Scholarships

Scholarships at Northwest

Whether you’re an athlete, writer, musician, artist, or dancer, scholarship opportunities abound at Northwest. Approximately one fourth of all full-time, in-state Northwest students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships, and new scholarships are being endowed each year through donations to the Northwest Foundation. Students participating in cheerleading, intercollegiate sports, fine arts, publications, and other interest areas also receive scholarships.

All scholarship recipients must complete the Northwest Application for Admission and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (www.fafsa.gov). All scholarships are awarded prior to the fall semester, and a student can receive only one type of scholarship award. Academic scholarship (Presidential, June S. Gardner, Leadership, etc.) forms must be completed by April 1. A scholarship may be altered by the amount of Federal financial aid awarded. Scholarship recipients must maintain full-time status for at least six weeks.

PLEASE NOTE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS.

You may apply for two types of scholarships: One from Section A and one from section B. A separate form for each is required.


 

SECTION A

Which scholarship should you apply for? (only one from this section)

If you have a combined ACT score of 20 or more, apply for the Presidential Scholarship here.

If you have a combined ACT score of 15-19, apply for the Leadership Scholarship here.

If you are a GED graduate, apply for the GED Scholarship here.

If you are age 25 or more apply for the Adult Scholarship here.

 


 

SECTION B

Any student may apply for a foundation scholarship. They may apply for the Foundation on its own, or in addition to applying for any ONE of the scholarships in Section A. Apply here.


 

FULL DETAILS & SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

ADULT SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements:
Age 25 years or more, enrolled in 12 or more hours, must complete FAFSA, must maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA. Admissions Application. Scholarship applications are reviewed by a committee and awarded based on financial need, credit hours previously earned and academic achievement.
Deadlines: Fall semester – apply by July 1st. Spring semester – apply by November 1st.
Amount: up to $635
Toward: tuition and fees per semester. Does not cover books. Payable for 2 years (Fall & Spring semesters). Apply online.



GED – HOWARD CARPENTER SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements:
GED graduate. Admissions Application.
Amount: $635
Toward
: tuition, room, board and fees. Does not cover books. Apply online



PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements:
MS resident, ACT score 20 or higher, enrolled in 12 or more hours, must complete FAFSA, must maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA. Admissions Application.
Deadline: April 1
Amount: ACT 20-22: up to $820, ACT 23-24: up to $1275, ACT 25-28: up to $2430, ACT 29 & above: up to $2950.
Toward: tuition, room, board and fees. Does not cover books.  Apply online.



LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: MS resident, ACT score 15-19 . “B” High school average, enrolled in 12 or more hours, must complete FAFSA, must maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA. Admissions Application.  Resume showing leadership qualities. Letter of recommendation.
Deadline: April 1
Amount: up to $635
Toward
: tuition, room, board and fees. Does not cover books. Apply online.




FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Requirements: MS resident,  enrolled in 12 or more hours, must complete FAFSA, must maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA. Admissions Application. Letter of recommendation. Resume.
Deadline: April 1
Toward: tuition, room, board and fees. Can cover books.
Amount: varies. Apply here.



 

Special Scholarships

The three scholarships below are awarded directly.

Full time employees of NWCC and their family members should use the forms below.