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Aaron L & Sylvia (McConkey) Thompson Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and showing financial need.


Abby Leigh Cockrill Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be a junior or senior Elementary Education major with preference given to a Greek student. Academic achievement, effort, desire and sheer demonstration of the desire to teach young people will be the leading criteria.


A-C Lightning Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time student showing financial need.


Accounting Faculty Award

Applicant must be a student who is majoring in accounting. The accounting faculty selects the recipient on the basis of scholarship, leadership ability, and the potential for a successful career in accounting.


ACM-W Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate female majoring in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or Interactive Digital Media - Computer Science.  The recipient shall have made significant contributions to ACM-W and/or the School of Computer Science and Information Systems and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.




Ada M Royston Memorial Instrumental Music Scholarship

Eligible applicants must be a Northwest sophomore or junior instrumental music major, with the award being used during his/her junior or senior year. The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 to qualify, be in the process of completing the fourth trimester of study, and continue as a full-time instrumental music major during his/her junior year. The award is made on the basis of a recommendation from the instrumental music faculty and may be renewed for the senior year, provided the previous recipient reapplies and is selected. The student may be a wind, percussion, or piano major.


ADG-Fred & Brenda Lisle

The student must be a first-time freshmen who has completed the FAFSA and all verification documents by Feb. 1 priority filing date. The student must also be Pell Grant eligible. For Missouri Residents, students must have an ACT: 18-36 and 2.50 GPA. For Non-Missouri residents, student must be eligible for Bearcat Advantage.

Renewal requirements: The award is renewable for four years. To qualify for renewal, the student must remain Pell Grant eligible and complete at least 24 Northwest credit hours each academic year. Missouri residents must maintain at least a 2.00 cumulative Northwest GPA and non-residents must maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative Northwest GPA.




ADG-Gerald & Wilma Mitchell

The student must be a first-time freshmen who has completed the FAFSA and all verification documents by Feb. 1 priority filing date. The student must also be Pell Grant eligible. For Missouri Residents, students must have an ACT: 18-36 and 2.50 GPA. For Non-Missouri residents, student must be eligible for Bearcat Advantage.

Renewal requirements: The award is renewable for four years. To qualify for renewal, the student must remain Pell Grant eligible and complete at least 24 Northwest credit hours each academic year. Missouri residents must maintain at least a 2.00 cumulative Northwest GPA and non-residents must maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative Northwest GPA.




ADG-Quimby/Walker Scholarship

The student must be a first-time freshmen who has completed the FAFSA and all verification documents by Feb. 1 priority filing date. The student must also be Pell Grant eligible. For Missouri Residents, students must have an ACT: 18-36 and 2.50 GPA. For Non-Missouri residents, student must be eligible for Bearcat Advantage.

Renewal requirements: The award is renewable for four years. To qualify for renewal, the student must remain Pell Grant eligible and complete at least 24 Northwest credit hours each academic year. Missouri residents must maintain at least a 2.00 cumulative Northwest GPA and non-residents must maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative Northwest GPA.




AECI 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.


Agrivision Equipment Scholarship

Recipient shall enrolled full-time and be studying in one of the following degree programs: Agricultural Business, Agriculture Education, Agricultural Science, or Agronomy.  Academic achievement will be the leading criteria and selection will be based on the department's rubric scoring guide.  December graduates may receive the award in its entirety during the fall session.


Agronomy Club Scholarship

Must be a member of Northwest Agronomy Club for one trimester and have a 2.25 GPA. Based on participation and leadership in club.


Albert & Virginia Winemiller Scholarship

Recipients shall be enrolled full-time and classified as a sophomore, junior or senior with a 3.25 GPA.  Recipients shall also have declared a major in education, agriculture or mathematics.  This scholarship shall reward students with academic excellence and achievement, high moral character and good citizenship.


Aldrich Family Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time student showing financial need.


Aleta and Dean Hubbard Scholarship

Recipient shall be an entering freshman enrolled in at least 12 hours. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.


Alexis Hurt Sigma Sigma Sigma Scholarship

Awarded to an active member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority that maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 and shows financial need.  Recipient shall be a full time student and must have been initiated by the end of the semester prior to the semester in which the award is made. 




Alfred E Sergel III Band Alumni Scholarship

Available to a junior or senior returning to participate in an instrumental performance group, regardless of major, based on contributions to the program, continuous participation, academic performance, and scholarship needs.


Alice Corley Scholarship

Awarded to an entering freshman who is a prospective history/social science/pre-law major.


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.


Allen A. & Helen Doak Family Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a full-time, continuing student with a declared Mathematics Education major who has a mathematics GPA of at least 3.0.  The scholarship shall assist students in good standing who demonstrate potential success as a classroom teacher.  Preference shall be given to a graduate of a Missouri high school.


Alpha Chi Scholarship

Junior or senior member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society.


Alpha Phi Omega Scholarship

Recipients shall be a junior or senior, having completed at least one semester at Northwest, and shall maintain enrollment to be considered full-time students. Recipients shall have a GPA of 2.25. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Alpha Tau Alpha Scholarship

Must be an agricultural education major. Based on GPA, leadership and university activities.


American Dream Grant Endowment

The student must be a first-time freshmen who has completed the FAFSA and all verification documents by Feb. 1 priority filing date. The student must also be Pell Grant eligible. For Missouri Residents, students must have an ACT: 18-36 and 2.50 GPA. For Non-Missouri residents, student must be eligible for Bearcat Advantage.

Renewal requirements: The award is renewable for four years. To qualify for renewal, the student must remain Pell Grant eligible and complete at least 24 Northwest credit hours each academic year. Missouri residents must maintain at least a 2.00 cumulative Northwest GPA and non-residents must maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative Northwest GPA.




American Dream Grant Scholarship for Agricultural Sciences

Recipients shall be classified as entering freshmen, enrolled in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters and shall have qualified for the American Dream Grant program.  Recipients shall also have declared a major in agriculture and be graduates of Maryville High School, where they attended their entire junior and senior years.  Applicants must submit a letter from the high school principal, guidance counselor or teacher explaining how they meet the following criteria:
  1. GPA rank in the 50th to 75th percentile
  2. Attended Maryville High School their entire junior and senior years
  3. Few serious issues in high school or community
  4. Demonstrated interest in agriculture
  5. Displays strong work ethic
  6. Has been employed for pay and/or worked on the family's farm.  The total number of hours worked either on a farm and/or for pay is a major determinant of who receives the scholarship.



Amy Munro-Kounovsky Scholarship

Recipient shall be a junior or senior with a declared major in Corporate Recreation/Wellness and have an upcoming enrollment in a recreation internship.  First preference shall be given to those who demonstrate interest and the potential for success as a personal trainer, including arrangements to complete a "recreation internship" consistent with demonstrated practices for a personal trainer to affirm the chosen career path of a personal trainer.  Financial need shall be considered.


Amy P Elifrits Scholarship

Must have at least sophomore status and a declared major of Elementary or Middle School Education. A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required.


Andy & Anne Jones Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered as full-time students. He/she shall be a graduate of a Missouri Platte County high school and shall be an education major. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.


Ann Allen Brekke Scholarship

The recipient shall have declared a degree and major to pursue studies in the teaching of Physical Education. If such a recipient is not available in any given year, then the scholarship could be awarded to a Recreation major. The recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered a full time student by the University. All class levels are eligible for this award.


Anna M Painter AAUW Graduate Scholarship

Must be a graduate of Northwest, or planning to pursue a graduate degree at Northwest with a 3.00 GPA, or be an active member of the Maryville AAUW for one year.


Anonymous PCMC Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. Academic achievement and documented financial need shall be the leading criteria.


Aramark Campus Dining Dependents Scholarship

Recipients shall be enrolled full-time and be qualifying dependents of Aramark Management Services Limited Partnership.  Leading selection criteria shall be focused primarily on financial need as well as academic achievement.


Aramark Campus Dining Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered as a full-time student by the University.  Recipients shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by Northwest Missouri State University, with the leading criteria focused primarily on financial need as well as academic achievement.


ARAMARK Facility Services Scholarship

Recipient shall be considered a full time student, classified as a sophomore or have earned at least 27 semester hours of credit, and must have attended Northwest Missouri State University for at least one semester. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and have declared a major in one of the following areas: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Computer Management Systems, Marketing, Psychology or Sociology. Students must provide a personal letter to the scholarship committee, and provide two (2) references from non-family individuals. Preference shall be given to those students who are presently employed and have worked one year for Facility Services at Northwest. Financial need may be considered.


Arne & Mary Le Johnson Powering Dreams Scholarship

Recipients shall maintain enrollment to be considered full-time students by the University and shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by Northwest Missouri State University, with academic achievement and financial need the leading criteria.


Arne & Mary Le Johnson Powering Dreams TRiO Scholarship

Recipient shall be a sophomore in good academic standing and have completed the Student Support Services Bridge Program including all first year service requirements.  Academic achievement and financial need shall be leading criteria.


Art & Bettie Beckner Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must have declared an academic major in the area of vocal music, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, and show financial need. Eligible applicants must be members of Northwest Celebration at the time of application as well as during the year for which the scholarship is awarded.


Art Education Scholarship

Awarded to an art major with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above. Recipient must be of sophomore standing or higher, of good moral character, and have attained grades of "C" or above in all art core courses completed at the time of application. Applicant must be a currently enrolled Northwest art major at the time of completion of application.


Arthur "Doc" Yates and Maxine Gooden Yates Scholarship

Education major with minimum sophomore status, 3.00 GPA, and committed to becoming a teacher. Applicants must demonstrate active involvement in a variety of activities contributing to personal growth and the betterment of Northwest.


Arthur McGehee Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to senior psychology major.


Association of Black Employees Scholarship

Recipient shall be considered a full-time student of color, shall be classified as a freshman, and shall maintain a 3.0 GPA.  Academic achievement and financial need shall be leading criteria.


August Stelter Scholarship

Awarded to an entering freshman that has declared a major in any of the disciplines available from the School of Agricultural Sciences. Recipient must be considered a full-time student. The scholarship is non-renewable.


Awalt G Steffen Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall have declared a major in Elementary, Middle School or Special Education with preference to Missouri residents. 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.


Bart & Emma Maxwell Utterback Scholarship in Elementary Education

Recipient shall maintain a GPA of 3.50, have declared an academic major in the area of Elementary Education, and show financial need. Eligible recipients shall have graduated from a high school in the Missouri counties of Harrison, Grundy, Nodaway, Atchison, Gentry, Worth, or Daviess and shall be a university junior or senior in the year the scholarship is awarded.


Bayer Scholarship

Recipient shall be a sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled full-time and have a declared major in Agriculture Business, Agronomy, Horticulture or Agriculture Science.  Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Benjamin & Mercedes Ramirez Scholarship

Recipients shall be entering freshmen of any ethnic minority. Recipients shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters.


Bert & Eula Cooper Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to education majors who graduated from high schools in Gentry, Nodaway, or Worth counties in Missouri. Recipients shall be of good moral character, with excellent academic standing, have completed at least the first semester of their freshman year, and show promise as a future teacher.


Betty Jean Lambert Pope Memorial Music Scholarship

Recipient shall be considered a full-time student by the University with a declared major in music and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Preference shall be given to a high school graduate from one of the following Missouri counties: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt or Nodaway.  Second preference shall be given to recipients who have graduated from one of the following Missouri counties: Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Harrison, Worth or adjacent counties.  Academic achievement and financial need shall be leading criteria.


