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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission standards at Northwest Missouri State University are moderately selective. New freshman, transfer and returning student admissions are based on a combination of academic and personal considerations. Northwest takes an individual, holistic approach to the review of applications. An applicant’s academic accomplishments are a priority and are demonstrated by test scores, grades, class rank and exposure to a college prep curriculum. Admission to Northwest is not viewed as an entitlement based on grades and test scores. Our admissions process combines an examination of academic ability with flexible assessment of an applicant’s experiences and potential.

New freshmen are required to have completed a 24-unit core curriculum (16-unit core curriculum for 1996-2009 graduates) and meet the academic requirements in either Category I or Category II. (See box on pg. 3 or index guide on pg. 9.) Transfer students who have completed at least 24 hours of transferable, collegelevel coursework must have a 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) cumulative college GPA in transfer. An ACT score is recommended for placement purposes. For students with a cumulative college GPA in transfer below 2.00, consideration may be given based on professional judgment, and acceptance

may be granted on a probationary basis. In all cases, a student must be eligible to return to the last institution attended in order to be accepted to Northwest. ACT scores are required for all education majors. Transfer students who have fewer than 24 hours completed will be considered for admission on the basis of the freshman admission requirements, in addition to college work that has been completed. (Students transferring from non-accredited institutions also will be considered as first-time freshmen; credits cannot be transferred to Northwest from a nonaccredited institution.)

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN APPLICATION PROCESS 1. Take the ACT (SAT is acceptable) on one of the national test dates. Have your test scores sent to Northwest by entering the ACT college code number for Northwest (2338) on the test registration form. Your high school counselor will be able to provide information and assistance. 2. Complete the application for admission in one of the following ways:  Complete and submit your application online and pay no application fee. To access the Northwest online application, go to www.nwmissouri.edu/ admissions.  Complete and submit the paper application on pages 5-7 of this booklet, along with a $25 application fee, to the address below. This fee will be credited to your University account upon enrollment at Northwest.  MAILING ADDRESS: Office of Admissions Northwest Missouri State University 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468-6001 WALK-IN ADDRESS: 246 Administration Building or call 660.562.1148

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There is no deadline for admission applications as we have a rolling admissions process. Have your high school send an official copy of your six- or seven-semester transcript with class rank and GPA at the time of application and a final eight-semester transcript showing the date of your high school graduation. Official ACT (or SAT) scores must come directly from ACT (or College Board). Scores reported on your high school transcript will not be accepted. If you have earned any college credit or dual credit while attending high school, you must request each college or university from which credit has been earned to send an official transcript to the Office of Admissions. For more information, go to www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/ academics/dualcredit.htm. Student copies of transcripts or personal copies of test results do not constitute official records or copies.

ENHANCED FRESHMAN SEMINAR The Enhanced Freshman Seminar program at Northwest is designed for the first-time freshman who, after thorough and thoughtful review of academic records and transcripts, is believed to have the potential to be successful at Northwest given the proper support. Students selected for participation in this program have identified areas of weakness

and must participate in this program in order to enroll as a student at Northwest. HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS Home-schooled students will be considered for admission on the same basis as traditional high school graduates. Submit ACT/SAT results and descriptive information regarding your high school program of study. In order to be accepted, home-schooled students must meet one of the following criteria: 1. A 21 or higher on the ACT (or SAT equivalent) OR 2. A GED score of 2550 or better (or 255 depending on the date of the test) with a minimum subscore of 510 in each of the five content areas. GED APPLICANTS Based on the 2002 GED score standards, a student may be considered for admission after receiving an equivalency certification meeting the following criteria: a total score of at least 2550 and no subscore lower than 510. ACT/SAT test scores are required. 1. See item 2 under First-Time Freshmen Application Process. www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/ apply 2. Submit official GED and ACT/SAT test results to Northwest. 3. Have your high school send an official copy of your partial high school transcript.

TRANSFER STUDENTS APPLICATION PROCESS 1. See item 2 under First-Time Freshmen Application Process, above. 2. Request an official transcript be sent to the Northwest Office of Admissions for all college-level work you have attempted from each college or university attended. If you are in the process of completing courses, also have a final transcript sent at the end of the semester to complete your transfer file. 3. If you have earned fewer than 24 hours of college-level credit, you must

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request an official transcript from your high school showing your class rank, GPA and high school graduation date. Official ACT/SAT scores must be sent directly from ACT/College Board. For students who have earned more than 24 hours of college-level credit, it is recommended that ACT scores be sent for the purpose of course placement. ACT scores are required for all education majors. 4. You must submit previous transcripts regardless of whether those credits will apply to a Northwest degree. Hand-carried, personally-delivered or

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issued-to-student transcripts are all unofficial even though they carry the college seal and/or signatures that are placed on official records. 5. Northwest has developed an automated process that defines exactly how your courses transfer to Northwest and meet your degree requirements. Information about equivalent courses from other institutions may be available on Northwest’s website at www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/ transfer/equivalencies.htm.

OTHER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS RETURNING/FORMER STUDENT

If you have been absent from Northwest for one trimester or longer, you must reapply for admission. An application fee is not required. Complete your application in one of the following ways: 1. Complete and submit your application online. To access the former/returning student application via the internet, go to www.nwmissouri.edu/ admissions. 2. Request from the Office of Admissions a former/returning student application. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you do not have a Green Card and you are not a U.S. citizen, you must use an international application form. Complete and submit the international application, along with the $50 nonrefundable application fee, to the Office of Admissions. Contact the Office of Admissions for these forms and information, or you can apply via the internet at www.nwmissouri.edu/ admissions/apply. International applicants must provide untranslated and English-translated secondary school records, college or university transcripts, test results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, a copy of passport and financial sponsorship information directly from ACT or College Board. STANDARDIZED TESTING

All new freshman applicants, regardless of age or nontraditional status, are required to take the ACT/SAT and have official test results sent to Northwest.

FRESHMAN ADMISSION FROM HIGH SCHOOL

FALL 2013-2014

CATEGORY I

CATEGORY II

1. 21 ACT composite or higher (or the SAT equivalent: SAT Critical Reading & Math 980); and 2. A minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA or above (on 4.00 scale) 3. High school core

1. Have a combined percentile index (see below) that equals or exceeds 100 points; and 2. A minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA or above (on 4.00 scale) 3. High school core

24-UNIT CORE CURRICULUM

4 units of English 3 units of mathematics High school-level algebra and beyond, must include algebra II (students who take algebra prior to freshman year will be expected to complete 3 additional math units)  3 units of science Must include at least one laboratory course  3 units of social sciences Must include American history and at least one semester of government

1 unit of fine arts 3 units of additional coursework 1 practical art, 1 physical education, ½ health education, ½ personal finance  7 units of electives At least three units must be in English, mathematics, science, social sciences, fine arts or foreign language.

COMBINED PERCENTILE INDEX Figure your class rank percentile by dividing your class rank by your class size, then subtract from 100 percent. Using the Test Score Percentile Chart, find your ACT/SAT composite test score percentile. Add it to your class rank percentile, to get your Combined Percentile Index. FOR EXAMPLE:      

Class Rank = 6 Class Size = 30 1 – (6 ÷ 30) = .80 Class Rank Percentile = 80 percentile ACT Composite Score = 19 ACT Percentile = 42

Combined Percentile Index = 80+42 = 122 122 exceeds the minimum combined percentile index of 100, so you would be admissible to Northwest. You can calculate your Combined Percentile Index online at www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/ figureindex.htm

TEST SCORE PERCENTILE CHART ACT 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15

SAT Score Range* 1600 1540-1590 1490-1530 1440-1480 1400-1430 1360-1390 1330-1350 1290-1320 1250-1280 1210-1240 1170-1200 1130-1160 1090-1120 1050-1080 1020-1040 980-1010 940-970 900-930 860-890 820-850 770-810 720-760

Percentile 99 99 99 99 99 99 98 96 94 91 87 83 78 72 66 58 51 42 34 26 19 13

* Combination of SAT Critical Reading and SAT Mathematics scores

COURSE PLACEMENT

ACT/SAT subscores will be used to determine course placement. Math Skills and Introduction to College Writing are courses designed to better prepare students for college-level coursework. Completion of these courses does not fulfill mathematics and written communication general education course requirements. In addition, Math Skills does not satisfy hours toward graduation. Math ACT Math SAT Subscore Subscore Math Skills (17-090)** College-level Math

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<560*

21*

560*

English ACT Writing SAT Subscore Subscore Introduction to College Writing (10-110) Composition (10-111) Accelerated Composition (10-115)#

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< 570*

19-26*

570-690*

27*

700*

* required, unless dual credit has been completed in these areas # Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills all six hours of the University’s General Education requirement for Written Communication. ** course fee of $27 for lab software and $8.60 for workbook

Math Skills is designed as 10 modules aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards and the College Entry Level Competencies. Diagnostic pre-tests will determine which modules/competencies individual students have mastered and which they still need to meet. Once deficient areas are identified, students will be required to complete those associated modules at a mastery level (80% competency) before being allowed to enroll in a college-level mathematics course. Students will only be required to complete work in deficient areas.

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REGISTRATION AND ORIENTATION Trimesters at Northwest begin in late August (fall), early January (spring), early May, early June, early July and early August (summer). The fall and spring trimesters are 16 weeks long, while the May, June and July sessions are either four weeks or eight weeks long. The August summer session lasts two weeks.

New freshmen attend Summer Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR). SOAR takes place in June, and students must attend a one-day orientation and registration program. In addition, new freshmen attend Advantage. This is a fourday orientation program held in August prior to the beginning of the fall trimester. www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/ orientation

Transfer and former/returning students have a variety of orientation and registration options. Preregistration for the summer and fall trimesters takes place one day in April, one day in May and two other days in the summer. For the spring trimester, there is a day in late November.

ARTICULATED WEB-BASED MAJOR The Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree program may be completed entirely online. Typically, students transfer into the program after completing an Associate of Arts degree at a partner institution. Northwest has articulated web-based agreements with the schools below. If your situation differs, contact the Office of Admissions for assistance. To ensure that you are eligible for one of these agreements, visit with your current advisor.

Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute Butler County Community College Colorado Community College Online Crowder Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Florence Darlington - Technical College Iowa Western Community College Johnson County Community College

Kansas City Kansas Community College Kirkwood Community College Metropolitan Community College-Greater KC Metropolitan Community College-Omaha Mineral Area Community College Moberly Area Community College North Central Missouri College Ozark Technical Community College

St. Charles Community College St. Louis Community College Southeastern Community College (Iowa) Southwestern Community College (Iowa) Three Rivers Community College Tulsa Community College

TRANSFER EQUIVALENCIES Northwest has developed articulation agreements with several community colleges. The transfer guides for general education requirements, as well as specific degrees such as the Associate of Arts in Teaching for some schools, can be found at www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/transfer/articulation.htm.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS I. PERSONAL INFORMATION 1-14. Please provide the information requested. 15. U.S. citizen: Indicate yes or no. If you are not a citizen, but have received permanent residency or temporary protected status from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly known as the INS), please indicate and attach official documentation of your status to the application. IF YOU ARE NOT A CITIZEN, OFFICIAL PERMANENT RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, OR REFUGEE PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS FOR AN INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION. 16. Please indicate if you are a Missouri resident. If you mark yes, but your permanent address is outside the state of Missouri, please attach explanation for your residency status. 17. This information is required for financial assistance purposes.

II. ENROLLMENT PLANS 22. Admission status: Please indicate if you are a: 1) First-time freshman with no previous college credit EXCEPT that taken while concurrently enrolled in high school or during the summer immediately following high school graduation; 2) Transfer student who has credit from another college or university earned after graduation from high school unless a returning student; 23. Mark the trimester and year for which you first plan to enroll at Northwest. 24. Using the lists on page 26, your planned degree and major. 25. Please indicate if you have already completed a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree. III. SCHOLARSHIP PARTICIPATION INFORMATION 26-32. Additional information needed for some scholarships determined from application for admission.

