Financial Aid

Missouri Western Scholarships - General

Affiliated Foods Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time employee (or dependent) of Affiliated Foods with a minimum GPA 2.0.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Alma Pletcher Endowment Scholarship
A scholarship for junior or seniors is available to a full-time student in good standing.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Alumni Association Scholarship
MWSU Alumni Association provides scholarships from the annual fund to help cover the costs of tuition; books; and other education expenses. Alumni Association scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit (requiring a minimum 3.5 GPA) or on a combination of need and merit (requiring a minimum 3.0 GPA). Preference is given to students who have completed at least one semester of college.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Andrews-Whitaker Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Patrick H. Whitaker of St. Joseph in memory of their parents, George H. and Madeline Keil Andrews and James W. and Cora Ann Johnson Whitaker.  Interest from the scholarship fund is available annually to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Anne Reed Gray Memorial Arts Scholarship
The Anne Reed Gray Memorial Arts Scholarship was established in memory of Anne Reed Gray, an activist for the St. Joseph community and an avid lover of the arts.  Applicants must be full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a declared major in Art, Music, or Theater.  Financial need must be demonstrated.  Scholarship may be renewed upon reapplication if all criteria are maintained.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Arnholt Scholarship Fund
The Arnholt Scholarship fund provides scholarships to needy and worthy students attending Missouri Western State University.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Bill Carter Memorial Scholarship
The Bill Carter Memorial Scholarship was started by the Midland Empire Taskforce and is based on the community involvement; academic success; and financial need of a worthy gay; lesbian; bisexual; or transgender (GLBT) student or the child of a GLBT person.  An applicant must meet the following minimum requirements: possess a 2.5 GPA and maintain satisfactory academic progress; enroll full-time (minimum of 12 hours); be in good standing at the University; be a GLBT person or the child of a GLBT person; demonstrate active involvement in the GLBT community and/or authentic contributions to society as a whole; and be a member of Pride Alliance. Incoming freshmen and transfer students may be considered; but are expected to have been involved with some group with a mission similar to the Pride Alliance and are expected to join during their first semester.   Recipients may reapply if a criteria is maintained. A student may receive the scholarship 3 times while at MWSU.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Bob Berger Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Bob Berger; Director of Financial Aid from 1970 to 2001 by friends and family. Recipients of this scholarship should be a junior or senior majoring in Education; Nursing; or Wildlife Biology with a minimum GPA of 2.8. Financial need will be a consideration. Applicants should submit two professional (instructor and/or employer) letters of reference.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Constance Fauntleroy Runcie Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to juniors with a major of arts & humanities; or any of the science fields; or computers.  Students must have a GPA of 3.5 in their major and  a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. 2 academic references and 1 character reference is required.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Dr. Keith R. Roberts Memorial Scholarship for the Advancement of Science
The Dr. Keith R. Roberts Memorial Scholarship for the Advancement of Science was established by friends and family of Dr. Roberts who served as director of research; grants and sponsored programs at Western. To qualify; students must be a full-time undergraduate with a declared major in Biology; Chemistry or Physics and have a GPA of at least 3.2. Preference will be given to students engaged in natural science research or with an interest in seeking a graduate degree in natural sciences. Two letters of reference are required.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Dr. Nolan Morrison Student Fund
Established in memory of Nolan Morrison; this fund is used for unexpected and emergency expenses of students who cannot obtain financial aid.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Dubach Scholarship  for Humanitarian Careers
The Dubach Scholarship will be awarded to an individual with a planned career goal in Christian ministry (including sacred music); nursing or special education.  The recipient(s) shall have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.  Renewal and continuance of the scholarship is possible through the completion of a MWSU degree; however; reapplication is required each year.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Earl E. and Elmyra J. Euler Memorial Scholarship
The Euler Memorial Scholarship is available to a graduate of Central High School with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Edwin Gorman Public Service
These awards are granted to Missouri Western students participating in a public service internship. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Elliott & Libbie L Goldman Scholarship
This endowed scholarship fund; established in 1980 by Elliott Goldman and his sister Libbie Loraine Goldman in memory of their parents; Dora and Ruben Goldman; and of their brothers; Dr. Nathan L. Goldman and Abe Goldman; is to be available annually to students who demonstrate leadership abilities; academic excellence; and financial need. Recipients must be full-time residents of Buchanan County and full-time students at MWSU. Preference will be given to junior and seniors who plan to apply for admission to law school and students majoring in art or business administration.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Esson Scholarship
In honor of J. Douglas and Susan H. Esson, this scholarship will be awarded to two full-time junior students and two full-time senior students pursuing a degree in a liberal arts field or nursing. Awardees must have a 3.2 GPA. Junior recipients may re-apply the second year.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Florence Smith – ACW Scholarship
This award was established in memory of Florence Smith by the Association of College Women. In order to qualify the student must maintain a GPA of at least 3.5; provide 1 character and 2 academic references; and be a woman in a degree program with a junior or senior standing. Financial need shall be a consideration.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Goppert Scholarship
The Goppert Scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student in good standing. Preference will be given to applicants with primary residence in Lathrop, Missouri or Norborne, Missouri. Financial need shall be the determining factor among qualified applicants.  Scholarship may be renewed upon reapplication if a GPA of 2.5 is maintained.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Hardman Scholarship Fund
The Hardman Scholarship fund provides scholarships to needy and worthy full-time students attending Missouri Western State University.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Harold Slater Public Service
These awards are granted to Missouri Western students participating in a public service internship. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Hesnault Scholarship Fund
Scholarships awarded to needy students on the principle criterion of seriousness of purpose.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Jack & Frieda Zurow Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to Sophomore or Junior or Senior students with a minimum GPA of 2.50. The recipient will be selected by the Missouri Western State University Faculty Scholarship Committee.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

