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Scholarships and Grants 2018-05-22T20:06:42+00:00

To be considered for 2018-19 Missouri Western Competitive Scholarships, ALL students should complete the General Scholarship Application requirements no later than Feb. 1. Additional applications are required for scholarships offered by the Graduate School and Department of Music.

Graduate and undergraduate student who complete the General Scholarship Application requirements by the deadline will be considered for over 250 scholarships offered by the Missouri Western State University Foundation. 
Students who apply after the deadline may be considered as funding permits.

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Information for Scholarship Recipients

Alumni Legacy Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to first-time freshmen students who are the son or daughter of an alumnus of Missouri Western State University and have earned a 3.0 High School GPA (on a 4.0 scale). This scholarship is non-renewable.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Deans’ Academic Scholarship (Gold Level)
This scholarship is awarded annually to first-time students who have earned a minimum composite of 20 on the ACT and have an overall 3.0 GPA for all high school coursework. The scholarship is worth an amount up to $1,000 a year. The student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA for renewal and successfully complete at least 24 credit hours during the academic year. This scholarship may not be used in combination with other Gold Level Scholarships. Renewable for up to 8 semesters.
Application Deadline: Must be admitted to the University prior to July 1
Application Procedures: Awarded automatically to qualified students


Dr. James & Lauren Scanlon Scholarship
This is a non-renewable award based on community service record and two letters of recommendation (one personal and one from a community service site). Award recipients must continue to participate in community service while at Missouri Western and live in the residence halls. The award is valued at up to $1,000.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


e2 Scholarship
The e2 Scholarship is awarded annually to one first-time student who has earned a minimum composite of 21 on the ACT and have participated in the e2 (emPowerU) Youth Empowerment Program sponsored by the Heartland Foundation in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Edith C. Brown Scholarship
This competitive book scholarship is awarded annually to first generation college students, students with financial need or students who have participated in Upward Bound, Talent Search, 21st Century or similar program. Preference will be given to students living in the residence halls and those with a record of good character and service to their community. The one-time scholarship is worth an amount up to $500.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


GED and HiSet Scholarship (Gold Level)
This scholarship is awarded annually to individuals who are entering college for the first time and score 2750 or higher on the General Education Development Test (GED) or a 75 on the HiSet. The scholarship is worth an amount up to $500 per year if the student is enrolled in 12 hours or more. The award may be prorated for students enrolled between 6 and 12 hours. The award must be used in the student’s first 12 semesters. The student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA for renewal. Students who scored a 285 or higher on the GED Test prior to 2002 are eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship may not be combined with other Gold Level Scholarships.
Application Deadline: Must be admitted to the University prior to July 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Golden Griffon Scholarship (Gold Level – Competitive)
This award provides outstanding incoming freshmen with a four-year renewable scholarship valued at up to $5,000 per year. For those who choose to live on-campus, the scholarship will also include the cost of a room on the Academic Achievement Floor in Vaselakos Hall. Requirements for the Golden Griffon candidacy include: a composite ACT score of 27 or above, ranking in the top 10% of his or her high school class or an overall unweighted GPA of 3.5 for all high school coursework and evidence of involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. Applicants are required to submit one essay and may be required to attend a personal interview or campus visit. Recipients must pursue General Studies Honors, be an active member in a Missouri Western club or organization, maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year for renewal. The Golden Griffon Scholarship may not be combined with other Gold Level Scholarships. Renewable for up to 8 semesters.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Governors’ Academic Scholarship (Gold Level)
This scholarship is awarded annually to first-time students who have earned a minimum composite score of 23 on the ACT and have earned an overall 3.3 GPA for all high school coursework. The scholarship is worth an amount up to $2,600 per year. The student must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year for renewal. This scholarship may not be combined with other Gold Level Scholarships. Renewable for up to 8 semesters.
Application Deadline: Must be admitted to the University prior to July 1
Application Procedures: Awarded automatically to qualified students


IB Certificate Scholarship (Gold Level)
This scholarship is awarded to first-time freshmen who have successfully completed two IB certificates. The scholarship is worth an amount up to $2,600 per year. The student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year for renewal. This scholarship may not be combined with other Gold Level Scholarships. Renewable for up to 8 semesters.
Application Deadline: Must be admitted to the University prior to July 1
Application Procedures:  Awarded automatically to qualified students


IB Diploma Scholarship (Gold Level)
This scholarship is awarded to first-time freshmen who have successfully completed the IB Diploma. The scholarship is worth an amount up to $3,600 per year. The student must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year for renewal. This scholarship may not be combined with other Gold Level Scholarships. Renewable for up to 8 semesters.
Application Deadline: Must be admitted to the University prior to July 1
Application Procedures:  Awarded automatically to qualified students


Leadership Award
This non-renewable scholarship is awarded to first-time students who have an outstanding academic record; evidence of involvement in extracurricular activities; student leadership and government activities; and involvement in a community service project. The award is worth an amount up to $1,500. Recipients of this award must live in the residence halls.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Missouri Boys State Scholarship
Up to five non-renewable scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be offered to first-time freshmen who were citizens of the previous academic year at Missouri Boys State and are enrolled as full-time students.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Missouri Girls State Scholarship
Up to five non-renewable scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be offered to first-time freshmen who are enrolled as full-time students and were citizens of the previous academic year at Missouri Girls State.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Missouri Savings for Tuition (MOST) Scholarship
Missouri Western State University offers a $500 Scholarship to first time freshmen students whose families have established an account in the student’s name in the Missouri Saving for Tuition (MOST) Program. Ten non-renewable scholarships will be provided. Families will be responsible for providing documentation of at least two years participation in the MOST Program by submitting a statement from MOST indicating an active account for the student. Recipient selection will be based on need as determined by the results of the FAFSA.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Missouri Western A Plus Academic Scholarship
The A Plus scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to first-time freshmen students who are A Plus certified and have earned a 3.0 high school GPA. This scholarship is renewable for 8 semesters with a 3.25 GPA and successful completion of 24 credit hours during the academic year. This award is valued at up to $1,500 per year. Residents of Buchanan and Andrew counties in Missouri are eligible to receive an additional $500 per year. The A Plus Scholarship may be received in addition to federal and state grants and most Missouri Western scholarships.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1 (students applying after Feb. 1 will be placed on a waiting list pending available funding.)
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


President’s Academic Scholarship (Gold Level)
This scholarship is awarded annually to first-time freshmen who have earned a minimum composite ACT of 26 and have an overall 3.5 GPA for all high school coursework. The scholarship is worth an amount up to $3,600 per year. The student must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year for renewal. This scholarship may not be combined with other Gold Level Scholarships. Renewable for up to 8 semesters.
Application Deadline: Must be admitted to the University prior to July 1
Application Procedures:  Awarded automatically to qualified students


Show-Me Scholars Award
Up to 10 non-renewal scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to students who have earned the Show-Me Scholars designation. The Show-Me Scholars Initiative was implemented by the Missouri Chamber Education Foundation and is part of a national program designed to motivate students to complete a more rigorous set of high school courses.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Deans’ Transfer Scholarship (Gold Level)
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to full-time students who are transferring to Missouri Western from another college or university. Eligible students must have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours (and no more than 100 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year. This award may not be used in combination with other Gold Level Scholarships. Renewable for up to 6 semesters.
Application Deadline: Must be admitted to the University prior to July 1
Application Procedures: Awarded automatically to qualified students


Governors’ Transfer Scholarship (Gold Level)
This $1,500 scholarship is awarded to full-time students who are transferring to Missouri Western from another college or university. Eligible students must have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours (and no more than 100 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of 3.3.  Recipients must maintain a 3.3 GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year. This award may not be used in combination with other Gold Level Scholarships. Renewable for up to 6 semesters.
Application Deadline: Must be admitted to the University prior to July 1
Application Procedures: Awarded automatically to qualified students


Griffon Scholar (Gold Level)
This $5,000 scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to full-time students who are transferring to Missouri Western from another college or university. Eligible students must have earned a minimum of 42 credit hours (and no more than 100 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of 3.5. Recipients must maintain a 3.5 GPA  and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year for renewal. This award may not be used in combination with other Gold Level Scholarships. Renewable for up to 6 semesters.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


MCCA/PTK Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to incoming students who meet the criteria for the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship and are also members of the MCCA/PTK All-Missouri Academic Team. This scholarship is valued at up to $2,000 for the year and may be used in combination with the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. The student must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year for renewal. This award may not be used in combination with other Gold Level Scholarships. Renewable for up to 6 semesters.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


President’s Transfer Scholarship (Gold Level)
This $2,500 scholarship is awarded to full-time students who are transferring to Missouri Western from another college or university. Eligible students must have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours (and no more than 100 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of 3.5.  Recipients must maintain a 3.5 GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year for renewal. This award may not be used in combination with other Gold Level Scholarships. Renewable for up to 6 semesters.
Application Deadline: Must be admitted to the University prior to July 1
Application Procedures: Awarded automatically to qualified students


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (Gold Level)
This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to full-time students who are transferring to Missouri Western from a two-year college. Eligible students must have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours (and no more than 100 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The scholarship is valued at up to $3,000 per year. The student must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year for renewal. This award may not be used in combination with other Gold Level Scholarships. Renewable for up to 6 semesters.
Application Deadline:  Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Griffon Rate
Undergraduate and graduate students who are US citizens from Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota may qualify for admission to Missouri Western State University under the Griffon Rate and be eligible to pay the equivalent of in-state tuition. More Information.