18-21. Information on gender, ethnicity, race and religious preference is optional and used for statistical reporting.

ATTENTION: ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY

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IV. ACADEMIC INFORMATION 33-39. Complete the information requested. First-time freshman applicants please note: on #35, provide your projected date of high school graduation. If you have enrolled in a program for collegelevel credit while in high school, please provide the information requested in #37. V. GENERAL INFORMATION 40. Indicate if you plan to live on campus. Information on housing will be sent with your acceptance to Northwest. All freshmen must live on campus unless living with parents/guardians, married or are at least 21 years old. 41. Indicate your choice(s) of extracurricular activities. VI. SIGNATURE BE SURE TO SIGN AND DATE THE COMPLETED APPLICATION. APPLICATION TERM If you complete this application for a particular trimester and do not enroll for that trimester, a new application must be completed should you desire to be considered for admission to a later trimester.

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UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION 2013-2014

Complete both sides and return this form, with the $25 application fee, to: Office of Admissions, Northwest Missouri State University, 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468-6001. The application fee may be submitted by check and made payable to Northwest Missouri State University. This fee will be credited to your University account upon enrollment at Northwest. Freshman applicants must have their high school submit an official transcript showing coursework, class rank and GPA as well as transcripts of any college coursework. Official ACT/SAT scores from the reporting institution are also required. Transfer applicants should submit official transcripts of all college coursework. Please print (in ink) or type.

Apply online at www.nwmissouri.edu with no application fee. I. PERSONAL INFORMATION

2. Date of Birth

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1. Social Security Number (required)

Year

Month

FOR OFFICE USE

Day

3. Full legal name

Last

First

APPLICATION RECEIVED:

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4. Other names used

Last

First

FEE RECEIVED:

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5. Permanent address

Number and Street

City

County

State

6. Home phone number

Area code

Requested:

Zip code

Waived:

7. Cell phone number

Number

Area code

Number

8. Would you be interested in receiving text messages from Northwest?

Yes

No

9. Email address (complete only if you are a regular email user) 10. Birthplace

City

11.

State

Parent

Last

Country

Other contact

First

MI

Address of above if different from item #5: ____________________________________________________________________________________

Guardian OR

Number and Street

City

State

ZIP code

Please provide a daytime phone number for your parent/guardian:

Area code

Number

Parent/guardian email address #1: ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Parent/guardian email address #2: ____________________________________________________________________________________________

12. If you are a dependent, is this parent/guardian a member of the U.S. Armed Forces? If yes, is their official Home of Record, as filed with the military, Missouri? Yes 13. Do either of your parents/guardians have a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree?

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14. Is English your native language?

Yes

Yes

Yes No

No

No

No

15. U.S. Citizen?

Yes No If no, are you a permanent resident? Yes No If no, do you have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) [refugee]? Yes No If you have a Green Card or TPS, documentation must be submitted with this application. If you do not have a Green Card or TPS and are not a U.S. Citizen, you must use an international application. Please contact the Office of Admissions for correct forms and procedures. 16. Missouri resident? Yes No If yes, since when? ______________________________ If you claim Missouri residency based on a parent living in the state other than that listed in #11, please provide the name and address of that parent below.

Did this parent, living in Missouri, claim you on their most recent income tax return?

Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Last

First

No MI

Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________

Number and street

17. Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?

Yes

City

Yes

State

ZIP code

No

If yes, please furnish us with a copy of your DD214 to receive college credit for acceptable military activities. If yes, are you a post Sept. 11, 2001 combat veteran? Yes No

The information in #18-21 is optional and is requested for purposes of reporting to Federal compliance agencies only; it will not be used in determining admission.

18. Gender:

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F

19. Religious preference: __________________________________________________________

20. Are you Hispanic/Latino? 21. Race (select one or more):

Yes

No

American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

Black or African American White

II. ENROLLMENT PLANS

22. Admission status: 23. Trimester applying for:

First-time freshman

Transfer

Fall (Aug.) _________

Spring (Jan.) __________

Year

Summer (May/June/July/Aug.) _________

Year

Year

24. Degree: Enter name from page 26 _____________________________________________________

Major: Enter name from page 26 _____________________________________________________

25. Have you earned a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree?

Yes

No

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III. SCHOLARSHIP PARTICIPATION INFORMATION

26. Are you a participant in Missouri's A+ program? (applicable to first-time freshmen) Yes No 27. Are you working toward an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma at your high school? (applicable to first-time freshmen) Have your results sent electronically from IBO or send a copy of your diploma to:

28. Are you a participant in the Show-Me Scholars Initiative program? (applicable to first-time freshmen) (Must indicate in order to initiate a Show-Me Scholars Scholarship contract) 29. Have you participated in: Missouri Boys State Missouri Girls State

Yes

No

No (Information used for awarding Alumni Scholarship/Legacy Award)

Last

First

graduation year

Address if different from item #5: ____________________________________________________________________________________________

31. Have you participated in Missouri's MOST Program for a minimum of 2 years? 32. Are you a Phi Theta Kappa member? (applicable to transfer students) Yes

Yes

Name of alumni parent (at time of graduation): ________________________________________________________________________________

No

Must complete standard scholarship application and provide proof of attendance to: Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 800 University Drive, 273 Administration Building, Maryville, MO 64468-6001

30. Are either of your parents/guardians a Northwest graduate?

Yes

Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 800 University Drive, 273 Administration Building, Maryville, MO 64468-6001

Yes No

No

Provide a copy of membership certificate or documents verifying membership directly to: Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 800 University Drive, 273 Administration Building, Maryville, MO 64468-6001

IV. ACADEMIC INFORMATION

33. Do you plan to enroll in ONLY online courses?

Yes

No

(Note: online only acceptance deadline: two weeks prior to first day of classes)

34. Have you ever applied to Northwest Missouri State University?

Yes

No

If yes, when? ________________________

Yes

No

If yes, when? ________________________

Yes

No

If yes, when? ________________________

Have you ever enrolled at Northwest Missouri State University?

35. Are you a high school graduate?

Yes

No Did you take the GED?

Expected date of high school graduation: _____________________________________________ (month/year)

High School Attended: ________________________________________________________ Phone number: _________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Number and street

City

State

FOR OFFICE USE

ZIP code

Guidance counselor's email address: ____________________________________________________________________________________

36. Are you participating or have you ever participated in the AVID program?

Yes

No

An official copy of your high school transcript or your GED score report must be sent to Northwest for admission. 37. Have you taken the ACT/SAT?

Yes When? ____________ Have you requested your scores be sent to Northwest?

No

Yes

No

If no, when do you plan to take it? ____________________________________________________

The ACT (or SAT) is required for freshman admission. Transfer students are requested to submit ACT or SAT scores to assist with course placement. All education majors are required to have ACT or SAT scores on file with the Office of Admissions. 38. Have you ever earned college credit (including high school dual credit) or been enrolled at another college or university, not including Northwest Missouri State University? Yes No

Please provide the name and location of all colleges attended, dates of attendance, degrees earned or expected prior to enrollment at Northwest, beginning with the most recent. If currently enrolled, indicate in DATES space. Please include dual credit institutions. Failure to indicate colleges or universities in which you have been enrolled will void your admission to Northwest.

NAME OF COLLEGE

LOCATION (CITY & STATE)

DATES

DEGREES EARNED

FOR OFFICE USE

Official transcripts must be sent to Northwest from each institution attended. If you have taken or plan to take college-level examination program (CLEP) tests or advanced placement (AP) tests, you must have official score reports sent to Northwest in order to have scores evaluated. 39. Have you ever been suspended or dismissed from any other college or university? Yes No If yes, from where? ___________________________________________________________________ When? _________________ For what reason? ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Are you eligible to return to the last college or university you attended? Yes No V. GENERAL INFORMATION

All freshmen must live on campus unless living with parents/guardians, married or at least 21 years old. 40. Do you plan to apply for University residence hall housing? Yes No 41. Please mark those extracurricular activities in which you may wish to participate.

Varsity athletics Instrumental music Intramural sports Study abroad

Cheerleading Drama Student newspaper Dance

Choral music Radio/TV Equestrian team Marching band

Forensics/debate Lit. & arts magazine Yearbook Honors Program

Army ROTC Religious groups AP/CLEP credit Green campus

Fraternity/sorority Rodeo Student government Art

VI. SIGNATURE By signing this application, you are accepting Northwest Missouri State Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s computer policies as stated in the Userâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide, available on the internet at www.nwmissouri.edu/compserv/clientcomputing/ComputingPolicies.htm. Acceptance of the Northwest Computer Policy is required before a computer username will be issued, to gain access to the computing services provided by Northwest. I certify that all information contained herein is true and complete in all respects, that no important information has been withheld, and that if the information changes in any material respect I will notify Northwest of that change. I further understand that any incomplete or false information provided on this application, or my failure to notify Northwest of a material change in that information, will void my admission. I will request that my official transcripts be sent immediately to Northwest. In addition, I agree to the release of any transcripts, student records and test scores to Northwest including any ACT, SAT score reports that Northwest may request from ACT or College Board. Also, I authorize the sharing of my Northwest academic record and appropriate major-field test scores with any educational institution previously attended for assessment of their academic instruction and to be in compliance with Missouri HB1042.

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First-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 24 hours of college-level coursework must complete this page. Please indicate below the coursework you have successfully completed or will complete by graduation. Use numbers in each box to indicate length of time studied (1 for a year, 1/2 or .5 for a half year, etc.) SECTION A ENGLISH

SOCIAL STUDIES

Four years required, two years must emphasize writing and composition skills. One year may be speech or debate.

Three years required, must include American history and at least one semester of government.

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English

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Speech

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Literature

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Other

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American History

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Government

_______ Year(s)

Other

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Other Course Name(s) Other Course Name(s)

VISUAL PERFORMING ARTS MATHEMATICS

Three years required, high school-level algebra and beyond, must include algebra II. 9

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One year required in either visual arts, music, dance or theatre. Additional years may count toward electives. 9

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Performing Arts

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Algebra

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Geometry

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Algebra II

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Trigonometry

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Calculus

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French

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Spanish

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German

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Other

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Other

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Not required, but does count toward the electives in meeting the 24-unit core requirements. 8

Other Course Name

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Other Course Name

SCIENCE

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ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK

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Biology

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Physical Education

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Chemistry

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Health Education

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Physics

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Personal Finance

_______ Year(s)

Other

_______ Year(s)

Practical Arts

_______ Year(s)

Other Course Name

Course Name(s)

SECTION B TO BE COMPLETED BY THE HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR OR PRINCIPAL FOR FRESHMAN APPLICANTS IN HIGH SCHOOL.

If the applicant has already graduated from high school, please send the final high school transcript showing this information. GENERAL INFORMATION

ACT OR SAT TEST SCORES must be provided directly from reporting organization.

Class rank Class size of seniors Based on this number of semesters of work

High School: Phone Number:

Current cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale

I VERIFY THAT THE INFORMATION IN SECTIONS A & B ABOVE IS CORRECT.

