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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Criteria

Basic eligibility

Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements. The scholarships, including the number of recipients and award amounts, are based on the availability of funds.

Student Support Services offers its members exclusive scholarship opportunities. TRIO Student Support Services participants may complete the Northwest Standard Scholarship Application, available September 1 - February 1, to apply for the following scholarships:

Arne & Mary Le Johnson Powering Dreams TRIO Scholarship

  • Available to TRIO Students Support Services Participants who complete the SSS Summer Bridge Program and all first year service requirements of this program
  • Complete two trimesters at Northwest
  • Be in good academic standing
  • $1,000 Award to be applied for the sophomore year

C M & M Saville Student Services Scholarship

  • Minimum of at least 24 credit hours completed at Northwest with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher
  • Be an active and current member of TRIO Student Support Services
  • Minimum Participation Requirements:
    • Attended at least three TRIO Student Support Services sponsored events/workshops
    • Met with Student Mentor
    • Met with Academic Success Coach
    • Improved academic skills in one of the following ways:
      • Utilizing the SSC, Math Lab, Writing Skills Lab, or meeting with a student mentor
      • Demonstrate financial need and shows considerable commitment to school
  • Number of awards and amounts vary

Phil Kenkel TRIO Scholarship

  • Recipient shall be a graduate of the Upward Bound or Upward Bound Math & Science programs at Northwest
  • Be an active and current member of TRIO Student Support Services
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at Northwest
  • Academic achievement and financial need will be the leading criteria
  • $500 award

Pat Danner Scholarship on behalf of Congresswoman Danner

  • Preference shall be given to a displaced homemaker, as defined by the State of Missouri: An individual whose principal job has been homemaking; who has lost their main source of income because of divorce, separation, death or disability of a spouse, or loss of eligibility for public assistance; and who has not been employed on a full-time basis of 40 hours/week for at least three years. Note: If no applicants meets the criteria, selection committee shall have discretion to award the scholarship to a similarly worthy student who is overcoming barriers to receive an education. 
  • Minimum enrollment in nine credit hours.
  • Show progress toward the completion of pertinent degree requirements.
  • Number of awards and amounts vary

Marvin E. and Kathryn B. Lehnen Scholarship

  • Cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher
  • Preference given to a non-traditional student and/or a student in the business program
  • Maintain employment throughout the school year
  • Financial need and considerable commitment to higher education
  • Number of awards and amounts vary