Midwest Student Exchange (Partial Out-Of-State Tuition Waiver)
This program was established by the Midwestern Higher Education Commission to increase interstate educational opportunities for student of its member states. The program allows residents of Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin to enroll in specific designated programs at reduced tuition rates. Through MSEP, Missouri Western will charge eligible students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs. To qualify for the program: First-time freshman must have earned a minimum ACT composite score of 21 and a GPA of 3.0 for all high school coursework; transfer students must have earned a 3.0 GPA for all college level coursework. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year for renewal. This award may not be combined with the Griffon Rate Waiver or Frontier Scholarship. Renewable for up to 10 semesters.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Awarded automatically to qualified students


Missouri Western Frontier Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students who are not residents of Missouri and score a minimum composite of 23 on the ACT. The award cannot be combined with the Midwest Student Exchange Program or the Griffon Rate Waiver. The scholarship is valued at up to $1,500 per year. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year for renewal. Renewable for up to 8 semesters.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Awarded automatically to qualified students

Graduate Assistantship
Assistantships are available on a competitive basis for students enrolled in Missouri Western’s Graduate program.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Graduate Office for application procedures


Graduate Out-of-state Fee Waiver
Out-of-state tuition waivers are available on a competitive basis for students enrolled in Missouri Western’s Graduate program.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Graduate Office for application procedures


Logan Graduate Scholarship
The Logan Graduate Scholarship is available to those students that have been admitted into Missouri Western’s Graduate program at time of application. Applicant must participate in campus or community activities and must demonstrate need for additional funds for graduate work.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Apply here


Missouri Western Graduate Scholarship
Scholarships are available on a competitive basis for students enrolled in Missouri Western’s Graduate program.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Apply here


Thomas Farthing Graduate Scholarship
The Thomas Farthing Graduate Scholarship is a merit-based graduate scholarship available to those students admitted into Missouri Western’s Graduate program.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Apply here

International Ambassador’s Scholarship
Scholarships are available on a competitive basis for currently enrolled international students.
Application Procedures: Eligible students will be notified when the application becomes available.

Additional scholarship opportunities for International Students

Ambassadors Nontraditional Student Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to part-time or full-time students who are 25 years of age or older. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA, be degree seeking and be able to show financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Corinne Hancock Memorial Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship may be of any major and any class year. Recipient must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Financial need may be a consideration with preference given to single parents. Two references required. May be renewed if criteria is maintained.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Doris and Earl Dawson Nontraditional Student Scholarship
A scholarship for nontraditional students with preference given to students continuing their education after raising children. Two references and a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required and financial need is a consideration.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Enright Family Scholarship
The Enright Family Scholarship is awarded to full-time or part-time students who are 25 years or older. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA, be degree seeking and be able to show financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Eugene S. Juda Scholarship for Nontraditional Students
This scholarship is awarded to nontraditional students who are half-time or full-time, can show financial need and have at least average grades.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


First Ladies Legacy Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of First Ladies Dorsey Looney and Lauren Scanlon to recognize the contributions Dorsey and Lauren made to Missouri Western during their time as First Ladies of the University. Applicants must be nontraditional students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Gina Welsh Compton Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time nontraditional student who has minor (under age 17) children at home and who maintains a 2.5 GPA. Three references are required. Financial need must be demonstrated.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Hiller Family Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to nontraditional students applying to college for the first time or who last attended college three or more years ago and have completed fewer than 30 credit hours. Recipients must maintain at least nine credit hours each semester. A GPA of 2.5 is required to maintain the scholarship in the second semester and to qualify for renewal. Students must submit a letter describing their educational goals and financial need.  Financial need is a consideration.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Kelsey Brown Cooper Beshears Scholarship
This scholarship has been established in memory of Kelsey Brown Cooper Beshears, a well-known civil rights leader and a St. Joseph business woman. This scholarship will be awarded to nontraditional students. Students must maintain at least a GPA of 2.5. Criteria is based on participation in community activities and financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Lingle Family Scholarship
The Lingle Family Scholarship assists women 25 years of age or older who are returning to school. They must take at least six credit hours, be progressing toward a specific degree and demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Mignon Deshon Ambassadors Scholarship
This endowed scholarship will be given to a full-time, second-semester freshman, 25 years of age or older, with a 3.5 GPA and two references. The recipient will receive the award each year as long as a 3.5 GPA is maintained and the recipient reapplies through the scholarship process.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Mildred Gumm Scholarship
The Mildred Heim Gumm Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a nontraditional student who has earned a minimum 2.75 GPA. The recipient must be at least 25 years of age, degree seeking, full-time or part-time and in need of financial assistance.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Nontraditional Student Transfer Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to Missouri Western students who have completed 60 hours at a junior or community college with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. This award is restricted to students who are enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours but less than 12 credit hours. Applicants must demonstrate that they work 20 hours or more per week and provide a personal statement that indicates the reasons why they cannot attend Missouri Western on a full-time basis. This scholarship is limited to eight semesters. The scholarship is worth an amount up to $750 per semester. A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for renewal.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Peggy Juda Re-entry Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to nontraditional students who are half-time or full-time, can show financial need and have at least average grades, to be used for books.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Rod and Ann Fletcher Single Parent Scholarship
Available for full-time students who meet the following criteria: candidates must be a single parent of a child/children under the age of 18 years and living in the same household, must have completed at least 30 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Financial need will be a consideration.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Senior Citizen Registration
Persons 65 years of age or older may register for undergraduate courses as a nondegree seeking student without payment of tuition but may be subject to fees and other expenses. All senior citizens should make their status known to the Financial Aid Office (Eder Hall 103) during registration to assure correct fee assessment. Senior citizens desiring to register for CED courses as non-credit seeking students should contact the Western Institute Office. More Information


St. Joseph Eastside Rotary Club Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by the St. Joseph Eastside Rotary Club to assist nontraditional students with financial need. Applicants must be full-time sophomore, junior or senior nontraditional students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are in good standing with the University. Preference will be given to applicants who have performed school and community service activities. This scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient meets criteria and completes the University’s general scholarship application.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Thad and Jeannetta Danford Scholarship
To qualify students must be full-time juniors or seniors majoring in business or education with minimum GPA of 3.0 and classified as nontraditional students.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Wilfred H. and Mary Kisker Scholarship
The family of Wilfred H. and Mary Kisker have established an endowed scholarship for a nontraditional, full-time, degree-seeking student. This individual must have a GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

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


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


Alumni Association Scholarship
Missouri Western 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: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Arnholt Scholarship Fund
The Arnholt Scholarship fund provides scholarships to students with financial need attending Missouri Western State University.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


B-Fit CrossFit Veteran’s Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide assistance to veterans. The recipient must be a full-time student in good standing with the University. They must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be a veteran.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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 (LGBT) student or the child of a LGBT 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 LGBT person or the child of a LGBT person, demonstrate active involvement in the LGBT 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 three times while at Missouri Western.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Constance Fauntleroy Runcie Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to juniors majoring in arts and humanities, any of the science fields or computer science. Students must have a GPA of 3.5 in their major and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Two academic references and one character reference is required.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Dr. Janet Murphy McCarthy Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Janet Murphy McCarthy to honor her memory as a steadfast advocate for higher education for all. Applicants must be full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are in good standing with the University.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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 Missouri 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: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
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 continuation of the scholarship is possible through the completion of a Missouri Western degree; however, reapplication is required each year.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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 in St. Joseph, Missouri with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Elliott and 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 Missouri Western. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors who plan to apply for admission to law school and students majoring in art or business administration.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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 nursing or a liberal arts field Recipients must have a 3.2 GPA. Junior recipients may reapply the second year.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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 one character and two academic references, and be a woman in a degree program with a junior or senior standing. Financial need will be a consideration.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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 will be the determining factor among qualified applicants. Scholarship may be renewed upon reapplication if a GPA of 2.5 is maintained.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Hardman Scholarship Fund
The Hardman Scholarship fund provides scholarships to full-time students with financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Hesnault Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established by an estate gift from Robert and Alberta Hesnault. Scholarships awarded to needy students on the principal criterion of seriousness of purpose.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Jack and Frieda Zurow Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to sophomore, junior or senior students with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


James W. Supple Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of James W. Supple, a member of the Missouri Western 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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


John and Mary Veoski Scholarship
The John and Mary Veoski Scholarship fund offers awards to students with financial need coming from families at or below the federally established poverty level (family size considered). Recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA at Missouri Western as a condition of receiving this award.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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 3.2; 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: Feb. 1
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.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Hausman Family Scholarship
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 and above, scholarship applications must contain evidence of community service and at least three letters of reference. Financial need will be the determining factor among qualified candidates.  Scholarship is renewable, upon reapplication, if qualifications are met.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Kiefer Scholarship Fund
Bequests by Katherine Kiefer and 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: Feb. 1
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 is required. A predetermined time commitment in a non-profit group is required.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Marian Mitchell Scholarship
The Marian Mitchell Scholarship is awarded annually to junior or senior-level students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. With the exception of physical education, all majors are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


