Scholarships

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has a robust scholarship program supported by many generous donors. Scholarships are awarded through the Office of Financial Aid or within the particular academic or athletic discipline in which the scholarship was gifted to support. The scholarship program, coupled with a reasonable tuition price, enables many of our students to graduate with little or no debt.
Criteria for these scholarships vary and may include, but are not limited to, geographical area as defined by high school attended and/or city, county or state of residence; field of study; academic achievement; and/or financial need. Students must apply each year to be considered.

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All of the endowed scholarships and a number of the non-endowed scholarships are held and managed by the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association. You may explore a list of our scholarships by department below:

Departmental Scholarships

Agriculture
  1. Blake Lauer "Big Heart" Memorial Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2007 by friends, relatives, fellow classmates, and Northwestern Rodeo Club members in memory of Blake Lauer. Blake was a student at Northwestern from 2001 to 2002. He was a transfer student from Pratt Community College, majoring in Agri-business. Blake was born and raised on a ranch southwest of Buffalo. At the age of 12, he started his rodeo career and was PRCA member at the time of his death. His work ethic was impeccable. Blake’s smile and easy going nature attracted many friends throughout many states. Blake’s untimely death at the age of 24 was a tragedy to everyone who knew him; and those that didn't know him, don’t know what they missed. This scholarship is given to help keep Blake’s memory alive and is to be used wisely to help the recipient receive his/her education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Applicants should be a resident of Oklahoma, Kansas, or Nebraska; be active in rodeo; and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  2. Don and Wanda Campbell Agriculture Education Scholarship

    Don and Wanda Campbell are no strangers to the world of agriculture education. The couple, both retired educators, realized the need for quality agriculture educators in Oklahoma, and chose to endow the Don & Wanda Campbell Agriculture Education Scholarship. Don and Wanda are both Northwestern alumni, and their contribution through this scholarship bolsters the agriculture education department at Northwestern. Applicants must be continuing students with at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  3. Doris and Morice Schupbach Scholarship

    Doris (Sternberger) Schupbach established the Doris and Morice Schupbach Agriculture Scholarship in 2010 to benefit agriculture majors at Northwestern. Her first prominent memory of Northwestern was seeing the fire of the Castle on the Hill. Although Doris was not a graduate of Northwestern, she enjoyed attending university events and recognized the importance of agriculture and higher education, particularly in northwest Oklahoma. Applicants should have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  4. Irish and Loyce Erikson Scholarship

    Irish and Loyce Erikson were married March 31, 1942, and lived in the Alva community all of their married lives. The couple understood the importance of quality education and ensured their children would complete higher education. The Erikson children, along with the help of family and friends, established the Irish and Loyce Erikson Agriculture Scholarship in their parents’ honor. The scholarship benefits continuing students majoring in agriculture at Northwestern with at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  5. Jim Gatz Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1987 by Ruth Ann Gatz and others, in honor of Ruth’s husband Jim, who died in 1983 after a farming accident. The scholarship recipient is to typify characteristics exhibited by Jim Gatz: honesty, integrity, motivation for application, and a willingness to work beyond what is necessary for minimum accomplishment. The Gatz family extends its appreciation to Leo Brandt, former chairman of the Northwestern Agriculture Department, for the guidance and inspiration he provided to Jim Gatz as a student. Preference will be given to residents of northwest Oklahoma or southwest Kansas. Applicants should have at least a 2.75 GPA.

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  6. Leroy and Betty Stauffer Scholarship

    Leroy and Betty Stauffer spent their entire lives in Alfalfa County. Leroy attended Northwestern until returning to the farm at the start of World War II. Although he was unable to finish his education, he thought fondly of his time at the university. In 1958, Leroy and Betty moved to their homestead west of Burlington, Okla., which consisted of 320 acres. The couple firmly believed in giving back to the community. At the time of Leroy’s death, their entire estate was donated to the Northwestern Foundation with the requirement that funds be used by the Northwestern agriculture department. Their gift demonstrates their giving spirit. Scholarship applicants should be continuing students majoring in the agricultural field with at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  7. Nay Family Scholarship

    Darell Nay was a 1955 graduate of Northwestern and a former Ranger baseball player. Years after graduation, he founded, owns, and operates The Nay Company, the leading construction providers for agricultural and food manufacturing industries. With a passion to give back to the university, Darell established the Nay Family Scholarship to benefit agriculture business majors at Northwestern with at least a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be to applicants from Garfield County.

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  8. Tony Schnitzer Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2004 by memorial contributions made by his son and wife, Dr. and Mrs. A Merrill Schnitzer of Bartlesville, OK. Tony Schnitzer was born in Denver, Colorado on March 6, 1891 to John and Katharina (Kohl) Schnitzer. While still a young boy, Tony’s family moved to a farm southeast of Woodward, OK. After his father died, the family moved to Alva where the brothers opened the Schnitzer Brother’s meat market. He married Genevieve Alice Criswell in 1918 and they had a son, Anton Merrill. Both Alice and Merrill are graduates of Northwestern. He was a lifetime hunter and fisherman and was known as a hard working businessman with a cheery smile. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a member for the Northwestern Rodeo Team majoring in Agriculture who has at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  9. Wisdom Family Foundation Agricultural Education Scholarship

    Established in 2011, the Wisdom Family Foundation Agricultural Education Scholarship will be awarded to full-time students in the agriculture education program in their junior and senior year. Applicants must be residents of Alfalfa, Beaver, Blaine, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Kingfisher, Major, Woods or Woodward counties or a graduate from a high school in one of the counties. Dr. Peggy Wisdom, chairman of the Wisdom Family Foundation and the daughter of the late C.W. and Grace Wisdom, said agriculture played a prominent part in her family’s life. Scholarship applicants must be accepted to the teacher education program, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and show leadership, maturity, character, scholarship, and continued good standing.

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  1. Alva State Bank and Trust Company Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2006 by Alva State Bank and Trust Company in an effort to benefit the economic standing of northwest Oklahoma by investing in a top quality student from Alva High School to attend college at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Applicants must be an entering freshman with at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  2. C. W. and Grace Wisdom Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2006 by C.W. and Grace Wisdom. C.W. and Grace Wisdom, owners of Alva State Bank since 1957, moved to Alva from Okeene where they owned and continue to own the First National Bank. Grace took over operation of the bank after the death of C.W. in 1993. The Wisdoms have been very supportive of Northwestern in many facets and believe this scholarship will make a positive difference in the lives of many students. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an Alva High School student desiring to enter the health care professional field at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  3. Deidra Palmer Scholarship

    Deidra Palmer was a graduating senior of Alva High School when she was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Because her dream of obtaining a college education was ended, her parents established this scholarship in her honor. This scholarship is awarded to an Alva High School graduating senior who will major in Mass Communications, Journalism, or English.

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  4. Knox Scholarship

    Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Knox were career teachers who led students of Woods County and Alva in particular by both their instruction and their example. This scholarship was established by family and friends at the time of their fatal accident. This scholarship is awarded to a senior at Alva High School who will major in Science or Elementary Education, alternating each year. When the Knox’s passed away in a fatal accident, their family and friends established this scholarship.

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  5. Norville D. and Georgia Ann Johnson Scholarship

    The Norville D. and Georgia Anne Johnson Scholarship was endowed in 1997 in honor of the couple. Georgia was a ’52 alumna of Northwestern. She and her husband were lifelong leaders of the Alva business community. The scholarship gives back to the community the Johnsons loved. It is awarded to selected graduating seniors from Alva High School who have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  6. Roger Hackler Memorial Scholarship

    Roger Hackler was a member of the junior class at Northwestern when he died in a tragic industrial accident. He was above average in scholastic achievement, but his most notable attribute was his ready wit and engaging personality. His senior year at Alva High School he was voted by his peers as the “Friendliest Boy”. This scholarship honors an Alva High School senior who best exemplifies the characteristics of Roger Hackler. The recipient must have a 2.5 GPA and be active in high school activities.

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  1. Bobette Buchanan Pfeifer Visual Arts Scholarship

    Bobette Buchanan was a creative woman, and her artistic lifestyle reflected this. She pursued art in numerous forms, whether that be bread dough creations, stained glass or photography. Bobbette had a love of turning the ordinary into extraordinary with her photography. The Bobette Buchanan Pfeifer Visual Arts Scholarship was endowed with the intention of benefiting students pursuing creativity through an art major or minor at Northwestern. Applicants should have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and at least a 3.0 GPA in art classes.

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  2. Case Family Scholarship

    James A. Case was a long-time supporter of education, and watched Northwestern’s education benefit his daughters, Valarie and Angelia Case. He was a proud supporter of Northwestern, and the Case family wanted to honor his appreciation of the school. The family, along with the support of friends and community members, created the Case Family Scholarship. With Valarie’s career in mass communication and Angelia’s passion for visual arts, the scholarship is intended for mass communication in odd-numbered years and visual arts students in even-numbered years. Applicants should be full-time students with at least a 3.5 overall GPA.

