graduate degree at Northwest with a 3.00 GPA at the time of application. If there are no qualifying applicants, an applicant from the Viola May Corwin Scholarship may be considered.

Contact Lori Mardis Owens Library 132, lmardis@nwmissouri or 660.562.1393 for additional information.

ARAMARK Facility Services Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be considered a full time student, classified as a sophomore or have earned at least 27 semester hours of credit, and must have attended Northwest Missouri State University for at least one semester. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and have declared a major in one of the following areas: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Computer Management Systems, Marketing, Psychology or Sociology. Preference shall be given to those students who are presently employed and have worked one year for Facility Services at Northwest. Financial need may be considered. Students must complete the application obtained from Facility Services, provide a personal letter to the scholarship committee, and provide two (2) references from non-family individuals.

  • Amount: $1,500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Claudene Brewer Memorial Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall have a minimum GPA of 2.00 and be a graduate of North Andrew High School. First preference will be given to an entering freshman with a declared academic major in the area of education and secondly to an entering freshman from North Andrew High School without regard to academic major. If there are no qualifying students, an upperclassman from North Andrew High School may be selected. See counselor at North Andrew for application.

  • Award: $450*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Nick Bowen Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to full-time students in good academic standing who are active members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. The recipient must submit a one page essay to demonstrate how they overcame some type of barrier to succeed in their education. Contact Sigma Phi Epsilon advisor for application.

  • Award: $2,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Seth J. Brutto Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00, display strong leadership qualities, and show financial need. Eligible recipients shall also be active members of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Northwest. Please contact Sigma Phi Epsilon advisor for an application.

  • Award: $1,200*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Clear Cayhoga Muddy Creeks Scholarship [F][C]

Eligible recipients of the Clear, Cayhoga, Muddy Creeks Scholarship must be Missouri residents currently residing in the district previously known and designated as the Clear, Cayhoga, Muddy Creeks Watershed District. This former watershed district includes a large portion of the West Nodaway R-l School District and small portions of the Maryville R-ll and North Nodaway R-Vl School Districts. Eligible recipients shall be Northwest freshman or sophomores, freshman minimum 2.00 cumulative high school GPA, and sophomores minimum 2.50 Northwest cumulative GPA. Eligible recipients shall have demonstrated good school and community citizenship, and all other factors being equal, financial need may be the determining factor in the selection of recipients.

Clearmont Community Club Scholarship [F]

Recipient and/or recipients’ families shall be actively involved in the Clearmont Community Club and/or have a Clearmont address. Recipients shall be graduating seniors at West Nodaway High School in Burlington Jct., Missouri and shall be accepted as entering freshmen at Northwest. Recipients shall have a minimum GPA of 2.50 and be involved in community and school activities. See counselor at West Nodaway for application.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Franklin & Marilyn Colwell Scholarship [F]

Recipients shall be graduates of Nodaway Holt High School with good character as demonstrated through active participation in school activities and community service, shall have a minimum high school GPA of 2.50 and shall be entering freshmen at Northwest. Recipients shall also show financial need. See high school counselor for application.

  • Award: $5,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Pat Danner Scholarship on behalf of Congresswoman Danner [F][C]

Available to all majors enrolled in at least nine credit hours per trimester showing progress toward completion of degree requirements. Preference for this award will be given to a "displaced homemaker," with second preference given to a similarly worthy student who is overcoming barriers to obtain their college degree.

Contact Student Support Services, 660.562.1862, for an application.

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Neta Derry Memorial Scholarship [F]

Available to graduates of Maryville High School in Maryville, MO., accepted as entering freshman, with minimum 2.50 GPA, possess energetic and dedicated attitudes to the activities of Maryville High School and, in general, the importance of education, and demonstrate financial need.

  • Amount: $200*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Ron C. DeYoung Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a full time sophomore, junior or senior. The recipient shall be actively involved with the Wesley Foundation pursuing any academic major with minimum 2.50 GPA.

Contact the Wesley Center, 660.582.2211, for application.

  • Award: $425*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Opal Calvert Eckert Family [F][C]

Recipients shall maintain a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and/or a post-secondary cumulative GPA of 3.0 in his or her academic major. Descendants of Price Wallingford Calvert and Mary Jane Pittsenbarger Calvert shall be given first preference. If no descendants or a spouse of a Calvert descendant shall qualify in any given year, the recipient shall be selected by the University Director of Financial Assistance based on GPA, financial need, and having declared a major in English.

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Opal Eckert Sigma Soroptomist Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a sophomore or junior enrolled in a 4-year degree program, must have been active member of Sigma Society for at least one year, and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and involvement in service activities to the community and on campus. Financial need will be considered.