MC Albright TKE Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Michael Albright, an 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 alum. Must provide a letter showing this relationship.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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. Applicants must provide the contact information (name, address and phone number) of three references as well as information on their career goals and interest in politics and/or law. Financial need will be considered.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Mr. and Mrs. Clark C. Glaze Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the junior college3 in 1954 by Mr. and Mrs. Clark C. Glaze.. If awarded toy a student in a pre-medical course, the scholarship is to be known as the Emily B. Glaze Scholarship. If awarded to a student in pre-engineering, the scholarship will be known as the Clark C. Glaze Scholarship.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Noyes Home Scholarship
Applicants must be a current or past resident of the Noyes Home in St Joseph, Missouri, be a full-time student and have and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above. Financial need will be the determining factor among qualified candidates.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
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. Applicant must be full-time student who 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 members of the St. Joseph Fire Department.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


R.F.B. Acton Scholarship
Student must be full time majoring in music, theatre and cinema, or other performing arts area major with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference given to applicant with demonstrated accomplishments in dance. May be renewed if criteria is maintained.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Robert W. and Barbara J. Keener Foundation Scholarship
Applicants must be freshman full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are in good standing with the University. The scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher and completes the University’s general scholarship application.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Study Abroad Scholarship
Scholarships are available on a competitive basis for students participating in a study abroad opportunity. Contact the Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Office for application procedures.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
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 3.0.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Sylvester Brandon, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created in memory of Sylvester Brandon of St. Louis, Missouri to recognize his dedication to continued education and community service. Applicants must be full-time students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have completed at least 30 credit hours. Applicants must be involved in at least one recognized student organization on campus. Preference will be given to applicants from Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles and St. Louis.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Animation Scholarship
To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must have a high work ethic, demonstrate talent in studio work and display scholarship achievement.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and Submit a portfolio to the Art Department


Excellence – Art (Freshman)
These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who qualify according to Art Department guidelines. Freshman applicants must have a minimum ACT of 22 and be in the top 25% of his/her high school class. Academic criteria may be waived if the applicant displays outstanding artistic ability as determined by the Art Department.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and submit a portfolio to the Art Department


Excellence – Art (Continuing Student)
These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who qualify according to Art Department guidelines. Continuing students must have achieved sophomore standing and be a declared art major with a minimum departmental GPA of 3.5 and a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Academic criteria may be waived if the applicant displays outstanding artistic ability as determined by the Art Department.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and submit a portfolio to the Art Department


Louise Bradley Art Scholarship
The family of Mrs. Louise Bradley established this scholarship. Recipient must have a high work ethic, demonstrated talent in studio or aptitude in art history, have shown scholarship achievement and demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: 
Complete the General Scholarship Application and submit a portfolio to the Art Department

Baker Education Trust Scholarship
Recipients of this scholarship must be a student athlete from northwest Missouri.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Athletic Department for application procedures

Chris Faros Scholarship
A scholarship will be awarded to a senior football player at the beginning of his last academic year. The recipient must be a senior with excellent performance, academically and athletically, based upon the following considerations: cumulative GPA; athletic performance qualities of desire, dedication, leadership, commitment, humility, personal discipline, industry, character and courage; professional promise in chosen field of interest.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Athletic Department for application procedures

Francis and Marceline Davis 
This award is an alternating annual athletic and English scholarship awarded to declared English majors or minors or student athletes. 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: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Athletic Department for application procedures

John J. Little Memorial Athletic Scholarship
This scholarship was established by friends and family of John J. Little, an employee and an alumnus of Missouri Western State University. Eligible applicants must be a senior or a fifth-year student and participate in a men’s or women’s basketball program. The applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.5. Financial need will be a consideration. Two references are required. May be given for summer classes.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Athletic Department for application procedures

Kiwanis Club Community Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Kiwanis Club of St. Joseph and will be awarded to a junior or senior degree-seeking student who shows a strong desire to succeed, a sincere interest in community involvement and does not qualify for any other scholarship or aid. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required and financial need will be a consideration.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Athletic Department for application procedures

Lloyd Thomann Athletic Fund
The Lloyd Thomann Athletic Scholarship is available to an athlete with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Two letters of recommendation are required with one from the applicant’s head coach and the other from an athletic faculty member.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Athletic Department for application procedures

Lt. Kent M. Kiepe Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Lt. Kent M. Kiepe, a graduate of Missouri Western State University. This endowed scholarship is available to a student who demonstrates citizenship and leadership, has demonstrated athletic achievement, has a solid academic performance with a GPA of 3.0 and has financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Athletic Department for application procedures

Max W. and Emma Lee Grooms Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the children of Max W. and Emma Lee Grooms to honor their parents. It will be awarded to a student athlete who has financial need and has shown satisfactory academic progress. Preference will be given to a fifth-year athlete.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Athletic Department for application procedures

Pat Simmons Memorial Men’s Basketball Scholarship
To be awarded to a men’s basketball player who has completed his athletic eligibility and needs a fifth year of study to receive his degree.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Athletic Department for application procedures

Rob Hicklin Memorial Scholarship
The Rob Hicklin Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family of former Missouri Western football coach Rob Hicklin. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Missouri Western football player, manager, videographer or trainer who still needs to complete their degree at Missouri Western and has completed their athletic eligibility. The recipient must be a part of the Griffon coaching staff. The money can be used to help the student athlete finish his/her undergraduate or graduate degree.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Athletic Department for application procedures

Thomas Thies Baseball Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is available to a student who demonstrates participation and leadership in baseball, has a solid academic performance of a 2.5 GPA and exhibits no use of drugs or alcohol. Financial need is a consideration. Student must provide a recommendation from the athletic director, baseball coach and faculty member.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Athletic Department for application procedures

Waldren Family Scholarship
The Waldren Family Scholarship given in memory of Joan Banks-Waldren. Must be a full-time student, preference given to student athlete (preferably a football player) majoring in business, accounting or finance. If no student athletes qualify, then preference shall be given to a student majoring in business, accounting or finance. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and 2.5 to maintain for second semester. Preference also given to student from the Kansas City metropolitan area with special preference given to graduates from Hickman Mills High School or Grandview High School.  Two references are required.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Athletic Department for application procedures

Excellence – Biology (Continuing Student)
Two $1,000 Western Excellence Awards will be available to continuing students declaring a major in the Biology Department with a minimum 3.0 science GPA and demonstrated participation in departmental activities such as student organizations, research, etc.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Biology (Freshman)
One $1,000 Western Excellence Award will be available to an incoming freshman with a minimum 3.5 high school GPA, top 15% of the graduating class and minimum 24 ACT. Incoming freshmen awarded this scholarship will be required to enroll in BIO105 and CHE111 and declare a major in the Biology Department during the first semester. Successful completion of the first semester with a minimum 3.0 GPA will be required to maintain this scholarship during the second semester.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


J. Rushin & D. Ashley Biology Scholarship
Established by Simon and Monya Rositzky in recognition of the service to the college by Dr. John Rushin and Dr. David Ashley. The recipient of this scholarship must be a declared biology major with a minimum classification of a sophomore and with a career interest in field biology. The recipient must have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0. The eligible recipient must demonstrate financial need. With all other factors being equal, financial need may be the determining factor in the selection process.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Mike Sonnenmoser Biology Scholarship
An endowment established by the family of Mike Sonnenmoser funds a scholarship available annually to a freshman student declaring biology as a major. The scholarship is renewable for eight semesters upon maintaining a 3.0 GPA (both cumulative and in the major). The student should rank in the upper 15% of their high school graduating class and have scored an ACT composite of 22 or above.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Monya Rositzky Life Science Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Monya Rositzky, a longtime supporter of various programs that advance the intellectual development and professional skills of Missouri Western students. This scholarship is intended for a declared major in a Biology Department teaching program. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (incoming freshmen must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 as well) and demonstrated financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Owens Agribusiness Scholarship
Recipients must be declared biology majors, have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have a career interest in botany and/or conservation biology. This scholarship is awarded to a student with minimum 60 hours of credit and progressing toward the requirements of a biology degree.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

American Family Insurance Scholarship
The American Family Insurance Scholarship is available to full-time Craig School of Business junior or senior students who have declared business majors. Qualified applicants must possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Students must be able to participate in a 10-15 hour per week internship during summer break in a participating American Family Insurance Agency. Application requirements include: three letters of recommendation, an essay describing your dreams for the future (500 word maximum) and a copy of your transcript.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedure: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Clifton Larson Allen Accounting Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time junior or senior accounting major. Recipient must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


DeMuth Business Scholarship
The A.B. DeMuth Business Award Scholarship is available to full-time sophomore, junior or senior declared business majors who graduated from high schools in Buchanan, Andrew and Holt Counties. Qualified applicants must demonstrate financial need and possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50. Three references are required.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Craig School of Business (Continuing Student)
This scholarship is divided between current declared business majors and one incoming freshman intending to major in business. Current degree-seeking applicants are required to have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours and have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Craig School of Business (Freshman)
This scholarship is divided between current declared business majors and one incoming freshman intending to major in business. Current degree-seeking applicants are required to have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours and have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Flossie Neff Owens Trust Scholarship
Awarded to a student from Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb or Platte counties. The applicant must be a junior or senior business major with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.  The scholarship will be awarded based on academic performance and involvement in community service. Financial need will be a consideration if all other criteria are equal. Scholarship is renewable once if all requirements are maintained.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Herbert C. Iffert Business Scholarship
This endowment was created by Herbert C. Iffert, a graduate of the St. Joseph Junior College and the University of Kansas. The applicant must have at least 60 credit hours, maintain a GPA of 3.0, be a full-time student and major in business. Preference will be given to accounting majors. Financial need will be a consideration if all other criteria are equal. Involvement in campus and community activities will also be considered.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


HTA Solutions (Lori England) Accounting Scholarship
The HTA Solutions Scholarship is provided to students majoring in accounting with a minimum GPA of 3.5. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains a 3.5 GPA. Two letters of reference are required and financial need will be a consideration.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


James Allen and Mary Caroline Stout Business Leader Memorial Fund
This scholarship is available to a full-time junior or senior majoring in business. The applicant must be an active member of Rho Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi and submit a letter of recommendation from an officer of Rho Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Judith Hausman Textbook Award
This award for textbooks will be presented to either a junior or senior accounting major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipient may be a full-time or part-time student.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Robaska Family Scholarship in memory of Thomas Patrick Leddy
A scholarship will be available annually for a full-time (minimum 12 hours) accounting or finance major with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above with financial need. Two references are required.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Lisa & Tim Bingaman Memorial Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is available to freshman students demonstrating financial need with a major in business or marketing. Candidates for these awards must be in the top 25% of their high school class and be residents of Buchanan County.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Nelle Blum Scholarship (Business)
Established in memory of Nelle Blum, former dean of the St. Joseph Junior College. This scholarship is for degree-seeking students in business, economics or education who have completed 60 credit hours, have a GPA of 3.0 and have demonstrated financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Ovid Crouch Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be degree-seeking and have declared a major in the Craig School of of Business, completed 60 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Owens Business Scholarship
Recipients must be a declared business major, and have and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is awarded to a student with minimum 60 hours credit and progressing toward the requirements of a business degree.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Robert D. Sharp Business Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Robert Donald Sharp who graduated from Missouri Western with a degree in business. Applicants must be business majors.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Robert Fraser Scholarship
This scholarship is to be awarded to a degree-seeking student with a declared business major who a sophomore or above, is a graduate of a public high school in the greater St. Joseph area, is a U.S. citizen, has a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and has demonstrated financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


SJC Marketing Scholarship
Eligible students must be full-time students in good academic standing with the university.  Students must be a sophomore or above with a GPA of 3.0.  First preference will be given to non-traditional students who are majoring in marketing.  If no non-traditional marketing majors are identified, traditional marketing majors will be selected.  Financial need will be a determining factor.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


William C. Vincent Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time, incoming freshman student. Preference shall be given to graduates of Central High School majoring in business. This scholarship is renewable as long as a GPA of 3.0 is maintained.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Boehringer Ingelheim Scholarship
This award was established for one or more students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the field of chemistry. Recipients must be declared chemistry majors and have at least a 3.0 GPA in the major courses. Recipients will be named by a chemistry department selection committee.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Dr. Leonard Archer Chemistry Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Leonard Archer.  Eligible students must be full-time graduate students in good academic standing.  Students must be accepted into the Masters of Applied Science (MAS) Chemistry graduate degree program and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Students must be classified as a second year graduate student by the end of the academic year.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Chemistry (Freshman)
The Chemistry Department will award up to three $500 scholarships to freshman majoring in, or intending to major in, a Department of Chemistry degree program. Applicants must have achieved a minimum ACT score of 25 and enroll in CHE111 during their incoming semester or have completed a equivalent course prior to entering Missouri Western. Freshman applicants must also indicate their intent to pursue a degree in Chemistry.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Chemistry (Sophomore)
The Chemistry Department will award up to three $500 scholarships to sophomore students majoring in a Department of Chemistry degree program. Applicants must have declared chemistry as a major and have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students pursuing an American Chemical Society certified degree.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Gerald L. Zweerink Chemistry Scholarship
This scholarship is available to a full-time junior or senior majoring in chemistry with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student must be enrolled in a physical chemistry course.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Hillyard Chemistry Scholarship
Recipients of the scholarship shall be juniors and seniors who have declared a major in chemistry and who have demonstrated academic achievement in that area.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


J.B. Bruce Chemistry Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a chemistry major. The major may be either a full-time or part-time student.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Larry L. Lambing Chemistry Scholarship
Established by friends and colleagues in honor of Larry’s long career as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry. Scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior chemistry major participating in research and in need of financial assistance.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Prime Tanning – Blueside Scholarship
This scholarship has been established for students graduating from Northwest Missouri or Northeast Kansas majoring in chemistry. Recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their junior or senior year at Missouri Western.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Professor Edgar Little Memorial Chemistry Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Robert Keener in memory of his former professor Edgar Little. Applicants must be full time junior or senior chemistry majors who are in good standing with the University.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


William Roesle Memorial Scholarship Fund
Family and friends of William Roesle have established a memorial scholarship fund to benefit chemistry students. The recipient is selected by the Scholarship Committee upon recommendation by the Department of Chemistry.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Excellence – Communication Studies and Journalism (Freshman)
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must possess a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher or a composite ACT score of 21 or higher and must express an interest in majoring in speech communication or convergent media.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Communication Studies and Journalism (Continuing Students)
To apply for this scholarship an individual must be a declared speech communication or convergent media major and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 of higher.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Frank R. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Frank R. Smith served as director of public relations and of publications from 1967 to 1979.  In his memory, a scholarship fund has been established to provide assistance to students based on satisfactory scholarship standing and their demonstrated need.  Preference will be given to students with an interest in communication and journalism; however, the scholarships will not be limited to these academic fields and may include athletics.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Griffon News Scholarship
Scholarships are available to students for assistance in publishing the Griffon News. Students will be selected based upon financial need and past performance on the paper.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Griffon Yearbook Scholarship
Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen who have been editors of their high school yearbook or newspaper and choose to enroll in Jou212, the Griffon Yearbook practicum. Students will be selected on the basis of their high school publication experience.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


V. Fran Quammen Scholarship
This award was established by friends and relatives of Fran Quammen, a former Missouri Western instructor in the communication studies department. The interest from the trust fund is used each year to award a scholarship to a student majoring in speech. Applicants will be screened by a panel of judges selected from the speech faculty.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Clayton J. Thomas Memorial Scholarship
Students who are declared majors in mathematics or related science (preference computer science) and have completed at least 60 hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA in math or related science are eligible to apply. Financial need shall be given consideration only in the event all other criterion is equal among candidates. Three academic references are required.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Computer Science and Math and Physics (Continuing Student)
Up to four awards valued at $500 ($250 each semester) will be awarded to current Missouri Western students who are declared majors or minors in computer information systems, computer science, mathematics, or physics or a declared major (in any discipline) and enrolled in CSMP departmental coursework not listed as a minimal requirement of the major. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Computer Science and Math and Physics (Freshman)
One $1,000 scholarship ($500 each semester) will be awarded to an incoming freshman. Applicants must have achieved a 25 or higher on the ACT math sub-score and be enrolled in CSC184, MAT167, MAT177 or MAT287. To receive the award for the second semester, the recipient must earn a C or higher in the above course, declare a major in at least one CSMP discipline, and enroll in an appropriate discipline-specific subsequent course during the spring semester.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Zac Nothhouse Memorial Computer Science Scholarship
Established by the family and friends of Zac Nothhouse. Will provide scholarships for students with an interest in computer science. Recipient should be an incoming freshman and graduate of Savannah High School, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Brad Arn Scholarship
A scholarship will be given annually in memory of Brad Arn, a St. Joseph police officer killed in the line of duty. Recipient should be majoring in Criminal Justice with a GPA of 2.0 or above and with financial need. Preference will be given to St. Joseph police officers returning to college first and then other area law enforcement officers.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Dan D. DeKraai Scholarship
Awarded to a student attending the Missouri Western State University Regional Law Enforcement Academy. Preference given to students demonstrating qualities of leadership. The character, integrity and athletic achievement of the applicant will be considered.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Law Enforcement Academy for Application Procedures