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  1. Lavonn Meier-McKnight Memorial Scholarship

    Lavonn McKnight was a long-time educator serving Alva Public Schools, Garber Public Schools, and Chisholm Public Schools. Before her retirement in 1991, McKnight served as the principal at Chisholm Elementary until 1981 and then principal of the combined Chisholm Elementary and Chisholm Junior High Schools. This scholarship was established by the McKnight family for the purpose of providing financial assistance to continuing student-athletes majoring in education.

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  2. Rowdy Rangers Student Athlete Scholarship

    The Rowdy Rangers are a group of fans who give their all for their beloved Northwestern Oklahoma State University. They cook and provide other services to support varsity athletics at Northwestern. Most of them are Northwestern graduates who have made their homes in northwest Oklahoma. They had terrific university experience, and want current students to experience greatness during their own college careers. The Rowdy Ranger group includes doctors. businessmen, farmers and ranchers whose mission is to generate school spirit. The Rowdy Rangers were founded in 1999 at the National NAIA Football Championship Game in Savannah, Tennessee. Since that time, the members have built several cookers, re-fabricated a fire truck for grilling, and reconditioned a bus and a car that travel to most games. Annual dues from members, as well as their famous smoked chicken sales, provide the funds for this scholarship.

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  2. Loyd Stout Baseball Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2012 by Loyd Stout, a former baseball, basketball, and football player at Northwestern. After a stint serving in WWII as a merchant mariner, Stout earned his degree from Northwestern in 1949, all while participating in sports and working over 40 hours a week doing odd jobs. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a Northwestern continuing education baseball player.

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  1. Dale and Duane Zeman Scholarship

    Brothers Dale and Duane Zeman had a passion for education. With the influence of a large number of teachers in their family, both became teachers. Dale earned degrees from Northern Oklahoma College, University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University. Duane attended Northwestern and became involved with the Castle Players and Little Theater. Their family established this scholarship in 2018 to honor the legacy of Dale and Duane. This scholarship was created to assist a continuing student at Northwestern who is involved in band, theatre, or vocal.

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  1. Ranger Dugout Club/Brit Shuck Memorial Scholarship

    The Ranger Dugout Club presents a scholarship to outstanding members of the Ranger baseball team. This scholarship was founded to benefit strong, positive team members of the Rangers. The scholarship was renamed the Ranger Dugout Club / Brit Shuck Scholarship in honor of Brit Shuck, a Ranger baseball player who passed away in 2015. The cofounders of the scholarship are Jake Kelln, ‘00, and Ryan Hintergardt, ’99, who hope this scholarship will honor Shuck and maintain pride in the Ranger baseball team. Applicants should have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  1. Herbert Niles Basketball Scholarship

    The Herb Niles Athletic Scholarship was established in 2012 by Herb Niles, a 1954 graduate of Northwestern. After receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in industrial education, Herb attended graduate school and earned a master’s degree. He worked as an industrial arts teacher until he became a full-time farmer in 1974. His favorite pastime is attending Ranger basketball games. This scholarship supports Ranger basketball athletes in need of financial assistance who have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  2. Perry Irons Basketball Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1997 by Perry Irons in honor of J.E. ‘Jenks’ Simmons, who coached at Northwestern from 1933-1940. Irons graduated in 1939 and lettered in two sports: baseball and basketball. Simmons was described as the type of coach that anyone who had any interest in athletics would want to play for. As coach and player respectively, Simmons and Irons were conference champions in basketball and represented Oklahoma in Mexico City. They also competed in two national AAU tournaments and played in the Oklahoma City tournament, losing to Arkansas by only one point. Awarded to a member of both the Northwestern men’s and women’s varsity basketball team, the recipient must have at least a 2.5 GPA and must be a resident of Oklahoma.

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  1. Bruce & Sheryl Benbrook Business Scholarship

    This scholarship benefits a business major at the Northwestern Woodward campus. The student must be a continuing, full-time student at Northwestern with at least a 2.5 CGPA.

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  2. Darr B. Sims Scholarship

    Darr B. Sims attended Northwestern State College from 1936-1941, and graduated with honors with a major in business administration. Throughout his college education he experienced financial difficulties, but because of the value he placed on a college education, he was able to graduate. Because of the high esteem he held for education, this award was created in 1975 by his widow, Mabel Sims. The recipients of this scholarship are chosen by the business faculty.

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  3. Donald N. Webster Entrepreneur Scholarship

    E. Joan Kopper of American Equine Nutrients, Inc. established this scholarship in 2003 to recognize the memory of Donald N. Webster and his commitment to the development of outstanding entrepreneurial skills in business based on a strong work ethic. Donald graduated from Seiling High School in 1954 and then attended Northwestern. Through the years Equine Science was always of utmost importance to Don, which led to the development of Equine Appraisal Institute International and American Equine Nutrients, Inc. This scholarship is eligible for business majors with specified interest in entrepreneurism in Business and/or Agriculture. Applicants must be at least a junior with a 3.0 GPA.

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  4. Eugene B. Vickers Scholarship

    The Eugene B. Vickers Scholarship was established by his wife, Linda Vickers. Gene was born in Alva, OK, and was a 1950 Northwestern graduate with a B.S. in Chemistry. Gene’s remarkable career was based in the promotion of agriculture. This scholarship honors Gene’s legacy of impassioned agriculture trade promotion and his work in supporting excellence in education for youth. Applicants must be a major in agriculture or business. In even numbered years, the scholarship will be awarded to agriculture majors, while in odd numbered years, it will be awarded to business majors.

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  5. George and Grace Henderson Family Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1994 by the family of George and Grace Henderson. Pioneers of education in Ellis County, the Hendersons were instrumental in establishing a high school at Bishop, Oklahoma in 1923. Realizing the need for additional education, they brought their family to Alva where their four children continued their education at Northwestern State Teachers College. This scholarship is given to a continuing student majoring in business with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to applicants who exhibit leadership skills and are active in campus organizations.

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  6. Helen Vore Sutter Memorial Business Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of Helen Vore Sutter and her commitment to Northwestern and young people in Northwest Oklahoma. Helen earned her high school diploma from Dacoma High School in 1941 and received her teaching certificate from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1944. Helen taught school for fifteen years, beginning in Dacoma, and then continuing on in the Fairview area, where she substituted and taught night school. Four generations of Helen Sutter’s family have attended Northwestern and this scholarship was funded through contributions from her children at the time of her death in 2000. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Northwestern students majoring in Business or Business Education with at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  7. Mead and Mary Ferguson Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2006 by Mead Ferguson. Mead and Mary were married in 1960. Mead received his B.S. degree from Yale University and his M.B.A. from Harvard University and worked in the oil business for over 20 years. He returned to Woodward in 1979 to operate the family ranches in Woodward and Kansas. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Northwestern students attending school at the Woodward campus, or a Woodward resident attending the Alva campus. Preference may be given to students majoring in agriculture or business. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  8. Mrs. W. W. Starr Business Scholarship

    The Mrs. W. W. Starr Business Scholarship was established by the family of the late Mrs. Starr, a former Alva business woman who was a 1903 Northwestern graduate and a leader in alumni affairs. The award is to be made each year to a business major nominated by a member of the business department faculty. The recipient must be at least a junior, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and show strong leadership through campus activities.

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  9. Norma Jean Smith Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2001 in honor of Norma Jean Smith and her dedication to the students of Northwestern. Mrs. Smith’s teaching career began in 1942, but it was not until the fall of 1953 that she began her career at Northwestern. She was very active in Delta Kappa Gamma, sponsored the Sigma Kappa sorority, and served as campus float chairman at Homecoming. Mrs. Smith retired in 1981 after 28 years of service to Northwestern. At the time of her retirement, she was an assistant professor of home economics and chairman of the department. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student majoring in the field of business at Northwestern. Applicants must be full time students with at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  10. Robert R. Brown Scholarship

    Adair Brown and his family established this scholarship in 1997. This scholarship is given in Robert R. Brown’s name as he was a friend and supporter of the University and always spoke positively of the good the University did for Alva, his home which he dearly loved. In all, seven of his children and grandchildren attended Northwestern and benefited from their experiences. This scholarship is awarded to a continuing NWOSU student with a minimum GPA of 2.7. First preference will be given to business majors, with second preference going to economics majors. The recipient must have resided in Oklahoma, Kansas, or Colorado and must possess a positive attitude about the future and be able to express the same. Applicants must exhibit leadership skills and be active in campus organizations.

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  11. W. G. "Dub" Garnett Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2009 in honor of W.G. "Dub" Garnett by his family. Dub was a big supporter of Northwestern and understood how important the university was to Alva and the surrounding communities. He was a very generous man who did everything he could to lend a hand when it was needed. This scholarship will serve as Dub’s perpetual gift to help those that need it. Recipients should reside in northwest Oklahoma, their area of study be in business or agribusiness, and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  12. Wilma A. Ernst Scholarship

    Wilma A. Ernst served with distinction as a faculty member of Northwestern State College from 1940 to 1972. In tribute to her years of service, funds were donated by students, faculty, and friends. The recipient of the Ernst Scholarship is chosen by the business faculty. The award is made annually to upper division students majoring in any of the major areas in the business department. Other criteria considered are academic achievement, activities in the department and on campus, and need.