Contact Allison Hoffmann, 660.562.1028, astrong@nwmissouri.edu, CH 2600 if you have questions about the scholarship.

BPW-Opal Eckert Scholarship [F]

Award will be given to a Maryville High School student who ranks in the upper one-third of his/her graduating class and plans to attend Northwest as an English, journalism, or mass media major. Recipient must have participated in some extracurricular activity connected with the communications area and have demonstrated qualities of good citizenship and leadership in his/her school and community. See high school counselor for application.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Family of the Year Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall maintain a GPA of 3.00, be involved in a minimum of two organizations; one student organization of the University and a second organization through the student's community which is not affiliated with the University, and demonstrate family legacy over generations of involvement with Northwest Missouri State University. Financial need will be leading criteria.

Contat Mabel Cook, 660.562.1562, for application.

  • Award: $750*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Frank Felton Rotary Scholarship [F]

Recipients shall have graduated from a public school district in Nodaway County, Missouri. First preference will be given to entering freshmen as well as farm youth. All fields of study are eligible. See high school counselor for application.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Cullen Geist Memorial Scholarship [F][C][T]

Recipients shall be graduates of Mt. Ayr High School in Iowa with a first preference for entering freshmen, and then to continuing and transfer students. See high school counselor for application.

  • Award: $600*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Nancy Goff Memorial Scholarship [F]

Recipients shall be graduates of Maryville High School having graduated in the upper third of their graduating class, shall be entering freshmen, and have declared a major in teacher education. See high school counselor for application.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Margaret & Wayne Hennegin Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall be a female student with the highest weighted GPA graduating from any accredited high school in Worth County, MO. Criteria will be based only on academic excellence. See high school counselor for application.

  • Award: $5,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Ronald A. Houston Scholarship [F]

Recipients shall either be graduates of North Nodaway High School in Hopkins, MO or qualifying employees or dependents of employees of the J.L. Houston Co in Hopkins, MO. Recipients shall be entering freshmen enrolled full-time with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and show demonstrated leadership in school and community activities. Financial need may be considered. Additionally, qualifying employees or qualifying dependents of employees, of the J.L. Houston Co. may receive the award upon first transferring to Northwest Missouri State University with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. It is the donor's intent that this award shall continue to assist multiple recipients throughout their subsequent undergraduate years.

  • Award: $1,000* (multiple awards are given)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Application View PDF

Carolyn Houts International Student Scholarship [C]

The scholarship shall be awarded to a full time international student who exemplifies positive contributions to Northwest through campus involvement, solid academic performance and leadership. First preference for the award shall be given to a student from Africa. Return completed applications to Dr. Jeffrey Foot at the Office of International Programs.

W. Ford Hunter Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a native and resident of either Missouri or Kansas with at least one year of membership in the National Guard, Maryville unit. Recipient shall be a junior or senior at Northwest with at least sixty semester hours completed at Northwest. Recipient shall also be a loyal citizen, a good student, and a dependable military person. Inquire at the Maryville National Guard post.

  • Award: $300*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

HyVee Scholarship [F]

Recipients of this scholarship shall be entering freshmen, graduates of Maryville High School, have a minimum high school GPA of 3.00, be actively involved in school and community activities, and show financial need.

  • Award: $500* (may be divided into two awards)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Application View PDF

Welton Ideker Regents Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall show exemplary leadership abilities in academic and civic activities, maintain 3.00 cumulative GPA, have at least sophomore standing and demonstrate financial need. Dependents of employees of Ideker Construction may be given preference.

  • Award: $1,100*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Brice & Carolyn Johnson Family Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall be a graduating senior at BCHS, Bedford, Iowa and be classified as an entering freshman by the University. The recipient must demonstrate strong leadership skills, academic performance, participation in school activities and athletics, as well as community involvement. The recipient also needs to provide two letters of reference speaking of their present and potential for future success. See high school guidance counselor for application.

  • Award: $1,500* (1-$1,000 and 1-$500)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

J. W. Jones Scholarship [C]

Available to students with junior standing (75 or more credit hours). Must demonstrate strong academic achievement, leadership and/or service accomplishments, involvement with campus/community, and financial need. Preference will be given to students who have recommendation letters substantiating these qualities.

  • Award: $1,150* (multiple awards are given)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Application View PDF

Phil Kenkel TRiO Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a graduate of the Upward Bound or Upward Bound Math & Science programs at Northwest, be an active and current member of Student Support Services and be enrolled as a full-time student at Northwest. Academic achievement and financial need will be the leading criteria.

Contact Jaclyn Cochenour, 660.562.1638, for an application.

Marvin E. & Kathryn B. Lehnen Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall have maintained a GPA of at least 2.50 and demonstrated the need for financial assistance by maintaining employment during the school year. Preference for this award will first be given to non-traditional students and/or students in the business program.