Signature of Principal or Counselor

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DISCLAIMERS  The Freshman President’s Scholarship and Distinguished Scholar will supersede Academic Excellence Scholar or Tower Scholar. Transfer President’s Scholarship award will supersede the Transfer Distinguished or Academic Scholarship.  Undergraduate scholarships are restricted for use during a student’s first undergraduate program.  All scholarship recipients must be enrolled full time (12 Northwest hours per trimester) to receive University scholarships.  Students must be accepted for admission by specified dates before scholarship awards can be offered.  Admissions-based scholarships have an admission application deadline of May 1 to guarantee scholarship awards. For students who complete their admission application after May 1, scholarships will be awarded contingent upon available funding.  Students participating in a study abroad program where fees are waived will not receive the Nonresident Award, the Out-of-State Award or Midwest Student Exchange that trimester.  Major-specific and private scholarship award amounts funded through the Northwest Foundation may fluctuate with funding availability.  Freshman President's, Boys/Girls State and Transfer Phi Theta Kappa scholarships are only available to students beginning in fall trimester.  Transferable credit hours do not include AP, CLEP, military or nongraded credit hours.  Renewal requirements must be met within the academic year sequence (fall, spring and/ or summer) in order to maintain continuous award of the scholarship.  Northwest’s scholarship programs are subject to change from year to year based on funding levels and University priorities. While Northwest will attempt to honor renewal programs based on the student’s year of admission, the University cannot always guarantee this.

SCHOLARSHIP QUESTIONS Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468-6001 800.633.1175 locally: 660.562.1363 fax: 660.562.1674 email: finaid@nwmissouri.edu

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FIGURING YOUR ADMISSIONS INDEX This chart is another method you can use to determine your approximate combined percentile index (CPI). This does not always provide the exact CPI. To calculate your exact Admissions Index, go to www.nwmissouri.edu/ admissions/figureindex.htm.

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A 100 INDEX, WITH A MINIMUM 2.00 HIGH SCHOOL GPA AND ALL CORE CLASSES, IS GRANTED AUTOMATIC ADMISSION TO NORTHWEST. APPLICANTS WITH AN INDEX BELOW 100 WILL BE EVALUATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. ACT/SAT SCORES, CLASS RANK, COMPLETION OF HIGH SCHOOL CORE AND HIGH SCHOOL GPA WILL ALL BE CONSIDERED.

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR OR PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP*

185-199 or ACT: 28-36 and minimum 2.00 GPA

$3,500

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLAR

175-184 or ACT: 27 and minimum 2.00 GPA

$3,000

TOWER SCHOLAR

140-174 or ACT: 23-26 and minimum 2.00 GPA

$2,500

FRESHMAN MERIT AWARD

100-139 or ACT: 21-22 and minimum 2.00 GPA

$500

*Limited number of President’s Scholarships awarded

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ADMISSION-BASED ACADEMIC FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS GENERAL UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM No separate scholarship application is required. Scholarship level is determined by Admissions Index (combined percentile of class rank and ACT/SAT score provided on high school transcript with admission application). Below is the program in effect for students entering Northwest for the first time in fall 2013. (See Disclaimers that apply - page 8.) Admission-based scholarships have an admission application deadline of May 1 to guarantee scholarship awards. For students who complete their admission application after May 1, scholarships will be awarded contingent upon available funding. INDEX & REQUIREMENTS

AWARD AMOUNT (fall/spring)

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR ■■

Index: 185-199 or ACT: 28-36 and minimum 2.00 GPA

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$3,500

3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Renewable only to those who initially received as a freshman. ■■ If GPA is less than 3.50, student will follow Northwest Scholar, Tower Scholar and Academic Excellence Scholar requirements ■■ Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years ■■

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP ■■

Index: 175-184 or ACT: 27 and minimum 2.00 GPA

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$3,000

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$2,500

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$500

TOWER SCHOLARSHIP ■■

Index: 140-174 or ACT 23-26 and minimum 2.00 GPA

Students may float between levels each academic year, depending on Northwest cumulative GPA listed below ■■ All requires completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years ■■ 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA – $1,500 – Academic Excellence ■■ 3.40 Northwest cumulative GPA – $1,000 – Tower Scholar ■■ 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA – $750 – Northwest Scholar ■■

If Northwest cumulative GPA is less than 3.30, student is not eligible to return to any level of these scholarships.

FRESHMAN MERIT AWARD ■■

Index: 100-139 or ACT: 21-22 and minimum 2.00 GPA

Renews to University Scholar program with completion of 24 credit hours per academic year and minimum 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA ■■ Maximum award: 2 trimesters of Merit and 6 trimesters of University Scholar ■■

MIDWEST STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Index: 140-199 or ACT: 23-36 and minimum 2.00 GPA ■■ Must be a resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin ■■

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OUT-OF-STATE AWARD

Index: 140-199 or ACT: 23-36 and minimum 2.00 GPA ■■ Nonresidents from states other than Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin ■■

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Estimate: $3,054.30 (50% reduction in difference between in-state and out-ofstate tuition based on 30 credit hours for fall/ spring trimester) Estimate: $3,054.30 (50% reduction in difference between in-state and out-ofstate tuition based on 30 credit hours for fall/ spring trimester)

3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned (including dual credit and transfer hours) ■■

3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned (including dual credit and transfer hours) ■■

NONRESIDENT AWARD ■■

Must have completed 24 Northwest credit hours at a 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA

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Estimate: $6,108.60 (100% waiver of out-of-state fees composed of 50% MSEP or Out-of-State Award and 50% Nonresident Award)

3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per year ■■ Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned (including dual credit and transfer hours) ■■

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT SCHOLARSHIP*

Index: 100-119 or ACT: 21 Index: 120-139 or ACT: 22 ■■ Index: 140-159 or ACT: 23-24 ■■ Index: 160-199 or ACT: 25-36 ■■ Minimum 2.00 GPA

■■ 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA; completion of 24 credit hours $500 per year and acceptable participation in the MORE program $750 ■■ Renews to an award amount of $1,000 ■■ $1,000 ■■ Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years ■■ $1,200 ■■ Limited number awarded

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*ELIGIBILITY: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, U.S. citizen or a graduate from eligible high schools on our website listing. Students must participate in the MORE mentoring program. For further information, reference the “Diversity” brochure or contact the IIC office at 660.562.1367.

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COMPETITIVE AND ADMISSION-BASED SPECIAL INTEREST FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS AWARD AMOUNT

INDEX & REQUIREMENTS

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

(fall/spring)

PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP

$5,000 Competitive; 10 awarded ■■ Notification to student by Feb. 20

Index: 185-199 or ACT: 28-36 and minimum 2.00 GPA ■■ Accepted for admission by Feb. 1 ■■ See Disclaimers, pg. 8 ■■

3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Renewable only to those who initially received the award as a freshman ■■ Maximum award: 8 trimesters within consecutive academic years ■■

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A+ SCHOLARSHIP

First-time freshman Index: 100-199 or ACT: 21-36 and minimum 2.00 GPA ■■ Attend an A+ eligible Missouri high school and indicate A+ on admission application ■■ Accepted for admission by April 1 ■■ Actual award made upon confirmation of completed A+ requirements ■■ ■■

$1,500 – May receive in addition to other Northwest automatic scholarships ■■ Limited number awarded ■■

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Renewable for one year by completing 24 credit hours at Northwest during the year with a 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) DIPLOMA SCHOLARSHIP

First-time freshman Accepted for admission by May 1 ■■ Scholarships will only be awarded to students after confirmation that the IB Diploma has been earned. Send in a hard copy of your IB diploma or have it sent electronically from IBO. ■■ ■■

$1,000 – May receive in addition to other Northwest automatic scholarships ■■ Maximum of 20 awarded on first come, first serve basis ■■

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Nonrenewable

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Nonrenewable

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Nonrenewable

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Nonrenewable

SHOW-ME SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP

First-time freshman Attend a high school that participates in the Show-Me Scholars Initiative. ■■ Accepted for admission by May 1 ■■ Provide proof of completion of the requirements for the Show-Me Scholars Program by returning the Scholarship Contract by June 1. ■■ ■■

$500 – May receive in addition to other Northwest automatic scholarships ■■ Return contract by June 1 ■■

MISSOURI BOYS/GIRLS STATE SCHOLARSHIP

Boys State: Five $1,000 awards ■■ Girls State: Five $1,000 awards (notification to student by Feb. 20)

First-time freshman Apply for admission by Feb. 1 ■■ Missouri Boys/Girls State attendee (indicate participation on admission application) ■■ Submit proof of attendance to Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid ■■ Complete standard scholarship application ■■ See Disclaimers, pg. 8 ■■

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ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

Son, daughter or spouse of Northwest graduate Provide graduate’s personal information on admissions application ■■ Legacy Award supersedes Alumni Scholarship ■■

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$500 Notification made from Alumni Office

LEGACY AWARD

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Nonresident student Index: 100-199 or ACT: 21-36

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Minimum 2.00 GPA

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Estimate: $3,054.30 (50% reduction in difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition based on 30 credit hours for fall/spring trimester) ■■ Can be stacked with Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) or Out-of-State Award ■■ Notification made from Alumni Office ■■

Son, daughter or spouse of Northwest graduate Provide graduate’s personal information on admissions application ■■ Supersedes Alumni Scholarship ■■ ■■

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Nonrenewable

ADMISSION-BASED TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS

Program in effect for students entering Northwest for the first time in fall 2013. Admission deadline for fall awards – May 1. INDEX & REQUIREMENTS

AWARD AMOUNT (fall/spring)

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP

42 transferable credit hours completed by deadline of application ■■ 3.50 cumulative GPA in transfer ■■ Accepted for admission by May 1 – fall award ■■ See Disclaimers, pg. 8 ■■

$5,000 Competitive; minimum of 6 awarded ■■ Notification to student by May 20 ■■ ■■

Minimum 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years ■■

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ADMISSION-BASED TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS INDEX & REQUIREMENTS

AWARD AMOUNT (fall/spring)

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

TRANSFER DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIP

First-time student at Northwest 24 transferable credit hours completed by time of application ■■ 3.50–4.00 cumulative GPA in transfer ■■

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$2,500

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$1,500

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$500

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Minimum 3.50 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

TRANSFER ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

First-time student at Northwest 24 transferable credit hours completed by time of application ■■ 3.30–3.49 cumulative GPA in transfer ■■ ■■

Minimum 3.30 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years

TRANSFER MERIT

First-time student at Northwest 24 transferable credit hours completed by time of application ■■ 3.00–3.29 cumulative GPA in transfer ■■

Renews to the University Scholar Program with completion of 24 credit hours per academic year and a Northwest cumulative GPA of 3.30 ■■ Maximum award: 2 consecutive trimesters of Transfer Merit and 6 trimesters of University Scholar.

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PHI THETA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP

First-time student at Northwest Indicate Phi Theta Kappa membership on admission application ■■ 3.50 cumulative GPA in transfer ■■ 24 transferable credit hours completed by time of application ■■ Accepted for admission by May 1 ■■ See Disclaimers, pg. 8

$750 Notification to student by May 20 ■■ Copy of Phi Theta Kappa certificate of membership required with acceptance form

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Nonrenewable

MIDWEST STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM

First-time student at Northwest ■■ 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of ■■ Estimate: $3,054.30 At least 24 transferable credit hours: 24 credit hours per academic year (50% reduction in must have cumulative GPA of 3.00 ■■ Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned difference between in-state ■■ If less than 24 completed hours, must (including dual credit and transfer hours) and out-of-state tuition have Admissions Index of 140-199 or based on 30 credit hours ACT 23-26 and minimum 2.0 high school for fall/spring trimester) GPA and be a regular admit ■■ Resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin ■■ ■■

OUT-OF-STATE AWARD

First-time student at Northwest ■■ Estimate: $3,054.30 At least 24 transferable credit hours: (50% reduction in must have cumulative GPA of 3.00 difference between ■■ If less than 24 completed hours, must in-state and out-of-state have Admissions Index of 140-199 or tuition based on 30 credit ACT 23-26 and minimum 2.0 high school hours for fall/spring GPA and be a regular admit trimester) ■■ Nonresident of states other than Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin ■■ ■■

3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per academic year ■■ Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned (including dual credit and transfer hours) ■■

NONRESIDENT AWARD ■■ ■■

Completed 24 Northwest credit hours 3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA

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Estimate: $6,108.60 (100% waiver of out-of-state fees composed of 50% MSEP or Out-of-State Award and 50% Nonresident Award)

3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per year ■■ Maximum award: 132 total credit hours earned (including dual credit and transfer hours) ■■

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT SCHOLARSHIP*

First-time student at Northwest 24 transferable credit hours ■■ 3.00 cumulative GPA ■■

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$1,000 Limited number awarded

3.00 Northwest cumulative GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per year and acceptable participation in the MORE program ■■ Maximum award: 6 trimesters within consecutive academic years ■■

*ELIGIBILITY: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, U.S. citizen or a graduate from eligible high schools on our website listing. Students must participate in the MORE mentoring program. For further information, reference the “Diversity” brochure or contact the IIC office at 660.562.1367.