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  1. George and Lois Sense Scholarship

    This scholarship was fully endowed through contributions from the George and Lois Sense Testamentary Trust in honor and recognition of their lives and the contribution they made to their community. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a continuing student at Northwestern who is majoring in Computer Science. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be an Oklahoma resident.

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  2. James & Marian Bradley Scholarship

    James (Jim) Bradley graduated from Northwestern in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and mathematics. That same year he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Soon after, he met the love of his life, Marian. The Air Force sent Bradley to obtain a Master of Computing Science. Bradley retired from the Air Force after 20years and was then employed by The Boeing Company in Wichita, Kansas. He obtained a Master of Management Information Systems while working for Boeing. This scholarship supports continuing Northwestern students majoring in computer science.

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  3. Lowell Donley Technology Scholarship

    This scholarship was endowed in 1992 by a provision in the Donley will. Originally intended for an outstanding student in the Northwestern library science program, with the closure of the library science program, the scholarship opened to computer science majors. Mr. and Mrs. Donley were both graduates of Alva High School. Mr. Donley attended Northwestern and later earned his bachelor’s and master’s from Oklahoma State University. He devoted his life to the art of cabinet making and taught this skill for 29 years in Capital Hill High School in Oklahoma City. Applicants should be freshman computer science majors who have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  1. Aaron and Thelma Campbell Scholarship

    The Aaron and Thelma Campbell Scholarship Award was established in 1987. Mrs. Campbell attended Northwestern in the fall of 1926. She obtained her teaching certificate and several summer sessions later obtained her lifetime teaching certificate. She taught school for eight years. This scholarship provides assistance to students in the Elementary Teacher Education Program. The recipient must be admitted into the teacher education program, an elementary education major, and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  2. Beulah Scott Slack Scholarship

    The Beulah Scott Slack Scholarship was established in 2004 in honor of Beaulah Slack. This scholarship, created by John Slack, Beulah’s son, benefits elementary education students at Northwestern. Beulah grew up in northwest Oklahoma and was a Northwestern alumna. She began teaching at a small schoolhouse in 1919 and dedicated over 35 years of her life to elementary education at small rural schools throughout northwest Oklahoma. John Slack dedicates this scholarship in honor of his mother’s heart for children and her value of the importance of education. Scholarship recipient must have a 3.5 GPA and have been admitted into the Teacher Education program for elementary education.

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  3. Cargile-Pierce Scholarship

    In 1988, the families of Myrtle Todd Cargile and Marvel Todd Pierce established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to a student in the Teacher Education Program. Cargile graduated in 1927 with a bachelor’s degree in education. Pierce obtained her life teaching certificate in 1923. Both sisters were honor students while attending Northwestern and dedicated their lives to education. Qualifications for this award are a 3.0 GPA and meeting the minimum requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program.

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  4. Carol M. Steffen Scholarship

    Carol Prentice Steffen was born in 1926 in a two-room house 11 miles from Aline, Oklahoma. After her graduation from Aline High School, Steffen moved to Alva to attend Northwestern State College, where she earned her B.S. degree in education. She taught Sunday school, served as group leader for the Women’s Missionary Union, and worked in the church nursery for many years. In memory of their mother who passed away July 24, 2012, Carol Steffen’s children established this scholarship for majors in Elementary Education.

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  5. Clara and Dean Simon Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 1996 in honor and recognition of Dean and Clara Simon. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a Northwestern Oklahoma State University student majoring in the fields of education who meets the GPA minimum set by the Financial Aid Office.

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  6. Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Chi Chapter Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1994 by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society with the primary source of funding from Ms. Velma Powers of Alva. Through this scholarship endowment the purpose is to maintain the high ideals in the teaching profession by awarding this scholarship to an outstanding Northwestern teacher education student. Recipients must be full-time students who have at least a 3.25 GPA. Preference will be given to applicants whose hometowns are in Woods and Alfalfa counties.

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  7. Dewey and Irene Webster Family Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2004 by E. Joan Webster Kopper in memory of her parents. Dewey and Irene Webster made tremendous sacrifices for their children in their pursuit of higher education. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Northwestern students majoring in Education who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating campus/community leadership.

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  8. Dr. Joe J. and Barbara Struckle School of Education Scholarship

    To honor President and Mrs. Struckle’s accomplishments and years of dedicated service to Northwestern, this scholarship was established through the many contributions of family and friends. Dr. Joe J. Struckle retired in 2000 after twenty-five years of service as President of Northwestern. Dr. Struckle’s success as President can largely be attributed to the support and encouragement from his lovely first lady, Barbara Ann Struckle. Barbara, along with sons Jay and Jeff, is a graduate of Northwestern. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor students majoring in elementary teacher education with second preference in psychology. Full time undergraduates as well as graduate students are eligible for this award. Recipients must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  9. Dr. Marvin and Myra Leist Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2005 to honor Dr. Marvin and Myra Leist. Dr. and Mrs. Leist were lifetime educators. Dr. Leist was a school administrator for approximately 40 years and was named Outstanding Educator at Northwestern in 1985. Myra taught for 32 years before she retired. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to education students who are legacies of Northwestern Oklahoma State University graduates. Applicants must be accepted into the Teacher Education Program and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  10. Edna Donley Teacher Education Scholarship

    A 1929 graduate of Northwestern State College, Edna Donley brought national attention to Oklahoma when she was named the 1959 National Teacher of the Year and in 1989 named to the O. E. A. Hall of Fame. Edna taught in the Alva Public Schools for 29 years before moving to Oklahoma City where she organized the Department of Instruction and Professional Development for the Oklahoma Education Association. After retirement, she became the first Director for the Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association. This scholarship is given to an upperclassman who has been admitted in the Teacher Education Program. He or she must have at least a 3.0 GPA and possess a desire to make a significant contribution to the education profession.

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  11. George and Anna Dyer Memorial Teaching Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2005 from a trust left by George Dyer before his death in 2004. George and his wife Anna lived on his family’s homestead around the Alva area. George was a farmer and rancher who loved flying and was a member of the Flying Farmer’s. Anna attended Northwestern Normal College where she got her teaching certificate. She taught at several of the rural grade schools in the area. The Dyers were married for 60 years when Anna died in 1998. George was described as a person who cherished his relationships with others and wanted to do something for his friends, family, and community. Applicants must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

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  12. Home Economics Alumni Association Scholarship

    The Home Economics Alumni Association was formed in 1983 and established this fund through dues and other donations. This award was revised in 1994 due to the closing of the Home Economics department. The recipient for this scholarship must be an Early Childhood Education major or a Nursing major who has at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  13. Jane Hartwig Early Childhood Education Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2017 by Jane Hartwig’s husband, Cart Hartwig. Jane passed away in March 2017 after a long fought eight-year battle with breast cancer. Jane attended Northwestern and received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1958; she returned to Northwestern for her Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, graduating in 1971. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students pursuing an early childhood education degree.

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  14. Judy Jenlink Language Arts Scholarship

    The Judy Jenlink Language Arts Scholarship was established in 2013 in honor of Judith (Williams) Jenlink, a 1971 alumna of Northwestern. She was a dedicated and accomplished student, earning numerous awards. She taught English in various school systems and had a passion for both the subject and her students. The scholarship benefits upperclassmen English Education majors at Northwestern who have at least a 3.25 GPA. Applicants should be involved in at least one campus organization and be from the northwestern area of Oklahoma.

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  15. L. L. Fullerton Scholarship

    Lionel Fullerton was an Alva native who graduated from Alva High School and then attended Northwestern. He owned and operated the Hub Cleaners of Alva until he sold it in 1963 and engaged in farming and ranching. This scholarship is given to a student majoring in the area of Early Childhood Education.

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  16. Margaret Manuel Larason Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1991 in honor of Margaret Manuel Larason by her family. Mrs. Larason was graduated from Northwestern in 1932 with a B. S. in English and Speech. She received her M. S. in 1969. Mrs. Larason taught English in Gage and Fargo and then served as a librarian in the Woodward public schools. The recipient must be a high school graduate from Ellis County or the Woodward public schools and must meet the minimum standards for admission to Northwestern’s Teacher Education Program. Also, the recipient must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to students in Language Arts, secondary or elementary.

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  17. Marguerite Johnson Scholarship

    The Marguerite Johnson Education Scholarship was founded in honor of Marguerite Johnson by her family. Marguerite was a nontraditional student at Northwestern, not beginning higher education until all three of her sons were in school. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s of education from Northwestern. She made a significant impact on the lives of many students as a teacher and mother, and her legacy of kindness will be continued through this scholarship. Preference is given to students majoring in Elementary Education who has at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  18. Mary and Albert Huneke Scholarship

    Members of the Huneke family established this scholarship. Education was important in the Huneke home and many sacrifices allowed the five children to obtain degrees from Northwestern State Teachers College. This scholarship has been established to provide recognition and incentive for outstanding students in the Teacher Education Department. The recipient must be admitted in the teacher education program and be a mathematics, science, or elementary education major. Financial need and potential for leadership will be major criteria for selection.