Contact Student Support Services, 660.562.1862, for an application.

  • Award: $2,650*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Bruce Litte Memorial Scholarship [F][C][T]

Recipient shall be a full time student. An essay must be completed (a prompt for the essay TBD annually). Only one submission per student per year will be allowed.

Contact Kenton Wilcox, 660.562.1854, Colden Hall 1854, for more information.

  • Award: $400*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Mary E. Markt Scholarship [F]

Recipients shall maintain a minimum high school GPA of 2.50, have declared an academic major in the area of teacher education (preference may be given to elementary education), shall be a graduate of South Holt High School, Oregon, Missouri, shall be an entering freshman at Northwest, and show financial need. See high school guidance counselor for application.

  • Award: $550*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Maryville Host Lions Club Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall be a resident of Nodaway County, Missouri, be enrolled as an entering freshman, show academic achievement and financial need. Contact Lions Club for an application.

  • Award: Two - $1,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Matt Mason Cowboy Up Scholarship [C]

The recipient shall be classified as a full-time sophomore or junior with a 2.75 GPA or higher and be involved in a fraternity or sorority and at least one other on-campus organization. At the Committee's discretion, December graduates may receive the award in its entirety during the fall session. Preference will be given to students from the Kansas City area. The recipient is encouraged to attend the Cowboy Up Triathlon in August to be recognized as the scholarship recipient.

  • Award: $2,500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Application View PDF

Leon F. Miller Graduate Grant [G]

The Leon F. Miller Graduate Grant Award will be awarded to one graduate student pursuing a graduate degree at Northwest Missouri State University. Dr. Miller was named Dean of Graduate Studies at Northwest in 1969 and Dean of Graduate School in 1978, and held that title until his retirement. President Dean Hubbard, at the Retirement Dinner on April 17, 1985, referred to Dr. Miller as "the father of Graduate Education on the Northwest campus" citing his part in the development and guidance of the graduate programs.

Funds for the Leon F. Miller Grant for Graduate Studies are invested and managed through the Northwest Foundation. Eligibility for the award requires the student to be fully accepted into a graduate program and enrolled in a minimum of six hours of graduate study each trimester for which the grant is awarded. Recipients are selected by an application process through the Graduate Council, which may consider other criteria such as scholastic standing or financial need. The award may be used toward tuition, textbooks, and other fees.

One grant of no less than $500 shall be awarded following the selection criteria.

Information about the scholarship is e-mailed to students early in the spring trimester.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Larry Neal Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered as a full-time student by the University. The recipient shall be either an employee of the local Maryville Hy-Vee store or a dependent of an employee of the local Maryville Hy-Vee store. Preference may be given to the employee of the local Maryville Hy-Vee store. Academic achievement and financial need will be the leading criteria.

Applications are also available at the Maryville Hy-Vee store, 660.582.2191.

  • Award: $1,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Download: Application View PDF

Lillian Palmer Memorial Scholarship [F]

Recipients shall be graduates of North Andrew High School, Rosendale, Missouri, shall have a minimum GPA of 2.00, and show financial need. See high school guidance counselor for application.

  • Award: $450*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Roger L. Pugh Student Ambassador Scholarship [F][C]

Recipient shall be classified as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior and maintain enrollment to be considered as a full-time student by the University.The recipient shall also be serving as a Northwest Student Ambassador.

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

CM & M Saville Student Services Scholarship [C]

Applicants shall have minimum of two trimesters completed at Northwest with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher by May. Applicant shall be an active member with Student Support Services (SSS). Applicant must have met the following participation requirements: attend at least one cultural /encore event, meet with student mentor at least four times in person, and have a completed Needs Assessment. The applicant must have improved academic skills in one of the following ways: attended a Student Support Services workshop, met with a tutor from TDC, Math or Writing Skills lab, and have met with Student Mentor for pre-tutoring sessions. The applicant shall demonstrate financial need and show a considerable amount of commitment to school. The applicant will need to provide two letters of recommendation: One from a Northwest employee (preferably supervisor or instructor) and one from the student's Mentor.

Contact Student Support Services at 660.562.1862 for an application.

  • Award: $4,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Barbara Nixon Sprong Memorial Scholarship Fund

The students eligible for assistance shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by Northwest Missouri State University with financial need leading the criteria. Renewability shall be subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

For more information contact the Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri by email at info@cfnwmo.org.

  • Amount: $1,000*
  • Deadline: Applications are accepted year round however formal announcements will be made in May of each year.

National Residence Hall Honorary Bearcat Chapter Leadership Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall be full-time undergraduate students, with a minimum 2.50 GPA. Two leadership awards available to students who have lived in Northwest residence halls for 2-3 trimesters. Recipients must demonstrate participation in betterment of residence halls.

