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Northwest Missouri State University

Exclusive Scholarship Opportunities

Student Support Services offers its members exclusive scholarship opportunities.


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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.

All scholarship applications must be submitted online by the deadlines indicated.


Continuing Student Scholarships

Scholarships can be applied for by completing the Scholarship Manager application in myNorthwest by the deadline indicated.

Scholarship Program

For the past several years, Northwest’s TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) offers scholarships to a select group of program participants. If you meet all of these requirements, then you could be eligible for consideration for one of these scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must currently be an active student in the TRIO Student Support Services program.
  2. Must use the scholarship to offset unmet financial need or to supplement loans.

What is the size of the scholarship?

Awards will vary depending on each individual’s needs and the number of recipients. However, it is anticipated that the awards will range between $250 - $1,000 each semester.

Once I receive the award, what must I do to remain eligible for subsequent semesters?

There are some expectations that the SSS staff have for those who are awarded a scholarship. Among these are:

  • Actively participate in SSS activities throughout the school year.
  • Meet routinely with your Student Mentor.
  • Maintain “good academic standing” status at Northwest.

Pat Danner Scholarship on behalf of Congresswoman Danner

  1. 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. 
  2. Minimum enrollment in nine credit hours.
  3. Show progress toward the completion of pertinent degree requirements.
  4. Two recommendation letters: One from a Northwest Employee (preferably a supervisor or instructor) and one from your Mentor.

Marvin E. and Kathryn B. Lehnen Scholarship

  1. Cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher by May 2016.
  2. Preference given to a non-traditional student with a business major.
  3. Maintain employment throughout the school year.
  4. Financial need and considerable commitment to higher education.
  5. Two recommendation letters: One from a Northwest Employee (preferably a supervisor or instructor) and one from your Mentor