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Scholarships for Transfer Students

Admission-based Transfer Scholarships (No Application Needed)

No separate scholarship application is required. Scholarship level is determined by the transfer GPA and transferable credit hours provided on the college transcript(s) with admission application.

Program in effect for students entering Northwest for the first time in fall 2018 or later. Admission deadline for fall awards is May 1.

Transfer applicants with fewer than 24 transferable hours and meeting the standard admission requirements may be eligible for freshman scholarships. View freshman scholarship criteria »

The criteria listed on these pages is for initial awarding as a first-time student at Northwest Missouri State University. To review the renewal requirements for the scholarship(s) you have been awarded, please visit Scholarships for Current Students ».

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (Beginning fall 2018)

Requirements:

  • Student must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa
  • 42 transferable credit hours completed by deadline of application
  • 3.50 cumulative GPA in transfer
  • Accepted for admissions by February 1 - fall award

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $3,500

View renewal information »

Transfer Distinguished Scholarship

Requirements:

  • First-time student at Northwest
  • 24 transferable credit hours completed by start date
  • 3.50-4.00 cumulative GPA in transfer

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $2,500

View renewal information »

Transfer Academic Scholarship

Requirements:

  • First-time student at Northwest
  • 24 transferable credit hours completed by start date
  • 3.30-3.49 cumulative GPA in transfer

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $1,500

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Transfer Merit

Requirements:

  • First-time student at Northwest
  • 24 transferable credit hours completed by start date
  • 3.00-3.29 cumulative GPA in transfer

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $1,000

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Bearcat Advantage (for non-Missouri residents)

Requirements:

  • First-time student at Northwest
  • 24 transferable credit hours completed by start date
  • 3.00 cumulative GPA in transfer
  • Non-Missouri resident

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • Estimate - $7,584 (100% waiver of out-of-state tuition based on 30 credit hours for fall/spring semesters)

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Multicultural Scholarship

Requirements:

  • First-time student at Northwest
  • 24 transferable credit hours completed by start date
  • 3.00 cumulative GPA

Award Amount (fall/spring):

  • $1,000

Eligibility:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, U.S. citizen or graduate from eligible high school. Non-immigrant students are not eligible. For further information, contact the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at 660.562.1317.

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Northwest Foundation and Major-Specific Scholarships

The Standard Scholarship Application houses the majority of our departmental and foundation scholarships that are funded by our Northwest Foundation, departments, and private donors. To fill out the Standard Scholarship Application, login to CatPAWS, click the Student tab, and then select the Standard Scholarship Application box.


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