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  19. Mary Ledesma Hemingway Scholarship

    Mary Ledesma Hemingway received a bachelor of science in Elementary Education at Northwestern in 1952. As a student, she was an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha and later served on its board of directors. Mary was a devoted member of the Northwestern Alumni Association and attended numerous alumni events. She loved serving Northwestern and encouraged others to do the same. The Mary Ledesma Hemingway Scholarship was founded in her honor and benefits Northwestern Education majors on the Alva campus who have at least a 2.8 GPA and are involved in a campus organization.

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  20. Max and Alberta Bliss Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2003 by Alberta Bliss and her two sons, Ronnie and Lonnie, upon the passing of Max Bliss. Max served in the United State Navy and upon his retirement moved back to settle on Alberta’s grandparents farm and raise their two sons. In 1970, Alberta finally got her chance at a college education and in 1975 earned her master’s degree in special education and would later earn a second master’s degree in remedial reading. Alberta was Teacher of Year for Carmen-Dacoma, Woods County, Northwest Oklahoma, and was a finalist for the state title in 1979. Max and Alberta have been active and supportive throughout their children’s and grandchildren’s education, many of whom have attended Northwestern. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students at Northwestern in the area of education or coaching, who have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  21. Milt and Becky Lehr Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1986, the year Dr. Lehr retired after 28 years on the Northwestern faculty; 10 years as Director of the Teacher Education program. Lehr performed the research from which the constitution for the Northwestern Foundation originated and was a founding member of the Foundation. He served four years as its first chairman and 28 years on its executive committee. This award is for a sophomore, junior, or senior student majoring in Elementary Education, English, or Mathematics. The recipient must first have been admitted into the teacher education program based on high scores in scholastic aptitude, reading, and achievement who has at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  22. Richard E. and Lou J. Shepherd Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2001 in honor of Richard E. and Lou J. Shepherd. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student in the school of Teacher Education with a major or minor in biology, chemistry, or mathematics. Richard and Lou both graduated from Northwestern in 1951. Richard Shepherd’s career included teacher, superintendent of schools and later the assistant executive director of the Kansas National Education Association as well as the executive director of the National Association of Mature People. Mrs. Shepherd also taught school and enjoyed her career as a homemaker and community volunteer. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA. Preference will be given to an applicant who demonstrates leadership in campus or community organizations.

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  23. Sarah Whitehead Ackley Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2000 by family and friends in memory of Sarah Whitehead Ackley. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1929 and attended Northwestern from 1929-32 earning her life teaching certificate. She later obtained her bachelor's degree in 1959 and taught the majority of her career in Ulysses, KS from 1959-75. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor a Northwestern student who will be dedicated to improving the education system for future generations. Freshman and continuing students are eligible for this award and must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  24. Student Home Economics Association Scholarship

    The SHEA was established in 1987 to provide worthy incentive and encouragement for students in the field of Home Economics. The scholarship was revised in 1995 after the closing of the University’s Home Economics Department. The scholarship is now given to an upperclassmen in Teacher Education with a Secondary Education major who has at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  25. Thomas and Evajoy Elliott Scholarship

    Thomas H. and Evajoy Elliott grew up as neighbors in Dacoma, Oklahoma, and attended Dacoma Schools together through high school. Upon graduation, and in keeping with the needs of World War II, Thomas joined the United States Marine Corps where he was assigned to the canine corps based in Hawaii. At the end of the war, which coincided with Evajoy's graduation from Anderson College, both Thomas and Evajoy returned to Dacoma and were married on August 7, 1947. Thomas, utilizing the GI Bill, began his university studies at Northwestern State Teacher's College while Evajoy assumed a teaching position in the Capron, Oklahoma Public School. Thomas H. and Evajoy Elliott believed they were blessed with the opportunity of becoming educators. They felt they had benefitted by the GI Bill and expressed that it was important to pay back, in some small way, for the education Thomas received. The Thomas H. and Evajoy Elliott Scholarship was established to help qualified Northwestern Oklahoma State University students interested in education to become quality educators like Thomas H. and Evajoy Elliott.

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  26. Viola Stewart Hofen Scholarship

    This award was established in 1991 by the family of Viola Stewart Hofen. She was the beloved wife of W. H. “Bill” Stewart and later Everett M. Hofen. She graduated from Northwestern in 1961 and earned her master’s degree in 1968. She taught school in Freedom and Cleo Springs and was then librarian at Nashville, Cunningham, and Anthony, Kansas before retiring. This scholarship is awarded to a Northwestern student who has met the minimum requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program. First preference will be given to a non-traditional student. Elementary education majors are preferred and the recipient must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  27. Wes Wenzel Scholarship

    This scholarship was funded to provide a living legacy for Joe Wesley Wenzel. Wes’ grandparents, Wesley Nighswonger and Opal Cowan graduated in the classes of 1907 and 1908. Wes completed his degree in biology/chemistry from Northwestern in 1965. His family is proud to continue his spirit and energy through the students chosen to receive this gift. Applicants must be continuing student-athletes majoring in agriculture or education.

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  28. William and Eva Bird Scholarship

    William E. and Eva May Bird have a long history in northwest Oklahoma and Northwestern Oklahoma State University. William was born in Woodward County and attended Northwestern State Teacher’s College while he taught school and worked various other jobs until he graduated in 1940. William became a full-time teacher and taught for over 36 years. Eva was born in Woods County and married William in 1933, prior to his attendance at Northwestern. Eva returned to school after her last child entered first grade and graduated from Northwestern in 1960. Eva May taught for over 18 years in the public school system. At the time of this endowment, two of their five children have attended Northwestern and five of the grandchildren have graduated from Northwestern. Scholarship recipients must have a least a 3.0 GPA and be majoring in Elementary Education.

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  29. Zearl James & Garnet Henderson Harmon Memorial

    This scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of the forty years of dedicated commitment to education exhibited by Zearl and Garnet Harmon. Both Zearl and Garnet were born on small, dry land farms in Ellis County, Oklahoma in 1913. Both earned their degrees from Northwestern (Garnet ’40) and (Zearl ’42) and continued careers in education until their retirement in 1978. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a positive force for the students of Northwestern Oklahoma State University and serve as a testimony to the pioneer spirit and work ethic of these two wonderful teachers. Applicants must be majoring in the following areas: teacher education, business, math or science and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  1. Fran Wadley Slack Scholarship

    Mary Frances “Fran” Wadley Slack was born in 1934 to Frank K. and Garnet Wadley. Fran was born in Evanston, Illinois and moved to Alva, Oklahoma in 1935 when Dr. Wadley received his Ph.D. and subsequently became a member of the then Northwestern Oklahoma State College faculty. She died in May, 1996, after a 33-month battle with cancer. Fran was raised in Alva; she graduated from Alva High School in 1951 and then she attended Northwestern for two years. She later completed her education from Oklahoma A&M with a major in vocational home economics and a minor in English. In December, 1954, she married John D. Slack, a 1958 Northwestern graduate. In 1961, the family moved to Arlington, Texas where Fran devoted her life to raising her family, church work, and other organizations including being the founder of the Arlington Literacy Group. The scholarship is awarded to full-time NWOSU junior or senior English majors or minors with a GPA of 3.0.

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  2. Gladys Bingham-Dotter Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1997 in honor of their mother by Dr. and Mrs. Dale Dotter of Okeene and Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dotter of Oklahoma City. Mrs. Dotter obtained her teaching certificate in 1917 from Northwestern State Normal School and taught in rural grade schools at the age of 16. After her marriage in 1920, she resumed teaching in Oklahoma where she taught English and drama. In 1935 the Dotters came to Alva and purchased Noah’s Ark No. 3, and in 1939 the family opened Dotter’s Restaurant. Mrs. Dotter later returned to teaching and in 1967 operated the new Alva Public Library. This scholarship honors an upperclassman majoring in English who have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  3. Gloria Piersall Scholarship

    Gloria Piersall was a lifelong educator, dedicated to her students and their success. She served as an educator for 40 years, a decade of which was spent as an instructor of English at Northwestern. With her positive attitude and passion for education, she was an inspiration to her students. With funds left by Gloria in her estate, The Gloria Piersall English Scholarship benefits English majors at Northwestern who have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  4. Lebeda Writing Scholarship

    Dr. Agnes Lebeda, a 1935 Northwestern graduate, established this scholarship in 1984 after her retirement as a Professor in Business at the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Lebeda served with distinction as a trustee on the executive committee of the Northwestern Foundation. The recipient of this scholarship must have a 3.5 GPA and be an English major.

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  1. Keith Vermillion Memorial Football Scholarship

    The Keith Vermillion Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Keith, his life, and his legacy. The outpouring of gifts from Keith’s family and friends speaks to the immeasurable impact he had on those he knew. Keith was considered an excellent male role model in the classroom by his physical education students, their parents, and his teaching colleagues. Preference to this scholarship will be to a student-athlete who is either a punter or kicker for the Ranger football team or to a student majoring in Health and Sport Science.

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  2. Kenneth L. Adkison Memorial Scholarship

    Kenny, as he was known to friends, attended Northwestern where he played football as a safety and was a First Team Academic All-American. Kenny graduated with degrees in Accounting and Economics from Northwestern. This scholarship was created by family and friends to honor Kenny’s life and the legacy he left for his children for generations to come. Applicants must be a student athlete, with preference given to football and golf players who are accounting or business majors.