Betty Schieber Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full time continuing student who has been formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program. Recipient shall have declared a major within the field of Elementary Education and maintain a 3.00 or higher overall GPA in major and education courses. Submitted applications shall include two paragraphs explaining 1) the applicant's experiences with young people and 2) what the applicant hopes to accomplish as an elementary teacher.


Beverly J & Edward J Shelton Scholarship

Recipient of this award shall have a major in education, graduated from the Independence Missouri Public School District or Nodaway county high schools. Preference will be given to students majoring in Music or Business Education.


Bill & Betty Lou (Egger) Owens Family Scholarship

Recipients shall be enrolled full time. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria. Preference will be given to students having graduated from North Nodaway High School in Hopkins, MO. If possible, a second preference shall be given to students from this high school who will play or are playing basketball at Northwest Missouri State University.


Bill & Jodie Mackintosh Powering Dreams Scholarship

Recipients shall be classified as a senior enrolled full-time with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. 


Bill Fields Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, have declared an academic major in the area of art and show financial need.


Bob & Mary Bohlken Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a full-time student shall have declared a major in Speech/Theatre Education, and must maintain a GPA of 3.0. If no applicant qualifies, then the award shall be given to a Speech Communication major. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Bobby & Shirley Kelley Excellence in Education Award

Must be admitted or demonstrate eligibility for admission to Teacher Education, have a 3.00 grade point or better overall, in major, and in education courses, and submit the following documents: a formal letter of application, a written statement entitled “What can I give to education that no one else can?”, and 2 formal letters of recommendation. One letter from a Teacher Education staff member and one letter from outside Teacher Education.


Bonnie Magill Scholarship

Awarded to an entering freshman who plans to major in a physical education program within the School of Health Sciences and Wellness.


Booth School of Business Freshman Scholarship

Awarded to a first-time freshman majoring in one of the areas in the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth School of Business (accounting, advertising, economics, finance, international business, management, marketing). It is a nonrenewable scholarship.


Booth School of Business Study Abroad Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a University sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 2.50. All applicants must submit to the selection committee a minimum 500-word essay on why they choose to study abroad and how they expect the experience to enhance their degree program.


Brenda Wilson Andrews Memorial Scholarship

Available for students with a major in Psychology or Sociology who have junior or senior standing and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. The recipient will have a career objective related to social/family services and demonstrate financial need.


Brian and Jennie (Otto) Williamson Scholarship

Awarded to a vocal music major, pursuing either a Bachelor of Science in Education or a Bachelor of Arts degree, to be used during their junior or senior year. Recipients must be full-time students during the trimesters of the award. Applicants must submit a one-page essay detailing the following: explain how you will apply the vocal music education you are receiving at Northwest to your future career plans and why you are deserving of this award (please include your accomplishments and contributions to the vocal music industry).


Bruce Litte Memorial English Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full time student majoring in English and maintaining a 3.00 GPA. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.


Bruce Thezan Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a graduate assistant in the football program or if not awarded within the football program, full-time undergraduate or graduate students working within the athletic department shall be considered. Recipient shall have declared a major in education. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Burton L Richey Memorial Scholarship

The recipient shall have declared a major in the School of Health Sciences and Wellness and shall be a continuing student enrolled full time. Commitment to leadership and dedication to the profession will be the leading criteria. Financial need will be given consideration.


BWM-Opal Eckert Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s).


Byron Mitchell Memorial Vocal Music Scholarship

Awarded to a vocal music major with first preference given to a tenor. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


C & C Taylor Guidance & Counseling Scholarship

Recipient shall be a senior or graduate student majoring in or doing graduate work in the field of guidance counseling who shows need and past superior performance and achievement in his or her major field of study.


C & C Taylor Memorial Counseling Scholarship

Recipients shall be graduate students at Northwest working to pursue a degree in guidance counseling.  Only continuing graduate students will be eligible. Financial need and academic performance (3.25 undergraduate and 3.5 graduate GPA with a minimum of 6 hours of graduate courses that apply to the graduate counseling degree) will be leading criteria.


C & C Taylor Scholarship - Pi Omega Pi

Awarded to a senior Pi Omega Pi member, business education majors and graduate students pursuing a master's program in business education or instructional technology who are current or former Pi Omega Pi members. Scholarships are renewable.


C E Cook Drama Scholarship

Recipient shall be a theatre major of junior or senior status, which is of good moral character, possesses excellent academic standing and shows promise for excellence in the area of drama.


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.


C Lee Butler Scholarship

Recipient shall be an undergraduate or transfer student. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria. Preference will be given to students who are graduates from high schools in Cass County, Iowa


C M & M Saville Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s).


C M & M Saville Student Services Scholarship

1. Minimum of two trimesters completed at Northwest with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher by May
2. Active membership in SSS
3. Minimum Participation Requirements:
  • Attended at least three TRiO Student Support Services sponsored events/workshops
  • Met with Student Mentor
  • Met with Academic Success Coach
  • Completed Needs Assessment
  • Improved academic skills in one of the following ways:
    • utilizing the TDC, Math Lab, Writing Skills Lab, or meeting with a student mentor
    • demonstrate financial need and shows considerable commitment to school



Calvin Widger Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student that has declared a major in the area of Geography with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship, commitment to the discipline, and potential for advanced study and financial need.


Carolyn Houts International Student Scholarship

The scholarship shall be awarded to a full time international student who exemplifies positive contributions to Northwest through campus involvement, solid academic performance and leadership. First preference for the award shall be given to a student from Africa.


Carrick-Lee Scholarship

Recipients shall be enrolled full-time at Northwest. Leading criteria focused primarily on financial need as well as academic achievement.


Catherine Masters Soroptimist Venture Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s).


Cathran Cushman Scholarship

Given to a student who has contributed significantly to KZLX/KXCV/KRNW. Exhibits broadcast skills and shows academic accomplishment with minimum GPA of 2.50.


CenturyLink Scholarship

Recipient shall be an entering freshman and considered a full-time student. Recipient shall reside within a CenturyLink local telephone service area. Strong preference is given to students maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA.


Cerner Scholarship

The Cerner Corporation awards a scholarship to a junior or senior majoring in computer science, management information systems, or interactive digital media-computer science programming with a 3.00 GPA.


Charles B & Venita Jean Green Scholarship

Recipients shall be graduates of the public school systems of Scotland and/or Schuyler Counties in Missouri, be in need of financial aid, and shall be an entering freshman. Financial need and academic achievement will be the leading criteria. Students graduating from a Scotland or Schuyler County high school whom are transferring to Northwest can be considered in the absence of a qualifying entering freshmen. If ever there are no qualifying graduates of the public school systems of Scotland or Schuyler counties in Missouri, then students having graduated from the public school systems located in Clark, Lewis, Knox, Adair, Putnam, and Sullivan counties may be considered.


Charles Hawkins Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time, freshman student majoring in accounting for use in their sophomore year.


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.


Charles M Place Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior at Northwest who has declared a major in Accounting, Economics or Finance. Preference will be given to Albany, Missouri R-III graduates who are involved in campus organizations and hold leadership positions in campus organizations.


Charles R. Derstler Scholarship

Recipients shall have graduated from a high school in Caldwell or Ray County, Missouri with preference for declared academic majors or minors given in the following order: Agriculture, Chemistry, and any academic area with the expressed exception that students pursuing a major or minor related to athletics or physical education shall not be considered eligible candidates. Recipients shall be classified as sophomores, juniors, or seniors at Northwest and shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours per trimester. The recipient shall have maintained the highest GPA of all candidates meeting the above criteria.


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.


Chesley Research Grant

Recipient must be a Northwest History Department graduate student working toward M.A. in history. Grant should be used to defray travel costs for research specifically related to approved Masters theses. After the expenditure of his/her research money, the graduate student should submit a brief one-page summary of the work accomplished.


Chip Strong Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be a Northwest Missouri State University athlete who has not yet completed his/her degree but has used all of his/her athletic eligibility. First preference will be given to a men's basketball player. If no such students are eligible, student-athletes who participated in another varsity sport may be considered for the award. Financial need will be leading criteria to assist the recipient in the completion of his/her degree.


Chloe Millikan Memorial Scholarship

Two Elementary Education majors will be selected annually. Applicants must have completed two semesters at Northwest Missouri State University with at least 56 semester hours of academic credit and a grade point average of at least 3.00.


Christine Galitz Scholarship in Memory of Gertrude Widmer

Recipients shall be a senior Mass Media: Multimedia Journalism major and shall have a minimum 3.0 GPA within the major.  Recipients shall be on the editorial board of a student publication in the year the award is received.  First preference shall be given to those who served as editor of at least two student publications.  Second preference shall be given to those who served on more than one editorial board.  Recipients shall show financial need including sources of financial support (family, work, grants, loans) and shall submit a 250-500 word essay titled, "Why I Appreciate My Training in the Field of Mass Media from Northwest."

 


Clara B Chick Scholarship

Recipient shall be in good standing, have a minimum GPA of 3.25, demonstrated high potential for leadership, and shall be a senior in the year the scholarship is received. Recipient shall have graduated from a high school in the Missouri counties of Worth, Harrison, Gentry, Daviess, Clinton, Caldwell, or DeKalb.


Clarence Henderson Scholarship

Awarded to a junior or senior history major with a cumulative GPA of 2.50.


Claudene Brewer Scholarship

Recipient shall have a minimum GPA of 2.00 and be a graduate of North Andrew High School. First preference will be given to an entering freshman with a declared academic major in the area of education and secondly to an entering freshman from North Andrew High School without regard to academic major. If there are no qualifying students, an upperclassman from North Andrew High School may be selected.


Clear & Cayhoga Muddy Creeks Scholarship

Eligible recipients of the Clear, Cayhoga, Muddy Creeks Scholarship must be Missouri residents currently residing in the district previously known and designated as the Clear, Cayhoga, Muddy Creeks Watershed District. This former watershed district includes a large portion of the West Nodaway R-l School District and small portions of the Maryville R-ll and North Nodaway R-Vl School Districts. Eligible recipients shall be Northwest freshman or sophomores, freshman minimum 2.00 cumulative high school GPA, and sophomores minimum 2.50 Northwest cumulative GPA. Eligible recipients shall have demonstrated good school and community citizenship, and all other factors being equal, financial need may be the determining factor in the selection of recipients.


Clearmont Community Club

Recipient and/or recipients’ families shall be actively involved in the Clearmont Community Club and/or have a Clearmont address. Recipients shall be graduating seniors at West Nodaway High School in Burlington Jct., Missouri and shall be accepted as entering freshmen at Northwest. Recipients shall have a minimum GPA of 2.50 and be involved in community and school activities.


Clint Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be enrolled full-time.  First preference shall be given to a freshman agriculture major that is a graduate of Lexington RV High School in Lexington, Missouri.  If there are no candidates that meet this criteria, previous recipients may reapply to be considered. If there are no candidates at that time, the agriculture major requirement is waived and the award may go to any student that is a graduate of Lexington High School.  Financial need shall be leading criteria.


College of Arts & Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is to be used for semester long study abroad programs and shall be awarded to a full-time continuing student who shows financial need.


College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Dean's Award

The College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Dean's Award supports Arts and Sciences majors studying abroad for a spring semester. Applicants must be full-time continuing students with a declared major in one of the disciplines housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Summer only programs or faculty led participants are not eligible.