James W Supple Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of James W. Supple; a member of the MWSU Foundation Board of Directors and international representative of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters. To qualify for the scholarship; the student must belong to a union or be the immediate family of a union member; maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be a full-time student.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

John & Mary Veoski Scholarship
The John and Mary Veoski Scholarship fund offers awards to needy students coming from families at or below the federally established poverty level (family size considered). Recipients must maintain at least a 3.00 GPA at MWSU as a condition of receiving this award.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

John Sublett Logan Business  Undergraduate Scholarship
The John Sublett Logan Business Undergraduate Scholarship provides assistance to full-time, junior and senior students who intend to pursue graduate degrees in Accounting, Business, Economics, or Legal Studies. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 hours, have a minimum GPA of 3.20, participate in community service, be a declared major in Business, Legal Studies, Accounting, or Economics, and reside in Buchanan, Platte, Andrew, Clay, or Clinton county in Missouri.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

John Sublett Logan Business Fellowship
The John Sublett Logan Business Fellowship Program provides scholarships to senior students who are completing their undergraduate program and intend to pursue graduate degrees in accounting, business, economics or law. They must have completed a minimum of 90 hours, have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and be accepted by a graduate school.  Applications may be found on the Missouri Western State University Foundation website.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Judith Hausman Award
This scholarship is open to all majors with preference given to students majoring in Education, Business, Construction Engineering or Nursing. Recipients must have a GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled full-time. Over above, scholarship applications must contain evidence of community service and at least three letters of reference. Financial need shall be the determining factor among qualified candidates.  Scholarship is renewable, upon reapplication, if qualifications are met.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

KCP&L Scholarship
This scholarship has been established to assist KCP&L customers with the cost of higher education. Criteria for scholarship includes: Full-time (minimum 12 hours) enrollment; incoming freshman; top 25% of graduating class; child of an KCP&L customer (account number must be provided for verification). Financial need may be a consideration.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Kiefer Scholarship Fund
Bequests by Miss Katherine Kiefer and Miss Josephine Kiefer established this fund to benefit men and women living in the St. Joseph; Missouri or Wathena; Kansas area.  Interest from the fund is available annually.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