Excellence – Criminal Justice (Freshman)
Six scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to incoming freshmen desiring to major in criminal justice, legal studies or social work. Applicants must have earned an ACT composite score of 21-24 and enroll in LAW100 or LAT101 during their first semester.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Harriette Schulz Scholarship
Harriette Schulz understood the importance of higher education. After helping her children through college, she eventually earned a master’s degree and used her college education and considerable talents to improve the lives of people in need through her grant writing and research efforts. Applicants must be a full-time student majoring in social work with a social commitment to others in need through previous volunteer activities or other related humanitarian efforts. Financial need is also a consideration.  Scholarship may be renewed if criteria are met.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Hayes Criminal Justice Scholarship
Established by Simon and Monya Rositzky in recognition of James Robert Hayes’ contribution to the community as chief of police, this scholarship will be awarded to a criminal justice major. The recipient must have obtained junior status and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Jimmie R. Nix Scholarship
The Jimmie R. Nix Scholarship is awarded to a degree seeking criminal justice major with an emphasis in law enforcement. Must be a junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to current law enforcement officers (not private security). Financial need will be a consideration.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Kelly Gentry Murphy Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior student majoring in criminal justice who has demonstrated financial need and has a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Law Enforcement Scholarship
The Law Enforcement Scholarship is available to a student attending the Missouri Western State University Regional Law Enforcement Academy. Preference is given to students demonstrating qualities of leadership. The character and integrity of the applicant will be considered.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Law Enforcement Academy for Application Procedures


Leroy Maxwell Memorial Scholarship
The Leroy Maxwell Memorial Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to a degree-seeking criminal justice major with an emphasis in law enforcement or juvenile offenders. Preference will be given to law enforcement officers or juvenile personnel. Must have a 2.50 GPA to be considered. Must demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


William H. Strop Pre-Law Scholarship
Student must be full-time junior or senior with a GPA 3.0, plan to attend the University of Missouri School of Law and demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Amber C. Ashworth Economics Scholarship
Recipients of this scholarship shall be a junior or senior with a declared major in economics and a GPA of 3.0 or better. Two references with contact information are required.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Western Excellence – Economics (Freshman)
$500 incoming freshman economics scholarship. Award made for the fall semester to an incoming freshman with a high school cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 who enrolls in ECO260 or 261 for the fall semester and intends to major in economics.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Economics (New Economics Major)
$1,000 new economics major scholarship. Awarded for the academic year to a newly declared economics major who has completed at least one of the principles courses with a grade of B or better.  Major must be declared in the fall, spring or summer of the prior academic year.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Economics (Outstanding Student)
Three awards of $500 each will be made to the students who are selected as outstanding sophomore, junior, and senior economics majors. Applications will not be solicited. All declared majors will be eligible. Awards will be decided at the beginning of the fall semester based on student’s class standing and GPA in major courses completed up to that point. In cases where multiple students qualify, each student’s cumulative GPA, number of hours completed in economics, service to the department and the University and other relevant circumstances will be considered. These awards will be announced at the annual Econofest in October.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Political Science and Sociology
The Department of Political Science and Sociology will offer a total of $3,000 in Western Excellence scholarships during each academic year. There will be two to six awards, ranging from $500-$1500 depending on the number of recipients. To qualify for this award, you must be a declared political science or sociology major or minor with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Two letters of reference from persons who are familiar with your academic record are required.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Opal Kearby Scholarship Award
Students majoring in history, 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


Partamian Economics Scholarship
Awarded to students in their junior or senior year interested in the field of economics. Two scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit and two on the basis of financial need. Two references with contact information are required.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Schuster Economics Scholarship
Awarded to students in their junior or senior year interested in the field of economics. Two scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit and two on the basis of financial need. Two references with contact information are required.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

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 2,500). Two references are required and financial need will be a consideration.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Algalee P. Adams Elementary Education Scholarship
Applicants must be elementary education majors with a GPA of 3.5. Three letters of reference must be provided from professors in the Department of Education.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Bob and 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: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
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, Missouri.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
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 two references, high school rank, ACT or equivalent score, and a record of service to education or to the community. Recipients may reapply 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: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


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


Kerford Family Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Kerford Family to provide assistance to students majoring in education. Applicants must be a full-time junior or senior education major with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who is in good standing with the University. One reference must be provided. First preference will be given to applicants who have graduated from Central High School in St. Joseph Mo. Second preference will be given to applicants who have graduated from any other high schools in St. Joseph.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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 Department of Education is required.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


McHugh Lafayette-Humboldt 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: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Beavers Construction Scholarship
The Beavers Heavy Construction Scholarship was established by the Trustees of the Beavers Charitable Trust. Preference for the scholarship will be given to an upperclassman or graduate student majoring in engineering technology who has a professional goal of achieving a career in the heavy construction industry. A letter of recommendation is required from a faculty member of the Department of Engineering Technology.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


John and Dorothy Carmody Scholarship
This scholarship was established as a memorial to John and Dorothy Carmody. Applicants must be full-time manufacturing engineering majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are in good standing with the university. Preference will be given to incoming freshman and sophomores who have attended Hillyard Technical Center in St. Joseph.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Donald P. and Diane J. Coleman Scholarship in Construction Management
The Coleman Industrial Construction/Diane and Don Coleman Construction Management Scholarship was established by Don and Diane Coleman and Coleman Industrial Construction to encourage the entry of qualified students into careers in construction management. This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time junior or senior student majoring in construction engineering technology with an emphasis in construction management. Preference will be given to applicants with a desire to become a construction project manager. Preference will also be given to those applicants with travel experience. Financial need shall be the determining factor. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is required and may be renewed if qualifications are met.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Engineering (Freshman)
These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who qualify according to departmental guidelines. Students must declare a major in the Department of Engineering Technology and enroll in at least EGT100, or EGT205, or CET105, or MET100. Students must have earned a minimum ACT of 22, or a cumulative GPA of 3.00, or be in the top 10% of their high school class.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Joseph J. Droher Memorial Scholarship (Engineering)
Two scholarships, one engineering and one theatre, will be awarded yearly to students in those majors having a GPA of at least 3.0. Three references are required.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Patricia A. and Harry J. Sauer Jr. Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student majoring in engineering technology. Financial need will be a determining factor among qualified candidates.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


St. Joseph Construction Association Scholarship
A scholarship fund has been established by the St. Joseph Construction Association. Scholarships amounting to $1,000 a year will be awarded to qualified students at Missouri Western State University. The scholarships will be $250 each for two students per semester for a total of $500 annually per qualified recipient. Qualifications are as follows: must be a sophomore, junior, or senior ; must carry a minimum grade point average of 2.75 overall; must declare their major to be engineering technology, construction engineering technology, the engineering transfer program, or the architecture transfer program; they may declare their major to be business or economics with a construction management minor; must be enrolled in a minimum of nine hours of classes which are construction-related courses and 12 hours minimum overall (in the case of a construction management minor, the student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours of construction- related classes and 12 hours minimum overall). The term “construction-related courses” means courses from the curriculum for their major or minor which the Department of Engineering Technology offers. Must not have received this scholarship for more than five previous semesters.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Zach Prescher Engineering Scholarship
Ralph and Olenka Prescher and Commerce Bank have established the Zachary (Zach) Prescher Engineering Scholarship in memory of Zach Prescher, who was killed in an ultralight aircraft accident September 18, 2005. Zach, an electronics engineering and math major at Missouri Western, was a member of the Missouri Air National Guard and had served in support of operation Iraqi Freedom. A scholarship of at least $1,000 will be awarded each year to full-time engineering technology major who has a GPA of at least 2.5. Two reference letters are required (chair and faculty member in the Department of Engineering Technology or high school instructor and counselor if incoming freshman). Financial need shall be the determining factor among qualified candidates.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Frances Flanagan Book Award
Dr. Frances Flanagan, longtime English professor and former department 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 two letters of reference from faculty members.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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 majors 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: Feb. 1
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 or Spanish at Missouri Western (not by placement) and have a 3.75 average GPA in French or 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 their sophomore or junior year. The scholarship will be rescinded if the student does not study abroad.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
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 or she gives a paper. The applicant must have a 3.0 GPA, both cumulative and in English.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Jane and Lyman Frick English Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Jane and Lyman Frick. Dr. Jane Frick was a longtime English education professor and Prairie Lands Writing Project director at Missouri Western. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to become a secondary English Language Arts teacher. Preference is given to part-time or full-time graduate students. Undergraduate applicants must be full-time.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Jennifer A. George Memorial 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 to a junior or senior English major with emphasis in technical communication or journalism. Financial need will be a consideration.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
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 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 describing their plans and goals of study in France.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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, longtime 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: Feb. 1
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 nontraditional 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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Excellence – Health and Physical Education and Recreation (Continuing Students)
Two $1,000 ($500 per semester) scholarships will be awarded to HPER majors who meet the following criteria: must be a declared major within the HPER Department, must have completed 45 credit hours, must be an active member of a HPER professional organization, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and a HPER major GPA of 3.0 or above and an ACT Composite Score of 20 or SAT Score of 1410.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Health and Physical Education and Recreation (Freshman)
One $1,000 ($500 per semester) Western Excellence Award will be available to an incoming freshman with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA, top 20% of the graduating class and a minimum ACT composite score of 20 or SAT Score of 1410. Incoming freshmen awarded this scholarship will be required to enroll in PED191 or RSM220 and declare a major in HPER Department during the first semester. Successful completion of the first semester with a minimum 3.0 GPA will be required to maintain this scholarship during the second semester.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Health and Physical Education and Recreation Department Scholarship
Three $1,000 ($500 per semester) scholarships will be awarded to HPER majors who meet the following criteria: must be a declared major within the HPER Department, must have completed 45 credit hours, must be an active member of a HPER professional organization, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and a HPER major GPA of 3.0 or above and an ACT Composite Score of 20 or SAT Score of 1410.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Jordan Swearngin Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is established in memory of Jordan Brenna Swearngin who passed away in 2015 put was awarded a posthumous degree in Physical Education in 2016. Applicants must be full-time students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who are in good standing with the university. Preference will be given to applicants who are employees of Cabana in St. Joseph. If no current employees are qualified, preference will be given to students with a physical education major (emphasis in Health and Exercise Science).
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