Computer Science Academic Achievement Scholarship

Rising junior or senior computer science major that has made significant contributions to ACM, computer science or the computer science/information systems department.


Cook Finance Scholarship

Any junior or senior finance major who has a 3.00 GPA may apply for the Cook Finance Award. Selection is made by the finance faculty in conjunction with the Booth College of Business and Professional Studies scholarship committee.


Cook Jazz Scholarship

Awarded to either an incoming freshman or continuing music student who desires to participate in the jazz program at Northwest. Individuals must declare either a major or minor in music and must maintain full-time enrollment at Northwest as well as enroll and successfully participate in the jazz ensemble throughout both trimesters of the scholarship. In addition, selection will be determined on talent and financial need.


Craig L Bassett Scholarship

Recipient shall be a student from Iowa, considered full time, shall have declared a major housed within the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth School of Business, and maintain a 3.00 GPA. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.  Preference shall be given to students from the following counties in Iowa: Adair, Adams, Audubon, Cass, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison, Madison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Polk, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, Union, and Warren.


Cullen Geist Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall be graduates of Mt. Ayr High School in Iowa with a first preference for entering freshmen, and then to continuing and transfer students.


Dale Gorsuch Memorial Scholarship

Recipient must have declared a major in English or English education, have a 3.50 GPA, and show financial need.


Dallas Alumni Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s). Applicants from Texas will be given preference.


Daniel Bowles Memorial Scholarship

Recipient must have declared a major in agriculture.


David T Slater Excellence in English Award

Recipient shall be considered a full-time senior majoring in English. The recipient shall have the top GPA which is cumulative of all English major courses by the end of the fall trimerster before his/her graduation date.


Dean E. Gingrich & Jean D. Gingrich Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be considered a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters with a declared major in Agriculture.  First preference will be given to students who attended high school in Nodaway or Gentry counties in Missouri.  If there are no qualified applicants from those counties, the area will be expanded to Worth, Andrew, Holt, and Atchison counties in Missouri. If there are no applicants from the above areas, students from other geographic locations who are majoring in agriculture will be considered.  Financial need shall be leading criteria.


Degree Completion Scholarship/Redd Awards

Recipient shall be a Northwest Missouri State University athlete who has not yet completed his/her degree but has used all of his/her athletic eligibility.


Dennis Dau Scholarship

Recipient shall be an entering freshman, a graduate of Maryville High School and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. The recipient shall show exemplary citizenship and dedication to the band program. Recipients shall have participated in instrumental performance groups in high school and shall be involved in instrumental performance at Northwest. Music faculty at Maryville High School will select recipient.
 


Dolores Albertini Scholarship

The recipient shall be a female cross country student athlete and shall be considered a full-time student by the University


Don Carlile Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior speech communication, public relations or mass communication major with a minimum 3.00 GPA. It is judged on academic performance, participation in journalism activities, financial need, character and service to the university.


Don Hagan Geography Scholarship

Recipient shall be a junior or senior and considered a full time student with at least a 3.00 GPA. December graduates do not qualify for the fall award. The recipient shall have declared a major in Geography. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.


Donald & Dorothy (Myers) Rice Scholarship

Recipient shall be enrolled full-time and shall have declared a major in art. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Donald D & Ann Beeson Scholarship

Recipient shall have declared a major in Middle School or Secondary Education area and shall be classified as a junior or senior. First preference for the award is for a student that has submitted paperwork for International Student Teaching placement. Second preference is for a student meeting the requirements that are participating in a Study Abroad program. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Donald N Valk Scholarship

Recipients must be majoring in Special Education or a related field, have a GPA of 2.75, and show financial need.


Doug & Lisa Foster Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time student. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Dr & Mrs Donald Sandford Scholarship

Awarded to a Northwest student who is a junior or senior music major. Must have a 4.00 GPA in piano and music history.


Dr Beulah Wilkinson Summers Scholarship

Recipients shall be enrolled full-time. Financial need and academic achievement will be leading criteria. Preference shall be given to graduates of Worth County High School in Grant City, Missouri.


Dr Dale J & Rheva A Blackwell Business Scholarship

Recipients shall be full-time students and shall have declared a major within the Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth School of Business.  Academic achievement and financial need shall be leading criteria.


Dr Frances Shipley Scholarship

The recipient shall be a full-time, continuing student, with at least one year of undergraduate coursework remaining at Northwest, with a declared minor (or major) in the interdisciplinary study of Gerontology, and shall have completed at least 9 hours in Gerontology coursework. If no qualified applicant has chosen this field of study, then the Committee shall consider applications from students with demonstrated intent to work with and the potential for success to assist the aging and older adult population. The recipient shall be chosen based on policies and standards offered for the interdisciplinary study of Gerontology by Northwest Missouri State University, including consideration for academic achievement and financial need.


Dr Gary Bennerotte Memorial Scholarship

Recipient should be pursuing the specialist in education degree in Educational Leadership. The recipient must have successfully completed at least one trimester of classes and be currently enrolled with at least six hours left to complete in the specialists in education degree program.


Dr Gaylord Morrison Scholarship

Recipients shall be an education major with a 3.00 GPA, and be actively involved in financing their education through employment. Financial need shall be a determining factor. Preference will be given to a graduate of North Harrison High School, Eagleville, MO. in upper third of graduating class who have met all other requirements.


Dr Jerry Brekke Scholarship

Awarded to prospective junior and senior majors in political science or public administration. Qualified candidates will be active in departmental student organizations and will have demonstrated serious academic application to both the university and departmental course work.


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 Mark J Anderson Elementary Education Scholarship

Recipient shall be a junior or senior majoring in Elementary Education. Financial need and academic achievement will be the leading criteria. December graduates may receive the award in its entirety during the fall session.


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 Mary Rose Gram Scholarship

Recipient shall have completed at least 12 credit hours in his or her major of dietetics. The recipient shall have at least a 3.20 GPA in his or her major and submit two letters of support from faculty members as well as a one to two page essay describing his or her educational and career aspirations in addition to the application.


Dr Norman & Ada Mae Clough Scholarship

Recipients shall be selected on the basis of financial need with no restriction as to the area of academic study except that recipients shall not have a declared major or minor in the area of physical education.


Dr Patricia VanDyke Trailblazer Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.  The recipients shall display a trailblazing spirit as individually determined by the Committee.  Such spirit might be discovered in a first generation college student, or in the underlying variables that led the recipient to the declared major, or in the commitment of non-traditional students as they juggle work, school and family to better their lives.  A one-page essay describing those unique qualifications is required.


Dr Paul L Gates Scholarship

Recipient of scholarship must have a declared education degree, GPA of 2.50, show financial need, and be a member of men’s or women’s varsity track team.


Dr Peggy Ann Edwards Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a returning active junior or senior member of Sigma Alpha Iota who is in good standing with the organization, has exhibited loyalty to the fraternity, and maintained an active participation in the group. The applicant must be a member of a performing ensemble at Northwest, have at least a "B" average in applied studies, a 3.00 minimum cumulative GPA in music courses, as well as a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.


Dr Richard A Hart Scholarship

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


Dr Richard Weymuth Choral Music Scholarship

The recipient shall have declared a major Vocal Music Education. The recipient shall be classified as senior and shall receive the entirety of the scholarship in their student teaching semester. The recipient shall be selected based on their demonstrated promise of success and future leadership as a P-12 choral director.
 


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.


Dr Robert & Virginia Foster Commemorative Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time student. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Dr Russell Parman Agricultural Scholarship

Recipient shall be a continuing student enrolled in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. Recipient shall have declared a major in any area of Agriculture. First preference will be given to residents of northwest Missouri.


Dr Shirley Steffens Special Education Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as full-time, continuing student who has been formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program.  The recipient shall have a minimum 3.0 GPA, shall have declared a double major in elementary education and special education and be preparing to teach in the special education classroom.  This scholarship shall assist students demonstrating a passion for and potential success as a special education classroom teacher with first preference being given to applicants from Nebraska.  Additional preference shall be given to applicants who will be completing student teaching while receiving the scholarship. 


Dr Wanda Walker Scholarship

Recipients must be seniors majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education and have a GPA of 3.00. Applicants must also be members of Student MSTA Chapter and be admitted to the Teacher Education program.


Dunlap Scholar Award

Recipient shall be a Tower yearbook student who is on the editorial board and maintains a GPA of at least 2.75. The recipient shall also be assigned a mentor for one year following the award from a list compiled by the Director of Student Publications.


Dustin McCurdy Memorial Scholarship

Preference will be given to a student working at the KZLX radio station, with KXCV radio station given second preference. The recipient shall demonstrate financial need.


Dwight & Eunice Gates Scholarship

Recipients shall maintain a GPA of 3.00, have declared a major in the area of Geography and show financial need.


Dyche Family Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a continuing student enrolled full-time and shall have declared a major in Physical Education with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


E C Walker Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall show financial need.


E G & Edra Stoskopf Scholarship

Recipients shall have a minimum GPA of 2.50, shall be graduates of South Harrison High School, and shall be entering freshmen or continuing students at Northwest. Recipients should show exemplary leadership, communication skills, involvement in school and community activities, and demonstrate financial need. All factors being equal, preference may be given to applicants with a declared academic major in a business related area.


E K DeVore Business Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.50, have declared a major in Management, Marketing or Finance, have demonstrated leadership ability, and be classified as junior or senior.


Earl H Baker Memorial Scholarship for Recreational Studies

Awarded to junior or senior recreation majors with a 3.00 GPA. Two recipients per year, preferable one male and one female.


Earle I Moss PMAS Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding sophomore or junior majoring in music at Northwest, who shows excellent ability in his or her applied area, to be used during his/her junior or senior year of study. The recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 to be eligible and maintain it throughout the year of the award, as well as be a member of an instrumental or vocal ensemble. Students need not be members of the professional music fraternities to qualify, but membership in these organizations will be considered a positive factor when the selection committee makes its decision, as membership in these groups indicates a serious desire by the recipient to further the cause of music in the United States, and implies a professional attitude toward music.


Earle Moss Jazz Scholarship

Awarded to a Northwest student who currently is a member of the first Jazz Ensemble and who will return to Northwest to perform with the same group in the following academic year. Applicants must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, be enrolled as a full-time student with membership in either the Bearcat Marching Band, Wind Symphony, or Symphonic Band, participate in a service organization, and demonstrate financial need.


Eckert Collegiate Journalism Scholarship

The Eckert Collegiate Journalism Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior mass media major with a minimum 3.00 GPA. This award is based on need, academic accomplishments and journalistic service.


Eddice B Barber Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time sophomore or higher and have declared a major in English. Academic achievement and financial need will be considered.


Edmonds-King Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time student demonstrating an active role in a co-curricular student experience at the University. The recipient shall have accumulated at least 30 credit hours at Northwest and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Scholarship recipients must have graduated from a high school located in either Bates or Nodaway counties in Missouri. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Edna Goodman Sutton Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time student in the School of Professional Education.  Recipient shall also be from the state of Missouri.  Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.  December graduates may receive the award in its entirety during the Fall session.


Edward Jones Scholarship

A senior finance major with at least a 3.00 GPA may apply for this scholarship. Potential for success in the financial world is the major criterion used in the selection process.


Edward P Morgan Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female with a junior class standing. Candidates must be majoring in History or Social Science with considerable emphasis upon American History and Government.


Eldon Steiger Scholarship

A junior or senior student majoring in education with a 2.75 GPA. Applicant must show promise as a teacher and demonstrate financial need.


