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Northwest Missouri State University


What is the Standard Scholarship Application?

The Standard Scholarship Application is intended for most major-specific scholarships (not including any performance-based scholarships). Students will be able to complete the application on CatPAWS after they have been accepted for admission, available September 1. Students will be asked to provide activities they have participated in, honors they have received, positions they have held and provide short answers. Each student's completed application, along with the necessary academic information, will be forwarded to the appropriate departments for evaluation and consideration. This Standard Scholarship Application will not be required for the admissions-based scholarships.

Please use the following instructions to access the application:

  1. Go to: CatPAWS
  2. Click: Log In/Enter Secure Area
  3. Enter your User ID and PIN
  4. Click: Student
  5. Click: Standard Scholarship Application (major-specific)

The Standard Scholarship Application will be available until February 1, 2014. Feel free to log in and update your application as many times as you wish until the deadline date. After the deadline date closes, your completed application, along with necessary academic and demographic information will be forwarded to the appropriate departments for evaluation and consideration. At that point, departments may prefer to contact you for any additional information.

If you are interested in performance-based scholarships (athletics, music, theatre, and forensics), you will need to contact the appropriate department for additional information.

If you have any questions regarding the Standard Scholarship Application, please contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance at finaid@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1363.