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  1. Alfalfa County Scholarship

    Growing up in Northwest Oklahoma, Northwestern is very important to Verne Metcalf, his wife, Gloria and the rest of his family. They believe that Northwestern adds much to this area of Oklahoma. In creating this scholarship, the Metcalfs wish to make it easier for students to pay their school expenses. This scholarship is for a continuing Northwestern student from Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, majoring in any field.

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  2. Alva Concrete Scholarship

    This scholarship was created in 1999 to assist a freshman or continuing student majoring in any field of study at Northwestern. Preference will be given to students demonstrating leadership characteristics. Evans & Associates, parent company of Alva Concrete, maintains a firm belief that businesses should be a strong part of the community in which they conduct operations. Under the leadership of plant manager, Raymond Jacobson, Alva Concrete wanted to give something back to the community that has been so good to the company. This scholarship was chosen to be the mechanism for the company to annually contribute to the community and to the students of Northwestern. Recipient must be an Oklahoma resident and have a 2.5 GPA.

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  3. Barbara Wolf Johnson Scholarship

    Established in 2000 by her husband of over fifty years, this scholarship will assist students of any major of study who meets the GPA minimum sets by the financial aid office. Mrs. Johnson enrolled at Northwestern in 1940 and was a student here until she left in 1942 to go to work in a war related industry. During her time at Northwestern she met Clyde Johnson, a 1942 graduate, and they were married in 1943. She worked in various secretarial positions until their first child was born, at which time she terminated her employment to dedicate her time to raising their family. Mr. Johnson has been an active member of the Northwestern Foundation Board of Trustees.

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  4. Chester and Elizabeth Anna Woodard Scholarship

    This endowment was funded in 2001 from a will bequest of the Elizabeth Anna Woodard estate. The Woodard’s were long time farmers and ranchers in the Alva area. This scholarship will provide academic assistance to the students of Northwestern.

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  5. C. L. "Dick" and Hazel Highfill Scholarship

    Family and friends established this scholarship in 1996 in honor of C.L. “Dick” Highfill, a former three-sport coach at Northwestern. Highfill coached the 1948-49 Ranger basketball team to a conference championship and Northwestern’s first berth in the NAIA tournament. In 1993 he became a member of the first class to be inducted into the Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame. Highfill’s wife, Hazel, and sons, Jim and Joe, are all Northwestern graduates. Awarded to a NWOSU student with at least a 2.5 GPA, 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 touch.

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  6. Dick and Thamazin Harrison Scholarship

    Dick and Thamazin Harrison established in 2008 by their daughter and son-in-law, Kelli and Brock Schnebel, the purpose of this scholarship is to offer relief in any way possible to anyone who seeks the benefits of higher education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, regardless of major or hometown. The Harrisons have been strong supporters of the Alva community and NWOSU academics and sports. They epitomize the northwest Oklahoma ideals of hard work and life-long learning that have built Northwestern and its community into a driving force. Recipients should be full time students with a 3.0 GPA and be involved in campus organizations. The scholarship is open to all majors.

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  7. Dr. Deena & Tom Fisher Scholarship

    The Dr. Deena and Tom Fisher Scholarship was established by the two passionate and dedicated educators for whom the scholarship is named. Most recently, Tom Fisher served as District Assistant Superintendent for Woodward Public Schools while Deena Fisher has served as the Dean for Northwestern’s Woodward campus since 1996. The Fishers’ legacy in education is founded on encouraging and supporting others in acquiring the opportunity of education and the promise of a successful, rewarding future. This scholarship will support students pursuing a degree in Education.

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  8. Dr. Joe Dollins Scholarship

    The Dr. Joe Dollins Scholarship was established in 1999 by Mrs. Jo Anne Gilbert, daughter of the late Dr. Joe Dollins. Dr. Dollins served with distinction as a faculty member at Northwestern from 1946-48 and then again from September 1957 until his untimely death in 1970. This endowment was funded to honor Dr. Dollins who dedicated his life to education. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to the students of Northwestern who demonstrate strong effort toward scholarship and moral values. Continuing students from any major area of study are eligible for this award.

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  9. Dr. J. W. Martin Scholarship

    The Dr. J. W. Martin Scholarship was established in 1987 by his wife, Dr. Wilda Pate Martin. Many friends also made contributions to this fund in memory of Dr. J. W. Martin. Dr. Martin was responsible for the formation of the Northwestern Foundation in 1959. His concern for his students was one of the many fine qualities he possessed. This scholarship is the first of its kind in that the recipient can be in either the undergraduate or graduate program. The recipient can be of any field of study and must possess the eagerness to attain his/her goals.

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  10. Earl Middleton Scholarship

    Academic scholarships for continuing students are being funded through the trust provided by Earl Middleton, Alva area farmer and rancher. This fund is held in trust for the Foundation at Alva State Bank with the interest earned used to provide the scholarships.

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  11. Eddith L. Jones Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2000 from the estate of Eddith L Jones. Mrs. Jones attended the McKeever Rural Grade School and graduated from Horace Mann High School with the class of 1933. She then attended Northwestern State College and received her bachelor's in 1936. She and her husband Phil farmed and ranched in the Alva area. This endowment is restricted for academic scholarships.

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  12. Floy Elliott Cobb Scholarship

    A financial gift from Floy Elliott Cobb of Tulsa in December 1983, provided funds for the Foundation to establish the Extraordinarily Talented Scholarship program for freshman. Mrs. Cobb, a 1910 alumnus of Northwestern, was a teacher and educational leader in the state, having served in 1955-56 as president of the Oklahoma Education Association. Her contribution to the scholarship program was intended to support the University’s effort to attract highly qualified high school graduates as freshmen. Recipients of the E.T. awards are those with ACT scores of 26 or higher and with high school grade averages of at least 3.0. Leadership in high school activities also is considered. The E.T. awards carry one of the highest dollar values of any given by the University. In addition to the gift provided by Mrs. Cobb, the E.T. awards are supported by the University’s general scholarship program.

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  13. Graves, G.& J.

    The George L. and Julia E. Graves Scholarship was funded in 1974 by Mrs. Blanche Sterling in honor of her parents. Mrs. Sterling was a graduate of Northwestern and taught school in the Hardtner, KS area. Mrs. Sterling served for several years on the board of directors of the Northwestern Alumni Association.

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  14. Hazel Fugit and Tempus Fugit Glass Scholarship

    Hazel Fugit was Lyle’s sister who died when she was just 28 and Tempus Fugit Glass, a 1984 Northwestern graduate, is his granddaughter. Lyle died in 2001 at the age of 81 and was an Alva resident his entire life except for a couple of years when he farmed near Dacoma. A member of the Alva First Christian Church, Fugit served as a deacon, elder, and Sunday School superintendent. Scholarship is available to all majors; only requirement is being a full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

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  15. Jim and Denzil Pride Memorial Scholarship

    Soon after his death in 1979, family members and friends of Jim Pride established a scholarship to honor his memory. Mr. Pride was an Alva businessman, having operated the OTASCO store for some 20 years before he retired in 1977. He was one of the original participants in the university scholarship program and subsequently maintained continuing support of it. The Pride Scholarship is available to either a continuing undergraduate or an entering freshman who has demonstrated qualifying capabilities.

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  16. Jim and Mary Holder Scholarship

    Jim and Mary Holder opened their own business, Holder Drug, in Alva in 1952. In 2012, the Holder Drug employees began raising funds to establish a scholarship at Northwestern to honor the legacy of Jim and Mary. The Holder family lost Jim in February 2017 and Mary in February of 2019. The endowment was completed shortly after Jim’s death with the many gifts and memorials given in honor of the Holder family. This scholarship was established in 2018 to assist a continuing student at Northwestern who is majoring in any field.

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  17. Lester and Mary Maddox Scholarship

    Lifelong residents of northwest Oklahoma, Lester and Mary Maddox both attended Northwestern Normal School. Lester farmed and taught in Woods County in the 1920s before moving to Aline in 1931 where he continued farming and later retired from teaching. Mary was born in Pennsylvania and moved to western Kansas as a teen. She devoted her life to her family while maintaining a very active involvement with Home Extension and becoming an accomplished artist. Lester and Mary were active in church work serving as Sunday School teachers and in other capacities. Mr. and Mrs. Maddox had four children: Elva, Myron, Marjorie and Winona. Each of the Maddox children attended Northwestern. This scholarship was established by Winona and her husband A.M. Schnitzer in honor and recognition of her parents and is awarded to an NWOSU student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipients must be United States citizens to be eligible for this scholarship. Any major is eligible to apply.

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  18. Louise Glaser Wethington Scholarship

    Louise Glaser Wethington was born in Alva in 1906 and died in Enid in 1983. This scholarship was endowed in 1997 from a will bequest by her husband W.O. Wethington. Mrs. Wethington attended Alva schools and Northwestern and completed graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley. She taught school at Belva, Alva High School and Emerson Junior High in Enid. The Wethingtons were married in 1933 and farmed and ranched near Nash until moving to Enid in 1971. This scholarship is available to all Northwestern students from Woods, Alfalfa, Grant and Garfield counties. The recipients must meet admission and retention standards set forth by Northwestern.

