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Northwest Missouri State University


Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarships

Unless stated otherwise, contact Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, 660.562.1290, for application.

First-time Freshmen and Transfers: Most major-specific scholarships can be applied for by completing the Standard Scholarship Application in CatPAWS by Feb. 1, 2015.

 

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


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Dr. Marvin D. Combs Memorial Scholarship

These majors may also be eligible for the following Dr. Marvin D. Combs scholarship:

Dr. Marvin D. Combs Memorial Scholarship [F] [C]

Available to first-time and continuing students who are graduates of high schools in Worth, Gentry, Harrison or Nodaway counties, who have declared a major in one of the disciplines housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and who are enrolled on a full-time basis at Northwest. This scholarship may be renewed by maintaining at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

  • Award: $1,000*
  • Deadline: Feb. 15
  • Download: ApplicationView PDF

Geography

Dwight & Eunice Gates Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall maintain a GPA of 3.00, have declared a major in the area of Geography and show financial need.

  • Award: $200* (may be divided into smaller awards)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Don Hagan Geography Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be a junior or senior and considered a full time student with at least a 3.00 GPA. December graduates do not qualify for the fall award. The recipient shall have declared a major in Geography. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.

  • Award: $350*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Natalie Weidner Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall be enrolled full-time, shall have declared a major in the area of Geography, show a strong commitment to a geography career, and maintain a 3.00 GPA.  Academic achievement will be leading criteria.

  • Award: $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Calvin Widger Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a geography major with a minimum GPA of 3.00 who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship, commitment to the discipline, and potential for advanced study and financial need.

  • Award: $600* (may be divided into smaller awards)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Peter J. Wieland Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded annually to a sophomore geography major who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement.

  • Award: $300*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

History

Chesley Research Grant [G]

Recipient must be a Northwest History Department graduate student working toward M.A. in history. Grant should be used to defray travel costs for research specifically related to approved Masters theses. After the expenditure of his/her research money, the graduate student should submit a brief one-page summary of the work accomplished.

  • Award: up to $500*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Alice Corley Memorial Scholarship [F]

Awarded to an entering freshman who is a prospective history/social science/pre-law major.       

  • Award: $350*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

George R. Gayler Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior history or social science major with a cumulative GPA of 3.00.

  • Award: $200*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

John Harr Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a junior or senior history/social science major/minor with a cumulative GPA of 3.00.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Clarence Henderson Memorial Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a junior or senior history major with a cumulative GPA of 2.50.

  • Award: $100*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

James Hurst Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall be of good moral character with excellent academic standing, be classified as a sophomore, and show promise for excellence in the area of social science with a preference in history.  The scholarship may be renewed for the junior and senior year.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

R. B. Killingsworth Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall be of good moral character with excellent academic standing, be classified as a junior, and show promise for excellence in the area of social science with a preference in history.  The scholarship shall be given for use during the senior year.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Edward P. Morgan Scholarship [C]

This scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female with a junior class standing.  Candidates must be majors in History or Social Science with considerable emphasis upon American History and Government.

  • Award: $150*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Mahala Saville History Scholarship [C]

Recipients must be a history or social science major and have 3.00 cumulative GPA.

  • Award: $150*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Leslie No'el Swaney Memorial Scholarship [C]

Recipient shall be classified as a junior or senior and have declared a major in history or social science education. Recipient shall maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA. Consideration will be given to financial need and other criteria of worthiness.

  • Award: $350*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Henry & Mary Turner Scholarship [C]

Recipients shall be entering freshmen or upperclassmen declaring a major in Humanities or Social Sciences, show financial need, and show good academic standing having maintained a GPA of 3.00.

  • Award: $400*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Philosophy

The Harriet and Bill Swineford Philosophy Scholarship [C]

Awarded to a philosophy major enrolled as a full-time student who, having completed at least twelve hours of philosophy, has the highest GPA overall and in the field of philosophy.

  • Award: Varies
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Political Science

Dr. Jerry Brekke Scholarship [C]

Awarded to prospective junior and senior majors in political science or public administration. Qualified candidates will be active in departmental student organizations and will have demonstrated serious academic application to both the university and departmental coursework.

  • Award: $700* (may be divided into smaller awards)
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

Alice Corley Memorial Scholarship [F]

Awarded to an entering freshman who is a prospective history/social science/pre-law major.       

  • Award: $350*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

H. F. Holland Memorial Scholarship [C]

The H.F. "Hoot" Holland Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student that has declared a major in political science from Nodaway or Worth County. If qualified candidates from these counties are not available, other candidates will be given consideration. Available to prospective juniors or seniors, made on the basis of need and academic standing.  Recipient must have a 2.50 GPA.

  • Award: $100*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1

J. Douglas Whitaker Scholarship [C]

This scholarship was established for full-time students majoring in Public Administration who have an established history of selfless-service in one's community and/or country. Qualified candidates must have completed at least 30 credit hours, maintain 3.00 or higher cumulative GPA, and be enrolled in 12 hours or more per trimester. All applicants must be United States citizens and have at least one year of uninterrupted service with a public safety agency (fire, police, or emergency medical services) or be a veteran or current member of the United States Armed Forces, to include reserve components.

  • Award: $250*
  • Deadline: Feb. 1



* Award varies depending on funding