Financial Aid

Missouri Western Scholarships - English and Modern Language

English and Modern Language Scholarship
Scholarship are available on a competitive basis for students majoring in English or Modern Language.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Excellence-English and Modern Language (Freshman)
Scholarships of at least $500 will be awarded to incoming first-year students intending to major or minor in one or more departmental programs. Applicants must score 22 or higher on the EACT. Financial need will be a consideration.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Extended Study Abroad Scholarship
Scholarship for extended study abroad (one-two semesters) with a Missouri Western exchange program in a French; German; or Spanish speaking country. Preference is given to German minors and French or Spanish majors. Awards are based on academic achievement and financial need.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Foreign Language Acheivement Scholarship
Achievement scholarship for French majors; German minors; and Spanish majors. Students must be a German minor or a French or Spanish major. Awards are based on academic achievement and financial need.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Frances Flanagan Scholarship
Dr. Frances Flanagan, long-time department member and former chair, established this scholarship for a Sigma Tau Delta member to help purchase books. The applicant must have a minimum of 60 credit hours, a minimum 3.0 GPA and have an English or Journalism major. Must be involved in Departmental, Institutional and Community activities and have 2 letters of reference from faculty members.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Francis and Marceline Davis (English)
This award is an alternating annual athletic and English scholarship awarded to declared English major or minors or a student athlete. Recipients must have completed at least 24 hours of coursework at Missouri Western; earned a GPA of 2.5 or above; and demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Future Foreign Language Teacher Scholarship
Scholarships of at least $3,000 for French or Spanish Education majors (BSE) will be awarded for extended study abroad (one-two semesters) with a Missouri Western exchange program in a French or Spanish-speaking country.  Students must be accepted in the BSE program, have completed 12 hours of French/Spanish at Missouri Western (not by placement), and have a 3.75 average GPA in French/Spanish courses.  Awards will be given for study abroad with an EML exchange program, unless there is no active exchange program for the language in question. Students should apply in the spring of the sophomore or junior year. The scholarship will be rescinded if the student does not study abroad.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Hayes Bagnall Literacy Scholarship
Established in honor of Norma Hayes Bagnall; former English professor at Missouri Western. The applicant must be working as a mentor or tutor in a Chapter I school or actively working the same amount of time in an established literacy program.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Irene Ertman Memorial Travel Award
Established by Tau Mu Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta; international English honor society; in memory of deceased colleague; Irene Ertman. This scholarship will help with expenses to send a Sigma Tau Delta member to a conference at which he / she gives a paper. The applicant must have a 3.0 GPA; both cumulative and in English.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Isabel Rice Sparks Scholarship
The Department of English and Modern Language established this scholarship in honor of Isabel Rice Sparks, long-time department member, former chair and international president of Sigma Tau Delta; English honor society. Applicants must be an English major or minor with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants who have participated in departmental activities are preferred.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

James McCarthy Scholarship
This scholarship is available to a full-time student majoring in English. Qualified applicants must have a 3.00 GPA.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Jennifer A. George Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Jennifer A. George; a 1992 graduate of Missouri Western; by her family and friends. The scholarship will be awarded in the spring semester to a junior or senior English major with emphasis in technical communication or journalism. Financial need will be a consideration.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Joseph & Minnie Doherty Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior majoring in English who has a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrates financial need.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Richard B. Taylor Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the department’s faculty and staff in memory of Richard Taylor; who taught English and Journalism at Missouri Western. Applicants must be English/Journalism majors or minors and have served on the staff of the Griffon Yearbook or the Griffon News.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Rosemary Hoffman Study in France Scholarship
This scholarship was established in the honor of Rosemary Hoffman; a former French professor at Missouri Western State University to support students’ study in France. Preference given to French majors but available to students enrolled in French courses who have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must provide a personal statement.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Sandra Jacobs Recognition Scholarship
The Department of English and Modern Language established this scholarship in honor of Sandra Jacobs; long-time department secretary and Missouri Western BSE honors English graduate. This scholarship is for a departmental major or minor who has participated in departmental activities and completed 30 or more hours with a GPA above 3.0. Financial need will be a consideration.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Sandra Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship
Sandra J. Stubblefield was a 1984 graduate of Missouri Western and former professor in the Department of English. This scholarship was established in her memory by her family in 2010 to pay tribute to a woman who emphasized the value of higher education for individuals in all stages of life. The scholarship is available to full-time junior or senior declared English majors. Preference is given to non-traditional students and students from Andrew; Atchison; Holt; and Nodaway counties in Missouri. Qualified applicants must demonstrate financial need and possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application