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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Feb. 7, 2012

New nanoscience scholarship available to incoming freshmen

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  • For more information about the nanoscience program at Northwest, click here. 
  • For additional scholarships available at Northwest, click here.

Incoming Northwest Missouri State University freshmen who have declared a major in nanoscience may be eligible for a newly established scholarship worth $500.

The Freshman Nanoscale Science Scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshmen who have declared a major in nanoscience with emphasis in biology, chemistry or physics and have at least a 3.00 high school grade-point average. Six scholarships will be awarded with two being awarded from each area of emphasis.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15. Applications may be downloaded by clicking here. Completed applications should be mailed to: Office of Student Financial Assistance, 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468 or faxed to 660.562.1674.

Nanoscience is the study and use of materials at the molecular or nanometer level. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter, or approximately one one-millionth the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

As the only undergraduate nanoscience program in the region, Northwest's nanoscale science program is an interdisciplinary major involving the fields of biology, chemistry and physics. The program prepares students for success in a high-growth, high-tech career field through courses and labs that provide in-depth understanding of nanoscale phenomenon, while offering hands-on experience and access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and computer simulations.

Courses are offered in Northwest’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a mixed-use incubator that also provides assistance to technology-based, start-up companies. The CIE’s academic wing contains more than 16,000 square feet of highly specialized teaching and research labs and offices.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468