M.O. Looney Community Service Scholarship
The M.O. Looney Scholarship is available to a sophomore; junior; or senior; full-time student with a record of community service. A GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale is required. Recipient must work a total of 125 hours per academic year doing community service (equivalent of $8.00 per hour).
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Marian Mitchell Scholarship
The Marian Mitchell Scholarship is awarded annually to senior level students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. With the exception of Physical Education; all majors are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

MC Albright TKE Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Michael Albright; a honored alumni and friend of XI ETA Chapter of TKE.  An applicant must be an active member of XI ETA Chapter TKE Fraternity or immediate family member of an alumni. Must provide a letter showing this relationship.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Milton Litvak Memorial Scholarship
For pre-law and/or political science and public affairs; 3.0 GPA to qualify and maintain. Must be a sophomore or higher to apply. Must provide the contact information (name; address; and phone number) of 3 references. Financial need will be considered.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Missouri Western Advantage
This scholarship is available to full time students in good standing that have a minimum GPA of 2.50 and live in MWSU residence halls.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Mr. & Mrs. Clark C. Glaze Scholarship
A scholarship fund has been established by Mr. and Mrs. Clark C. Glaze; the interest from which is to be available as a scholarship.  If used by a student in a pre-medical course; the scholarship is to be known as the Emily B. Glaze Scholarship.  If used by a student in pre-engineering; the scholarship will be known as the Clark C. Glaze Scholarship.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Noyes Home Scholarship
Applicants must be a current or past resident of the Noyes Homes in St Joseph; Missouri and have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above. Financial need will be the determining factor among qualified candidates.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Opal LaValle Steward Scholarship
Established in memory of Opal LaValle Steward. This scholarship will be awarded to currently enrolled full-time students who demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Pete O. Reiplinger Memorial Scholarship
Pete O. Reiplinger; 1934 Alumnus of the St. Joseph Junior College; provided an estate gift to the Missouri Western State University Foundation.  Pete and his wife Myrtle lived in St. Joseph and his father; Oliver Reiplinger; served as a member of the St. Joseph Fire Department. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  It was Mr. Reiplinger’s wish that these funds be used for scholarships with special consideration given to children of the St. Joseph Fire Department.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Public Service Internship
These awards are granted to Missouri Western students participating in a public service internship. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The scholarship will pay up to 12 hours tuition (dependent upon the other institutional financial aid the student is receiving). If relocation is required; a stipend valued at up to $700 per month (maximum 5 months) is provided to assist with living expenses.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

R. Dan Boulware Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a full-time student majoring in pre-law or legal studies.  Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Must demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

R.F.B. Acton Scholarship
Student must be full time majoring in Music; Theatre & Cinema; or other performing arts area major with minimum GPA 3.0. Preference given to applicant with demonstrated accomplishments in dance. May be renewed if criteria is maintained.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Rod W. Fletcher Fund
Provided by Roderick W. and Anne M. Fletcher for students that meet the following criteria. Candidates should be majoring in communications; including communication studies; public relations; English and journalism. To qualify student must be a graduate of Central High School; have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and be active in a minimum of two extracurricular activities. Scholarship may be renewed upon application.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Sally Juden Reed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Sally Juden Reed; an active community volunteer with an interest in social welfare. Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student with an ACT of at least 19 or a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Current students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. A current recipient of this scholarship must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to renew the scholarship. Preference will be given to current or past residents of the Noyes Home for Children in St. Joseph; Missouri.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Savannah Math Scholarship
The Savannah Math scholarship applicants will be selected by a committee established by the Savannah Missouri High School.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Study Abroad Scholarship
Scholarships are available on a completitive basis for students participating in a study abroad opportunity. Contact the Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Office for Application Procedures.
Application Deadline: Priority March 1st
Application Procedures: Contact the Study Abroad Office for Application Procedures

 

Support to Students (STS)
Eligible applicants must have completed a minimum of 29 credit hours at Missouri Western with a cumulative GPA of 3.00.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

 

Ted Walkowiak Memorial Scholarship
Student must be full time and have GPA 3.0 and financial need shall be a determining factor.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

William Wright Endowment for Student Scholarships
Must be a full time student who is majoring in Art, Music, or Theatre.
Application Deadline: March 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application