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  19. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Myers, Jr. Scholarship

    In honor of their service and commitment, this scholarship was established in October, 2000 by the Hopeton State Bank. W.D. and Lillie Myers are the parents of Mary Margaret Myers of Alva. Mrs. Myers for several years served as a Director of the Hopeton State Bank of Hopeton and the Central National Bank of Alva. W.D., Jr. graduated from Alva High School and then attended Northwestern State College. In 1939 Mr. Myers purchased a majority interest in Hopeton State Bank and served in various capacities throughout his banking career. After the death of his father in 1951, W.D., Jr. became President of the Central National Bank of Alva. Mrs. Myers passed away in 1979 followed by Mr. Myers in 1987. This scholarship is unique as it is available to full-time or part-time students majoring in any area of study. The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA or above.

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  20. OG&E Scholarship

    Oklahoma Gas and Electric Energy Corp. (OG&E) has a long history of supporting the communities it serves in Oklahoma and western Arkansas through investments in both people and programs. The OG&E Scholarship will be a continuation of this tradition with a partnership with the Northwestern Foundation in sponsoring its first endowed scholarship for Northwestern Oklahoma State University. This scholarship will highlight the fields of business, accounting, computer science, business information systems, e-commerce, math and science, the predominant fields that OG&E employs. Applicants must be upperclassmen with at least a 2.5 GPA and possess leadership characteristics.

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  21. Rule of Law Scholarship

    The Rule of Law Education fund was established by order of the Honorable Gerald H. Riffe, former Associate District Judge for Beaver County. The cornerstone of our society is the “Rule of Law,” a legal-political regime that guarantees government accountability and protection of our rights as individuals through equal and fair access to a transparent judicial system. This fund, created on this principle, benefits Northwestern students in need of financial assistance. Recipients must have a resident of Oklahoma and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

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  22. Thelma Elmore Ruch Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1996 by the family and many friends of Thelma Elmore Ruch. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a Northwestern Oklahoma State University junior or senior majoring in any field of study. A 1942 graduate of Northwestern, Thelma Elmore Ruch lived in the Alva area all of her life where she taught school, except for one year when she was principal at Anthony, Kansas. She retired as director of Woods County Health and Human Services. Because of her love for teaching and the desire to help young people obtain a higher education, this scholarship was established to serve as a living memorial to her and her dedication to the education profession. Awarded to an NWOSU junior or senior, majoring in any field of study, the recipient must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Students whose home residence is Oklahoma or Kansas will be given first preference.

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  23. Tom and Brenda McDaniel President's Leadership Class Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2000 with a gift from the Kerr-McGee Corporation to honor Tom and Brenda McDaniel at the time of his retirement from the company. Tom then became Northwestern’s seventeenth president and under his leadership the President’s Leadership Class was developed. This scholarship will be presented annually to the outstanding male and female freshman participants in the President’s Leadership Class and proceeds used for sophomore year expenses. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA.

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  24. Tyler Trust Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in accordance with the terms of the will of Ernest D. Tyler. Proceeds from his trust are awarded annually to eligible Northwestern students from Woods County, Alfalfa County, or Barber County with at least a 3.0 GPA. Tyler's trust was transferred from Alva State Bank to the Northwestern Foundation in December 2011.

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  25. W. C. Diacon Scholarship

    A long-time community leader, businessman, farmer and rancher, W.C. Diacon was also a strong supporter of Northwestern programs and activities, particularly the scholarship program. Upon his death, family members and friends established the W.C. Diacon Scholarship in 1980 to honor his memory. The award is unrestricted as to the classification, major, need or residence of the recipient.

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  1. Aurice Huguley Scholarship

    The Aurice Huguley scholarship was established in 1983 to honor her forty-three years of service to the University. A 1940 Northwestern graduate, Ms. Huguley now resides in Norman where she is actively involved. The recipient of this scholarship must be a non-traditional student entering college for the first time. Those with college credit will also be considered as a second preference. The candidate may major in any field of study.

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  2. E. L. "Bud" and Sophia Barton Scholarship

    Bud and Sophia Barton were born and raised in a time and place where education was not as valued as it is in our current society. Both had to leave school at an early age to work due to economic situations. Because Sophia was deprived of the educational opportunities she so deeply desired, she did everything in her power to encourage formal education in others. This scholarship is provided to assist a non-traditional student with following his or her dreams.

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  1. Aline R. Littlefield-Sargent Memorial Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2004 by Patricia Warren and family to honor the memory of her mother, Aline R. Littlefield-Sargent and her brother, George W. Littlefield, Jr. Aline married George W. Littlefield, Sr. in 1943, he preceded her in death in 1969. They made their home in Cherokee, Oklahoma where she was very active in her church community. In 1984, Aline married Thane Sargent of Waynoka and they made their home west of Aline, OK until 2003 when she passed away. George W. Littlefield, Jr. was a 1963 graduate of Cherokee High School and completed a two-year course in automotive technology from Okmulgee Tech following high school. He began his career with Oakley Pontiac in Bartlesville but would later become employed with Reda Pump, a position he held until his untimely death in 1985. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a continuing student residing in Cherokee or Waynoka who has a 2.5 GPA.

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  2. Alva Moose Lodge #2100 Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1997 by the Alva Moose Lodge to provide scholarship assistance to students from northwest Oklahoma. By design, this scholarship will first assist recipients with Moose Lodge family affiliation in the Alva area, then extend to Northwestern’s service area. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and may be pursuing any field of study.

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  3. Alva Odd Fellow Lodge #43 and Rebekah Lodge #44 Scholarship

    Members of the Alva Odd Fellow Lodge #43 and the Alva Rebekah Lodge #44 established this scholarship in 2009 to invest in the students of the community and keep as many at Northwestern Oklahoma State University as possible. Its purpose is to offer monetary relief to any student seeking to further their education at Northwestern. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be a resident of northwest Oklahoma.

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  4. Alva Sonic Scholarship

    This endowment was established by Alva Sonic Drive-In owners Gary and Karen Adams. With a passion for Alva that far exceeds their business commitment to the community, the couple chose to support Northwestern through their future students. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist incoming high school graduates in achieving a higher education through Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to applicants who reside in Lamar, CO, Alva, OK, Warren, AR, Hobbs, NM, or Augusta, KS.

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  5. Bill and Phyllis Brunsteter Scholarship

    In honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary, this scholarship was established in 1997 by the Brunsteter family and friends. A native of Alva, Bill graduated from Alva High School and Northwestern in 1949. He operated the Brunsteter Motor Company in Alva until ill health forced his retirement. Phyllis is a native of Hazelton, Kansas and also graduated from Northwestern in 1949. Her years of service to Northwestern date back to her college days when she worked as a student in the registry office. In 1958 she returned to Northwestern and since that time has served as secretary to the chief academic officer. Phyllis retired from Northwestern in 2003 after 45 years of service. This scholarship is awarded to a student attending the Alva campus of Northwestern who has at least a 2.5 GPA. Continuing students who exemplify leadership qualities will be given preference. Recipients must be a resident of Oklahoma or Kansas.

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  6. Cherokee Community Scholarship

    Funds for this scholarship drive are raised from local businesses, alumni and friends of the Cherokee area. All funds raised are awarded to Northwestern students from Cherokee who meet the academic criteria for scholarship selection.

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  7. Dacoma Alumni Scholarship

    Fully endowed in 2009, the Dacoma Alumni Scholarship was the vision of Katherine Leslie, a 1947 graduate of Northwestern. A lifelong public school teacher, mostly serving Dacoma Public Schools, she envisioned a scholarship that would enable students from the Dacoma area to attend Northwestern. Following her death, her husband, Gene, who attended Northwestern, continued working to make her dream of the Dacoma Alumni Scholarship a reality. Funds were donated in Katherine's memory at a Dacoma Alumni Association meeting in 1996, and over the years, contributions were gathered in honor of other teachers and former students of Dacoma Schools. Applicants must reside in Woods County of Alfalfa County, as well as participate in one or more campus organizations.

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  8. Dean Ranson Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2003 to honor Dean Ranson by his daughters and their families. Dean grew up on a family farm southwest of Fairview and graduated from Longdale High School in 1938. He married Ethel Martin in 1942 and graduated from Northwestern State College in 1943 with a degree in Physics and Mathematics. Dean served his country during World War II and, after receiving his military discharge, taught high school for one year in Zenda, Kan. In 1947 he moved back to Fairview where he worked various positions for the Farmers and Merchants National Bank for 55 years. Dean married Mary Teske in 1990 and in 2002 he retired as the Chief Executive Officer of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, a position he held for over 13 years. Dean died in the summer of 2007. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students from Major County to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and may be pursing any area of study.

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  9. Donald and Shirley Coppock Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2002 in honor of Don and Shirley Coppock. Donald was a 1941 graduate from Northwestern and an outstanding member of the men’s basketball team from 1928-33. He married Shirley Sheridan of Meeker, CO in 1940. She graduated from Colorado State College of Education and taught special education in the various communities they resided in over the years. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a graduate of Cherokee High School majoring in education or any other worthwhile area of study.

