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Endowed Scholarships

An endowed scholarship, often established in honor or in memory of an individual, is designed to be permanent and perpetual. It can be created with gifts totaling a minimum of $10,000 (if no criteria are set by the donor and the recipient is selected by the Office of Financial Assistance) or a minimum of $25,000 (if the donor chooses to set parameters that must be met, such as a required minimum GPA or for the scholarship to be awarded to a student from a certain geographic area, for example). The principal of the fund is invested to produce income from which the scholarship is annually awarded. The principal remains untouched, so the endowment can last into perpetuity.

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For more information about establishing an endowed scholarship at Northwest, please contact the Office of University Advancement at 660.562.1248 or advance@nwmissouri.edu.