Emma Lee Morgan Scholarship

Recipients shall be classified as full-time students by the University.  This scholarship shall assist students in good standing who demonstrate potential to succeed.


Energizer Diversity Scholarship

Recipient shall be a domestic minority student who has completed between 24-59 credit hours of study. Recipient shall have the top Northwest cumulative GPA, maintain enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours per trimester, and shall not have received a President's Scholarship. Recipient shall have financial need calculated and determined through the FAFSA application.


Esteban & Matilde Garcia Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a full-time, continuing student who has been formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program.  Recipient shall first be preparing to teach by having declared a major in any content area within Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education or Secondary Education.  Second preference shall be given to a student of any ethnic minority.  Third preference shall be given to a student with financial need.  Lastly, an additional preference shall be given to assist a student pursuing a B.S.-Ed Social Science (History).




Esther Forbes Knittl Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be a junior or senior Elementary Education major that is “truly passionate about elementary education.”


Eudora Wymore Memorial Education Scholarship

Recipients shall be an education major and have a GPA of 2.75 and completed a volunteer project with people who have a disability.


Eudora Wymore Memorial Psychology Scholarship

Recipients shall be a psychology major and have a GPA of 2.75 and completed a volunteer project with people who have a disability.


Everett W & Shoba Brown Rotary Scholarship

Recipient shall be a junior or senior pursuing a major within the field of education at either the elementary or secondary level and shall maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Recipient must also be a member of SMSTA.


F B Houghton Livestock Evaluation Scholarship

Awarded to a member of the Northwest Livestock Judging Squad. Chosen on the basis of livestock judging ability, the winner must have a 2.25 GPA or above.


F B Houghton Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an agriculture major. Prospective sophomore, junior or senior with a 2.25 GPA or above.


F K Ulman Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s).


Farrell/Uitvlugt Study Abroad Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered as a full-time student and shall be enrolled in a university sponsored study abroad program.  Recipient must also have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application and submit a goal statement of the study abroad experience.


FCS Financial Scholarship

Awarded to a university sophomore, junior or senior majoring in one of the agricultural sciences with a cumulative GPA of 3.00. Recipient must have graduated from a Missouri high school and demonstrate leadership skills with attributes in ethical behavior, initiative and a sense of pride for the agricultural industry. Preference will be given to students who plan on returning to production agriculture.


First Year Theatre Scholarship

Award to a first time student - freshman or transfer - majoring in Theatre or Speech Theatre Education.  Award amounts vary from $500 to $1250. The scholarship will require an interview with portfolio review and an audition.  For more details regarding the interview and audition including dates, please contact the Department of Fine & Performing arts at 660-562-1326.  For more information please visit https://www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid/scholarships/apps/theatrefirstyear.htm

 


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.


Forrest Gray & Lucile Gray Scholarship

Awarded to full time music majors with a preference for instrumentalists. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Frank Felton Rotary Scholarship

Recipients shall have graduated from a public school district in Nodaway County, Missouri. First preference will be given to entering freshmen as well as farm youth. All fields of study are eligible. See high school counselor for application.


Frank Grube Scholarship

Recipient shall be enrolled full time and shall be one of the following: an English major or minor, a member of Blue Key Society, or a varsity tennis player. Recipient shall also have a GPA of at least 2.50.


Franklin & Marilyn Colwell Scholarship

Recipients shall be graduates of Nodaway Holt High School with good character as demonstrated through active participation in school activities and community service, shall have a minimum high school GPA of 2.50 and shall be entering freshmen at Northwest. Recipients shall also show financial need.


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.


Fred Fuhr Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a returning student (sophomore, junior, or senior) and shall have declared a major in physical education. Financial need will be leading criteria.


Fred Lamer Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior mass media major or minor with at least one semester remaining at Northwest. The person must maintain active involvement in KNWT-TV. Preference will be given to the individual demonstrating merit, leadership and involvement in KNWT-TV.


Frederick P Parcher Industrial Education & Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s).


Garvin & Imogene Williams Scholarship

Recipients shall have a student classification of junior or senior, have declared an academic major of Agri-Business, have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.00, and show financial need. Recipients should demonstrate strong leadership abilities and have expressed interest in working in an agriculture related business.


Gary & Merry McDonald Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time current or entering undergraduate student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 with financial need as determined by the Selection Committee.  Recipient shall have declared an undergraduate major in Computer Science, Interactive Digital Media with a Computer Science concentration, or Management Information Systems.  Academic achievement and financial need shall be leading criteria.


Gary Lynn Tyler Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall be graduates of Tabor High School, Tabor, Iowa, be of good moral character, show financial need, show good academic standing, having maintained a GPA of at least 2.50, and be a citizen of the United States.


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.


George Hinshaw Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded based on academic performance, participation in speech-related activities, financial need, and/or plans to enter the field of speech education.


George R. Gayler Scholarship

Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior history or social science major with a cumulative GPA of 3.00.


George W Barratt Math Scholarship

Recipient shall be considered a full time student enrolled in at least 12 hours per fall and spring trimesters. December graduates may receive the award in its entirety during the fall session. Recipient shall have declared a math major with first preference given to a Mathematics Education major. Having met all other criteria, first preference will be given to recipients originally from the Northwest Missouri area. Strong preference shall be given to continuing students and particularly non-traditional students.


Gilbert Whitney Madralier Scholarship

The Gilbert Whitney Madralier Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding member of the current Madraliers/Northwest Celebration ensemble to encourage continued participation in the organization throughout the entire following school year. Applicants must be continuing music majors or minors studying applied voice, be a Madrigal/NW Celebration member in good standing, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, while maintaining this GPA during the award year. They must also have contributed in a leadership role through office positions or committee assignments, as well as solo or small ensemble performances, within the Madrigal Group.


Gladys M Rickard Scholarship

Recipient shall be considered a full-time student by the University. Preference shall be given to students from Nodaway County, Missouri. Financial need is leading criteria. Any student whose tuition is reduced because a parent is employed by the University shall not be eligible for the scholarship.


Goppert Foundation American Dream Grant Scholarship

The student must be a first-time freshmen who has completed the FAFSA and all verification documents by Feb. 1 priority filing date. The student must also be Pell Grant eligible. For Missouri Residents, students must have an ACT: 18-36 and 2.50 GPA. For Non-Missouri residents, student must be eligible for Bearcat Advantage.

Renewal requirements: The award is renewable for four years. To qualify for renewal, the student must remain Pell Grant eligible and complete at least 24 Northwest credit hours each academic year. Missouri residents must maintain at least a 2.00 cumulative Northwest GPA and non-residents must maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative Northwest GPA.




Graduate Business Education Scholarship

The Graduate Business Education Scholarship is awarded to a middle or secondary business education teacher who is pursuing an MS Ed Teaching: Instructional Technology. Preference is given to Missouri business educators.


Graduate English Fellowship

Recipients of this fellowship shall be graduate students pursuing a Master's of Arts in English or Master of Science in Education in Teaching English.  First preference shall be given to a first year graduate student.  If there is no suitable incoming student, the award may be given to a continuing graduate student. 


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.


GROWMARK Scholarship

Prospective transfer student with an AAS degree. Ag major based on scholarship and potential in agronomy field. Must attend annual meeting in August (expenses paid).


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.


Gwynetha Girling Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a junior or senior interested in entering some phase of social work with 3.00 minimum GPA.


H F Holland Memorial Scholarship

The H.F. "Hoot" Holland Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student that has declared a major in political science from Nodaway or Worth County. If qualified candidates from these counties are not available, other candidates will be given consideration. Available to prospective juniors or seniors, made on the basis of need and academic standing. Recipient must have a 2.50 GPA.


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.


Hancock/Woods Scholarship

Awarded annually to sophomore or junior accounting majors who have successfully completed Intermediate Accounting I and demonstrate the potential for a successful career in accounting. The accounting faculty will select the recipient(s) based on performance in the most recent academic year.


Harriet & Bill Swineford Scholarship

Recipient shall have completed at least 12 hours of philosophy and have the highest GPA overall in the field of of philosophy.


Harrison Mutz Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a worthy student in business administration who resides on campus. Eligible are juniors and seniors at Northwest the following year and graduate students who will be working toward an MBA the following year. Selection is made on the basis of scholarship and financial need of the student. Preference is given to students who have not received any other scholarships.


Harvey & Joyce White Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as an entering freshman and shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.


Hayworth Family Trust Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered full-time.  Recipient shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by Northwest Missouri State University with financial need being the leading criteria.  First preference shall be given to students and/or veterans who graduated from high schools in Taylor or Ringold counties in Iowa.


Heckman Family Scholarship

Recipient shall be a junior or senior, declared a major in any content area within Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education, or Secondary Education. First preference will be given to those in the process of submitting paperwork for International Student Teaching placement, and second preference will be given to those participating in a Study Abroad program.


Henry & Mary Turner Scholarship

Recipients shall be upperclassmen declaring a major in Humanities or Social Sciences, show financial need, and show good academic standing, having maintained a GPA of 3.00.


Herb Dieterich Scholarship

Will be awarded annually to a junior or senior education major who has expressed an intention of becoming a classroom instructor and has maintained a 3.00 GPA based on a 4.00 point system. At least one shall be awarded to a Secondary Education major.


Hildegarde Dreps Scholarship

Awarded to a junior art major with excellent academic standing to be used during their senior year. The recipient will show promise in the area of art, with preference given to students in ceramics and painting.


Hill Family Foundation Scholarship

Recipients shall be enrolled as full-time students and shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by Northwest Missouri State University, with academic achievement and financial need the leading criteria.


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.


Homer O & Florine (Ware) Smith Scholarship

Recipients shall be full time students showing financial need and academic achievement. Preference will be given to students who graduated from a high school in Nodaway or Andrew counties in Missouri.


Howard A McIntosh Scholarship

Recipient shall be an entering freshman, shall have a minimum high school GPA of 3.00, and have declared an academic major in the area of education. Preference shall be given to students from Mills County, Iowa. Nodaway, Worth, or Atchison Counties in Missouri may be considered if a student from Mills County does not qualify.


Hunt-Porter Scholarship

Recipients will be entering freshmen who have graduated from a Missouri high school, rank in the upper 10 percent of their graduating class, score at or near the upper 90th percentile on the ACT or SAT, demonstrate financial need and are pursuing a teaching career.


Husch Blackwell Powering Dreams Scholarship

Recipients shall maintain enrollment to be considered full-time students by the University. Recipients shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by Northwest Missouri State University, with academic achievement and financial need the leading criteria.


Iowa Bill O'Riley Family Scholarship

Recipient shall have declared a major in marketing or management and have a minimum GPA of 3.00. Preference will be given to a married student who graduated from a high school in Iowa; however, if no such student exists, the criteria can be expanded to help any undergraduate junior or senior or graduate student from Iowa.


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.


Ivan Schottel Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall have declared an interest in coaching and demonstrate that interest by receiving a graduate assistantship for coaching football at Northwest. Financial need and student interest in pursuing a career in coaching will be leading criteria.


J D Hammond Family Scholarship in International Business

This scholarship shall be used to offset overseas costs associated with any international business study program arranged through the University and considered part of the recipient’s academic program. It is awarded to a full time business major demonstrating outstanding academic achievement in the classroom. Recipient shall have also demonstrated a need for financial assistance in order to complete the study abroad program.