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  10. Florence Louise McCoy Alva Scholarship

    Florence Louise McCoy received her degree in Elementary Education from Northwestern in 1962. To honor her commitment to education, she left this scholarship fund to help deserving students receive a college education. This scholarship is for a continuing Northwestern student on the Alva campus who is majoring in any field.

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  11. Florence Louise McCoy Woodward Scholarship

    Florence Louise McCoy received her degree in Elementary Education from Northwestern in 1962. To honor her commitment to education, she left this scholarship fund to help deserving students receive a college education. This scholarship is for a continuing Northwestern student on the Woodward campus who is majoring in any field.

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  12. Henry and Ruth Walker Belcher Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2006 by Henry and Ruth Belcher. Henry Belcher and Ruth Walker Belcher both enrolled at Northwestern Normal School in 1934. Henry played on the basketball team while Ruth studied speech and debate. Although neither of them finished their degrees, both of them placed a high value on education and stressed that to their son, Gene, who graduated from Northwestern in 1960. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student from either Alfalfa or Woods County in Oklahoma. Preference may be given to students who are involved in campus organizations.

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  13. Jayne and Jake Lindsay Scholarship

    J.T. “Jake” and Jayne Lindsay established this scholarship endowment in 1994 to honor students from the Okeene area as well as all of northwest Oklahoma. A native of Okeene, Jake was a campus leader during his college days from 1937 to 1942. He was yell leader and twice president of the prestigious Wranglers, a men’s school spirit and social organization. He also served as president of the Delta Tau Gamma Fraternity and was active in student government. A trustee of the Northwestern Foundation, Lindsay was active during the reorganization and substantial growth of the Foundation. The recipient must have graduated from Okeene High School and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  14. Jesse V. Sharp Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1986 and revised in 2007 by M.L. Sharp in honor of his late father, Jesse V. Sharp. Jesse was a cattleman/farmer who lived his entire life in Woods County. He was married to Irene Gately, a graduate of Northwestern Normal School, and father of three children, two of whom were Northwestern graduates. In 1986, M.L. and his wife Jo endowed two full-ride scholarships to Northwestern in honor of their late fathers and at the time it was the largest private gift and scholarship the Foundation had ever received. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an academically worth candidate from Waynoka High School who elects to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

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  15. Jo Kinser Sharp Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2007 by M.L. Sharp in honor of his late wife, Jo Kinser Sharp. Jo was born in Selman, Oklahoma in 1934 and moved to Mooreland, Oklahoma in 1947. She would attend college at Oklahoma A&M and Northwestern State College until her marriage to M.L. (Mel) Sharp in 1953. In 1986, Jo and Mel endowed two full-ride scholarships to Northwestern in honor of their fathers, Jesse V. Sharp and Roy E. Kinser. At the time, this was the largest private gift and scholarship the Northwestern Foundation had ever received. In February of 2007, M.L. Sharp revised and renamed the Roy E. Kinser Scholarship to the “Jo Kinser Sharp Memorial Scholarship”. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an academically worthy candidate from Mooreland High School who elects to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  16. Kent & Darcy Kisling Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2017 by Kent and Darcy Kisling. Kent, a ’74 agriculture business graduate, came to Northwestern because it was close to home so he could return on the weekends. The Kislings witnessed the support their family received while pursuing their education. In return, they started this scholarship to give back to the university and to provide financial assistance to Burlington High School graduates attending Northwestern.

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  17. Kloefkorn Family Scholarship

    The Kloefkorn Family Scholarship Fund was established in 1987 by M.L. Kloefkorn in honor and recognition of the Kloefkorn family. M .L. Kloefkorn served on the Northwestern Foundation Board of Trustees and was honored in 1987 as an Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate. This scholarship benefits high school graduates of Manchester, OK, attending Northwestern. If no applicant from Manchester is available, then the recipient will be chosen from Grant County.

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  18. Merle and Hazel Exline Scholarship

    Established in 1997 through a gift from the Exline Foundation, the purpose of this scholarship is to provide scholarship assistance to high school graduates from the Seiling, Laverne, Sharon-Mutual, Beaver and Woodward public schools. This scholarship can be renewed up to four years if the recipient meets the requirements. Hazel Symes Exline first obtained her life certificate from Northwestern in 1929 and then completed her bachelor degree in 1953. She began her teaching career near Seiling. In 1935, she and her husband Merle moved to Beaver where Merle engaged in farming and Hazel began her 39 year teaching career in Beaver County. Merle dedicated his life to farming and was active in the Methodist Church. Merle passed away in 1972, Hazel retired in 1975 and moved to Woodward. She passed away in 1995 after a courageous battle with cancer. First preference will be given to students majoring in the language arts.

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  19. M. K. Roberts Family Scholarship

    The M.K. Roberts Family Scholarship was established in 2003 by the M.K. Roberts family. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student attending the Northwestern Woodward campus. This was the first scholarship to be funded with preference given to students of the Woodward campus. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of Woodward County.

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  20. Mooreland Masonic Lodge #387 Scholarship

    Funds for this scholarship were presented to the Northwestern Foundation from the Mooreland Masonic Lodge #387 at the time of its consolidation with the Woodward Masonic Lodge. It was established to provide financial assistance to Northwestern continuing students from Mooreland or Woodward County. Preference will be given to a student who possess Masonic Family association.

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  21. Mr. and Mrs. William Mellor Scholarship

    Mr. Mellor was a 1921 graduate of Northwestern Normal School and returned in 1927 to complete a bachelor degree. Mr. Mellor first worked as an educator serving as superintendent in several Northwest Oklahoma schools and was Dean of Men at Oklahoma State University. He retired to Fairview from the public relations office for the Air Pollution Control District of Los Angeles County. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students from the Major County schools to attend Northwestern.

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  22. Orilla J. Stout Scholarship

    Don and Ramona Dauphin established this scholarship in 2007, in memory of Ramona's mother, Orilla J. Stout. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor a Northwestern-Woodward student dedicated to improving the education system for future students. Stout, who passed away in 1989, earned her teaching certificate at Northwestern Normal School. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  23. O. R. Johnson Scholarship

    The O.R. Johnson Scholarship was established in 1977 in honor and recognition of O.R. Johnson, longtime farmer and rancher in the Greensburg, Kansas area. This scholarship honors a student from the Greensburg, Kansas or Woodward, Oklahoma area. This award is renewable up to four years as long as the recipient meets the necessary academic requirements set forth by the Northwestern Scholarship Committee. Several members of the Johnson family have graduated from Northwestern and his daughter, Betsy Zadorozny, was honored in 1991 as the Outstanding Graduate in Education.

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  24. Peter Casper, M.D. Scholarship

    Dr. Peter D. Casper established this scholarship in honor of his parents, David and Justina Casper. Dr. Peter D. Casper graduated from Northwestern in 1935. In an effort to save enough money to attend medical school, Dr. Casper taught school at Garber, Oklahoma, for ten years. After graduation from medical school in 1946, he served in the Army Medical Corps. He later began private practice in Del City and retired from a forty-year practice. This scholarship was established in 1998 and is awarded annually to high school graduates from Garber and Fairview.

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  25. Stock Exchange Bank Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2007 by the Stock Exchange Bank as an effort to benefit the economic standing of northwest Oklahoma. The officers and employees of the Stock Exchange Bank believe that it is through the investment in education in our youth, that we make a long term difference and create a positive legacy our future. The intent is to invest in a top quality student attending the Northwestern-Woodward campus. A student at the other NWOSU campuses who is a resident from Woodward, Ellis, of Harper County is also eligible. Applicants must be Education majors who have a 3.0 GPA.

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  26. Vernon and Doris Harper Scholarship

    Vernon and Doris Harper married in May 17, 1953. They made their home on the farm, southeast of Mooreland before moving into Mooreland in the 1980s. Preference to this scholarship will be given to applicants who have attended Mooreland High School and are majoring in education or agriculture.

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  27. Vernon and Edna McNally Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2000 by the McNallys of Waynoka in honor of Kristina Lynne Olson. Miss Olson was the daughter of Chris and Marilyn Olson of Waynoka. She was born December 3, 1979 and passed away suddenly in an automobile accident on October 25, 1995. Kristina was a sophomore at Waynoka High School where she played on the basketball team and the softball team. She was secretary of the Future Farmers of America and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This scholarship will be awarded each year to a graduating senior of Waynoka High School who possesses good academic credentials and high moral and ethical standards.

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  28. W. R. and Jennie Kinney Scholarship

    Mr. and Mrs. Kinney both graduated from Northwestern; Mrs. Kinney in 1939 with a degree in Home Economics and Elementary Education and Mr. Kinney in 1938 with a degree in Math and Economics. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors of the Fort Supply, Gage, and Mooreland school districts. The qualifications for this award are a 2.5 GPA, financial need, leadership and hardworking student characteristics.

