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LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS



 

FRESHMEN SCHOLARSHIPS

Freshman Year Academic Awards 

Freshman Incentive Grant
$300 toward housing. Must attend Northwestern’s Alva Campus.

Freshman Academic Scholarships
$500-$1,200 toward tuition. Must have a 3.0 High School CGPA and 21-25 Composite ACT.

Extraordinarily Talented Award
$1,900 toward tuition and 1/2 of the cost of semi-private dorm room. Must have a 3.0 High School CGPA and 26-28 Composite ACT.

Exceptionally & Extraordinarily Talented Award
$1,900 toward tuition and full cost of semi-private dorm room. Must have a 3.0 High School CGPA and 29 Composite ACT.


4-Year Academic Awards for Freshmen

Salutatorian Scholarship
$1,250 each year toward tuition. Must graduate as High School Class Salutatorian.

Valedictorian Scholarship
$1,500 each year toward tuition. Must graduate as High School Class Valedictorian.

Oklahoma Academic Scholars Award
16 hours of tuition, semi-private room and $2,000 each year. Must have a 3.8 High School CGPA, 30 ACT Composite on National Test and be in top 4 percent or rank first or second in graduating class.

Regional Baccalaureate Scholarship
16 hours of tuition, semi-private room and $3,000 each year. Must have a 3.0 High School CGPA and 30 ACT Composite on National Test. Oklahoma Residency Required.


Other Freshman Scholarships

President’s Leadership Class
$2,000 toward tuition and $750 toward other university expenses. Contact the Recruitment Office for details.

Ranger Preview
$600 for attending Ranger Preview. Must attend classes at the Alva Campus and either live in the residence halls or establish Alva residency.

TRANSFER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Transfer Incentive Grant
$500, one academic year; completion of 24 credit hours and a 2.5 CGPA. Must establish residency in Alva during academic year.
 

Transfer Degree Scholarship
$1,900 toward tuition, 1/2 cost of semi-private room, one academic year. Associates degree and 3.5 to 4.0 CGPA. Must establish residency in Alva during academic year.
 

Transfer Degree Scholarship
$1,400 toward tuition, one academic year. Associates degree and 3.0 to 3.49 CGPA. Must establish residency in Alva during academic year.
 

Transfer Academic Scholarship
Up to $1,500 toward tuition, one academic year. Completion of 24 credit hours and a 3.5 CGPA.
 

Transfer Showcase
$500 for attending Transfer Showcase during the spring semester.
Will need to attend classes at the Alva Campus and either live in the residence halls or establish Alva residency.

PARTICIPATION SCHOLARSHIPS 

Available for all undergrad students. Qualifications vary. Awards are up to $2,000 in the following areas:


Fine Arts (Band, Choir, Speech/Theatre, Visual Arts)

  • Students must be enrolled in corresponding academic course(s)

  • Three groups available in choir: Concert Choir, University Choral and University Singers (by audition)

  • Band scholarships available in Marching Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band (by audition)

  • Band members must attend all athletic pep band and concert performances

  • Additional scholarship monies for students in All State Choir and All State Band

  • Speech/Theatre students are expected to participate in theatre events/activities, which can be on- or off-stage

  • Additional monies available through an on-campus audition for Band, Choir and Speech/Theatre (includes portfolio presentation and interview for theatre)

  • Visual Arts students are expected to participate in class/program activities (ask for scholarship amounts) 


Mass Communication

  • Mass Communication students must be employed as a campus media staff member or enrolled in a practicum course each semester, as well as participate in student media organizations


Ranger Cheerleading

  • Everyone is welcome to be a Ranger Cheerleading member

  • Tryouts take place to fill spots on the team (requirements available at www.riderangersride.com and upon request)

  • Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours and maintain a 2.5 CGPA to receive the scholarship and maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate


Contact the Office of Financial Aid at jahaight@nwosu.edu for more information on Participation Scholarships.

(should have link available to go to online forms for freshman/transfer and continuing student scholarships)

DEPARTMENTAL/ CONTINUING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Northwestern Foundation Office coordinates the creation and endowment of scholarships donated by our dedicated alumni and friends for use within our academic departments.

Departmental scholarships are available in:

  • Agriculture, Art, Athletics, Business, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Enid Campus, History, Library, Mass Communication, Math/Computer Science, Music, Nursing, Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology, Science, Social Science, Social Work, Spanish, Speech & Theatre, General, General – Large Pools, Area, Alva High School, Student Government Association

  • You’ll need to contact the respective academic departments to apply for these scholarships.

  • Ask the departments if their scholarships are for undergraduates only or if graduate students qualify, too.

  • You’ll need to fill out a Continuing Student Scholarship Form, as well as a form from the specific department.

  • Qualifications vary.

(provide link to Online Continuing Student Scholarship Application?)

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Athletic scholarships are awarded through the athletic departments.

CAMPUS LEADER SCHOLARSHIPS

Campus Club President
A scholarship for eight hours of tuition per semester to the President of any club approved through the Dean of Student Services.
 

Student Government Association Officers
SGA officers receive tuition scholarships: President, 16 hours each semester; Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary each receive eight hours each semester.
 

President’s Leadership Class 
$2,000 toward tuition and $750 toward other university expenses. Contact the Recruitment Office for details.
 

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. 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. This scholarship may be annually renewable.

For more information about NSA contact Paige Fischer in the Recruitment Office at plfischer@nwosu.edu. For information regarding opportunities on the Enid campus, please contact Candace Reim, Coordinator of Student Services, (580) 213-3147 or cmreim@nwosu.edu or in Room 102 on the Northwestern Enid Campus.

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