The primary purpose of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University scholarship and award program is to recognize and reward the academic excellence of entering, transfer, and continuing students. The scholarship programs are funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the generosity of the University faculty and staff, the Northwestern Alumni, local business and professional people, civic and service organizations, private citizens, and from the earnings, endowments, and gifts to the Northwestern Foundation, Inc. These awards are offered each year to capable students whose participation, academic achievement, and/or leadership efforts merit recognition. For more information about scholarships, please call the Financial Aid/Scholarship Office in Herod Hall: (580) 327-8541.
Since all scholarships require annual application, students who have already been granted a scholarship and wish to continue receiving funds must complete an application and submit it to the Scholarship Office in March. Transfer students must submit a completed application in July, along with academic transcripts from all colleges attended to be considered for an award.
For additional information, please see the NWOSU Scholarships page.
Scholarships available, which have a particular connection to the Department of Health and Physical Education, include:
C.L."Dick" HIGHFILL SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an NWOSU student with at least a 2.5 CGPA. First preference will be given to applicants residing in Northwest Oklahoma. Second preference will be given to applicants residing in South Central Kansas. Preference will also be given to those applicants with a stated interest in teaching or coaching with the expression of a desire to make a difference with young men and women whose lives they may touch.
W.D. and LUCILLE B. NEWBY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Awarded to a NWOSU continuing student majoring in Health and Physical Education or in a wellness/nutrition field of study. The recipient must have a 3.0 CGPA. Oklahoma residents and those candidates who exhibit strong leadership skills will be given priority.
LT. MIKE WAREHIME SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an NWOSU student from nominations submitted by the Chairperson of the Health and Physical Education Department.
MARGE BOHLEN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a member of the Ranger Womens' Basketball team who best typifies the characteristics of leadership, academic excellence and dynamic motivation.
GENE FILSON ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a member of the Ranger Mens' Baseball team. The individual selected will be the candidate who best typifies characteristics of leadership, high morals, dedication, academic merit, and athletic ability.
PERRY IRONS ATHLETIC SCHOLARHSIP
Awarded to a member of either the Northwestern mens' or womens' varsity basketball team. The recipient must have at least a 2.5 CGPA and must be a resident of Oklahoma.
JAY LINDER ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an NWOSU junior or senior who is enrolled in the field of Pre-Law or a law-related field. It is preferred the recipient be involved in Varsity Athletics.
TOM McDANIEL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an NWOSU male athlete nominated by the football, basketball, baseball, and track coaches.
HALL OF FAME ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to a member of any varsity athletic team who exhibits the highest level of character, integrity, athletic and academic excellence.
WALTER JOHNSON ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to an athlete who is from a community with a 150 mile radius from Alva. The recipient must have a minimum CGPA of 2.5. The applicant should exhibit strong leadership skills.