J Douglas Whitaker Scholarship

This scholarship was established for full-time students majoring in Public Administration who have an established history of selfless-service in one's community and/or country. Qualified candidates must have completed at least 30 credit hours, maintain 3.00 or higher cumulative GPA, and be enrolled in 12 hours or more per trimester. All applicants must be United States citizens and have at least one year of uninterrupted service with a public safety agency (fire, police, or emergency medical services) or be a veteran or current member of the United States Armed Forces, to include reserve components.


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.


J W Jones Scholarship

Available to students with junior standing (75 or more credit hours). Must demonstrate strong academic achievement, leadership and/or service accomplishments, involvement with campus/community, and financial need.


Jake Cavanaugh Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to sophomore or older students with a declared dietetics major and hours completed in the dietetics major courses.


James & Betty Jackson Scholarship

Recipients shall be full time students enrolled in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. Preference will be given to students from Bedford, Iowa.


James & Elaine Plowman Scholarship

Recipients shall be enrolled full-time and chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards with academic achievement and financial need the leading criteria.  Primary preference will be given to juniors and seniors who are American Dream Grant scholars with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Preference shall be given to graduates of Gallatin High School in Gallatin, MO and South Harrison High School in Bethany, MO.


James C Ware Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25, have declared an academic major in the area of agriculture and have a career objective to work in production agriculture. Recipients shall be graduates of a high school in Nodaway County, Missouri or Taylor County, Iowa and if none shall qualify, then any graduate of a Missouri high school. Recipients shall be juniors at Northwest Missouri State University in the year the scholarship is received and the scholarship may be renewed.


James C. "Jim" Ferguson Memorial Scholarship in Agri-Business

Recipients of this award shall be a full time junior or senior Agricultural Business major or Agricultural Business minor with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA.  Preference will be given to a student interested in the commodities trading or grain merchandising industries.


James Hurst Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall be of good moral character with excellent academic standing, be classified as a sophomore, and show promise for excellence in the area of social science with a preference in history. The scholarship may be renewed for the junior and senior year.


James R Cook Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time student showing financial need.


James Robert Gregory Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a returning student (sophomore, junior, or senior) and shall have declared a major in physical education. Financial need will be leading criteria with academic achievement also taken into consideration.


Janet S Gayler Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as an entering freshman or sophomore and shall be considered a full-time student. Recipient shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be a female with a declared academic major in one of the following areas: Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or Interactive Digital Media with a Computer Science concentration. If a female student does not meet the above requirements, then the scholarship can be awarded to a male student. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.


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.


Jeremy D Barlow Memorial Music Scholarship

The Jeremy D. Barlow Memorial Music Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is enrolled in either Applied Piano and/or Applied Harpsichord at Northwest during the academic year of the award. In the event that no such applicant exists, a saxophonist may apply for this scholarship. The recipient must also be classified as a full time student by the University and have/maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. The award will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters, but December graduates may receive the award in its entirety during the fall session. Financial need will not be criteria for eligibility.


Jerome J Trout Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s).


Jerry Genochio Technical Theatre Scholarship

Awarded to a Theatre: Technical and Design major or a speech/theatre education major enrolled full-time with a 2.50 GPA.


Jim Williams Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an incoming freshman with a declared major in education, with a preference given to students from St. Charles and St. Louis, MO.  Geographic preferences may be removed if there is not an eligible applicant from preferred areas.  Academic achievement and financial need shall be leading criteria.


John Byrd Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to sophomore, junior or senior physical education majors with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA and 3.00 GPA in their major. Recipients shall demonstrate a record of leadership, sportsmanship and academic commitment. Preference for members of the men’s tennis team.


John F Smith Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall be continuing students and enrolled full time. The recipient shall have declared a major in Animal Science. If there are no Animal Science majors, then the scholarship may be awarded to someone in another area of agriculture. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.


John H Walker Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior language major or minor that is eligible to enroll in a Modern Languages class beyond the first-year level.


John Harr Scholarship

Awarded to a junior or senior history/social science major/minor with a cumulative GPA of 3.00


John Smay Scholarship

Awarded to a sophomore music major who will be returning as a music major at Northwest for use during the junior year of study. The recipient will be selected from the applicants on the basis of having the highest GPA for the first three trimesters of work, maintaining at least a B average in applied lessons, and being enrolled as a full-time student during the fourth trimester of study.


John Sublett Logan Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate business major that demonstrates need and a willingness to give back to the community. Preference will be given to St. Joseph/Northwest Missouri area students.


John Tino Scholarship

Recipient shall be considered full-time and classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior with a 2.5 GPA. All applicants must submit a minimum 500 word essay on why they serve as a peer mentor, tutor or supplemental instruction leader for the Student Success Center or TRiO Student Support Services and how they expect the experience to enhance their degree program. Preference will be granted to those seeking an education degree which follows in the spirit of this namesake award.  Interviews may be required.


Johnie Imes & John Baker Scholarship

Recipient shall be a continuing full time Northwest student with a declared a major in accounting, economics or finance with first preference to accounting majors. Preference shall also be given to students from Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas, in that order that demonstrates financial need.


Johnson-Bush Scholarship

Recipient must be a full time junior or senior student who demonstrates leadership, has a 2.85 GPA, and is majoring in Elementary Education, Middle School Education or Secondary Education. Recipient shall have demonstrated leadership among his/her peers and have a strong potential for becoming a significant contributor in the field of education.


Jon Rickman Electronic Campus Scholarship

Recipients shall be full time students showing financial need and academic achievement.


Joseph & Rose Ryan Scholarship

Recipient shall be a junior or senior admitted to Teacher Education with minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipient must major in Elementary Education with and emphasis in Foreign Language or a major in Middle School Education with a minor in Foreign Language.


Joy Wilmarth Scholarship

Recipient shall be involved in any field of study, be a full-time student, demonstrate academic achievement, be actively involved in campus, community, and Wesley Center activities, and have completed at least 24 credit hours of coursework.  Contact Travis Dimmitt at the Wesley Center for an application.


Joyce Fink Hook Scholarship

Recipient shall be theatre major or speech/theatre education major.  If two scholarships are awarded in any given year, then one each shall be awarded to a theatre major and speech/theatre education major.  Must have at least a 3.00 GPA and be an active participant in departmental productions and have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field.


JR Kurz/Edward Jones Scholarship

This award goes to the student who serves as a sideline reporter for all of the Bearcat Radio Network football broadcasts. The recipient's responsibilities also include producing pre- and post- game interviews and player profile interviews for the Bearcat Radio Network.


Kansas City Chapter Alumni Scholarship

Recipients shall be from the Kansas City metro area (Clay, Jackson or Platte counties in Missouri and Wyandotte or Johnson counties in Kansas). Recipients shall be classified as upperclassmen and shall maintain enrollment in the fall and spring trimesters to be considered full-time by the University. Preference will be to assist students maintaining a minimum 2.75 GPA.


Kappa Omicron Nu Graduate Scholarship

Recipients must be current members of Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society, now completing an undergraduate degree at Northwest Missouri State University who are 1) applying to graduate school to pursue any academic discipline or 2) applying to a Dietetics Internship or ISPP.


Karen Hawkins Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time, first-trimester freshman student majoring in accounting.


Kathryn S Riddle Scholarship

Woman majoring in physical education or recreation with minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA. Must have completed 60 hours prior to applying for scholarship, at least 30 of those hours at Northwest.


Kawasaki Powering Dreams Scholarship

Recipients shall maintain enrollment to be considered full-time students by the University and shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by Northwest Missouri State University, with academic achievement and financial need the leading criteria.


Kenneth & Icel Thompson Scholarship

Recipients shall have a 3.00 GPA, have a declared major in Special Education, and show financial need.


Kensinger/Imes Scholarship

The accounting faculty selects the recipient on the basis of academic standing, potential for completing an undergraduate degree and financial need.


Kent Barber Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall be education majors, preferably with an interest in classroom teaching, shall have demonstrated high academic performance, and show financial need.


Kevin C Hawkins Jr Scholarship

Recipient shall be considered a full-time student of color, shall be classified as a university freshman and shall maintain a 3.0 GPA.  Academic achievement and financial need shall be leading criteria.


Kevin O'Reilly Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Kevin O'Reilly, who distinguished himself as a news/feature producer while working with KXCV during his years as a student at Northwest. The award will be made to a student who displays both talent and interest in interviewing, in writing, and in the final production of at least one two-minute news feature per week for each week of the trimester.


Kevin R Weiss Track Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered full time, maintain a 3.00 GPA, and be a participant in Track and Field at Northwest. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Kimberly Lynn Miller Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a junior or senior with a declared major in psychology with preference to those planning to pursue fields related to developmental psychology. Having met all other award criteria, first preference shall be given to applicants having graduated from high schools located in Carrol County in Missouri.


Lamkin, Glenn, Shepherd Scholarship

Recipients shall have declared a degree objective in elementary or secondary education and shall have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Selection of this scholarship shall be based on financial need.  A letter of recommendation will be required from at least one teacher who can speak of the student’s probability for success and know of the student’s desire to become a teacher.


Larry & Velma Ehlert Agriculture Endowment

Recipient shall be an agriculture major, involved in student activities, enrolled in at least 12 hours per semester and considered a full time student, have completed one trimester of coursework at the University, shall have a GPA of at least 2.70, and display a commitment to a career in agriculture. The recipient must also complete a 500 word or less essay describing “The Importance of Animal Agriculture to the U.S. Economy.”


Larry Neal Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered as a full-time student by the University. The recipient shall be either an employee of the local Maryville Hy-Vee store or a dependent of an employee of the local Maryville Hy-Vee store. Preference may be given to the employee of the local Maryville Hy-Vee store. Academic achievement and financial need will be the leading criteria.


LaRue B Sherman Scholarship

Recipient shall be a continuing student with junior or senior classification and maintain full-time enrollment. First preference shall be given to a woman with a declared major in physical education, with second preference given to a woman pursuing a declared major in Recreation. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and show financial need.


Laura Widmer Excellence In Photojournalism Scholarship

Full time sophomore photojournalist. If there are no sophomore photojournalists applying, the best photographer serving the university's newspaper of yearbook staff may be awarded the scholarship.  The recipient must continue to be on the university's newspaper or yearbook staff. The recipient shall be a non-art major and submit their portfolio which may be comprised of photojournalistic photography or video. Video must be photojournalistic in nature and have been produced for use by the university's newspaper or yearbook. Video created for KNWT broadcasts are not eligible.  Please submit required work to the office of the School of Communication and Mass Media.


Lee E Barber Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be of sophomore standing or higher and have declared a major in English. Recipient shall be in good academic standing and show high moral character.


Lemar-Rischer Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to senior psychology major who exhibits scholarship, leadership and character, and demonstrates financial need.


Leon F Miller Graduate Grant

The Leon F. Miller Graduate Grant Award will be awarded to one graduate student pursuing a graduate degree at Northwest Missouri State University. Eligibility for the award requires the student to be fully accepted into a graduate program and enrolled in a minimum of six hours of graduate study each trimester for which the grant is awarded. Recipients are selected by an application process through the Graduate Council, which may consider other criteria such as scholastic standing or financial need.


Leslie Doyle Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a continuing, full-time, African American female student.  Preference shall be given to those who exhibit academic excellence and financial need.


Leslie No'el Swaney Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a junior or senior and have declared a major in history or social science education. Recipient shall maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA. Consideration will be given to financial need and other criteria of worthiness.


Lewis & Anna Wallace Scholarship

Recipient shall be a graduate of Lafayette High School, St. Joseph, Mo., be a member of the graduating class in the year in which the scholarship is awarded, have attended Lafayette six semesters, rank in the upper one-half of the class on the seven semester rank, and show financial need.


Lillian Gossard Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time student majoring in English (Literature emphasis) with a 3.5 GPA. Financial need and academic achievement are leading criteria.


Lillian Palmer Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall be graduates of North Andrew High School, Rosendale, Missouri, shall have a minimum GPA of 2.00, and show financial need.


Lloyd Summa Agricultural Scholarship

Recipient shall be a sophomore or junior with a declared major in Agriculture.


Lois Utterback Beal Scholarship in Elementary Education

Recipient shall be a full-time senior who has been formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program.  Recipient shall have declared a major within the field of Elementary Education, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and show financial need.  Preference shall be given to graduates of Missouri high schools.


Lorna From Scholarship

Recipient must be an undergraduate student majoring in Elementary Education.


Louis (Lou) & Kathryn (Kay) Watkins Family Scholarship

Recipients shall be classified as full-time sophomores, juniors or seniors pursuing a declared major within business and/or agriculture science.  Academic achievement and work eithic shall be the leading selection criteria.


Lucky Penny Scholarship

The student must be a first-time freshmen who has completed the FAFSA and all verification documents by Feb. 1 priority filing date. The student must also be Pell Grant eligible. For Missouri Residents, students must have an ACT: 18-36 and 2.50 GPA. For Non-Missouri residents, student must be eligible for Bearcat Advantage.

Renewal requirements: The award is renewable for four years. To qualify for renewal, the student must remain Pell Grant eligible and complete at least 24 Northwest credit hours each academic year. Missouri residents must maintain at least a 2.00 cumulative Northwest GPA and non-residents must maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative Northwest GPA.




Luke Skelton Scholarship

First preference given to entering freshmen from North Nodaway High School (NNHS) in Hopkins, Missouri, with second preference to continuing students or transfers from NNHS; additional preference to students preparing to teach. The recipients shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by Northwest Missouri State University, with academic achievement and financial need the leading criteria.


Luther & Kathryn Belcher Scholarship

Recipient shall have declared a major in the area of business and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Eligible recipients shall have been at Northwest for at least one semester.


Lydia L Stickerod Scholarship

Recipient shall be a graduating senior at Tarkio High School, Tarkio, MO. or Rock Port High School, Rock Port, MO. Recipient shall be an entering freshman with a minimum high school GPA of 3.00 and a minimum ACT composite score of 21. Recipient shall also demonstrate need for financial assistance and demonstrate active participation in scholastic and civic activities. First preference shall be given to descendants or relatives of Jacob and Catherine Stickerod. Lineage must be proven. This scholarship can be awarded to descendants without regard to student classification provided the student has a cumulative GPA of 2.0, is making timely progress toward a degree, and is enrolled as a full-time student.


Mabel Cook Scholarship

Recipients shall be a full-time sophomore or older undergraduate continuing student with a declared Dietetics major and hours completed in the Dietetics major courses.


Mahala Saville History Scholarship

Recipients must be a history or social science major and have 3.00 cumulative GPA.


Mahankali Vanaja Devi Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a graduate student enrolling in thier second semester of the Masters of Science in Applied Computer Science program.  The following essay shall be answered:
If you had all the resources available at your disposal (both time and money), what problem in the world (excluding charity or philanthropy) would you solve?  Describe the need and the solution.
Academic achievement and financial need shall be leading criteria.


Margaret & Wayne Hennegin Scholarship

Recipient shall be a female student with the highest weighted GPA graduating from any accredited high school in Worth County, MO. Criteria will be based only on academic excellence.


Margaret Perry Scholarship

Recipient shall be a continuing full time student with a declared degree of B.S. in Education, Business, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Unified Science, or Speech/Theatre.


Marie C Oftelie Scholarship

Recipients shall be women majoring in physical education, maintaining a GPA of at least 2.50. Recipients shall have completed 60 hours prior to applying for this scholarship, and at least 30 of those hours must have been completed at Northwest.


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.


Marshall E & Beatrix Winn Ford Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s).


Marshall Tackett Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50 shall have declared a major in the area of psychology, shall have academic standing as a junior or senior, and show financial need. First preference will be given to student athletes.


Martha Faye (Fouts) Woollums Education Scholarship

Recipient of scholarship shall be given to students from Gentry, Worth, or Harrison counties who are majoring in Elementary or High School Education at Northwest Missouri State University. Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.


Martha Faye (Fouts) Woollums Music Scholarship

Recipient of scholarship shall be given to students from Gentry, Worth or Harrison counties who are pursuing the study of stringed instruments at Northwest Missouri State University. Student must have a minimum of 2.75. If student does not have the required course of study it can then include any Music or Education student at Northwest.


Martha Faye (Fouts) Woollums Scholarship for International Immersion

Recipient shall be an education major who will be doing an International Study experience. The recipient must complete a minimum of six semester hours of pre-approved coursework. Students must have minimum GPA of 2.75.  Contact the School of Education for further details.


Martha Polsley Gamble Scholarship

The recipient should be enrolled in the Elementary and Early Childhood Education program, accumulated between 60 and 90 credit hours, have graduated from a high school in Iowa, and has the highest G.P.A. of all candidates. Scholarship will not be renewable by same recipient.


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.


Marvin E & Kathryn B Lehnen Scholarship

Recipient shall have maintained a GPA of at least 2.50 and demonstrated the need for financial assistance by maintaining employment during the school year. Preference for this award will first be given to non-traditional students and/or students in the business program.


Marvin Gutzmer Memorial Scholarship

Rising sophomore, junior or senior mathematics major with 3.00 cumulative GPA. Must show promise and ability in area and financial need.


Marvin Hoskey Agricultural Education Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a junior or senior, enrolled in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters, and have declared a major in Agricultural Education. The recipient shall maintain a 2.50 GPA and demonstrate leadership and participation in Alpha Tau Alpha. The recipient must also demonstrate high potential to be a successful teacher.


Mary (Killgore) & James Tyrrell Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time junior or senior with a declared major in Social Science Education.  The student shall have demonstrated a passion for teaching and helping people.  Preference shall be given to a student athlete.  December graduates may receive the award in its entirety in the fall trimester.


Mary E Markt Scholarship

Recipients shall be entering freshmen after having graduated from South Holt High School in Oregon, Missouri with a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.5.  Preference for declared academic majors shall be given in the following order: (1) elementary education, (2) secondary education, and (3) any academic major.  All factors being equal, financial need shall be determining factor.

 


Mary Eulalah Adwell Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a full-time junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student who has been formally admitted into the Professional Education Program with a declared degree and corresponding program within Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. First preference shall be given to graduates of Missouri high schools located in Gentry or Nodaway counties, with second preference to graduates of Atchison, Holt, Andrew, Worth, DeKalb, Harrison or Daviess counties and third preference to graduates of any high schools in the state of Missouri.  The applicant will submit a two paragraph essay explaining the applicant's experiences with young people and what the applicant hopes to accomplish as an elementary teacher.
 


Mary Goad Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a junior or senior English major with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and who has shown academic achievement.


Mary Jackson Foreign Language Scholarship

Awarded to a language major with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA. Consideration is based on academic standing and financial need. Preference will be given to students with a Spanish major.


Mary Margaret Lewis Scholarship

The recipients shall maintain full time enrollment.  The recipients shall be classified as a University sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.00. The scholarship shall be awarded following the preferences listed below: 1.Graduates of Northeast Nodaway who have declared a major in Elementary Education 2.Graduates of Northeast Nodaway who have declared a major in Secondary Education 3.Graduates of Stanberry High School who have declared a major in Elementary Education 4.Graduates of Stanberry High School who have declared major in Secondary Education. At the Committee’s discretion, December graduates may receive the award in its entirety during the fall session.


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.


Maryville Host Lions Club Scholarship

Two awards will be given.  One student shall be a graduate of Maryville High School and one student shall be a graduate of an area high school in Nodaway County.  Recipients shall be incoming freshmen enrolled full-time and shall have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Each recipient shall demonstrate involvement in high school activities with leadership roles as well as involvement in community service activities.  Academic achievement and financial need shall be leading criteria. 


Maryville Hy-Vee Food Store Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship shall be entering freshmen, graduates of Maryville High School, have a minimum high school GPA of 3.00, be actively involved in school and community activities, and show financial need.


Maryville Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship

Financial need is leading criteria. Preference will be given to entering freshmen from Maryville High School in Maryville, Missouri and secondly to entering freshmen from any Missouri high school located in Nodaway County.


Maryville Rotary Club Scholarship

Applicants are limited to students recognized as Rotary Students of the Month during the current academic year.  No application is required for this scholarship.


Matt Mason Cowboy Up Scholarship

The recipient shall be classified as a full-time sophomore or junior with a 2.75 GPA or higher and be involved in a fraternity or sorority and at least one other on-campus organization.  Preference will be given to students from the Kansas City area. The recipient is encouraged to attend the Cowboy Up Triathlon in August to be recognized as the scholarship recipient.


Matthew White Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall have declared a major in Agriculture and be enrolled in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. First preference shall be given to graduates of Savannah High School in Savannah, Missouri, second preference shall be given to graduates of North Andrew High School in Rosendale, Missouri, and lastly to recipients originally from any areas in the states of Missouri or Iowa.


Mattie Dykes Creative Writing Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage creative writing and open to all majors. The applicant must submit 5-15 pages of original creative work; more than one work may be submitted. Genres of work submitted may include but are not limited to fiction, poetry, drama or creative non-fiction.


Mattie Jo (Payne) Groom Scholarship

Recipients must be Elementary Education majors of good moral character who show promise of excellence in elementary education.


Maurine Thomas Scholarship

Recipients shall have a declared a major in the area of business, demonstrate financial need, have a minimum GPA of 3.00. Freshmen are eligible if he/she has graduated in the upper one-third of his/her high school graduating class.


McIntosh Hall Scholarship

Recipient of this award shall be an Education major, from any class level, and be a full-time student in the fall and spring trimester.


Merrill and Charlene Ostrus Staton Scholarship

Applicants must have completed five trimesters of work with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, be enrolled in the sixth trimester as a full-time student, and return to Northwest as a full-time senior vocal music major.


Michael L Faust Scholarship

Recipients shall be incoming freshmen that are graduates of Atlantic High School in Atlantic, Iowa. Recipients be considered full-time. When funds available to be distributed exceed capacity to award to eligible incoming freshmen from Atlantic High School, the pool of candidates may be expanded to any entering freshmen from Iowa. Need and academic merit will be leading criteria.


Michael Mackey Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered a full-time student by the University and shall have graduated from Maryville High School in Maryville, Missouri.  Academic achievement and financial need shall be leading criteria.  The recipient shall be considered a candidate for the "Powering Dreams" scholarships.  At the Committee's discretion, December graduates may receive the award in its entirety during the fall session.


Michelle Parman Scholarship

Awarded to a junior or senior art major with studio specialization in ceramics and/or painting. Recipient must maintain a 3.00 GPA. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Mike & Nancy Thomson Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified an Education major from one of four counties in Northwest Missouri: Nodaway, Atchison, Holt, and Worth. Academic achievement and need are leading criteria.


Mike Jewett Scholarship

Awarded to a junior English major for use in the senior year. Cumulative GPA of 3.00 with 3.50 in sophomore and junior English courses. Preference given to a student with financial need.


