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Missouri Western Scholarships - Education

Alberta Cross Haynes Teaching Scholarship
Alberta Cross Haynes Teaching Scholarship was established by friends and family of Mrs. Alberta Cross Haynes who served as an elementary teacher in rural Missouri in the 1920s. Applicants must be Junior or Senior level declared Elementary Education majors who are eligible for membership in Kappa Delta Pi with a GPA of at least 3.2. Preference will be given to students from a rural background (hometown population of less than 2500).  Two references are required and financial need will be a consideration.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Bob & Fern Dawson Scholarship
The Bob and Fern Dawson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time junior or senior student majoring in Education. Art Education majors are also eligible. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and financial need will be a consideration. Preference will be given to first generation college students. Two letters of reference are required.  This scholarship is renewable.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Culver-Gettys Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Lt. Col. Charles M. Culver and Capt. Hugh M. Gettys. The scholarship is available to degree-seeking students who have completed a minimum of 28 college hours. The students should have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better and show evidence of financial need.  Preferably, the students should be planning a career in education.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Dr. Michael L. Schooley Elementary Education Scholarship
The recipient of this award must be a full-time; junior or senior level student with a declared major in Education. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Preference will be given to students; or student’s parents; who attended or worked at one of the following schools: Humboldt or Edison Elementary in St. Joseph; MO; Rock Bridge or Derby Ridge Elementary in Columbia; MO. Selection made by Scholarship Committee in Education Department.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Enid & Allen Lowenberg Education Scholarship
Scholarship is for an education major in their junior or senior year. Recipient will be a resident of St. Joseph and a graduate of any St. Joseph high school.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Eula W. Popplewell Scholarship
The Department of Education is offering a scholarship in memory of Eula Popplewell. The Eula Popplewell Scholarship is awarded to a freshman with a declared pre-major in Elementary Education. The recipient must provide 2 references; high school rank; ACT or equivalent score; and a record of service to education or to the community. Recipients may re-apply if a GPA of 3.2 is maintained; they have a declared major in Elementary Education; and if no other eligible freshmen apply. Freshmen will be given first priority.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Excellence-Education
These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who qualify according to departmental guidelines. The awards are worth an amount up to $1,500. At least one award in each department will be awarded to an incoming freshman student.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

George M. Ashworth Memorial Scholarship
Recipients of this scholarship shall be a sophomore, junior or senior, majoring in elementary or middle school education, and from Northwest Missouri. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and demonstrated need.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Helen C. Gettys Education Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is given in memory of Helen C. Gettys, former professor emeritus in the Department of Education. The scholarship is available to a degree-seeking student who has been formally admitted to the Education Department. The student should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 and financial need will be a consideration. Two references are required.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Janet Gorman Murphy/Catherine Hennessey Gorman Teaching Scholarship
Applicants for this scholarship must be at least a junior with a declared major in Education, have a 2.8 GPA or above, and have an ACT score of 25 or above.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

John & Helen Freda Creal Education Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is awarded to full-time nontraditional students seeking a degree in Education. GPA of 3.0 to qualify and 3.0 in major to maintain. The name and contact information of two references is required.  Financial need must be demonstrated.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship
The Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship is awarded by the education faculty to one junior in elementary education and one junior in secondary education. As evidence of superior academic achievement and leadership skills, the student must be a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the national education honor society for undergraduates in education.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Leona Ebersold Education Scholarship
Established in memory of Leona Ebersold. The applicants should be at least a junior majoring in education, with a preference for elementary education.  Applicant must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, must demonstrate financial need, and one letter of recommendation from education department is required.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

McHugh Lafayette-Humbolt Scholarship
The recipient of this endowed scholarship shall be an Elementary or Music Education major and maintain a 2.5 GPA during their freshman year and a 3.0 GPA all succeeding years. The student must be a graduate of Lafayette High School with one reference from his or her high school principal. Preference will be given to a student who attended Humboldt Elementary School.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Nelle Blum Scholarship (Education)
Established in memory of Nelle Blum; former dean of the St. Joseph Jr. College. This scholarship is a split award for degree-seeking students in Business or Education who have completed 60 credit hours; have a GPA of 3.0 and have demonstrated financial need.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application