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.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Military Science / ROTC Scholarship
Scholarships are available each semester for enrolled ROTC students. The awards are for one semester with the possibility of renewal with the recommendation of the ROTC staff. Selection depends upon enrollment in military science courses. Please contact the Department of Military Science for application procedures.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Contact the Military Science Department for Application Procedures


Harold “Pete” and Betty Burchett ROTC Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Harold “Pete” Burchett to support current cadets participating in the ROTC program at Missouri Western. Applicants must be full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are in good standing with the university and are a participating cadet in the Army ROTC program. One letter of recommendation is required from an ROTC Commander. Preference will be given to applicants who completed a Junior ROTC program in St. Joseph.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Alfred Laurent Scholarship
The criteria for this award varies.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


Anne Marie Schmitz Memorial Scholarship
Friends and family have established this scholarship in memory of Anne Marie Schmitz. Students must maintain at least a GPA of 2.0 and must be majoring in or have a strong interest in music. A designated selection committee will choose the recipient. Financial need shall be a consideration.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


Edwin and Maybelle McDonald Scholarship
This is an endowed scholarship in honor of Edwin R. and Maybelle McDonald. Recipients shall be majoring in a fine arts field.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


Excellence – Music (Freshman)
Two Western Excellence Scholarships in the amount of $750 per semester are available to freshman vocal music majors who have achieved a 22 ACT and demonstrate vocal music ability. An audition and letter of recommendation from a vocal instructor are required. The scholarship may be renewed the second semester if the recipient completes a minimum of 12 credit hours during their first semester and earns a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


Excellence – Music (Continuing)
Two Western Excellence Scholarships in the amount of $750 per semester are available as a continuing yearly award to current Western Excellence Music recipients. To reapply for this scholarship, current scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA, be enrolled as a full-time student and continue enrollment in at least one vocal ensemble and voice lessons for the award year.
Application Deadline: Students must apply and audition for this scholarship in conjunction with juries during finals week.
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


Gladys & Joe Friedman Voice Scholarship
This is an endowed scholarship in honor of Joe and Gladys Friedman. Recipients shall have a minimum classification of sophomore and a cumulative GPA of 2.5, be a declared music major, be enrolled in voice lessons and demonstrate financial need.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


Helen Trapp Piano Scholarship
The Helen Trapp Piano Scholarship was established as a memorial to Helen Trapp by her sons, George and Edward Trapp. Applicants shall be a declared music major with a performance emphasis in piano. A GPA of 2.75 with a 3.0 in music must be maintained to continue to receive the scholarship.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


John and Kay Mallon Keyboard Studies Scholarship
Student must be full time, majoring in music. Preference given to student with an emphasis in keyboard studies.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


Music Endowed/Special Touring
Special touring scholarships are available to students on a competitive basis.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


Music Participation Grant – Marching Band
Scholarships are available for students participating in marching band. Please contact the Department of Music for application procedures.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Request an audition – Audition Application.


Music Participation Grant – Piano
Scholarships are available to piano students for solo performance, ensemble performance, or accompanying. There are minimum audition requirements for each category. Incoming freshmen and transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students applying for renewal of this scholarship must have successfully completed 12 credit hours with a GPA of 2.5. Please contact the Department of Music for application procedures.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Request an audition – Audition Application.


Music Participation Grant – Special Performance Band
Special performance scholarships are available to band students based upon auditions and musical skills. Incoming freshmen and transfer students must have a GPA of at least 2.5. Students applying for renewal must have successfully completed 12 credit hours the previous semester with a GPA of 2.5. Please contact the Department of Music for application procedures.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Request an audition – Audition Application.


Music Participation Grant – Vocal
Scholarships are available to music students for solo performance, ensemble performance, or accompanying. There are minimum audition requirements for each category. Incoming freshmen and transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students applying for renewal of this scholarship must have successfully completed 12 credit hours with a GPA of 2.5. Please contact the Department of Music for application procedures.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Request an audition – Audition Application.


Raymond Elliott Choral Scholarship
The scholarship was established by Raymond Elliott, former choral director at the St. Joseph Junior College. His choirs performed for the St. Joseph community and brought a note of gladness during the great depression of the 1930s and the war years of the 40s. Applicants shall have a 3.0 GPA, participate in a choral group, preference will be given to a vocal major.  Three references are required and financial need is a consideration.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


Robert C. Ferguson Scholarship
This scholarship shall be available annually, on the basis of merit in performance, to incoming student woodwind players. The scholarship shall pay for the applied music fees for as long as the recipient remains at Missouri Western, subject to annual review by appropriate instrumental instructors and juries. Students shall be selected by the Department of Music faculty.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


Roberta and Louis Riemer Strings Scholarship
Roberta and Louis Riemer Strings Scholarship provides participation grants in string performance for Missouri Western students playing in the Missouri Western Orchestra, as well as studying privately. Applicants must audition for conductor.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


Rogers Percussion Scholarship
Established by Dennis and Susan Rogers for students majoring in percussion. Applicants must be a junior or senior with a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must display leadership in the Department of Music, especially in percussion.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


St. Joseph Community Chorus Scholarship
Established by the St. Joseph Community Chorus for music majors. Student must be a junior or senior majoring in music with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrated financial need. Students must participate in a choral ensemble and have a strong interest in choral music.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.


Susan Peterson Johnson String Improvement Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students with an orchestral strings music major and who play in the Missouri Western Orchestra. It will be awarded to the student(s) that have demonstrated the greatest improvement in playing their instrument.
Application Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application and request an audition – Audition Application.

Alan J. Cabiness Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a nursing student with preference given to third and fourth semester students and/or students with involvement in professional activities. A 3.0 GPA is required to qualify and maintain the award.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Buchanan County Medical Society Scholarship
A scholarship endowment fund was established by the Buchanan County Medical Society to provide one or more scholarships for students enrolled in a nursing program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Dr. Joe and wife Gladys Friedman and Joseph J Droher Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. Joseph Friedman, a 1939 graduate of St. Joseph Junior College. He was a generous supporter of Missouri Western for many years and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on December 14, 2013. This scholarship will provide students attending Missouri Western financial assistance so they can focus on the whole of their nursing studies and respond to the mind, body, and spiritual needs of their patients. Applicants must be full-time sophomore, junior, or senior nursing majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are in good standing with the university. Preference will be given to applicants with a documented interest in hospice or elder care.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Dr. Wallace McDonald Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Wallace McDonald by the family of Rose Hirsch. Applicants should be at least juniors majoring in nursing with a grade point average of 3.0 or better and have demonstrated financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
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: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Nursing (Freshman)
The Department of Nursing will award one scholarship to an incoming freshman who has earned a minimum ACT of 24, is in the top 20% of his/her high school class and has earned a minimum GPA of 3.20.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Nursing and Allied Health (Continuing Student)
The Department of Nursing will award scholarships to currently enrolled nursing, physical therapist assistant, HIT and health informatics students. Applicants must have met the established criteria for early acceptance into these programs.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Gladys Bottorff Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to nursing majors who have a 2.5 GPA and who demonstrate financial need. Students must maintain 3.0 GPA for renewal.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Glenn and Anita Miller Nursing Scholarship
Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student and accepted into the Missouri Western Nursing Program and have declared nursing as his/her major. Preference given to those candidates with special interest in geriatrics or pulmonary illnesses. Candidates shall have been deemed by the selection committee to be facing unusual hardship. Candidates shall have a GPA of 3.0.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Hillyard Technical School Scholarship
The Hillyard Technical School Scholarship is available to nursing graduates of Hillyard Technical School who are not receiving assistance from Mosaic Life Care.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Jody S. Bauman Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior nursing major with a 2.5 GPA who is not able to get any other financial aid. Two references are required. May be renewed if criteria is maintained.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