Mike Settle Cheerleading Scholarship

Recipients shall be an active cheerleader during the year for which the award is made, a junior or senior, maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.00, and show financial need. Recipients should exhibit the highest standards of enthusiasm and spirit and exemplary of outstanding cheerleading.


Mildred Eckert Wallace English Scholarship

Awarded to an English education major with at least sophomore standing and a minimum GPA of 3.00.


Mildred Galloway Fitz Simmons Memorial Scholarship

The recipient shall be classified as a continuing student (sophomore, junior or senior by the University) and shall be considered a full time student by the University. First preference shall be given to non-traditional students who have declared a major in Elementary Education. Second preference shall be given to students from St. Joseph, Missouri who has declared a major in Elementary Education. If there is not a qualified applicant meeting either of the preferences, selection may be opened to any continuing student majoring in Elementary Education.


Missouri Farm Bureau Scholarship

Recipient must be pursuing a degree in agriculture and they or their parents must be a member of Missouri Farm Bureau.


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.


Monica G Zirfas Scholarship

Awarded to a student enrolled in the Two-Year Office Systems program. Students of good moral character, with excellent academic standing, having at least a 2.50 GPA, who show potential for excellence in the area of administrative support, and who have completed a minimum of one semester at Northwest shall be considered for this scholarship. All other factors being equal, financial need may be the determining factor in the selection process.


Morris Rodecker Haley Scholarship

Recipient shall be working toward a degree in Elementary or Secondary Education and be completing his/her student teaching requirement. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.


Mrs Jo Ann & Dr Marvin Marion Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a senior and shall have declared a major in Elementary Education. Preference will be given to a student who desires to teach first or second grade. The scholarship is to be awarded for use during the recipient's student teaching semester.


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.


Nancy Goff Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall be graduates of Maryville High School having graduated in the upper third of their graduating class, shall be entering freshmen, and have declared a major in teacher education.


Nancy Western Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s).


Naomi Gray Roberts Soroptimist Career Advancement Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s).


Natalie Weidner Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall be enrolled full-time, shall have declared a major in the area of Geography, show a strong commitment to a geography career, and maintain a 3.00 GPA. Academic achievement will be leading criteria.


National Investors Northwest Football Scholarship

Recipient shall have declared an interest in coaching and demonstrate that interest by volunteering as an undergraduate student coach for football at Northwest Missouri State University. Financial need and student interest in pursuing a career in coaching will be leading criteria.


National Residence Hall Honorary Bearcat Leadership Scholarship

Two leadership awards of $500 are available to full-time returning students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The First Year Leadership Award shall be given to students who have lived in Northwest residence halls for at least 2 trimesters, including the current trimester and must live in the residence halls the trimester after receiving the award. The Leadership Award recipient is given to students who has lived in the residence halls at Northwest for at least 3 trimesters, including the current trimester and must live in the residence halls the trimester after receiving the award. All recipients shall have demonstrated participation in the betterment of the residence halls (i.e. hall councils, floor governments, Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, residential assistant work, Academic Resource Consultant in Hall, etc.)




Native American Scholarship

Awarded to a full time student with Native American ethnicity (able to provide evidence of Tribal membership or a CDIB card) and demonstrated need. Entering freshmen must meet our regular admissions criteria. Continuing students must maintain a 2.50 GPA.


Neta Derry Memorial Scholarship

Available to graduates of Maryville High School in Maryville, MO., accepted as entering freshman, with minimum 2.50 GPA, possess energetic and dedicated attitudes to the activities of Maryville High School and, in general, the importance of education, and demonstrate financial need.


Nick Bowen Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to full-time students in good academic standing who are active members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. The recipient must submit a one page essay to demonstrate how they overcame some type of barrier to succeed in their education.


Nodaway County Recreation Scholarship

The recipients for this scholarship are chosen by the School of Professional Education and based on involvement with individuals with disabilities.  Contact the School of Professional Education to inquire about the application process.


Northwest Campus Dining Family of the Year Scholarship

Each year, Northwest recognizes a family who best represents the “Bearcat Family” and demonstrates a strong commitment to Northwest. The Family of the Year is selected from submitted applications and announced during the pregame of the football game held during Family Weekend. The family receives a $750 scholarship and other prizes.  Recipient shall maintain a GPA of 3.00, be involved in a minimum of two organizations; one student organization of the University and a second organization through the student's community which is not affiliated with the University, and demonstrate family legacy over generations of involvement with Northwest Missouri State University. Financial need will be leading criteria.

One application is allowed per student.  The family must be present to accept the award.  Contact the Office of Student Involvement to apply.




Northwest Foundation Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.00, have demonstrated leadership ability in University activities, and show financial need.


Northwest Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s).


Northwest Staff Council Scholarship

Eligible recipients shall be enrolled as full-time students with a 2.0 GPA and shall be a dependent or spouse of a Northwest staff member.  That staff member must be employed on the final day of the semester general registration in which the scholarship is awarded. Additionally, full time staff employees with a minimum of one year employment will qualify if they are degree seeking (undergraduate or graduate) and enrolled in classes each semester. The scholarship will not be awarded if the employee has been terminated prior to the final day of the semester of general registration.  Staff members are defined as non-faculty employees of Northwest that are eligible to attend staff council.  Financial need shall be the leading factor in selecting recipients.


Nothstine Family Scholarship

Recipient shall have declared an undergraduate major in the area of Marketing or Management or a Master’s of Business Administration. The recipient shall demonstrate financial need, be considered a full-time student, and shall have demonstrated timely progress toward the completion of a degree.


Opal Calvert Eckert Family Scholarship

Recipients shall have declared a major in English  and maintain a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and/or a post-secondary cumulative GPA of 3.0. The recipient shall be selected based on GPA and financial need.


Opal Eckert Soroptimist Sigma Scholarship

Recipient shall be a sophomore or junior enrolled in a 4-year degree program, must have been active member of Sigma Society for at least one year, and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and involvement in service activities to the community and on campus. Financial need will be considered.


Pat Danner Scholarship on behalf of Congresswoman Danner

Available to all majors enrolled in at least nine credit hours per trimester showing progress toward completion of degree requirements. Preference for this Award will be given to a "displaced homemaker," with second preference given to a similarly worthy student who is overcoming barriers to obtain their college degree.


Paul & Rita Jennings Powering Dreams Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s).


Paul Marfice Scholarship

Recipients shall be entering freshmen and maintain enrollment to be considered full-time by the University. Financial need is leading criteria. Preference shall be to assist students who graduated from a high school located in Nodaway, Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Worth, or Andrew counties in Missouri or Page and Taylor counties in Iowa.


Paul W Lindsey Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a current Northwest student that has declared a major within the School of Business.


Penny Parman Scholarship

Awarded to a junior or senior with a declared major in the area of psychology.


Perry Study Abroad Scholarship

Recipient shall be a continuing full time student that meets the requirements to study abroad with a declared degree of B.S. in Education with a major in Business, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Unified Science, or Speech/Theatre.


Pete Schartel Scholarship

Funded by and named for alumni Pete Schartel. This award is given to a student who will serve as lead engineer of the Bearcat Radio network broadcasts. The student has displayed strong leadership, communication and organization skills.


Peter J Greve Memorial TKE Alumni Scholarship

Recipients shall be classified as high school graduating seniors and be accepted as entering freshmen by the University. The recipients shall have maintained a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. The recipients must be nominated by a TKE alumnus and this shall be documented on his/her application. The recipients shall maintain full-time enrollment and will be selected based on demonstration of strong leadership skills, academic performance, participation in school activities and community involvement. In order to remain eligible for the spring session's portion of the award, the recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA or greater during the fall session. The recipients of this scholarship will be required to submit a transcript to the TKE Alumni of Northwest Missouri State University within 30 days following the semester as evidence of successful completion of their first semester of college.


Peter J Wieland Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to a sophomore that has declared a major in the area of Geography and has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement.


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 student support services and be enrolled as a full-time student at Northwest. Academic achievement and financial need will be the leading criteria.


Phyllis Combs Leet Scholarship

Awarded to Dietetics majors, continuing students (sophomore or older students) with hours completed in the dietetics major courses, those who display serious intent of finishing their dietetics program. If multiple, qualifying candidates apply, preference can be given to those who resided generally in the geographic area consisting of the 19 counties in Northwest Missouri, with additional preference for those who grew up on a farm or in a small town (under 1500 population).


Pi Mu Epsilon Scholarship

Recipient shall be a junior or senior math or statistics major. Based on performance in mathematics and statistics courses.


Powering Dreams Scholarship

Recipients shall maintain enrollment to be considered full-time students by the University. Recipients shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by Northwest Missouri State University, with academic achievement and financial need the leading criteria.


Public Relations Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a public relations major on an annual basis. This scholarship requires that the applicant has completed a minimum or 45 academic hours with a GPA of 3.00 or better. Consideration is given for involvement in PRSSA and/or Lambda Pi Eta. Must show financial need.


R B Killingsworth Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall be of good moral character with excellent academic standing, be classified as a junior, and show promise for excellence in the area of social science with a preference in history. The scholarship shall be given for use during the senior year.


R G & Maxine Deardorff Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters, be considered a full-time student, and maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria.


R Lucile & Vesper L Shelby Music Scholarship

Awarded to a sophomore of good moral character. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 to qualify and must maintain this GPA during the sophomore year. The recipients must be enrolled as full-time students at Northwest during the award year and major in vocal or piano areas, or be a choral ensemble participant.


R R Miller Scholarship

Recipient shall be enrolled in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters and have declared a major in agriculture. Preference will be given to students from Winston, Missouri or Daviess County in Missouri or any town in northwest Missouri. Financial need will be leading criteria.


R T Wright Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to Northwest student majoring in agriculture. Prospective sophomore, junior, or senior. Based on leadership, academics and need.


Raymond L. & Ruth L. McClurg Scholarship

Recipient must be an upperclassman majoring in business with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and have completed a minimum of 27 credit hours at Northwest.


Raymond McClurg Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall maintain enrollment of at least 12 hours for each fall and spring trimesters. Preference will be given to students studying education. Financial need is leading criteria.


Richard Allman & Margaret Peterson Three Dimensional Art Scholarship

Recipients shall maintain enrollment to be considered as full-time students and have declared a major to receive a BFA with an emphasis in Sculpture and/or Ceramics.  Recipients shall maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Academic achievement and financial need shall be leading criteria.


Richard L Sawyers Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s).


Richard M "Dick" New Scholarship

Recipients must be a junior or senior with a major in Middle School Education, a 2.75 GPA, be involved in professional activities, and demonstrate financial need.


Rischer Educational Enrichment Grant

Awarded to a junior of senior psychology major who demonstrates active involvement in research or other aspects of professional development with preference for students who will use the funds to support research or professional development activities.


Robert & Doris Foster Commemorative Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time student. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Robert & ZoAnn Severson Jazz Scholarship

Awarded to a Northwest student who is currently a member the Jazz Ensemble and will be returning to perform with the group during the following academic year. Recipient must have a 2.00 GPA and enroll in private study.


Robert Fraser Scholarship

Awarded to business majors who are graduates of a high school in St. Joseph, Missouri or a 30 mile radius of St. Joseph, with a preference for the public schools. Recipients shall have a minimum classification of sophomore and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Financial need may be considered.


Robert Lee & Doris Ann Stanton Powering Dreams Scholarship

Recipients shall maintain enrollment to be considered as full-time students by the University.  Recipients shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by Northwest Missouri State University, with academic achievement and financial need the leading criteria with first preference given to a continuing student who has been formally admitted to the teacher education program.


