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Alice M Oliver Nursing Scholarship

Recipient shall have declared a major in Nursing or Pre-Nursing. Academic achievement and financial need will be the leading criteria.


B D & Sue Wright Owens Scholarship

Recipient shall be an entering freshman and be considered a full-time student by the University. All eligible recipients must have graduated in the upper 25 percent of the graduating class and achieved a score on the ACT or SAT exams of at least the current U.S. National Average for that particular exam. Preference shall be given to students from Andrew, Buchanan, Holt, Nodaway and Worth counties in Missouri who have declared a major or minor in art, music, business (especially economics), pre-med, or computer science.


B D and Janet Scott Biology Scholarship

Recipient shall have declared a major in Biology, shall have accumulated a minimum of 60 credit hours and be classified as either a junior or senior at Northwest, shall have a miniumum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and shall show financial need.


C F Gray Physical Science Scholarship

Candidates shall declare a major in chemistry, mathematics, or physics and they must attain junior or senior classification by the end of the current spring semester. Selection shall be by examination (see exam announcement). Junior award winners may receive the scholarship for their senior year if they maintain a GPA of 3.5 in mathematics and science, and an overall GPA of 3.0.  Transfer students are eligible for this scholarship. The exam will be held on the first Saturday in February that falls after the application deadline. Contact Department of Natural Sciences, 660.562.1388 for more information.


Charles I Frye Geology Scholarship

Awarded annually to a high GPA Sophomore or Junior Geology or Earth Science education major that shows promise of becoming a professional Geologist/Geology professor or Earth Science teacher, with suitability for graduate study and shows financial need.


Chemistry Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding chemistry major for use towards tuition, fees, room and board or other college expense. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.


Dr Jim Smeltzer Scholarship

Students with a major or minor in the physical sciences (chemistry, physics, science education), with a preference to those who have taken the Astronomy course at Northwest.


Dr Marvin D Combs Memorial Scholarship

Available to first-time and continuing students who are graduates of high schools in Worth, Gentry, Harrison or Nodaway counties, who have declared a major in one of the disciplines housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and who are enrolled on a full-time basis at Northwest. This scholarship may be renewed by maintaining at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA.


Dr Richard A Hart Scholarship

Awarded to a continuing student with a declared major in the biological sciences. Financial need will be considered.


Dr Robert & Mrs Winifred Dunshee Rotary Scholarship

Recipients shall have declared a major in Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, or Life Sciences and shall have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.


Forrest G & Joan B Lowe Scholarship

Recipients shall have elected a major in either mathematics or physics with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA. Chosen from the following areas in order as they appear: Gilman City High School, Gilman City, MO; Northeast High School, Kansas City, MO; Maryville High School, Maryville, MO; then to applicants from any other school.


Fred C & Grace E Nelson Scholarship

Minimum GPA of 3.00, junior or senior biology major with emphasis in pre-med or pre-dentistry. Financial need will be considered.


Gayle Miller Bilden Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a junior or senior with a declared major in the chemistry field or a degree program which combines Chemistry and Biology. Recipient shall maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30.


Gromer Family Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain a 3.0 GPA, exhibit financial need, be a pre-med major and be from the McFall, Glasgow, Harrisburg, MO area.


Gweldon Long Family Scholarship

Recipient shall have declared a major in Pre-Medical, Pre-Pharmacy, or Pre-Dentistry. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.


Haines Family Pre-Pharmacy Scholarship

This annual scholarship will be awarded to a pre-pharmacy student. The recipient must be of good moral character, with excellent academic standing, show financial need and promise for excellence in the area of pharmacy.


Homer Lemar Jr Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior chemistry major with a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students with a desire to pursue a professional medical degree. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.


Irene Mueller Biology Scholarship

A biology major that shows promise for excellence in the area of biology. Overall GPA of 3.00, 45 credit hours earned at Northwest (with 12 of these hours in biology), and good moral character.


J Gordon Strong Scholarship

The J. Gordon Strong Scholarship in Chemistry is awarded annually to outstanding chemistry majors for use during their sophomore year. Selection is based on GPA, promise as professional chemists and participation in departmental activities.


Jean Jennings Bartik Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Scholarship

Awarded to a female declaring a major in the Computer Science and Information Systems, Mathematics, or Science. Recipient shall maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 and financial need will be leading criteria.


Mark B. Robbins Wildlife, Ecology, & Conservation Scholarship

Awarded to a Junior or Senior wildlife ecology and conservation major in good academic standing and achievement in field. Financial need shall be considered


Mark Peavy Memorial Scholarship

Recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, major in physics, and have a junior or senior standing. All other criteria being equal, preference will be given to students graduating from a Missouri high school.


Martin Kanne Chemistry Fund

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding chemistry major or related major. Selection will be based on financial need, academic standing, and professional promise.


Mary Marie Smith Scholarship

The recipient shall be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior and shall be a declared major in chemistry. The recipient shall maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.


Missouri Valley Gem & Mineral Society Scholarship

Recipients shall be considered a full-time student with a declared major or minor in Geology.  First preference shall be given to a junior or senior.  If no qualified applicants meet the criteria, then the scholarship may be awarded to an applicant who has taken a Geology course at the University.


Myrl & Katherine Long Physical Science Scholarship

Recipients shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have declared an academic major of chemistry or physics. Recipients shall be classified as juniors or seniors. Recipients receiving the scholarship during their junior year may be eligible for renewal for their senior year at the discretion of the selection committee.


Robert Lilley Memorial Scholarship

Candidates shall declare a major in chemistry, mathematics or physics. Eligible students shall take all of their course work at Northwest and may receive scholarship for any year provided the student maintains a cumulative 2.50 GPA in chemistry, mathematics and physics and a cumulative overall GPA of 2.00. Students taking the Gray-Lilley Scholarship Exam will be given first consideration. Students wishing to apply for this scholarship should contact the department for exam date.


Ruth Collins McQuerry & Wayne H McQuerry Memorial Scholarship

The recipient shall be enrolled full time and have declared a major in Natural Sciences and/or Mathematics maintaining a 2.75 GPA. First preference shall be given to a Nanoscale-Physics and/or Mathematics major. Preference shall also be given to a Missouri high school graduate. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.


Shaw Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time freshman, sophomore, junior or senior physics major or nanoscale science major with an emphasis in physics.  Entering freshmen may receive this award if they are considering one of these majors.  Seniors planning on graduating in December may receive the award in its entirety during the fall session.  Academic achievement and financial need shall be leading criteria.


United Electric - Associated Electric Nodaway Power Plant Scholarship

Recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and studying pre-engineering. First preference is given to Missouri residents whose home is served by Missouri Electric Cooperative. Proof of service must be submitted with application which includes the completion of an essay.


William T Garrett Scholarship

Recipients shall have elected a major in biology, with preference given to those with a zoology emphasis. Must be classified as a Northwest sophomore, junior, or senior and shall demonstrate academic achievement and involvement in campus activities. Financial need will be considered.


Wilma Hall 20th Century Club

Recipient shall be pursuing a career in the medical field at Northwest, shall have graduated from a Nodaway County high school, and shall maintain a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA


Wilma Hall BPW Scholarship

Recipient shall be pursuing a career in the medical field at Northwest, shall have graduated from a Nodaway County high school, and shall maintain a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA