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campus events black Achievement month

February brings a month of activities celebrating past and current African American achievements including the Black History Hall of Fame in the Student Union, speakers, programs and more. girls night in

An all night event of pampering, movies and music to promote relationships among multicultural women. hispanic American achievement month

A month of activities to celebrate the Hispanic culture including speakers, movies, foods from various Latin countries and trips to surrounding cities to visit museums and learn more about the culture. martin luther king Jr. Tribute

Northwest departments and student organizations host a variety of events to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and remind all of us to recommit to social justice and equity for all. MOSAIC

The Unity Project presents MOSAIC (Midwest Organization of Students Advancing Inter-Culturalism), a truly multicultural conference and celebration in the fall. The weekend features a banquet, speakers and workshops, and an intercollegiate competition with categories such as step show, Latin dance, Asian dance and gospel choir. This is a conference not to be missed. powwow

American Indian dancers from across the region are invited to take part in this event each fall. It is a unique American Indian celebration, both social and spiritual in nature. soul food dinner

automatic scholarships These awards are given automatically (as soon as you’re accepted to the University) based on your Admissions Index, ACT/ SAT score and/or grade point average. Initial Awards: n Freshman Merit Award: $500 n Tower Scholarship: $1,500 n Academic Excellence Scholarship: $2,000 n Distinguished Scholarship: $2,500 n Transfer Merit Award: $500 n Transfer Academic Scholarship: $1,500 n Transfer Distinguished Scholarship: $2,500

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and athletic scholarships or grants that they are eligible to receive and a $2,500 student contribution. cultural enrichment scholarship This is an automatic scholarship given to eligible students, defined as U.S. Citizens from the following ethnic categories: American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, U.S. citizen or a graduate from eligible high schools on our website listing. Students must participate in the MORE mentoring program. Award: between $500 and $1,200.

special scholarships The following awards are given in addition to automatic scholarships you are eligible to receive:

missouri minority teacher education scholarship This is for an incoming freshman majoring in math or science education. Applicant must be a minority student and rank in the top 25 percent of their high school class, or score above 75 percent on the ACT/SAT. http://dese. mo.gov/divteachqual/ scholarships/index.html Award: $3,000 a year for up to four years.

american dream grant This is for first-time freshmen who have an EFC of 2,000 or less, based on the student's FAFSA. For further information, reference the Apply brochure. Award: Varies. Tuition, room and board minus any federal awards, state, institutional

During the fall and spring trimesters, the Alliance of Black Collegians serves up a night of great home cooking and performances.

apply online Northwest offers many other scholarship opportunities from private groups and University departments that everyone can apply for. You can apply for scholarships online, once you’ve been accepted for admission. Visit www.nwmissouri.edu/ finaid for more details.

Student Diversity by enrollment Black/African American: 352 Hispanic/Latino: 137 American Indian/Alaskan Native: 17 Asian: 53 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 7 Multiracial: 148 International: 252 White/Caucasian: 6,001 Students of color enrollment: 9.8% International enrollment: 3.5%

tribute to the ladies

An event sponsored by the Minority Men’s Organization, Tribute to the Ladies is a night of dancing and fun to celebrate the ladies at Northwest. concerts and comedians

Recent visitors to campus have included Sean Kingston, the Ying Yang Twins, Tech N9ne, comedians Margaret Cho and Wanda Sykes, motivational speaker Valorie Burton, Lee Mun Wah and the Harlem Gospel Choir. Encore performances bring a diverse lineup of events each year, and student groups pitch in to bring specialized acts to campus.

Financial Aid

660.562.1363 finaid@nwmissouri.edu

Residential Life

660.562.1214 reslife@nwmissouri.edu

Students with Disabilities 800.633.1175 ada@nwmissouri.edu

Northwest Missouri State University Office of Admissions 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468-6001 locally 660.562.1148 fax 660.562.1821 e-mail admissions@nwmissouri.edu

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Director of Intercultural Affairs 660.562.1367 more@nwmissouri.edu

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student organizations and Support Services

At Northwest, our resources and support services aid students through the transition to college. Northwest also offers more than 180 student organizations and the list is growing all the time. Here are just a few of the groups you can join, but if you want to start your own organization, grab some friends and add your name to the list! Organizations alliance of black collegians (abc)

ABC exists to promote an awareness of and appreciation for African American culture and history. The organization promotes togetherness and is open to all students who want to work to achieve inclusion and equality. The group is involved in such activities as the Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute and the Soul Food Dinner. ALPHA PHI ALPHA fraternity inc.

