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Scholarships for Current Northwest Students

A majority of the foundation and major-based scholarships can be applied for by completing the Standard Scholarship Application in CatPAWS.

Automatic Renewal Scholarships

Students who initially received the President's scholarship, Distinguished Scholar, Academic Excellence, Tower Scholar, University Scholar, Northwest Merit, Multicultural Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Transfer Distinguished, Transfer Academic, Transfer Merit, Bearcat Advantage, Green and White Advantage, or Northwest A+ scholarship may renew the scholarship by meeting the renewal requirements listed in the scholarship description (see Disclaimers which may apply, including summer enrollment and maximum awards for each scholarship).

President's Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Renewable only to those who initially received the award as a freshman

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $8,000

Renewal Requirements:

  • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • If GPA is less than 3.50 see contract and Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance for more details
  • Maximum award: 8 semesters within consecutive academic years

The President's Scholarship and Continuing Freshman Scholarships are mutually exclusive; they do not "stack" and cannot be combined.

Continuing Freshman Scholarships

Distinguished Scholar

Requirements:

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a freshman

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $4,000

Renewal Requirements:

  • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 8 semesters within consecutive academic years

Academic Excellence

Requirements:

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as freshman

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $3,000

Renewal Requirements:

  • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 8 semesters within consecutive academic years

Tower Scholar

Requirements:

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a freshman

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $2,000

Renewal Requirements:

  • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 8 semesters within consecutive academic years

University Scholar

Requirements:

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a freshman

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $1,500

Renewal Requirements:

  • 2.75 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 8 semesters within consecutive academic years

Northwest Merit

Requirements:

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a freshman

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $1,000

Renewal Requirements:

  • 2.75 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 8 semesters within consecutive academic years

The President's Scholarship and Continuing Freshman Scholarships are mutually exclusive; they do not "stack" and cannot be combined.

Continuing Transfer Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a first-time transfer

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $3,500

Renewal Requirements:

  • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 6 semesters within consecutive academic years

Transfer Distinguished Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a first-time transfer

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $2,500

Renewal Requirements:

  • 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 6 semesters within consecutive academic years

Transfer Academic Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a first-time transfer

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $1,500

Renewal Requirements:

  • 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 6 semesters within consecutive academic years

Transfer Merit Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Renewable to those who initially received the award as a first-time transfer

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $500

Renewal Requirements:

  • 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • First time award for students with 3.30 GPA and not previously receiving any general university scholarship
  • Maximum award: 6 semesters within consecutive academic years

Northwest A+ Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Renewable if initially received as a freshman

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $1,500

Renewal Requirements:

  • 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Renewable for one year
  • Maximum award: 4 semesters within consecutive academic years (awarded in fall/spring only)

Multicultural Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Renewable only to those who initially received the award as a first-time freshman or transfer

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $1,000

Renewal Requirements:

  • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award:8 semesters for freshmen and 6 semesters for transfers within consecutive academic years

TeamMates Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Renewable only to those who initially received the award as a first-time freshman

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $500/semester

Renewal Requirements:

  • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 8 semesters 

Bearcat Advantage (for non-Missouri residents)

Requirements:

  • Renewable to students with a 3.00 Northwest GPA and completion of 24 Northwest credit hours

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • Estimate: $7,584

Renewal Requirements:

  • 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year
  • Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned (including dual credit and transfer hours)

Northwest Foundation and Major-Specific Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by contributions to our Northwest Foundation or by private donors and are specified to designated majors.


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