Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors

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Who are the Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors?

The Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors (NSA) are a group of academically high achievers with outstanding personalities. NSA members serve as student ambassadors to the university.

What does the NSA do?

NSA members serve as student ambassadors to the university.

Their duties include acting as a host/hostess, tour guides, and recruiters. Some of the activities NSA members assist with are: Freshman Connection, Alumni Spring Reunion, Family Day, Miss Cinderella Pageant, blood drives, campus tours, and many other exciting NWOSU activities.The Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors (NSA) are a group of academically high achievers with outstanding personalities. NSA members serve as student ambassadors to the university. NSA members serve as student ambassadors to the university.Their duties include acting as a host/hostess, tour guides, and recruiters. Some of the activities NSA members assist with are: Freshman Connection, Alumni Spring Reunion, Family Day, Miss Cinderella Pageant, blood drives, campus tours, and many other exciting NWOSU activities.

How do I become a Northwestern Scholar Ambassador?


Northwestern Scholar Ambassadors Application

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Undergraduate Student
  2. Maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA at all times.
  3. Enroll and successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours each semester.
  4. Receive no failing grades.
  5. Allow no semester's GPA to fall below 2.5.
  6. Satisfactory fulfillment of the student contract.
  7. This scholarship may be awarded along with others, providing the student's total value of scholarships does not exceed the limit set forth by the Scholarship Committee.
  8. This scholarship may be annually renewable.

Selection Process:

  1. NSA coordinator will contact students who are selected to be interviewed.
  2. The Interview Committee will interview the applicants.  The interview committee will be selected by the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
  3. The scholarships will be awarded based on the recommendations of the Interview Committee.  Priority will be given to students who are involved in campus activities.

Renewal Requirements

  1. Maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA at all times.
  2. Enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours each semester.
  3. Receive no failing grades.
  4. Allow no semester's GPA to fall below 2.5.
  5. Satisfactory fulfillment of the student contract.
  6. This scholarship may be awarded along with others, providing the student's total value of scholarships does not exceed the limit set forth by the Scholarship Committee.
  7. This scholarship may be annually renewable.

Student Participation:

  1. Participate in assigned duties at special events on campus.  A calendar will be given to each NSA member for recording upcoming events.  The NSA member is responsible for updating this calendar and referring to it for scheduling purposes.  Each NSA member will be required to participate in at least 75% of the planned activities.
  2. Conduct campus tours as scheduled by the Recruitment Office. (Minimum of 1 hour every week).
  3. Attend meeting as scheduled.  Meetings will be approximately one hour duration unless otherwise noted, be prepared to stay for the entire hour.
  4. Each member will be required to work one office hour per week.
  5. Other duties as required by the NSA Coordinator.

Conduct:

  1. As a representative of NWOSU, NSA members are expected to conduct themselves in a mature and responsible manner.
  2. While representing NWOSU in their official capacity, NSA members are to appear neat and groomed at all times.
  3. NSA members are expected to arrive on time and stay the full time at all events and meetings. Tardiness will not be tolerated.
  4. Commitments to attend events must be honored unless excused by the NSA Coordinator.
  5. NSA members can be terminated for conduct that violates university guidelines as stated in the Student Guidebook, or the standards set by the NSA Coordinator.

Leadership:

  1. The NSA group is intended to give members an opportunity to develop and sharpen leadership skills; therefore the ability to take initiative and lead others is highly valued.  Each year officers will be selected from among NSA members.  Suggestions for improving the program and life at NWOSU are encouraged, however the responsibility for following through on suggestions lies squarely on the NSA member's shoulders.  The NSA Coordinator shall maintain the power to veto.
  2. Officer positions and duties are as follows:
    President - Conduct all meetings, lead discussions and encourage open communication of members.  Fulfill duties as assigned and appoint duties as needed to NSA members.  The president is responsible for the overall performance of the NSA.
    Vice President - Assist the president in conducting meetings.  Assume President's duties in his/her absence.  Assist the secretary with contacting members. Fulfill other duties as assigned.
    Secretary - Take roll at all meetings and events.  Maintain a roster of current NSA addresses and phone numbers.  Notify members of upcoming events and record commitments to attend.  Fulfill other duties as assigned.
    Historian - Maintain NSA scrapbook.  The historian will be responsible for taking pictures and recording events throughout the year as well as providing current NSA happenings to University Relations, NW News and KNSU.

Grounds for Termination:

  1. Misconduct as defined by the university handbook.
  2. Failure to fulfill participation duties and responsibilities.
  3. Failure to successfully complete a minimum of twelve credit hours each semester.
  4. Failure to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25.
  5. Receiving any failing grades.
  6. Receiving any semester's GPA of below 2.5.

For more information about NSA contact Paige Fischer or Dustin Goodno in the Recruitment Office at (580) 327-8546.

For information regarding Northwestern Scholar Ambassador opportunities on the Enid campus, please contact Candace Reim, Coordinator of Student Services (580) 213-3147 or cmreim@nwosu.edu or Room 102 on the Northwestern Enid Campus.