Founded nationally in 1906, the fraternity is committed to scholarship and service. Celebrating a century of excellence, the Rho Theta Chapter has a continued commitment to strengthening and celebrating diversity on campus. Each member is dedicated to his development individually and as a member of the fraternity. Events include the Miss Black and Gold pageant, step shows and Alpha Week. amnesty international

Amnesty International is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. common ground

Common Ground strives to create a safe-zone for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning students at Northwest. The group is a gaystraight alliance, which means it is comprised of both heterosexual and homosexual students. The organization works to build a strong connection with straight allies that will help bridge the gap separating the two cultures. delta sigma theta sorority inc.

Delta Sigma Theta was founded at Northwest in 1976. The group promotes sisterhood, scholarship and service. The group organizes events such as the annual Crimson and Cream pageant, the Black and White event and Delta Week. The Nu Gamma chapter also participates in Greek Week and other campuswide events. hispanic american leadership organization (halo)

HALO’s purpose is to promote and maintain a healthy and positive environment for not only Hispanic students, but for anyone who would

like to learn more about Hispanic cultures. Events include Hispanic Achievement Month and conferences. minority men’s organization (mmo)

MMO is an organization dedicated to the education and empowerment of college men from all backgrounds. The organization promotes brotherhood, personal development and success, retention and service. Events include the annual Tribute to the Ladies. Phi Beta Sigma

Phi Beta Sigma fraternity is one of the newest Greek organizations to become a part of Northwest Greek Life. Since the fraternity’s establishment 96 years ago, Phi Beta Sigma has helped to improve the general welfare of African Americans and provided leadership and service during the Great Depression, World Wars I & II, the Civil Rights Movements, and created service initiatives relating to business, economic empowerment, education, political awareness and health. Spirit and truth Gospel Choir

This organization is open to any student interested in making a joyful noise unto the Lord. The Gospel Choir’s main goal is to share gospel music with the Northwest and Maryville community. The choir works alongside many other campus ministries, local churches and other on campus organizations. The group’s largest engagements include MOSAIC, TUG Gospel Outreach, African-American Achievement Month Celebration and an Easter Concert. Spiritually Involved Sisters Together Achieving Harmony (SISTAH)

SISTAH focuses on empowering and bringing women of all backgrounds together. The group strives to prepare women for the future, as well as help them reach their full potential and guide them in finding themselves through their college experience. The group is dedicated to helping others through public service and volunteering. Students taking action through service (STATs)

STATS is an outreach organization that gives back to the community by visiting inner city high schools in the area encouraging students to

attend college and assisting them with the application and financial aid process. The organization conducts campus tours, introduces students to resources on campus and provides an interactive introduction to college through presentations at various area high schools. UNITY PROJECT

The Unity Project is a coalition of student organizations committed to celebrating diversity and promoting unity. By bringing together a variety of organizations, the Unity Project is able to encourage and facilitate interculturalism by pooling the resources of the member organizations to present highly effective educational events and programs. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated was founded on Jan. 16, 1920. The Omega Sigma Chapter was chartered on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University on Feb. 23, 2008. The chartering members uphold the founding principles of the sorority which include scholarship, service, sisterly love and exemplifying the highest quality of finer womanhood. Support Services Building Relationships and Integrating Diverse Growth Experiences (BRIDGEs)

BRIDGEs work to facilitate diversity education and promote an enriching environment in the residence halls by providing programming and resources for students. BRIDGEs work collaboratively with the Intercultural and International Center to provide activities and education that promote the intercultural development of the campus. Mentors over retention and education (more)

MORE is a mentoring group for students of color and cultural diversity scholarship recipients. Incoming freshmen are paired with upperclassmen who assist them with academic, personal and transition issues. In turn, the upperclassmen mentors are mentored by faculty and staff. Weekly meetings provide an opportunity to discuss current events, broaden horizons and develop leadership, career and interpersonal skills.


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