Contact Billy Steinman, in Residential Life at 660.562.5036.

  • Award: $800* (award split between two students)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Mike Settle Memorial Cheerleading Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall be an active cheerleader during the year for which the award is made, a junior or senior, maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.00, and show financial need. Recipients should exhibit the highest standards of enthusiasm and spirit and exemplary of outstanding cheerleading. See cheerleading coach for application.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Society of International Ambassadors Scholarship [C]

SIA is a group of donors committed to providing rewarding experiences to international students thereby creating a more robust learning environment at Northwest.

SIA has endowed this scholarship to recognize outstanding contributions made by an international student (a foreign national student in F-1 or J-1 visa status only) to promote and create a pluralistic campus climate. Awarded to a continuing undergraduate international student (as classified by the International Programs Director)who is enrolled on a full-time basis at Northwest Missouri State University, the recipient shall have a minimum 2.75 NW cumulative GPA of twelve earned Northwest credit hours and have demonstrated merit and involvement within the Northwest campus and community. Specifically the applicant will demonstrate leadership or merit in promoting intercultural programs or experiences or will have demonstrated skill educating the general student population about the personal and professional importance of understanding international issues and possessing different perspectives thus marking the traits of a globally prepared citizen.

Lydia L. Stickerod Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall be a graduating senior at Tarkio High School, Tarkio, Mo. or Rock Port High School, Rock Port, Mo. Recipient shall be an entering freshman with a minimum high school GPA of 3.00 and a minimum ACT composite score of 21. Recipient shall also demonstrate need for financial assistance and demonstrate active participation in scholastic and civic activities. See high school counselor for application.

  • Award: $1,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

E. G. & Edra (Planck) Stoskopf Scholarship [F][C]

Recipients shall have a minimum GPA of 2.50, shall be graduates of South Harrison High School, and shall be entering freshmen or continuing students at Northwest. Recipients should show exemplary leadership, communication skills, involvement in school and community activities, and demonstrate financial need. All factors being equal, preference may be given to applicants with a declared academic major in a business related area. See high school guidance counselor for application.

  • Award: $450*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Vivian & Frank Strong Scholarship [C]

Sophomore, junior, or senior who shows financial need. Applicant must permanently reside within a 125 mile radius of Maryville. Minimum 3.00 GPA. Parent, spouse or guardian cannot be a member of university faculty, staff or administration.

  • Award: $400*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Student Senate Scholarship

Recipient shall be a continuing student and considered full time. Recipient shall have demonstrated student leadership in a student organization that is in good standing with the Student Senate and shall have a minimum 3.00 GPA. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria. Since the Student Senate president is part of the selection committee, he/she shall be ineligible to receive the scholarship.

Support Staff (Dependent) Scholarship [F][C]

Eligible recipients shall be enrolled as a full-time student, shall maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA and submit a letter to the committee stating academic and/or career goals. Eligible recipients shall be children or spouses of any Northwest Missouri State University support staff employee who is employed on the final day of the trimester general registration in which the scholarship is awarded. The committee, at their discretion, may consider financial need and involvement in school and community activities in the selection.

Support Staff (Staff) Scholarship [F][C]

Eligible recipients shall be enrolled in a maximum of six credit hours per semester, be degree seeking, shall maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA and submit a letter to the committee stating academic and/or career goals. Eligible recipients shall be a full time support staff employee with a minimum of one year employment at Northwest Missouri State University. The scholarship will not be awarded if the employee has been terminated prior to the final day of the semester of general registration.

John Tino Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time student and classified as a sophomore, junior or senior with a 2.5 GPA. All applicants must submit a minimum 500 word essay on why they serve as a peer mentor or student tutor and how they expect the experience to enhance their degree program. Preference will be granted to those seeking an education degree which follows in the spirit of this namesake award.

  • Award: $1000
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Lewis & Anna Wallace Scholarship [F]

Recipient shall be a graduate of Lafayette High School, St. Joseph, Mo., be a member of the graduating class in the year in which the scholarship is awarded, have attended Lafayette six semesters, rank in the upper one-half of the class on the seven semester rank, and show financial need. See high school guidance counselor for an application.

  • Award: $200*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Kevin R. Weiss Track Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered full time, maintain a 3.00 GPA, and be a participant in Track and Field at Northwest. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Joy Wilmarth Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be involved in any field of study, be a full-time student, demonstrate academic achievement, be actively involved in campus, community, and Wesley Center activities, and have completed at least 24 credit hours of coursework. Contact Wesley Center for application.

  • Award: $900*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

 

* Award varies depending on funding