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

Son, daughter or spouse of Northwest graduate Provide graduate’s personal information on admissions application ■■ Legacy Award supersedes Alumni Scholarship ■■

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$500 Notification made from Alumni Office

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Nonrenewable

LEGACY AWARD

Nonresident student 24 transferable credit hours ■■ 3.00 cumulative GPA ■■ Son, daughter or spouse of Northwest graduate ■■ Provide graduate’s personal information on admissions application ■■ Supersedes Alumni Scholarship ■■ ■■

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Estimate: $3,054.30 ■■ Nonrenewable (50% reduction in difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition based on 30 credit hours for fall/ spring trimester) ■■ Can be stacked with Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) or Out-of-State Award ■■ Notification made from Alumni Office ■■

UNIVERSITY AND STATE-SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIPS AMERICAN DREAM GRANT

Through the American Dream Grant, Northwest will fill the gap between the cost of tuition, room and board, primary textbooks and the use of a computer for qualifying students so that the maximum payment the student will need to make during their first two years at Northwest will be no more than $3,500 annually (combined fall and spring terms). To qualify, the student must be accepted to Northwest as a first-time freshman, with Admission Index of 100-199 or ACT of 21-36, complete the FAFSA and all verification documents by April 1 priority date and have an EFC* (Expected Family Contribution) as a result of the FAFSA of 2,000 or less (dependent or independent students). The student must also apply for all federal, state, institutional and athletic scholarships or grants that he or she could be eligible to receive. After all resources are added together, American Dream funds will be used to fill any remaining gap down to $3,500, the maximum contribution required of the student. All federal and state awarding guidelines will be followed.

MARGUERITE ROSS BARNETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Missouri resident 18 years of age or older, enrolled at least half time, but less than full time. Be employed and compensated for at least 20 hours of work per week. Demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA prior to scholarship deadline. For application visit www.dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/ rossbarnett.php ■■ ■■

To be eligible for the Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

Missouri resident who has a composite score on the ACT or SAT in the top 3% of all Missouri students. Enhanced ACT = 31 or SAT = Critical Reading 800, Math 790 will qualify for an annual maximum award of $3,000. The top 4th and 5th percentile with an ACT = 30 or SAT = Critical Reading 770, Math 780 will qualify for an annual maximum award of $1,000. Renewable with cumulative 2.5 GPA and completion of 24 credit hours per year. In addition to a Bright Flight scholarship, students receive a $2,500 Distinguished Scholar Scholarship which renews separately if specific renewal criteria are met. Eligible students are contacted by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. ■■

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Be African American, Asian American, Hispanic American or Native American.

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Be a high school senior, college student or returning adult (without a degree) who ranks in the top 25% of their high school class and scores at or above the 75th percentile on the ACT or SAT examination;

Or, individuals who have completed 30 college hours and have a cumulative GPA of 3.00;

AWARD: VARIES. Cost of tuition, room/board, textbooks and computer usage fees, (standard double occupancy and standard meal plan) minus all federal, state, institutional funds and $3,500 (combined fall and spring terms) maximum student contribution. Awards are for only fall and spring trimesters and maximum number awarded are subject to available funding. Student must live on campus to receive assistance for room and board. Freshmen only.

BRIGHT FLIGHT

DEADLINE: AUGUST 1 AWARD: Maximum annual award is the lesser of: actual tuition charged at the school where you are enrolled or your demonstrated need.

MISSOURI MINORITY TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

*To get an estimate of your EFC prior to Jan. 1, 2013, you can go to www. fafsa4caster.ed.gov. This site is provided by the U.S. Department of Education and will give you a preview of what FAFSA will be like. ■■

MISSOURI RETURNING HEROES’ EDUCATION ACT

Or, individuals with a baccalaureate degree who are returning to an approved math or science teacher education program. n

Attend an approved teacher education program at a community college, four-year college or university in Missouri.

Request application from your counselor or the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 660.562.1363, in December or January or visit website www.dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/ minorityteaching.php. ■■

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DEADLINE: Set each year by the State Department AWARD: $3,000 per year for up to four years

Northwest Missouri State University is a participant of the Missouri Returning Heroes’ Education Act program. The Heroes’ Act limits the tuition and fees charged to combat veterans to fifty ($50.00) per credit hour, for any program leading to a certificate or bachelor’s degree. A “combat veteran” is any person who served in armed combat after September 11, 2001, who was a Missouri resident when first entering the military and who was discharged from military service under honorable conditions. To initiate the process, a veteran must complete the form (each year) on our website www.nwmissouri.edu/ finaid/forms.htm and return it with a copy of his or her DD-214 (initial application only) to: Northwest Missouri State University Attention: Financial Assistance Office 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468-6001 The Financial Assistance Office will evaluate eligibility for the Heroes’ Act after this form and the DD-214 are received. Veterans must maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA in order to maintain eligibility for additional trimesters. MOST SCHOLARSHIP

Northwest offers a $500 scholarship to first-time freshman students whose families have established an account in the student’s name in the Missouri Saving for Tuition (MOST) program. Twenty-five nonrenewable 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. This documentation, including the student’s Northwest ID number, must be postmarked no later than March 1. Recipient selection will be based on need, as determined by the results of FAFSA. Please indicate on admission application. DOCUMENTATION SHOULD BE SENT TO: Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance Northwest Missouri State University 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468-6001 OR FAXED TO: 660.562.1674

AWARD: VARIES Actual awards are contingent on state appropriations allocated for the program on a yearly basis.

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UNIVERSITY AND STATE-SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIPS NATIONAL GUARD

The purpose of this award is to encourage students to serve their country through the National Guard and at the same time continue their education at Northwest. Students must provide a letter of good standing from their commanding officer as proof of eligibility, maintain a 2.50 GPA and be enrolled on a full-time basis (12 hours or more per trimester) to receive the scholarship. Contact Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 660.562.1363. ■■ ■■

DEADLINE: NONE AWARD: Those students residing in residence halls will receive $700 per year while those residing off-campus will receive $475 per year.

ROTC – CAMPUS-BASED ARMY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Two and three-year scholarships available each year to qualified students who are enrolled or will enroll in the Army ROTC Program. PROVIDED: payment

of all tuition and fees as they relate to students’ major or room and board, plus monthly tax-free stipend of: $300 a month for freshmen $350 a month for sophomores $450 a month for juniors $500 a month for seniors (For up to 10 months per year for duration of the scholarship)

ROTC-NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 3-YEAR AND 4-YEAR ADVANCE DESIGNEE

Includes payment of all tuition and fees as they relate to students’ major or room and board, plus monthly tax-free stipend of: $300 a month for freshmen $350 a month for sophomores $450 a month for juniors $500 a month for seniors (For up to 10 months per year for duration of the scholarship) *Includes $1,200 yearly stipend for books. ■■

To apply, contact Military Science Department, Attention: Michael Bailey, 816.739.5358 or baileymc@umkc.edu.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum ACT of 19, cumulative GPA of 2.50, medically qualified and a U.S. citizen (FAFSA not required). For more information, call Military Service Department at 800.647.2881 or visit www.nwmissouri.edu/ dept/nwrotc.

For more information, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/dept/nwrotc or contact MSG Joseph Wilson, 816.271.4551 or jwilson62@missouriwestern.edu.

ADDITIONAL PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS These scholarships are funded by our Northwest Foundation or private donors. They are not specific to any particular major, but may be limited by academic, geographic or grade level criteria. Please go to our website, www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid/scholarships, for specific eligibility requirements and applications to download (indicated by W W ) or contact for separate application. *Major-specific and private scholarship award amounts funded through the Northwest Foundation may fluctuate and are contingent upon funding. CLAUDINE BREWER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Given to graduates of North Andrew High School, in Rosendale, Mo., with a 2.00 GPA. First preference given to education majors. Contact North Andrew High School counselor for application. ■■ ■■

AWARD: VARIES* DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

have a minimum 2.00 cumulative high school GPA, and sophomores must have a minimum 2.50 Northwest cumulative GPA. Eligible recipients shall have demonstrated good school and community citizenship, and all other factors being equal, financial need may be the determining factor in the selection of recipients. ■■ ■■

CLEAR, CAYHOGA, MUDDY CREEKS SCHOLARSHIP W

Eligible recipients of the Clear, Cayhoga, Muddy Creeks Scholarship must be Missouri residents currently residing in the district previously known and designated as the Clear, Cayhoga, Muddy Creeks Watershed District. This former watershed district includes a large portion of the West Nodaway R-I school district and small portions of the Maryville R-II and North Nodaway R-VI school districts. Eligible recipients shall be Northwest freshmen or sophomores. Freshmen must 14

AWARD: VARIES* DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

PAT DANNER SCHOLARSHIP

Available to all majors enrolled in at least nine credit hours per trimester showing progress toward completion of degree requirements. Preference for this award will be given to “displaced homemakers” with a second preference given to a similarly worthy student who is overcoming barriers to obtain his or her college degree. Contact Student Support Services, 660.562.1862. ■■ ■■

AWARD: VARIES* DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15

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DENNIS DAU SCHOLARSHIP

Available to graduate of Maryville High School in Maryville, Mo., accepted as entering freshman. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 and show exemplary citizenship and dedication to the band program, participating in instrumental performance groups in high school and shall be involved in instrumental performance at Northwest. Contact Maryville High School director of bands for application. ■■ ■■

AWARD: VARIES* DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

NETA DERRY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to graduate of Maryville High School who has a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.50. Recipient will be energetic and dedicate that attitude to the activities of Maryville High School, value the importance of education and demonstrate financial need. Apply with school counselor.

