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Scholarships Available

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

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.


Additional Scholarships

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.

Departmental/Participation Awards

  • Available in Agriculture, Music, Mass Communication, Theatre, Visual Arts and Athletics. Qualifications vary. Contact the Recruitment Office for details.

Sibling Housing Waiver

  • Full semi-private room waiver. Contact the Recruitment Office for details.

President’s Leadership Class

  • $2,000 toward tuition and $750 toward other university expenses. Contact the Recruitment Office for details.


Transfer & Continuing Student Scholarships

Transfer Incentive Grant

  • $500, one academic year; completion of 24 credit hours and a 2.5 CGPA. Must establish residence 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 residence 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 residence 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.


The General Scholarship Application form is available from the Recruitment Office, recruit@nwosu.edu, or find it online at www.nwosu.edu/scholarships. An online scholarship form for transfer students and first-time freshmen is available at www.nwosu.edu/online-scholarship-application.

Questions? Call the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at (580) 327-8541.