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Scholarship Renewal for 2021-22

Northwest is investing in student success

Northwest is here to help students in a difficult year. For fall 2021, the University is adjusting our renewal criteria for admission-based merit scholarships.

Northwest is adjusting the GPA requirement for renewal of the scholarships listed below by 0.5 GPA points. The new requirement is listed below. For example, as a one-time adjustment for fall 2021, the Distinguished Scholar GPA renewal requirement is lowered from 3.5 to 3.0 to assist students in a difficult year.

Continuing Freshman Scholarships

Distinguished Scholar


Academic Excellence


Tower Scholar


University Scholar


Northwest Merit

Continuing Transfer Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa


Transfer Distinguished


Transfer Academic


Transfer Merit

Other Scholarships

President's Scholarship


Northwest A+ Scholarship


Multicultural (Freshmen)


Multicultural (Transfer)

Waivers (for first time freshmen who first enrolled fall 2020 or spring 2021)

Bearcat Advantage


Green & White


International Achievement

With the COVID-19 pandemic changing the lives of so many and leaving some people questioning how they can afford college, Northwest has invested in additional student financial aid for students entering in fall 2021 to help your dream of earning a college education become a reality. Visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance (finaid@nwmissouri.edu) or contact us at 660.562.1363 for more information about your eligibility.