The Craig L. Bassett Scholarship was established by Craig L. Bassett, a graduate of Adair-Casey High School in west central Iowa. Craig graduated from Northwest in 1974 with BS degree in Finance and Insurance. Craig went on to work for the Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, Iowa for nearly 37 years. Craig retired in 2011 then holding the position of Vice President and Treasurer.
The Craig L. Bassett Scholarship is to be awarded to a full time student who shall have declared a major in the Melvin D and Valorie G Booth School of Business and will maintain a 3.0 GPA. First preference will be given to a student who graduated high school from one of the following counties: Adair, Adams, Audubon, Cass, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison, Madison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Polk, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, Union or Warren.
These counties represent the southwest and south central counties in Iowa, the areas most representative of the donor's home.