A-Z Index

Scholarship Recipients

Giving for FY20 – July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Scholarship recipient: Landon Dzurick

Landon Dzurick

Dzurick, a freshman wildlife ecology and conservation major from Fulton, Missouri, is a recipient of the Native American Scholarship for 2020-2021.

“I have benefitted in many ways from scholarships at Northwest, most importantly from having very little stress financially,” he said. “To the donors of scholarships for Northwest, thank you for providing a stress-free environment financially to allow students time to focus on current tasks rather than finding money for next semester.”

Dzurick says he chose to pursue his degree at Northwest because he appreciated its size and the attention faculty and staff devote to students. Outside of his coursework, he plays co-ed softball and is active with the Northwest Fishing Club. Upon completing his bachelor’s degree, he hopes to work as a game warden, limnologist or in fishery management.

“Northwest is changing me by teaching me how to become a responsible adult and bettering me for future career success,” he said.

Scholarship recipient: Amy McLaughlin

Landon Dzurick

McLaughlin, a junior animal science major from Unionville, Missouri, is a recipient of the Charles B. & Venita Jean Green Scholarship and the Smithfield Hog Production Missouri Agriculture Scholarship for 2020-2021.

“Scholarships have benefitted me because I have been able to focus more on my studies rather than having to worry about being able to afford tuition,” she said. “Donors, thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness. Your help has allowed me to continue my education and help me get one more step closer to earning my degree.”

McLaughlin says she chose to further her education at Northwest because the University felt like a home away from home.

“Northwest was my first and only college tour I went on,” she said. “I stepped on campus for my first tour and instantly fell in love.”

Outside of her coursework, she is a member of the Sigma Alpha agriculture sorority and Delta Tau Alpha agriculture honor society. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in animal science with an emphasis in pathology. She wants to conduct research related to diseases and aliments that affect the livestock industry.

“Northwest has changed in me into a more independent woman,” she said. “Northwest has changed my focus of education from just earning a degree to earning a degree for an industry I am passionate about.”