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.


Robert O Gill Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall be enrolled full-time, shall be a continuing student, and shall be education majors with an interest in classroom teaching. First preference shall be given to graduates of Lawson High School in Lawson, Missouri.


Roberta F Utterback Scholarship

Recipients shall maintain a GPA of 3.50, have declared a major in the area of Elementary Education, and show financial need. Eligible recipients shall have graduated from a high school in the 19-county district of Northwest Missouri State University and shall be a university senior in the year the scholarship is awarded.


Roger L. Pugh Student Ambassador Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a University freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior and shall maintain enrollment to be considered a full-time student by the University. Preference shall be given to student ambassadors.


Rollie Stadlman & Sharon Bonnett Scholarship

This award applauds the exemplary KXCV/KRNW broadcaster who exhibits leadership, high academic standards in the classroom and professional applications on the air and displays innovative approaches to broadcasting and real passion for the industry. The recipient is chosen from among KXCV/KRNW announcers and news reporters by the KXCV/KRNW professional staff.


Ron C DeYoung Business Scholarship

Awarded to a full time sophomore, junior or senior. One award for students with minimum 3.00 GPA majoring in area of: accounting, finance, marketing, management, international business, mass communications and computer management systems.


Ron C DeYoung Wesley Center Scholarship

Awarded to a full time sophomore, junior or senior. One award for students actively involved with the Wesley Foundation pursuing any academic major with minimum 2.50 GPA.  Contact Travis Dimmitt at the Wesley Center for an application.


Ron Herron Finish Strong Scholarship

Recipient shall be an athlete for whom their eligibility has lapsed but their undergraduate degree is incomplete.


Ronald A. Houston Scholarship

Recipients shall either be graduates of North Nodaway High School in Hopkins, MO or qualifying employees or dependents of employees of the J.L. Houston Co in Hopkins, MO. Recipients shall be entering freshmen enrolled full-time with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and show demonstrated leadership in school and community activities. Financial need may be considered. Additionally, qualifying employees or qualifying dependents of employees, of the J.L. Houston Co. may receive the award upon first transferring to Northwest Missouri State University with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. It is the donor's intent that this award shall continue to assist multiple recipients throughout their subsequent undergraduate years.


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.


Ruth Miller Scholarship

Awarded to an upper level continuing music major for use during the senior year of study as a music major at Northwest. Applicants must be a second trimester junior, have at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, be a music major, and at least a two-year member of MENC.


Ryland Milner Scholarship

Awarded to a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student with a major in physical education or recreation. Undergraduates must have a completed a minimum of 27 credit hours, show financial need. Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA.


Schneider Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and is awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donor(s).


Scott & Cindy Richey Powering Dreams Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain enrollment to be considered a full-time student by the University and shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by Northwest Missouri State University, with academic achievement and financial need the leading criteria.


Scott Parman Scholarship

Recipient shall be a university junior or senior and have declared a major in International Business. Recipient must maintain a 3.00 GPA. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.


Seth J Brutto Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00, display strong leadership qualities, and show financial need. Eligible recipients shall also be active members of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Northwest.


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.


Shawna Severson Zech Memorial Scholarship

Recipient of this award shall be pursuing studies in Elementary Education or Special Education from any class level and shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. Applicant must submit a one-page essay regarding a challenge or barrier they have overcome to pursue and succeed in their education.


Shopko Business Scholarship

Recipient shall be a business major interested in pursuing a career in retail. Recipient shall live or have lived in one of the 24 states in which Shopko operates (CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, OH, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY).


Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity MO Lambda New Member of the Year Scholarship

Recipients of the MO Lambda New Member of the Year Award shall have joined the Missouri Lambda Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity within the prior calendar year and be a member in good standing.

Recipients shall have a minimum 3.0 GPA, shall maintain enrollment to be considered a full-time student by the University, and shall demonstrate strong leadership skills and involvement in activities for the betterment of the Chapter and the University.

The scholarship may assist members at either the undergraduate or graduate level.


Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity MO Lambda Sig Ep Man of the Year Scholarship

Recipients of the MO Lambda Sig Ep Man of the Year Award shall be a member in good standing of the Missouri Lambda Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

Recipients shall have a minimum 3.0 GPA, shall maintain enrollment to be considered a full-time student by the University, and shall demonstrate strong leadership skills and involvement in activities for the betterment of the Chapter and the University.

The scholarship may assist members at either the undergraduate or graduate level.


Society of International Ambassadors Scholarship

Recipient shall be classified as a full-time continuing International Student by the Intercultural and International Center. Recipient shall maintain a 2.75 GPA. Merit and involvement within the Northwest community and contribution to the campus community will serve as leading criteria.


Southern Iowa Alumni & Friends Chapter Scholarship

Recipients shall be full-time students from the Southern Iowa area (counties of Ringgold, Taylor, Page, Clark, Adams, Union, and Decatur). Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


Staci McEnaney Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be a Northwest junior or senior Elementary Education major with preference for an Early Childhood minor, shall have graduated from Maryville High School, shall have a minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA, and show financial need.


Stalling Family Scholarship

Recipients shall be a junior or senior elementary education major enrolled full-time with a minimum GPA of 2.75.  Preference shall be given to students from Nodaway or Holt counties in Missouri.  Academic achievement and financial need shall be leading criteria.


Sterling Surrey Memorial Scholarship

The Sterling Surrey Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior majoring in business with a minimum GPA of 3.0.


Student Senate Scholarship

Recipient shall be a continuing student and considered full time. Recipient shall have demonstrated student leadership in a student organization that is in good standing with the Student Senate and shall have a minimum 3.00 GPA. Academic achievement and financial need will be leading criteria. Since the Student Senate president is part of the selection committee, he/she shall be ineligible to receive the scholarship.


T H & Opal Eckert Journalism Scholarship

The T.H. Eckert Journalism Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior mass media major with a minimum 3.00 GPA, based on leadership and contribution to the Northwest Missourian.


Teacher Education Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded annually to junior, senior or graduate students in Education. Applicants shall have a 2.75 GPA and favorable recommendation of at least one faculty member. Letters from teachers and administrators are valuable.  One scholarship will be awarded to a qualified minority applicant.


Theatre Academic Achievement Awards

Receipients shall be continuting students majoring in Theatre or Speech/Theatre Education with a GPA of at least 3.0.  Award amounts are as follows:

3.75 – 4.00 overall GPA  =  $200 per semester
3.50 – 3.74 overall GPA  =  $150 per semester
3.25 – 3.49 overall GPA  =  $100 per semester
3.00 – 3.24 overall GPA  =    $50 per semester
 


Theatre Gold Star Scholarship

Awarded to theatre or speech/theatre education majors each year with an equal distribution among classes (senior, junior and sophomores) when possible. Must have cumulative GPA of 3.00 and model for others attributes of character and service expected of an educated professional. Consideration will be given to those who intend to pursue advanced degrees in theatre or to teach theatre in public school systems or higher education.


Thomas Webb Harvey Memorial Scholarship

Rising junior or senior mathematics majors may apply. Based on ability and promise in mathematics.


Tunell Scholarship

Recipients shall be enrolled full-time, shall be a junior or senior in the year the award is received, shall have declared major in Applied Health Science and shall have a minimum 3.5 GPA within the major.  Completing the Occupational Goals essay is required to be considered for this scholarship.  First preference shall be given to those who demonstrate interest and potential for success in a health care related field.


Twentieth Century Club Scholarship

Recipient shall be a permanent resident of Nodaway County, Missouri, be enrolled as a junior or senior at Northwest, have a GPA of at least 3.35, and show financial need.


Vance & Zeline Geiger Scholarships in Education

Teacher Education major, with a minimum 3.00 GPA, and who demonstrates financial need


Vernon J Barrett Memorial Scholarship in Music

Awarded to a junior or senior music major with a 3.3GPA.  Audtion is required by department.


Vic & Frances Farrell Scholarship

Awarded to a full time sophomore, junior or senior. Recipient shall maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, have declared a major in the area of business and show financial need. Preference may be given to graduates of Worth County High School.


Viola May Corwin AAUW Scholarship

Woman in junior or senior year or graduate student with 3.00 GPA and northwest Missouri resident.


Virgil Albertini Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time continuing student with a declared major in English. The award will be received during the junior or senior year. Emphasis shall be placed on the student's interest in American literature and teacher education.


Vivian & Frank Strong Scholarship

Recipient shall be a sophomore, junior or senior with a permanent address within a radius of 125 miles from Maryville and have a minimum a 3.0 GPA. The student must show financial need and that he/she contributes financially to the funds required to attend college either by employment during summer vacation or part time employment. The award shall not be made to any student whose tuition is reduced because his or her spouse, parent, or guardian is a member of the faculty or administrative staff at the University, nor shall it be given to any student whose permanent residence is Maryville, Missouri unless it has been determined that such student would be unable to attend college unless this scholarship was awarded to the person.


W Ford Hunter Memorial Scholarship

Recipient shall be a native and resident of either Missouri or Kansas with at least one year of membership in the National Guard, Maryville unit. Recipient shall be a junior or senior at Northwest with at least sixty semester hours completed at Northwest. Recipient shall also be a loyal citizen, a good student, and a dependable military person. Inquire at the Maryville National Guard post.


W M C Dawson Scholarship

Recipient shall be a full-time student with academic achievement being the lead criteria. Preference will be given to a student with an average GPA of 3.25.


Wall Family Scholarship

Recipient shall be chosen based on admissions and financial assistance policies and standards offered by NWMSU for awarding cultural enrichment scholarships to United States citizens, with financial need the leading criteria. Preference will be to first assist ethnically diverse students who are pursuing the degree of B.S. in Education: Secondary Education.


Walter & Maude Johnson Scholarship

Recipient shall have declared a major in Agricultural Sciences.


Ward Rounds Instrumental Music Scholarship

The Ward Rounds Instrumental Music Scholarship will be awarded to a Northwest instrumental music education major, from the wind or percussion area, for use during the junior and/or senior year of study. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and maintain this throughout the award year, be enrolled as a full-time student, and continue with membership in the Bearcat Marching Band, Wind Symphony, and/or Jazz Ensemble. Potential applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities in the Northwest band program, participation in a music service organization, and demonstrate financial need. The recipient may reapply for the senior year if  selected for their junior year.


Welton Ideker Regents Scholarship

Recipients shall show exemplary leadership abilities in academic and civic activities, maintain 3.00 cumulative GPA, have at least sophomore standing and demonstrate financial need. Dependents of employees of Ideker Construction may be given preference.


William A. & Jo Karen Brown Scholarship

Recipient shall be enrolled full time as an education major. Recipient shall also be a U.S. Citizen from Platte City, MO and the Platte County R-3 School District. Academic achievement and financial need are leading criteria.


William L Costello NWMSU Scholarship

Recipients shall be considered full-time students by the University. First preference will be given to entering freshmen from East Mills High School in Malvern, IA and second preference to continuing students and/or transfer students having graduated from East Mills High School. Financial need will be the leading criteria. If no East Mills High School graduate should attend the University in any given year, only then may the award be used to assist deserving graduates of any Iowa high school.


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


Wirth Family Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship is awarded annually to a person of good moral character, with excellent academic standing, have junior standing, and show promise for excellence in the area of education with preference for Elementary Education or guidance and counseling. The scholarship shall be given for use during the senior year.