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Missouri Western Scholarships - History and Geography

Western Excellence – History and Geography
Each year the Department of History and Geography as well as the Department of Philosophy and Religion confer between two and six Western Excellence awards. Each award is worth $500 to $1500 depending on the number of recipients. Applications for these awards are judged on a competitive basis. Applicants must be majoring, or minoring, in one of the programs in our two departments and have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Awards are granted yearly but are distributed on a semester-by-semester basis. In order to retain your award you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and pursue an appropriate course of study in one of the major/minor fields in the History and Geography or Philosophy and Religion departments. Failure to do so will result in termination of the award.
Application Deadline: February 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and provide a 250-300 word essay in which you outline your educational and career goals, and discuss the ways in which a course of study in history, philosophy, geography, humanities, or religion will prepare you to meet those goals. Essays for the HG & PR Western Excellence Award should be submitted with your online application. See complete scholarship requirements.


Opal Kearby Scholarship Award
Students majoring in economics, English, history, modern language, philosophy, political science, social work or sociology are eligible to apply for one of these awards.
Application Deadline: Mid-November and mid-April; contact the History and Geography department for specific deadline dates.
Application Procedures: Opal Kearby Scholarship Application
Contact Information: History and Geography Department, (816) 271-5688, Dr. Jay Lemanski, (816) 271-4333, slemanski@missouriwestern.edu


Ted Walkowiak History Scholarship
Student must be full time and have GPA 2.5 majoring in history with a Polish history interest. Financial need shall be a determining factor.
Application Deadline: February 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Dr. Joseph and Gladys Friedman History Scholarship
Student must be full time; GPA of 3.0; Sophomore, Junior, Senior; majoring in history with a Holocaust interest; and demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: February 1st
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application