John A. and Gertrude F. Latosi Scholarship
The John A. and Gertrude F. Latosi Nursing Scholarship was established in memory of Gertrude F. Latosi, a registered nurse for 41 years, known for her compassionate care of patients. Recipients must be entering their third semester of the nursing program and have earned a 3.5 GPA based on nursing courses taken during their first semester in the program. Three reference letters are required. Financial need is NOT a consideration.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Marsha Cooper Nursing Scholarship
Established in memory of Marsha Cooper, a former member of the faculty in the Department of Nursing. Awarded to a student majoring in nursing who has outstanding achievement and/or scholarship.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Missouri Methodist Nursing Scholarship
The Missouri Methodist Nursing Scholarship was endowed in 1986 to honor the memory of the 1942 graduating class of the Missouri Methodist Hospital. Through the efforts of Peggy Cravens Iffert and class members, nurses, friends, local physicians and friends of Missouri Western, the endowment has been successful in awarding two scholarships to worthy students each year. Students interested in this scholarship must have completed at least 30 semester hours of college work with a 3.0 GPA and be an associate degree nurse or an RN wishing to acquire a baccalaureate degree. All applicants will be invited for a personal interview with a representative of the scholarship committee.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Missouri Western Foundation and Heartland Scholarship
Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded jointly by the Heartland Regional Community Foundation and the Missouri Western Foundation. The criteria for receiving this scholarship will be the following: a minimum of 12 college credits completed including one lab science, nursing major, a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average, a statement of interest in professional nursing, a statement of reason for scholarship application, and a statement of prior awards and current scholarships. The recipients will be selected by the Missouri Western Department of Nursing and a representative of Mosaic Life Care.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Peggy Cravens Iffert Scholarship
This endowment was created by Peggy Cravens Iffert, RN, after a long and rewarding career in the nursing field. This scholarship was established to provide assistance to students with a demonstrated financial need and interest in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing as full-time students. Preference will be given to three-year diploma school graduate RN or candidates with a two-year associate degree or candidates who have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of college work with a 3.5 or better GPA. All applicants will be invited to have a personal interview with a representative of the scholarship committee.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Public Health Nursing Scholarship
Scholarships are offered to students enrolled in the nursing program who show financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Randy Bever Memorial Nursing Scholarship
The Randy Bever Memorial Scholarship is available to a junior, senior or graduate-level, full-time student majoring in nursing. A GPA of 3.0 or above, two references and demonstrated financial need are required. This scholarship may be renewed.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Riemer Nursing Scholarship
Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student, accepted into the Missouri Western Nursing Program and be classified as a junior, senior, or graduate-level student. Candidates shall have a GPA of 3.0. Financial need shall be a determining factor among qualified candidates.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Robaska Family Scholarship in memory of Catherine McAvoy Leddy
The Robaska Family Scholarship will be available annually for a full-time (minimum 12 hours) sophomore, junior, or senior nursing major with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above with financial need. Two references are required.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Rudolph & Sara Hofheimer Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a nursing major. Financial need will be a consideration.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Western Excellence – Philosophy and Religion
Each year the Department of Philosophy and Religion as well as the Department of History and Geography confer between two and six Western Excellence awards. Each award is worth $500 to $1,500 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: Feb. 1
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

Dr. Gilbert Kelley Pre-Med Scholarship
This scholarship has been established in memory of Dr. Gilbert “Gib” Kelley, a former member of Missouri Western State University’s Foundation Board. This scholarship will be awarded to a student preparing to attend medical school, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who has completed sophomore or higher level. Financial need will be considered.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Dr. H.E. Petersen Pre-Med Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a student preparing to attend medical school who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrates financial need.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Dr. Wayne Toothaker Memorial Scholarship

The interest from this endowment is available to a student who is taking pre-medical courses and expects to enter a medical profession.
Application Deadline: February 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Excellence – Psychology (Freshman)
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an incoming student who demonstrates interest in psychology. The recipient must enroll in PSY101 or PSY200 during the first semester of the award. A minimum ACT score of 24 is required to apply, and preference will be given to students in the Missouri Western honors program. Financial need will be considered in addition to academic potential and genuine interest in psychology. Please attach a brief essay discussing your interest in psychology and why you should be considered for this scholarship. Please discuss academic potential and financial need in addition to interest in the discipline.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Psychology (Outstanding Applicant)
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to the overall best applicant to the psychology major each year. To be considered, you must be accepted into the psychology major during the academic year in which you apply. The recipient must complete a major/minor form declaring a major in psychology and enroll in or complete PSY300 during the first semester of the award.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Psychology (Outstanding Freshman)
This scholarship is awarded to one or two students as either $500 or $1,000. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed PSY101 or equivalent. Applicants must have completed 36 or fewer hours. Decision will be made based on performance in PSY101, GPA, overall performance as a freshman, ACT score and a brief essay. The recipient must enroll in or complete PSY200 during the first semester of the award.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Psychology Chairperson’s Research Scholarship
Applicants must be full time Psychology majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are in good standing with the university. Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours of an independent research course and provide a 1-2 page statement of proposed research and a letter from the research supervisor attesting to the quality and feasibility of the proposed research.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Willis H. McCann Scholarship
This $1,500 scholarship is available to a first- or second-semester senior majoring in psychology who has and maintains a 3.0 GPA, both cumulative and in the major. The award will be made on the basis of financial need and vocational aspirations.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Block Theatre Scholarship
This scholarship, set up by the Paul A. Block family in his memory, is an award to be given annually to a full-time Missouri Western student participating in theatre productions. Applicants must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major field and a minimum of 2.0 overall.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Theatre and Cinema (Continuing Student)
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must have declared a major in theatre or cinema and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Excellence – Theatre and Cinema (Freshman)
To be eligible for this scholarship applicants must possess a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, or a composite ACT of  21 or higher and must express an interest in majoring in theatre or cinema.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Joseph J. Droher Memorial Scholarship (Theatre)
Two scholarships, one engineering and one theatre, will be awarded yearly to students in those majors having a GPA of at least 3.0. Three references are required.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application


Theatre Scholarship
Scholarships are available to students participating in drama productions. Drama scholarships include a stipulation to work on at least one production during the semester and enroll in THR140 Production Participation. All scholarships require a 2.0 GPA during the student’s freshman year and a 2.5 GPA thereafter.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Application Procedures: Complete the General Scholarship Application

Application Process for Federal Grant Programs

The first step in applying for Federal financial assistance is completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Be sure to indicate that you want your results forwarded to Missouri Western State University, school code 002490, when completing the application.

The Missouri Western State University priority deadline is Feb. 1 each year.

FAFSA applications are available each October and should be submitted online in early January to ensure the February 1 priority deadline is met for the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG). Keep in mind, that if you are selected for Verification, you should submit all requested documentation to the Office of Financial Aid prior to the Feb. 1 priority deadline date.

FAFSA applications will continue to be accepted after Feb. 1 for the Federal Pell Grant, Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans.

Federal Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grant   
The Pell Grant is the government’s largest need-based student aid program and is considered the foundation to which aid from other federal, and non-federal sources might be added. The actual amount received depends on the financial information reported on the FAFSA and the student’s enrollment status. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue eligibility. These funds do not need to be repaid. The U.S. Department of Education has established limits regarding the amount of Federal Pell Grant students may receive (Pell Lifetime Eligibility). Students may receive the equivalent of 6 full-time years (12 full-time semesters) in Federal Pell Grant funding (assuming all eligibility criteria is met). As students begin approaching the Pell lifetime eligibility limit, they will receive notification on the Student Aid Report (SAR). Once students have received the maximum, they will no longer be eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant.
Application Procedures:  Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit any additional requested documents to the Office of Financial Aid.
Contact Information:  Office of Financial Aid at (816) 271-4361.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants
SEOG is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. Awards may range from $100 up to $4,000 depending on need and availability of funds. The average award at Missouri Western is $500 per year. These funds do not need to be repaid.
Deadline: Priority Feb. 1
Application Procedures:  Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit any additional requested documents to the Office of Financial Aid no later than Feb. 1 each year.
Contact Information:  Office of Financial Aid at (816) 271-4361

TEACH Grant (Graduate Students Only)     
The TEACH Grant is available to eligible graduate students enrolled in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MASA) and K-12 Cross Categorical Special Education (MASA).
Application Procedures: Teach Grant Application and Information
Contact Information:  Office of Financial Aid at (816) 271-4361

Army ROTC National Scholarship        
The Army ROTC Scholarship program is available to students who have graduated from high school or possess an equivalent certificate. Students are awarded U.S. Army ROTC scholarships through a highly competitive national selection process. Scholarships pay full college tuition and fees and provide a book allowance. Army scholarship winners also receive a monthly tax-free subsistence allowance for up to 10 months for each year the scholarship is in effect.
Contact Information:  Military Science Department at (816) 271-4541

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education. These scholarships will make it possible for students with limited financial means to participate in study abroad opportunities worldwide.   
Contact Information:  www.iie.org/gilman

Additional Information About Federal Aid Programs

Access Missouri Program 
Access Missouri is a need-based program designed to provide students with a simplified financial aid process, provide predictable, portable awards and increase access to a student’s school of choice. Eligibility is determined by the student’s expected family contribution (EFC) as calculated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be eligible, students must complete the FAFSA by February 1 each year, be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and also a Missouri resident, have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) less than $12,000, be enrolled full-time (12 hours) as an undergraduate student, maintain a 2.50 GPA, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and not have exceeded 150 attempted credit hours. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,150 per year and are subject to the availability of state funding.
Application Procedures: Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit any additional requested documents to the Office of Financial Aid no later than Feb. 1 each year.
Contact Information: Office of Financial Aid or online at here

Advanced Placement Incentive Grant
This is a nonrenewable grant designed to encourage high school students to take and score well on Advanced Placement tests in mathematics and science.
To be eligible for the grant you must meet the following requirements:

  • Achieve two grades of three or higher on Advanced Placement exams in the fields of math and/or science while attending a Missouri public high school. Qualifying Advance Placement exams in the fields of math or science include Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics B, Physics C and Statistics.
  • Receive an award under the Access Missouri Student Financial Assistance Program or the A+ Scholarship Program in the academic year in which the Advanced Placement Incentive Grant is awarded. Students who are eligible for the Access Missouri or A+ Scholarship programs but have a calculated award amount of zero are eligible for the Advanced Placement Incentive Grant.
  • Submit a complete application for the Advanced Placement Incentive Grant.