ADDITIONAL PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS NANCY GOFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Maryville High School senior ranking in upper third of class with declared teacher education major. See high school counselor for application. ■■ ■■

AWARD: VARIES* DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

GREATER KANSAS CITY HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Available to students from the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area (Clay, Jackson, Johnson and Wyandotte counties). Selection based on academic merit, financial need and community involvement. To apply, contact high school counselor or www. hispanicdevelopmentfund.org. AWARD: VARIES* ■■ DEADLINE: VARIES ■■

PETER J. GREVE MEMORIAL TKE ALUMNI OF NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

Available to a high school graduating senior (male or female) who has maintained a 3.00 GPA during high school and has been accepted as an entering freshman to Northwest Missouri State University. Applicants must be nominated by a TKE alumnus. Applications can be found at www. nwtke.com/content/scholarship. ■■ ■■

AWARD: $1,000 DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

BRICE AND CAROLYN JOHNSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Given to a graduating senior from Bedford Community High School in Bedford, Iowa, who demonstrates strong leadership skills, academic performance, participation in school activities and athletics, as well as community involvement. Two letters of reference shall speak of present and potential for future success. Contact Bedford Community High School counselor for application. ■■ ■■

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Given to graduating senior from Jefferson C-123 High School in Conception Junction, Mo., who demonstrates strong academic potential and significant involvement in scholastic and civic activities and has financial need. Contact high school counselor. ■■

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Awarded to the female graduating senior from Worth County High School in Grant City, Mo., with the highest GPA who will be attending Northwest. Contact Worth County High School counselor for application. AWARD: VARIES* ■■ DEADLINE: MARCH 1

Given to graduate of South Holt High School, Oregon, Mo., with 2.50 GPA and financial need. Preference may go to education major. Contact high school counselor. ■■

Given to entering freshman from North Nodaway High School in Hopkins, Mo., who demonstrates leadership in school and community activities. Minimum 2.75 high school cumulative GPA. Additionally, qualifying dependents of employees of The J.L. Houston Co. in Hopkins, Mo. may receive the award upon first transferring to Northwest Missouri State University with a minimum 2.50 GPA. Contact high school counselor for application or Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 660.562.1363. ■■ ■■

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Given to graduate of Nodaway County high school with 3.00 GPA, active in school and community. Contact Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance, 660.562.1363. ■■

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NORTHWEST SUPPORT STAFF (STAFF) SCHOLARSHIP W

Eligible recipients shall be enrolled in a maximum of six credit hours per trimester, be degree seeking, shall maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA and submit a letter to the committee stating academic and/or career goals. Eligible recipients shall be a full-time support staff employee with a minimum of one year employment at Northwest Missouri State University. The scholarship will not be awarded if the employee has been terminated prior to the final day of general registration. ■■ ■■

AWARD: VARIES* DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

LILLIAN PALMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Given to a graduate of North Andrew High School, Rosendale, Mo., with 2.00 GPA and financial need. Contact high school counselor. AWARD: VARIES* DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

E.G. & EDRA (PLANCK) STOSKOPF SCHOLARSHIP

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AWARD: VARIES* DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

Northwest support staff employee who is employed on the last day of general registration, in which, the scholarship is awarded. Financial need and involvement in school and community activities may be considered. Contact Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance 660.562.1363

AWARD: VARIES* DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

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Given to a full-time student who maintains a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA and submits a letter stating academic/career goals. Recipients shall be children or spouses of any

Given to an entering freshman or continuing student who is a graduate of South Harrison High School, Bethany, Mo., with a 2.50 GPA, who shows exemplary leadership, communication skills, involvement in school and community activities and demonstrates need. Preference may go to declared major in business-related area. See high school counselor. ■■ ■■

AWARD: VARIES* DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

LEWIS AND ANNA WALLACE SCHOLARSHIP

Available for a graduate of Lafayette High School in St. Joseph, Mo., who has attended Lafayette at least six semesters, ranks in the upper one-half of the class and shows financial need. Apply with school counselor. ■■

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MAJOR-SPECIFIC UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS These scholarships are funded by contributions to our Northwest Foundation or by private donors and are specific to designated majors. See our website at www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid/majorspecific.htm for full eligibility requirements and contact for separate application. Most majorspecific scholarships can be applied for by completing the standard scholarship application. This application can be found in CatPAWS once a student has been accepted.

ART DR. MARVIN D. COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP²

ACCOUNTING, ECONOMICS AND FINANCE MELVIN D. & VALORIE G. BOOTH BETHANY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP¹ BOOTH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP¹ CHARLES HAWKINS ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

Given in memory of Dr. Charles Hawkins, professor emeritus of accounting, in recognition of his years of distinguished service to Northwest. Applicant must be a full-time, first-trimester freshman majoring in accounting. ■■ ■■

AWARD: $450 DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

KAREN HAWKINS MEMORIAL ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded in memory of Karen Hawkins, accounting graduate of Northwest and daughter of Dr. Charles and Jackie Hawkins. Criteria are the same as for the Charles Hawkins Accounting Scholarship. ■■ ■■

AWARD: $450 DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

AGRICULTURE AGRICULTURE CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS AWARD

Award is given to the highest individual in each of the 24 fall and spring Future Farmers of America/Agriculture Career Development Events areas. If highest individual does not apply to Northwest, the second highest individual is eligible using the same eligibility requirements. To be eligible, students must apply and be accepted into an agriculture program at Northwest by March 1 of his/her senior year of high school. The award will be credited to the student’s account and can be used for tuition and fees by the student when he/she enrolls at Northwest the following fall and spring trimesters. ■■

DEAN E. GINGRICH AND JEAN D. GINGRICH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded annually to an incoming freshman declaring a major in agriculture. Students who attended high school in Nodaway or Gentry counties and can show financial need will be given first preference. If there are no applications from those counties, the area will be expanded to Worth, Andrew, Holt and Atchison counties. If no applicants from above areas, students from other geographic locations who are majoring in agriculture will be considered. Download the application at www.nwmissouri. edu/finaid/departments.htm. ■■ ■■

AWARD: VARIES DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

CLINT JOHNSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to an incoming freshman. Preference will be given to a Lexington High School graduate with a declared major in agriculture. R. R. MILLER SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to an incoming freshman who will be a full-time student. Preference will be given to students from Winston or Daviess counties in Missouri or any other town in northwest Missouri. AUGUST STELTER SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to an entering freshman who has declared a major in any of the disciplines available from the Department of Agricultural Sciences. Recipient must maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours per trimester, fall and spring, and be considered a full-time student. The scholarship is nonrenewable. Download the application at www.nwmissouri. edu/finaid/departments.htm. ■■ ■■

AWARD: VARIES DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

BIOLOGY DR. MARVIN D. COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP²

CHEMISTRY DR. MARVIN D. COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP²

AWARD: $250

MELVIN D. & VALORIE G. BOOTH BETHANY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP¹ BOOTH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP¹

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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DR. MARVIN D. COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to first-time and continuing students who are graduates of high schools in Worth, Gentry, Harrison or Nodaway counties, who have declared a major in one of the disciplines housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and who are enrolled on a full-time basis at Northwest. This scholarship may be renewed by maintaining at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Download the application at www.nwmissouri.edu/ finaid/departments.htm. ■■ ■■

AWARD: VARIES DEADLINE: JANUARY 31

MELVIN D. & VALORIE G. BOOTH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES MELVIN D. & VALORIE G. BOOTH BETHANY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

Available to graduates of South Harrison High School in Bethany, Mo., accepted as entering freshmen. Must have minimum GPA of 2.50, financial need and a declared major within the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies, with first preference to business majors. Contact the South Harrison High School counselor for an application. AWARD: ONE AWARD FROM BOOTH COLLEGE, FULL TUITION BASED ON 30 CREDIT HOURS PER YEAR ■■ DEADLINE: JANUARY 15 ■■

BOOTH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a first-time freshman majoring in one of the areas of the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies (accounting, agriculture, broadcasting, communication, economics, finance, management information systems, marketing/management, mass communication and merchandising). It is a nonrenewable scholarship. Contact Brenda Jones, Department of Business, at 660.562.1766 for application packet. ■■

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MAJOR-SPECIFIC UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS COMPUTER SCIENCE DR. MARVIN D. COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP² COMPUTER SCIENCE VISIT DAY SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to a first-year student who declares a business education, business technology, computer science, interactive digital media computer science programming emphasis or a management information systems major and participates in the Computer Science Visit Day. Must submit a high school transcript and two recommendations covering academics, citizenship and leadership and record of extracurricular activities. Contact the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems at 660.562.1600 for additional information about this scholarship and the date of the Computer Science Visit Day. ■■ ■■

AWARD: $1,150 DEADLINE: Announced at Computer Science Visit Day

JANET S. GAYLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Janet S. Gayler Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a female freshman or sophomore majoring in computer science. For more information and an application, contact Dr. Carol Spradling at c-sprad@nwmissouri.edu.

COMMUNICATION MELVIN D. & VALORIE G. BOOTH BETHANY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP¹ BOOTH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP¹

EDUCATION HUNT-PORTER SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients will be entering freshmen who have graduated from a Missouri high school, rank in the upper 10 percent of their graduating class, score at or near the upper 90th percentile on the ACT or SAT, demonstrate financial need and major in elementary education. ■■

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HOWARD A. MCINTOSH SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient will be a graduate of high school in Mills County, Iowa. If no qualified applicant from Mills County, scholarship will be awarded to graduate of high school in Atchison, Nodaway or Worth counties in Missouri. High school GPA of 3.00. Letter of recommendation from at least one teacher who can speak

of student’s probability for success and knows student’s desire to become a teacher. ■■

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DR. GAYLORD MORRISON SCHOLARSHIP

SHAWNA SEVERSON ZECH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient of this award shall be pursuing studies in elementary education or special education from any class level and shall maintain enrollment in at least 12 hours for the fall and spring trimesters. Applicant must submit a one-page essay regarding a challenge or barrier they have overcome to pursue and succeed in their education. AWARD: VARIES ■■ DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

Awarded to students who are actively involved in forensics. Not required to major in the Department of Communication and Mass Media. Auditions are held by appointment or on an individual basis. Students present a brief selection of their choosing. The selection may be all or part of a speech given in competition. Download the application at www.nwmissouri.edu/ finaid/departments.htm. Please contact the Director of Forensics at 660.562.1506 to schedule a specific audition time. Audition dates will also be posted on the department website. ■■

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GEOGRAPHY DR. MARVIN D. COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP²

GEOLOGY DR. MARVIN D. COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP²

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Recipient of this award shall be pursuing studies in elementary, middle school or special education from any class level and shall be considered a full-time student by the University. Preference shall be given to Missouri residents. JIM WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to an incoming freshman with a declared major in education, with a preference given to students from St. Charles and St. Louis, Mo.

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HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION BONNIE MAGILL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to an entering freshman physical education major.

HISTORY, HUMANITIES AND PHILOSOPHY ALICE CORLEY SCHOLARSHIP

Given to an entering freshman who is a prospective history, social science or pre-law major. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. ■■

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FORENSICS FORENSICS SCHOLARSHIP

Graduate of North Harrison High School with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 with a declared major in teacher education and shows promise of character and personality as an outstanding educator. Eligible recipients shall show financial need and shall be employed by the University or have other employment. Entering freshmen shall be considered if all other eligibility requirements are met.

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AWARD: $450 DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

INFORMATION SYSTEMS DR. MARVIN D. COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP²

LANGUAGES DR. MARVIN D. COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP²

AWARD: $1,500 (ONE AWARDED YEARLY) DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

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MAJOR-SPECIFIC UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT

GPA of 2.5, and show financial need. Eligible applicants must be members of Northwest Celebration.

MELVIN D. & VALORIE G. BOOTH BETHANY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP¹

DR. MARVIN D. COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP²

BOOTH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP¹

JOHN T. AND GEORGANN B. COOK JAZZ BAND

MASS COMMUNICATIONS MELVIN D. & VALORIE G. BOOTH BETHANY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP¹ BOOTH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP¹

Awarded to either an incoming freshman or continuing music student who desires to participate in the jazz program at Northwest. Individuals must be a music major or minor and participate in the jazz ensemble throughout both trimesters of the scholarship. In addition, selection will be determined on talent and financial need. (Applicants must be currently enrolled at time of application.) ■■

MATHEMATICS DR. MARVIN D. COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP² FOREST G. & JOAN B. LOWE SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients shall have elected a major in either mathematics or physics with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA. Chosen from the following areas in order as they appear: Gilman City High School, Gilman City, Mo.; Northeast High School, Kansas City, Mo.; Maryville High School, Maryville, Mo.; then to applicants from any other school. Contact Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems, 660.562.1230. ■■ ■■

AWARD: $500 DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

MATH OLYMPIAD SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to top two individual senior scores in Mathematics Olympiad (held in March) who plan to attend Northwest. ■■ ■■

AWARD: $2,500 AND $1,500 DEADLINE: OLYMPIAD IS IN MARCH

MERCHANDISING MELVIN D. & VALORIE G. BOOTH BETHANY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP¹ BOOTH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP¹

MUSIC ART AND BETTIE BECKNER MEMORIAL NORTHWEST CELEBRATION

Applicants must have declared an academic major in the area of vocal music, maintain a minimum cumulative

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MUSIC PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

Award is based on performance ability and academic excellence. Scholarships are first-time performance awards and are available to all students. Students may audition in one or more of the following areas: instrumental, vocal, keyboard and jazz (piano and bass only). Recipients are not required to be music majors, but are encouraged to participate in musical activities. Auditions take place in February (call for specific dates) and must be scheduled in advance by appointment only. Contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, 660.562.1326, for more information or download an audition application at www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid/ departments.htm. ■■ ■■

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NANOSCALE SCIENCE FRESHMAN NANOSCALE SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to incoming freshmen who have declared a major in nanoscale science with an emphasis in biology, chemistry or physics and have at least a 3.00 high school GPA. Scholarships will be awarded in each area of emphasis depending on funding available. Applications may be submitted to: Office of Student Financial Assistance 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468 Fax: 660.562.1674 ■■ ■■

FOREST G. & JOAN B. LOWE SCHOLARSHIP

See scholarship description in mathematics.

NUTRITION AND DIETETICS JAKE CAVANAUGH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded to an incoming freshman who will become a full-time student with a declared major in dietetics.

POLITICAL SCIENCE DR. MARVIN D. COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP²

PRE-LAW ALICE CORLEY SCHOLARSHIP

See scholarship description in history, humanities and philosophy.

THEATRE DR. MARVIN D. COMBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP² THEATRE PERFORMANCE/TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded to students who have selected a major in theatre or speech/ theatre education. Prior to scheduling an appointment to interview, students must submit an application and résumé detailing their prior theatre experience. A picture may be included but is not required. Students interested in performance scholarships will be asked to present two contrasting monologues of no longer than four minutes combined. (Note: The audition does not include singing.) Students interested in technical theatre will be asked to describe their area of interest and to present examples of their work. Please contact the department office at 660.562.1326 to schedule a specific date and time. The application may be downloaded at www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid/ departments.htm. Interview dates will be posted on the department website. ■■ ■■

AWARD: VARIES DEADLINE: JANUARY 31

AWARD: $500 ONE-TIME AWARD DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS For more information and additional frequently asked questions about financial assistance at Northwest, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid. What is the Standard Scholarship Application and do I need to complete it?

The Standard Scholarship Application is intended for most major-specific scholarships (not including any performance-based scholarships). Students will be able to complete the application on CatPAWS after they have been accepted for Admission, available September 1. Students will be asked to provide activities they have participated in, honors they have received, positions they have held and provide short answers. Each studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s completed application, along with the necessary academic information, will be forwarded to the appropriate departments for evaluation and consideration. This standard scholarship application will not be required for the Admissions-Based Scholarships. If I lose my Distinguished Scholar Award, can I get it back?

Once you do not renew on the Distinguished Scholar Award (below a Northwest cumulative GPA of 3.50 and completion of 24 hours during the academic year), you cannot be reinstated in the Distinguished Scholar program. You may be eligible for the Northwest Scholar (3.30), Tower Scholar (3.40) or Academic Excellence Scholar (3.50), depending on your Northwest cumulative GPA and can continue to float within these scholarships as long as minimum renewal criteria are met. Can I receive my general University scholarship in the summer?

If you are enrolled full time (at least 12 hours), then you can receive the scholarship for the summer trimester by contacting financial aid at 660.562.1363.

Do I need to reapply each year to continue to receive any of the general scholarships?

General University scholarships are checked for meeting renewal criteria at the end of the spring trimester. If you meet the renewal criteria, the scholarship is automatically renewed for the next academic year. Those students attending summer will have an additional check at the end of the summer trimester. The summer trimester is the final determination in the award for the subsequent academic year. Students may view scholarships awarded through CatPAWS. I was not eligible for any general academic scholarships when I enrolled at Northwest. Are there any scholarships that I might receive the next year?

If you complete 24 credit hours during the fall and spring trimesters with a Northwest cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher, you will automatically receive the University Scholar Award in the amount of $500 ($250 per trimester) for the next academic year. You also will be eligible for the Nonresident Award and either the Midwest Student Exchange Program or the Out-of-State Award. (See pg. 10 or 12.) There also are departmental scholarships available that require an application. (See the website www. nwmissouri.edu/finaid for specific eligibility criteria, deadline dates and applications.) Will my GPA affect the Pell Grant and loans I receive?

To be eligible to receive federal, state and some private student aid, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or certificate. To be considered making satisfactory quantitative progress, undergraduate students must pass at least 75% of the cumulative credit

hours which they have attempted and have a cumulative GPA of 1.75 for first time freshmen and 2.00 cumulative GPA for sophomores, juniors or seniors. Failure to meet the appropriate completion rate at the end of the trimester will result in the student being placed on financial aid probation status for the next term. Failure to meet the appropriate completion rate by the end of the probationary term will result in the loss of eligibility for all types of federal aid until the deficiency is removed. For more information and academic progress petition, see Academic Progress at the following website: www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid/ forms.htm Why was my loan adjusted when I reported a private scholarship?

We are obligated by law to include all sources of student assistance in the financial aid package. In order to receive a subsidized loan, there must be calculated need. With the addition of an outside resource such as a scholarship, the subsidized need may be reduced. How do I get a job on campus?

Start looking for jobs during the summer before classes begin in the fall. Fall positions are posted to the website beginning approximately the third week of June. Jobs continue to be posted throughout the entire year. Most departments will have a specific application and interview process. Once hired, you are paid for hours worked on a monthly basis. Both regular employment and work study eligible students will receive a paycheck, paid directly to the student; the amount is not applied directly to your University account. Job postings can be found at the following website: www.nwmissouri.edu/hr/ student/jobs

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FOCUS: FINANCES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE BASICS We understand that paying for a college education may seem like a real challenge for you and your family. In order to assist you, we have put together some basic information about the financial aid process and types of aid available at Northwest. WHAT IS FINANCIAL AID?

Financial aid is money available from federal, state, University and private sources to help students and their families meet college costs. Financial aid will help pay for direct educational costs such as tuition, books and fees, as well as personal living expenses such as housing, food and transportation. Financial assistance is designed to assist families in paying for the cost of attending college. WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Almost anyone who needs financial aid to attend Northwest may receive financial aid. However, pursuant to federal regulations, you must meet the following

requirements in order to be eligible for federal financial aid: n Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. (International students with student visas are not eligible for financial aid); n Be enrolled in a program leading to a degree or certification; n Have a valid Social Security number; n Be making satisfactory academic progress (as outlined in catalog); n Have a high school diploma or a General Educational Development (GED) certificate; n Register with Selective Service (if required. You may register when completing the FAFSA); n Certify that you will use student aid funds only for educational purposes and that you are not in default on a federal loan or owe money back on a federal grant by completing the FAFSA application.

HOW TO APPLY  Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form, used to apply for all types of aid, is available from counselors in high schools and colleges as well as from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance at Northwest. Fill out the entire form so that we can consider you for all state and federal aid for which you may be eligible.  Make sure to list Northwest’s School Code (002496) on the FAFSA so that we may receive your results.  You may submit a FAFSA by:  FAFSA on the web (preferred): www.fafsa.gov  Mail a paper FAFSA directly to the central processor. Do not mail your FAFSA by registered, certified or express

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mail; special mail service will only delay processing. IRS data retrieval initially or through correction process on FAFSA on the web to verify income information. Respond to other verification request promptly. Keep your address current with our office. During the summer, we will mail all financial aid material to your permanent address. During the academic year, we will mail it to your local address. You must reapply for financial aid every academic year. and Your SIGNATURE AWARDS OF CE AN PT CE AC fore any ARE REQUIRED be credited be ll wi financial aid quick A t. un co ac ur to yo oid delays. response helps av

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AUGUST – OCTOBER  Apply for admission, if not already complete  Complete standard scholarship application, available Sept. 1  Complete housing application and submit prepayment or commuter card NOVEMBER – DECEMBER  Attend Financial Aid Night or Northwest Night at an area high school  Search and apply for scholarships JANUARY  Complete FAFSA  Apply for scholarships  Check for early deadlines FEBRUARY  Complete FAFSA  List Northwest to receive information. School code: 002496 MARCH  Respond to any request from Northwest to verify information submitted on application  Missouri residents need to submit FAFSA by April 1 for Missouri state programs APRIL  Receive financial aid notification from Northwest. Respond by accepting or declining financial aid offered on CatPAWS account  Sign up for SOAR or Transfer Student Preregistration MAY  Request final transcripts be sent to Northwest from high school or colleges attended JUNE  Attend SOAR  Submit employment application JULY  Housing assignment sent  Submit employment application  Submit private scholarships received from outside donors AUGUST  Financial aid credits to student’s account prior to classes beginning  Attend Advantage

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC YEAR FEES FOR THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR  

MISSOURI RESIDENTS: $257.31 per credit hour NON-MISSOURI RESIDENTS: $460.93 per credit hour

TUITION+

1 TRIMESTER

2 TRIMESTERS

Missouri resident

$3,602.34

$7,204.68

Nonresident

$6,453.02

$12,906.04

FALL (14 HRS.)

FALL & SPRING (28 HRS.)

ROOM AND BOARD RATES*

1 TRIMESTER FALL (14 HRS.)

2 TRIMESTERS

FALL & SPRING (28 HRS.)

Hudson/Perrin standard $4,307.00

$8,614.00

Traditional standard

$3,915.00

$7,830.00

Modified suites standard $4,159.00

$8,318.00

Tower suites standard

$4,335.00

$8,670.00

Apartment basic

$560 plus utilities per month (w/o board)

find additional room and board options at www.nwmissouri.edu/bursar/roomcosts.htm

REQUIRED FEE New Student Fee

$140 one-time fee

OPTIONAL FEES Parking Permit per year Fitness Center per year Supplemental textbooks Online courses

$90 $125 $85 estimated per trimester $35 per credit hour additional to standard rates

TOTAL YEARLY COST Missouri Resident Nonresident

$15,958.68++ $21,660.04++

DETERMINING NEED Your need is defined as the difference between the cost of attending Northwest and what is computed on your Student Aid Report as an expected contribution by you and your family (Expected Family Contribution or EFC). Cost of attendance includes both direct educational costs (such as tuition, fees, books and supplies), and living costs (room and board, transportation and personal expenses). Financial aid can be applied toward living costs as well as direct educational costs.

Northw est offers three equal s emeste rs Fall, S pring a nd Summe r.

+ Costs are for 2012-2013 and are subject to change. Standard tuition and fees include tuition/incidental fee, tuition/designated fee, primary textbook usage fee, wellness fee, activity fee and technology fee charged per credit hour. Does not include supplemental textbooks. Based on 14 credit hours per trimester for undergraduates. * Freshmen are required to live on campus. The rate includes double occupancy room, meal plan and cable service. ++ Based on 14 credit hours per trimester, (Hudson/ Perrin rate) double occupancy room and Standard Aladine meal plan and new student. The 2013-2014 Financial Aid Budget will be available in spring of 2013. Calculate your cost of attendance at www.nwmissouri.edu/ bursar/costworksheet.htm

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR FAFSA  The processor will send you

a Student Aid Report (SAR) for your records. Review all information on the SAR for accuracy. If there are any errors, make necessary changes online and resubmit to the central processor. If you have listed Northwest as a school to receive your information, Northwest will receive your application information by electronic transfer via computer. Respond to any additional requests from our office needed to verify information on your application. Processing will begin by April 1 for students who have all information completed. If you (and your family) have unusual circumstances (such as unusual medical expenses, a family member who recently became unemployed or changes in income or assets), contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance and request a Special Conditions application.

YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARD HOW TO RESPOND ONCE YOU RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF YOUR AWARD

ACCESS your secure site on CatPAWS. Read and accept Conditions of the Award. n INDICATE awards you wish to accept or decline and submit your electronic response. n

Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans n Complete Master Promissory Note (If first-time borrower) Go to: https://studentloans.gov (requires PIN used to complete the FAFSA). A single MPN is used for all Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) while at Northwest. Allow one week after acceptance before accessing this website. n Complete Loan Entrance Counseling (If first-time borrower) Go to: https://studentloans.gov

Perkins Loans n Complete Entrance Counseling Session and Master Promissory Note (If first-time borrower) Go to: www.ecsi.net/prom4p (requires same PIN as used to complete the FAFSA).

Parent Loan Acceptance: If parents are accepting all or a partial Parent Loan, the Parent Loan Information Sheet must be completed and then returned to Financial Aid or faxed (660.562.1674) to initiate the loan process. A separate promissory note will be mailed later, or can be completed online by requesting a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov and completing the Master Promissory Note at https://studentloans.gov. n Private Educational Loans (commonly referred to as alternative loans) are available. For more information on these loan programs, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance. n

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FEDERAL AID PROGRAMS

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

AWARD AMOUNT

HOW TO APPLY

PELL GRANT

Eligibility determined by federal government ■■ Award is based entirely on need ■■ All eligible students receive this grant ■■

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All undergraduates with high financial need and good academic standing

Between $555 and $5,550 ■■ Complete and submit the per year depending on FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov need ■■ Amounts are pro-rated for less than full-time enrollment ■■

SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT ■■ ■■

Based on need Funds are limited

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All undergraduates with high financial need and good academic standing

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Varies

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Complete and submit the FAFSA

TEACH GRANT

For students who plan to complete or are completing coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching in specified high need fields ■■ Must be repaid as Direct Unsubsidized loan if student does not teach at least 4 years within 8 years of completing program as a teacher in a Title I school, in a specified subject area (science, math, foreign language, bilingual education, special education or other high need area). ■■

Regular student Citizen or eligible noncitizen ■■ Not in default ■■ Satisfactory progress ■■ ■■

Up to $4,000 per year for first undergraduate – $16,000 aggregate ■■ Up to $4,000 per year for graduate students – $8,000 aggregate ■■ Prorated amounts for less than full-time enrollment ■■ Requires Agreement to Serve/Promise to Pay to include promissory note ■■ Award combined with other assistance cannot exceed cost of attendance

Complete FAFSA application GPA at least 3.25 for each payment period (from high school if first year students or from college for other students) ■■ OR above 75th percentile on Admission test such as SAT, ACT, GRE ■■ www.ed.gov/about/ offices/list/ope/pol/tsa. doc

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PERKINS LOAN

Awards administered by Northwest ■■ No interest or repayment until 9 months after student drops below half-time enrollment ■■ 5% interest during repayment ■■ Based on need; limited funds ■■

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All undergraduates with high financial need and good academic standing

Between $300 and $2,000 per year depending on need ■■ Total borrowed as an undergraduate may not exceed $20,000 ■■

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Complete and submit the FAFSA

WILLIAM D. FORD DIRECT SUBSIDIZED LOAN

No interest while student is enrolled half time ■■ No repayment until 6 months after student drops below half-time enrollment ■■ Interest rate on loans disbursed in 2013-14 will be at 6.8% ■■ Based on need ■■

All students with need and academic good standing ■■ Must be enrolled at least half time ■■

Annual maximum: $3,500 – first year $4,500 – sophomore $5,500 – juniors and seniors ■■ Cumulative loan not to exceed $23,000 ■■

Complete and submit the FAFSA ■■ Master Promissory Note and entrance counseling are required ■■ Complete online at https://studentloans. gov ■■

WILLIAM D. FORD DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED LOAN

Same as Direct Subsidized Loan except interest must be paid or capitalized during enrollment period ■■ Interest rate is fixed at 6.8% annually ■■

All students Non-need based ■■ Must be enrolled at least half time and have academic good standing ■■ ■■

Annual limits not to exceed $2,000 above subsidized loan grade level limit ■■ Aggregate limit for combination of all subsidized and unsubsidized loans not to exceed $31,000

Complete and submit the FAFSA ■■ Master Promissory Note and entrance counseling are required ■■ Complete online at https://studentloans. gov

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WILLIAM D. FORD DIRECT PARENT PLUS

Repayment may be deferred until ■■ All undergraduates 6 months after date student drops ■■ Must be enrolled at below half-time enrollment least half time and have ■■ Interest rate is fixed at 7.9% annually academic good standing ■■ Accruing interest to be paid monthly or quarterly or capitalized quarterly ■■ Need is not a factor ■■

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Parent’s annual maximum eligibility is equal to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid received

Complete and submit the FAFSA ■■ Separate Master Promissory Note is required ■■ Complete online at https://studentloans.gov ■■ Registered PIN is required and can be obtained online ■■

FEDERAL WORK STUDY

Part-time employment on campus Maximum 20 work hours per week ■■ Based on need ■■ Funds are limited ■■ ■■

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All undergraduates with financial need ■■ Must be enrolled at least half time and have academic good standing ■■

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Minimum wage Paid monthly in a check directly to the student for hours worked

Complete and submit the FAFSA ■■ Northwest job postings may be found at www.nwmissouri.edu/hr/ student/jobs ■■

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STATE OF MISSOURI PROGRAMS

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

AWARD AMOUNT

HOW TO APPLY

ACCESS MISSOURI PROGRAM ■■

Provides grant assistance to full-time undergraduate students who are Missouri residents attending participating Missouri post-secondary institutions

U.S. citizen Missouri residents enrolled full time ■■ Expected Family Contribution (EFC) less than 12,000 as determined by FAFSA ■■ ■■

Statutory award amounts $1,000 – $2,150* ■■ Renewal requires 2.50 cumulative GPA each term, reapplication of FAFSA by April 1 each year and meeting need eligibility requirements ■■

Complete and submit the FAFSA by April 1 ■■ Contact Missouri Department of Higher Education at www.dhe. mo.gov or 800.473.6757 or Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance ■■

*Actual award amounts contingent upon state appropriations. MISSOURI BRIGHT FLIGHT ■■

Missouri graduating high school senior who enrolls full time in Missouri postsecondary school

Top 3%: Composite ACT=31 or SAT=Critical Reading 800, Math 790 ■■ Top 4 and 5%: Composite ACT=30 or SAT=Critical Reading 770, Math 780 ■■

Top 3%: Statutory maximum award $3,000 per academic year* ■■ Top 4 and 5%: Statutory maximum award $1,000 per academic year* ■■ Must complete 24 credit hours at cumulative 2.50 GPA ■■

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Contact Missouri Department of Higher Education 800.473.6757 or www.dhe.mo.gov

*Actual award amounts contingent upon state appropriations each year. MARGUERITE ROSS BARNETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established for students who are employed while attending school part-time ■■ Scholarships can be renewed annually until a student has obtained a baccalaureate degree or has completed 150 credit hours ■■

Missouri resident 18 years or older, enrolled at least half time but less than full time ■■ Be employed and compensated for at least 20 hours per week ■■ Demonstrate financial need ■■

Maximum annual scholarship is the lesser of: actual tuition charged at the school where you are enrolled or your demonstrated financial need ■■ Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 ■■

Complete and submit FAFSA. Contact Missouri Department of Higher Education or go to website: www.dhe. mo.gov/ppc/grants/ rossbarnett.php to print verification form ■■ Deadline for submitting FAFSA and all required material is August 1 ■■

RETURNING HEROES’ EDUCATION ACT ■■

Tuition reduction for combat veterans from Missouri who are pursuing a program leading to certificate or bachelor’s degree

A combat veteran who served in armed combat after Sept. 11, 2001 ■■ Was a Missouri resident when first entered military ■■ Discharged from military service under honorable conditions ■■

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Limits tuition and fees to $50 per credit hour for certificate and Bachelor degree programs

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Initiate by completing form (each year) www. nwmissouri.edu/finaid/ forms.htm and return with copy of DD-214 to Financial Aid Office FAX 660.562.1674

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INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAMS DESCRIPTION

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

AWARD AMOUNT

HOW TO APPLY

Varies Will fill gap between cost of tuition, room, board, textbook and computer usage fees, (standard double occupancy and aladine meal plan) minus all federal, state, institutional funds and a $3,500 student contribution ■■ Student must live on campus to receive assistance with room and board ■■ Awards subject to available funding ■■ Summer funding not available

Renewable for one year as a tuition only scholarship with the following stipulations: ■■ Reapplication of FAFSA (by April 1 for consideration of state grants used in determining American Dream funding) ■■ Be Pell eligible ■■ Completion of 24 Northwest credit hours with a 2.00 Northwest cumulative GPA ■■ Combination of federal, state and institutional grants and scholarship plus American Dream Grant covers regular tuition

AMERICAN DREAM GRANT ■■

See full description, pg. 13

First-time freshmen Complete FAFSA and all verification documents by April 1 priority date ■■ Index: 100-199 or ACT: 21-36 ■■ Have an EFC of 2000 or less (dependent or independent students) ■■

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BEARCAT GRANT ■■

Based on need and academic criteria

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First-time freshmen Must be enrolled full time

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Varies Funds are limited

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Complete and submit the FAFSA

NORTHWEST GRANT ■■

Based on need

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First-time freshmen Must be enrolled full time

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Varies Funds are limited

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Complete and submit the FAFSA

REGULAR EMPLOYMENT

Part-time employment on campus ■■ Maximum 20 work hours per week ■■ Need is not a factor ■■

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All students Must be enrolled at least half time

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Minimum wage Paid monthly in a check directly to the student

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Contact Student Employment Office 660.562.1140 www. nwmissouri.edu/HR

TUITION EXCHANGE PROGRAM

An association of 586 colleges and universities offering scholarships to members of faculty and staff families employed at participating institutions ■■ Participating institutions are available at www. tuitionexchange.org ■■

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Determined by the home institution

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Varies Dependent upon policies of home institution

Contact liaison officer at home institution 12 months prior to using TE program. ■■ Certification is sent to importing school ■■ Northwest will notify award approvals/denials ■■ Contact liaison each year for required recertification ■■

DIRECTLY AWARDED FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS The following scholarships are made available by funds from the Northwest Foundation and are awarded based upon a variety of criteria as designated by the donors. No separate application is required. However, students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered. Adopt a Bearcat Scholarship n Anonymous PCMC Scholarship n CenturyLink/Northwest Missouri State University Scholarship n Dr. Norman & Ada Mae Clough Scholarship n Deardorff Scholarship n Michael Faust Scholarship n Freeman Adopt-A-Bearcat Scholarship n Charles & Venita Green Scholarship n

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Aleta & Dean Hubbard Scholarship n James & Betty Jackson Scholarship n Paul Marfice Scholarship n Maryville Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship n Northwest Foundation Scholarship n Northwest Foundation Memorial Scholarship n B.D. & Sue Wright Owens Scholarship n Benjamin and Mercedes Ramirez Scholarship n

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Rickman Electronic Campus Scholarship n CM & M Saville Scholarship n Gary Lynn Tyler Memorial Scholarship n F.K. Ulman Scholarship n EC Walker Scholarship n Wall Family Scholarship n Nancy Western Scholarship n Harvey & Joyce White Scholarship n

MARION & H.J. FISCHER JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (NONRESIDENTS PAYING MISSOURI TAX)

Awarded in the form of a fee waiver, this scholarship is for nonresidents who are paying Missouri tax. No separate application is required. A copy of the Missouri tax form verifying the amount of tax paid should be sent to the Bursar’s Office. Students will receive a reduction on nonresident tuition equal to the amount of tax paid. However, a student will not pay less than resident tuition.

UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS AND DEGREE PROGRAMS Check out these sites for four-year course plans www.nwmissouri.edu/advisementassistance/4yearplan.htm and What Can I Do With An Interest In... www.nwmissouri.edu/advisementassistance/interest.htm. DEGREES Undecided Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts Bachelor of Music Education Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Clinical Lab. Sciences Bachelor of Technology Two-Year Certificate Program Bachelor of Science in Education Deficiencies for Graduate Program NCATE Certification: available at all educational levels

MAJORS - B.A., B.F.A., B.S. Undecided Accounting–Private Industry Accounting–Public Advertising Agricultural Business Agricultural Science Agronomy Animal Science Animal Science (Pre-Vet) Art: Graphic Design Specialization Studio Specialization Biology: Botany Cellular-Molecular Ecology Environmental Science General Biology Marine Biology Psychology Zoology Business Economics Business Management Business Technology: Interactive Digital Media Management Networking Chemistry ACS Chemistry: Biochemistry General Chemistry Medicinal Child and Family Studies Clinical Laboratory Sciences Communication: Interpersonal Communication Organizational Comm. Public Relations Rhetoric Comprehensive Crisis Response Computer Science Economics English + program falls under Pre-Professional Zoology * RN to BSN completion program ** completion program partnership with St. Luke’s School of Radiologic Technology, Kansas City

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Finance: Corporate Finance Financial Computing Financial Management Financial Services Foods and Nutrition: Dietetics Geographic Info. Science: Civic/Public Data and Technology Earth Technology Emergency Response Mgmt. Geographic Geography Geology: Environmental Geology: General History Horticulture Industrial Psychology Interactive Digital Media: Art: Visual Imaging Computer Science New Media International Business Management Info. Systems Marketing Mathematics Mass Media: Applied Advertising Broadcast and Production Multimedia Journalism Sports Media Media Studies Merchandising Music Nanoscale Science: Nanoscale Biology Nanoscale Chemistry Nanoscale Physics Nursing* Philosophy Political Science Pre-Professional Zoology+ Psychology Psychology/Sociology Public Administration Radiologic Sciences** Recreation: Corporate Rec./Wellness Recreation & Park Mgmt. Therapeutic Recreation Spanish Theatre: Performance Technical Theatre and Design Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

TEACHING/EDUCATION MAJORS - B.S. ED, B.M.E. Agricultural Education Art Education Biology Education Business Education Chemistry Education Elementary Education English Education

NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

Instrumental Music Education: Non-Piano Piano Mathematics Education Middle School Physical Education Social Science Spanish Special Ed.: Cross Categorical Speech/Theatre Education Unified Science: Biology Chemistry Earth Science Vocal Music: Piano Vocal Music: Voice

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Chiropractic+ Pre-Dental Hygiene Pre-Dentistry+ Pre-Engineering Pre-Forestry Pre-Law Pre-Medicine+ Pre-Mortuary Science Pre-Nursing Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Osteopathic & Allopathic Therapy Pre-Pharmacy+ Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Radiology Pre-Respiratory Therapy Pre-Speech Pathology Pre-Veterinary Medicine+

TWO-YEAR CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Farm Operation Information Systems Business Technology

MINORS Admin. of Child Care Advertising Agricultural Science Agronomy Animal Science Art Biochemistry Biology Broadcasting Chemistry Coaching Commercial Agriculture Communication: Interpersonal Communication Organizational Comm. Public Relations Rhetoric

Comprehensive Crisis Response Computer Applications Computer Networking Computer Science Criminal Justice Data Management Deaf Studies Economics English English: Writing Environmental Science Family Life and Resource Mgmt. Food Service General Business Geographic Information Science Geography Geology Gerontology History Horticulture Humanities Individualized Language Interactive Digital Media International Studies Journalism Mathematical Sciences Military Science Music Nutrition Philosophy Physics Political Science Precision Agriculture Psychology Public Administration Public History Recreation Sociology Spanish Sport Psychology Systems Management Theatre Writing

TEACHING/EDUCATION MINORS Art Elementary Art Secondary Biology Business Chemistry Early Childhood Earth Science English Health Marketing and Cooperative Education Mathematics Middle School Science Physics Spanish Speech/Theatre

INTERCOLLEGIATE COMPETITIVE TEAMS BASEBALL

Darin Loe 660.562.1352 dloe@nwmissouri.edu BASKETBALL (WOMEN’S)

Mark Kellogg 660.562.1299 kellogg@nwmissouri.edu BASKETBALL (MEN’S)

Ben McCollum 660.562.1309 benmac@nwmissouri.edu Austin Meyer 660.562.1328 meyer@nwmissouri.edu CHEERLEADING

CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK (MEN’S & WOMEN’S)

SOCCER (WOMEN’S)

Tracy Hoza 660.562.1302 tjcross@nwmissouri.edu

Scott Lorek 660.562.1303 slorek@nwmissouri.edu

SOFTBALL

FOOTBALL

Ryan Anderson 660.562.1783 nwsball@nwmissouri.edu

Adam Dorrel 660.562.1310 dorrela@nwmissouri.edu Joel Osborn 660.562.1088 josborn@nwmissouri.edu

TENNIS (MEN’S & WOMEN’S)

Mark Rosewell 660.562.1312 mrosewe@nwmissouri.edu

GOLF (WOMEN'S)

VOLLEYBALL

Pat McLaughlin 660.562.1280 jpat@nwmissouri.edu

Amy Phelps 660.562.1026 aphelps@nwmissouri.edu

Jason Sack 660.562.1304 jsack@nwmissouri.edu

For more information visit www.northwestbearcats.com

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND TEAM SPONSORSHIPS DAIRY JUDGING

Callie Walker 660.562.1364 cwalker@nwmissouri.edu STEPPERS (DANCE TEAM)

Jason Sack 660.562.1304 jsack@nwmissouri.edu EQUESTRIAN TEAM

John Redden 660.562.1709 jredden@nwmissouri.edu FLAG CORP

Doug Overmier 660.562.1794 dovermi@nwmissouri.edu FORENSICS/SPEECH TEAM

Brian Swafford 660.562.1506 commtha@nwmissouri.edu

JAZZ ENSEMBLE

RODEO

William Richardson 660.562.1316 billr@nwmissouri.edu LIVESTOCK JUDGING

John Redden 660.562.1709 jredden@nwmissouri.edu RUGBY

Callie Walker 660.562.1364 cwalker@nwmissouri.edu

David Richardson 660.562.1447 drichar@nwmissouri.edu

MARCHING/CONCERT BAND

VOCAL MUSIC – MADRALIERS/ CELEBRATION/UNIVERSITY CHORALE

Doug Overmier 660.562.1794 dovermi@nwmissouri.edu NORTHWEST DANCE COMPANY

Brian Lanier 660.562.1790 blanier@nwmissouri.edu VOCAL MUSIC – TOWER CHOIR

Patricia Wyatt 660.562.1639 pjp@nwmissouri.edu

Stephen Town 660.562.1795 stown@nwmissouri.edu

ORCHESTRA

WRESTLING

Monty Carter 660.562.1315 monty@nwmissouri.edu

Loren Butler 660.562.1066 lbutler@nwmissouri.edu

For more information visit www.nwmissouri.edu/studentaffairs/organizations

WEBSITE RESOURCES ACCESS AMERICA FOR STUDENTS

FINANCIAL AID INFO PAGE

THE SALLIE MAE FUND

ACT ONLINE

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

SAT - COLLEGE BOARD

www.students.gov www.act.org

AMERICORPS

www.americorps.gov

COLLEGENET

www.collegenet.com

DIRECT LOANS/ENTRANCE COUNSELING

https://studentloans.gov

DIRECT LOAN SERVICING

https://studentloans.gov

FAFSA ON THE WEB

www.fafsa.gov

FEDERAL TUITION ASSISTANCE

www.goarmyed.com

NONDISCRIMINATION Applicants for admission and employment, students, and employees of Northwest Missouri State University are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities.

www.finaid.org

www.thesalliemaefund.org

http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/ applications

IMODULES STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

http://scholarships.imodules.com

IOWA VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

www.ivrs.iowa.gov

www.collegeboard.org

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH

www.fastweb.com

STATE TUITION ASSISTANCE

www.moguard.com

STUDENT GUIDE

www.studentaid.ed.gov/students/ publications/student_guide/index. html

MAPPING YOUR FUTURE

www.mappingyourfuture.org

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TITLE 4 INSTITUTIONAL CODES

PETERSON’S EDUCATION & CAREER

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

PIN WEBSITE

VETERANS AFFAIRS

DISCLAIMER All statements in this publication concerning requirements, programs, dates, rules, fees and policies are subject to constant review and change without notice. The material in this publication is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute a contract.

PRODUCTION JULY 2012 This publication was written, illustrated, designed and produced by the Office of University Relations at Northwest Missouri State University, in cooperation with the Office of Admissions and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance.

http://dese.mo.gov/vr www.petersons.com www.pin.ed.gov

www.finaid.org/fafsa/tiv.phtml www.ed.gov

www.gibill.va.gov

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ABOUT NORTHWEST ■■Laptops provided to all full-time

VITAL STATISTICS ■■Enrollment: more than 7,200 ■■Accredited by the Higher Learning

students are equipped with the newest wireless technology that can be used in public areas of all major buildings. Residence hall rooms support wireless access and high-speed wired access. ■■eCompanion is used for campusbased, web-supplemented courses and for blended courses and online courses. ■■Primary undergraduate textbooks are included in tuition for all undergraduate students, saving them an average of $1,200 per year. ■■Northwest is designated as the Missouri Arboretum. ■■The International Plaza on campus flies flags representing countries of Northwest international students.

Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org) ■■Located in Maryville, Mo., a community of 11,000, county seat of Nodaway County (90 miles north of Kansas City, 100 miles south of Omaha, Neb.) ■■Colors: Forest green and white ■■Northwest is a state-assisted, four-year regional university. ■■President: Dr. John Jasinski ■■Operates on a trimester calendar of fall, spring and summer

BY THE NUMBERS ■■95% of undergraduates and

97.1% of graduate students find employment or continue their education six months after graduation. ■■247 full-time faculty ■■80% of students receive some form of financial aid. ■■95% of all tenure and tenure-track faculty have the highest degree in their field. ■■More than 150 student organizations ■■9 fraternities, 8 sororities ■■More than 70,000 alumni and friends ■■About 85% of thermal energy needs are provided by alternative fuels. Northwest is nationally recognized for recycling efforts and alternative fuel usage.

NORTHWEST QUALITY ■■Northwest was founded in 1905

with a recognized tradition of quality education. ■■The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was recognized with the Missouri Southern Growth Policies 2010 Innovator Award for being an outstanding initiative that helps communities recover from the economic downturn. ■■On a nationwide student satisfaction survey, Northwest juniors ranked our campus the highest in safety and security compared to our peer group.

ON THE FIELD ■■Mascot: Bobby Bearcat ■■Varsity athletics: Men’s: football,

basketball, baseball, track and field, cross country, tennis; Women’s: basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, track and field, cross country, tennis and golf ■■2011 Women’s Basketball NCAA Division II Final Four appearance ■■2011 NCWA Division II National Champion wrestling club ■■2010 and 2012 Universal Cheerleading Association National Champions ■■1998, 1999 and 2009 NCAA Division II National Football Champions ■■Athletic affiliations: National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II; Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association

OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM ■■Northwest competes on the

national level in areas such as: dairy judging, debate, forensics, mock trial, soils judging, student publications and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

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 admissions@nwmissouri.edu

www.nwmissouri.edu

800.633.1175

www.facebook.com/nwmissouriadmissions

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