Contact Information: Office of Financial Aid, (816) 271-4361 or online at here

Division of Family Services/Rehabilitation Services for the Blind              
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB) provides services to people with varying degrees of visual impairment, ranging from those who cannot read regular print to those who are totally blind.  These services are provided on the premise that with adequate preparation and reasonable accommodation, each blind or visually impaired person will be able to achieve his or her maximum potential in the home and community, in educational settings, and in employment.
Contact Information: www.dss.mo.gov/

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation     
Eligible individuals are provided with services needed to enter, remain in, or return to suitable employment. Services include diagnosis and evaluation,; counseling and guidance; physical or mental restoration; training, including college or university, technical or trade; job development and job placement; rehabilitation engineering; and follow-up services to ensure that the rehabilitated person is performing satisfactorily on the job.
Contact Information: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (816) 387-2280 or online at here

Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program
The Kids’ Chance Scholarship is a program for students with a parent who was seriously injured or killed in a work-related accident compensable under Worker’s Compensation.
Contact Information: Office of Financial Aid (816) 271-4361, or online at here

Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established for students who are employed while attending school part time. To be eligible for this program, the student must be enrolled part-time (6-11 credit hours), be employed and compensated for at least twenty (20) or more hours per week, maintain a 2.50 GPA, be making satisfactory academic progress and have financial need.
Application Procedures:  Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit any additional requested documents to the Office of Financial Aid no later than April 1 each year. Must also complete the State Employment Verification Form.
Deadline: Feb. 1
Contact Information: Office of Financial Aid (816) 271-4361, or online at here

Minority Teaching Scholarship Program
This scholarship is a competitive, $3,000 per year award, renewable for up to four years. Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship awards are contingent upon a match from the student’s chosen institution.
Contact Information: Office of Financial Aid (816) 271-4361, or online at here
Deadline: February 15

Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program 
This is a scholarship designed to assist academically talented minority and underrepresented individuals pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an environmental course of study.
Contact Information: Office of Financial Aid (816) 271-4361, or online at here

Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight)              
This merit-based program encourages top-ranked high school seniors to attend approved Missouri post-secondary schools. To be eligible, you must have earned a composite score on the American College Testing Program (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in the top 3 percent of all Missouri students taking those tests.  New legislation allows students whose ACT or SAT composite scores are in the top four and five percent of all Missouri students taking those tests to be eligible to receive an award beginning in the fall of 2010 (conditional on sufficient state appropriations). Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be making Satisfactory Academic Progress to be eligible for renewal.
Contact Information: Office of Financial Aid (816) 271-4361, or online at here

Missouri National Guard Educational Assistance Program             
Missouri National Guard Educational Assistance Program is a state-sponsored program. The program will pay 50 to 100% of the tuition costs per semester. This covers up to 30 hours per academic year. Applicants must be a member of the Missouri Army or Air National Guard, maintain a 2.5 GPA and not have completed a Baccalaureate Degree.
Contact Information: Office of Financial Aid (816) 271-4361, or online at here

Missouri Professional and Practical Nurse Loan        
To be eligible, the applicant must be a Missouri resident attending a Missouri institution seeking an education leading to licensure as a practical or professional nurse. Missouri residents are those who lived in this state for more than one year for any purpose other than to attend an educational institution. Must be enrolled or accepted full time (with the exception of doctoral students seeking Ph.D., D.N.P. or Ed.D.) and the nursing program must have an 80% pass rate. Pass rates can be obtained from the State Board of Nursing website. If selected to participate, students must maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.
Contact Information: Office of Financial Aid (816) 271-4361, Nursing Department (816) 271-4415, or online at here

Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act Waiver
On August 28, 2008, the Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act (Senate Bill 830) was enacted into law. This law requires Missouri state institutions to offer a reduced tuition rate ($50 per credit hour) to qualified combat duty veterans.

Program Qualifications:

  • Service in a combat zone as designated by the U.S. Department of Defense between September 11, 2001 and the present;
  • Missouri “home of record” at the time of entry into the military; and
  • Discharge from military service under honorable conditions

Application Procedures:

To determine your eligibility for this program, the following documentation must be submitted to the Missouri Western State University Office of Veterans Affairs (Financial Aid Office, Eder Hall, Room 103):

  • A copy of your most recent DD-214 (Chapters 30, 31 and 1607);
  • A copy of your active duty orders (Chapter 1607); and
  • A copy of your Missouri Driver’s license or other proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Renewal Requirement

To remain eligible for this waiver, you must maintain an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher. This requirement will be reviewed in May each year in accordance with current Financial Aid Policy.

Cost of Attendance Budget Limitation

Under the Heroes’ Act, eligible veterans will not receive more than the actual cost of attendance when the limitation is combined with other aid made available to such a veteran.

Missouri Savings for Tuition (MO$T) Program   
With the MO$T Program you are able to save for future higher education costs and save on taxes, too. Open a MO$T account under the Program on behalf of a designated beneficiary. The amount contributed each year can be deducted from your Missouri state taxable income (up to a maximum of $8,000 per taxpayer per year). The investment earnings on the money you contribute to the account will be able to build on both a federal and state tax-free basis. Then, when your beneficiary is ready to go to school, withdrawals from your account to pay for qualified higher education expenses at eligible schools in Missouri or anywhere in the country will be federal and state tax-free.
Contact Information: Office of Financial Aid (816) 271-4361, or online at here

Public Service Officer Survivor Grant      
The Public Service Survivor Grant is a tuition grant for eligible Missouri residents who are dependent children or spouses of a public safety officer or Department of Transportation employee who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
Contact Information: Office of Financial Aid (816) 271-4361, or online at here

Wartime Veteran’s Survivors Grant
These grants are available annually to children and spouses of Veterans whose deaths or injuries were: a result of combat action or were attributed to an illness that was contracted while serving in combat action, or who became 80% disabled as a result of injuries or accidents sustained in combat action since September 11, 2001. The total number of veterans that may receive a grant in any year is limited by statute to 25. The veteran must have been a Missouri resident when first entering the military service or at the time of death or injury.
Contact Information: Office of Financial Aid (816) 271-4361, or online at dhe.mo.gov

While Missouri Western is pleased to notify our students of scholarships offered by private donors, we ask that you exercise caution. Many scholarship scams exist. You should thoroughly research each scholarship opportunity BEFORE applying.

Important Nevers:

  • NEVER provide your credit/debit card information.
  • NEVER apply for a scholarship that charges an application fee.
  • NEVER provide your social security number, date of birth or other personally identifiable information.

Don’t become a victim of a scam or identity theft. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.


Scholarship – Search Opportunities
BestColleges.com (Scholarship Search Site)
College Resource Network (Scholarship Search Site)
College Board (Scholarship Search Site)
Fastweb (Scholarship Search Site)
MoneyGeek.com (Scholarship Search Site)
Salliemae (Scholarship Search Site)
Scholarships Online (Scholarship Search Site)

Scholarships – Area High Schools
Benton High School (Scholarship Site)
Central High School (Scholarship Site)
Lafayette High School (Scholarship Site)
Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri

Scholarships – Minority
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
NAACP Scholarship Program
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Scholarships Online – Minority
College Resources – Hispanic
BestColleges.com – Minority

Scholarships – STEM Majors
Future Engineers Scholarship Program
Missouri AWWA JR Popalisky Scholarship
PayScale’s Women in STEM Scholarship 
Toptal STEM Scholarships For Women
Women in Technology Opportunity Scholarship

Scholarships – Business & Entrepreneurship
Greenpal Scholarship
GMR Web Team Marketing Scholarship Program
Growth Everywhere Scholarship
HigherVisibility Marketing Scholarship 
North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship

Scholarships – Education
St. Joseph Retired Teachers Scholarship Foundation

Scholarships – General
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program
Acuity Training Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership
Annual Depression Treatment Education Scholarship
Application Careers Scholarship
Annual Depression Treatment Education Scholarship
B. Davis Scholarship
CGTrader Scholarship
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Coupon Follow Scholarship
Christensen & Hymas General Scholarship
CreditSoup Scholarship
Cyberbulling Prevention for Teens Scholarship
Daughters of the American Revolution
eduCBA College Scholarship
Heartland Foundation Scholarships
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
Lendingtree Scholarship
Look Twice Save a Life (Insurance Providers)
MOSLF – Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship
National Merit Scholarship Program
QuitDay.org Scholarship
Quit Smoking Scholarship
Robo Advisor Scholarship
Runnerclick Scholarship
Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis (Interest Free Loans)
SuretyBonds Scholarship
Varsity Tutors

Scholarships – Marketing, Journalism & Communication
Higher Visibility Marketing Scholarship

Scholarships – Creative & Performance Arts
Princess Grace Foundation-USA