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  1. Donovan and Dorothy Reichenberger Scholarship

    The Donovan and Dorothy Reichenberger History Scholarship was created in 1992 to provide financial assistance to deserving history majors and minors. A veteran of WWII and the Korean War, Reichenberger joined the Northwestern faculty in 1967. After a career in the U. S. Navy he earned his bachelor’s from Northwestern in 1966 and a master’s from Wichita State in 1967. In addition to teaching history courses, he served as chairman and member of various Northwestern faculty committees. Recipients should be at least sophomores with a 3.0 GPA.

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  1. Dr. R. B. Yadon Scholarship

    Voluntary gifts from students, alumni, faculty, and other friends established a scholarship honoring Dr. R. B. Yadon, Jr. in 1973. Dr. Yadon was in charge of the university’s law enforcement program from 1970 until he retired in 1981. The scholarship is for students majoring in law enforcement with consideration being given to academic achievement, activities on campus to increase individual development, and need.

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  2. Jenlink Family Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 1991 in honor of Glenn Jenlink by his students, faculty, alumni, family, and friends. After the sudden death of Michael Jenlink, son of Glenn and Helen Jenlink of Cherokee, the scholarship was completely endowed in 2001 through donations. Glenn, Helen and all three of their sons are alumni of Northwestern. Continuing students majoring or minoring in criminal justice are considered for this scholarship. The recipient can receive the scholarship up to three continuous years if all requirements are met. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  3. Shafer Family Scholarship

    The Shafer Family Scholarship was established in 1992 by family and friends in honor and recognition of two members of the Shafer family, Carl A. Shafer and Dickie Shafer. The scholarship honors a recipient majoring in any area of social science with preference given to law enforcement majors. Carl Anton Shafer began business in Alva in 1934 establishing the well-known Shafer Radio and TV. Shafer attended Northwestern and taught courses in Morse Code with John Cameron to transit pilots. He and his wife Anna Belle served their community well in many volunteer capacities, including generously contributing to the Northwestern Scholarship Drive. Dickie Dean Shafer was a senior honor high school student at the time of his death in 1976 from a gun accident. The scholarship benefits a continuing student majoring in law enforcement who has at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  1. Dean Linder Broadcasting Scholarship

    Judge Ray Dean Linder is an influential Alva community member and supporter of Ranger athletics. Recognized as the ‘Voice of the Rangers,’ he served as a radio play-by-play commentator for Ranger athletic events for 28 years. He made a significant impact on athletics, not only at Northwestern, but also throughout northwest Oklahoma. The Dean Linder Broadcast Scholarship benefits mass communications majors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University who have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  2. Larry Hammer Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2004 in honor of Larry Hammer by his family and friends. Larry was an entrepreneur from Fairview, Oklahoma where he helped run the Fairview Republican with his father-in-law until he purchased it in 1958. Eight years later he purchased the Cherokee Messenger and the Cherokee Republican and also owned and operated the Woodward County Journal and the Jet Visitor. Larry would later partner with a good friend and form Hammer-Williams Company, which now consists of over 30 convenience stores across the state. Larry never graduated from college or high school but was bestowed honorary degrees from his former high school, Fairview, and a Master’s of Law from Northwestern for his “distinct public service” to the university and all of northwestern Oklahoma. This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an upperclassmen majoring in Mass Communication who have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  3. Phil Noah Scholarship

    Phil Noah, recognized at one time with an Outstanding Alumnus Award, was a distinguished business leader who retired in 1972 as president and chairman of the board of American National Insurance Co. Following the death of Phil in 1983, the scholarship was established from members of his family and numerous other sources. Academic merit, leadership, dedication and plans for a career in public relations or mass communication are considerations for the award. Applicants should have at least a 3.5 GPA.

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  4. Todd Wesley Dayton Memorial Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2001 in honor of Todd Wesley Dayton by his family and friends. Memorial contributions were also given in honor of Todd after the death of his grandfather, Leo Dayton. Todd graduated from Pond Creek-Hunter High School in 1991 and in 1996 graduated from Northwestern with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. As a result from injuries received in a two-vehicle crash, Todd died on June 3, 2000. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student majoring in the field of Mass Communication at Northwestern who has at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  5. Wayne Lane Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1998 to honor over twenty-eight years of service to Northwestern by Wayne Lane. Former public relations director, Lane is credited with the development of Northwestern’s mass communications program. As service to the University and the Foundation, Lane authored the “Centennial History Book” in commemoration of the University’s 100th anniversary in 1997. This scholarship is awarded to mass communication students who demonstrate personal integrity, dedication to the journalism profession, and outstanding performance in the classroom. Applicants must be a Mass Communications major who have at least a 3.0 GPA and have continued participation in one of the campus media.

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  1. Hugh O. Wardell Scholarship

    Friends and family members in 1973 established a scholarship to honor the memory of Hugh O. Wardell, an alumnus who was in charge of the computer science program at Northwestern when he died unexpectedly October 18, 1970. The award is reserved for an undergraduate student majoring in science or computer science.

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  2. Ida Margaret Evans Scholarship

    Ida Evans earned multiple degrees from Northwestern, including degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science. Her passion for Northwestern Oklahoma State University led her to invest in the futures of current Math, Math Education, and Computer Science students. Applicants must be a full time student and have at least a 3.0 overall GPA.

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  3. Roland and Edith Meyer Math Education Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2001 in honor of Roland and Edith Meyer and their commitment to Northwestern and her students. Roland Meyer earned a degree at Northwestern in 1955. After completing his master’s degree from the University of South Dakota, he returned to Northwestern and began teaching on the mathematics faculty. Edith DeWerff Meyer graduated from high school in Ellinwood, Ks. She has supported Northwestern activities through the years and has graciously opened their home to many Northwestern students. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to Northwestern upperclassmen majoring in math education who have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  1. Bob & Shelly Battisti Basketball Scholarship

    Bob Battisti was the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Northwestern from 1986-2007 and served as the Athletic Director from 2007-2011. This scholarship was established in 2018 by Bob and Shelly Battisti. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a junior or senior non-starter on the Northwestern men’s basketball team.

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  2. Michael W. Mitchel Champions Scholarship

    Michael Mitchel graduated from Northwestern in 1970 with his Bachelor of Science degree. During his time at Northwestern, he was a member of the men’s basketball team and was later inducted into the Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. This scholarship was created to assist a member of the men’s varsity basketball team in good standing who shows commitment to the team, leadership characteristics and pride in the University.

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  1. David P. Parker Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1999 by Margaret Parker in honor of her late husband, David Parker, a 1930 Northwestern graduate and a native of Buffalo, Oklahoma. Mr. Parker and all four of his siblings were alumni of Northwestern and his wife attended Northwestern for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State University. Parker himself went on to earn a master’s degree from OSU and was employed by Mobil Oil Company for 42 years. Among his assignments were postings in England and Tokyo, Japan. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Math, Natural Sciences or Computer Science. Applicants must be continuing students with at least a 3.0 grade point average.

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  2. Della Yerian and Madalyne Wilson Memorial Scholarship

    Established in 2000 in honor of Madalyne Wilson, a 1950 graduate, and her mother, Della Yerian, who attended Northwestern in the late 1890s before the construction of the Castle on the Hill. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a math or science student within the service area of Northwestern. Scholarship recipients must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  3. Don and Donna Benson Family Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2009 in honor of Don and Donna Benson by their family. The Benson family has been a strong supporter of Northwestern and hopes this scholarship can help as many Rangers as possible. Applicants should be majoring in business, accounting, law, or political science. Priority will be given to students from the following Oklahoma counties: Woods, Alfalfa, Grant, Major, Woodward, Harper, or from Barber County, Kansas. Applicants should have at least a minimum 2.5 GPA.

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  4. Dr. H. Leland Steffen Medical Scholarship

    Dr. H. Leland Steffen graduated from Northwestern in 1950 and his wife, Carol, graduated in 1947. While their graduation dates are finite, their love and appreciation for Northwestern spanned a lifetime. The purpose of the Dr. H. Leland Steffen Medical Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Northwestern Oklahoma State University students seeking health-care related degrees, preferably pre-med or nursing. Scholarship recipient must have at least a 2.7 GPA.

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  5. Gil & Roberta Michaelis Memorial Scholarship

    Roberta Joan Michaelis is a Kansas native, but spent a majority of her life as a member of the Alva community. She received her GED from Northwestern, after which she dedicated many years of her life to raising her four children: Dale, Mike, Billy Joe and Patricia. She later began a career as an assistant chief dispatcher for police forces. Upon completing C.L.E.E.T. training in 1990, she became a police officer where she served on the Alva Police Force for a decade, then became a park ranger at the Little Sahara State Park. She returned to the Alva Police Force as the Chief Police Dispatcher, retiring in 2004. This scholarship benefits criminal justice and nursing majors at Northwestern who have at least a 2.8 GPA.

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  6. Jay Linder Scholarship

    Jay Linder was a graduate of Alva High School, and a freshman at Northwestern at the time of his untimely death. Jay was an outstanding high school athlete and a bright prospect for the Ranger Baseball Team. In addition to his athletic talents, Jay worked equally hard on the development of his scholastic ability and was an active student leader. The award was established by his family and friends to perpetuate his memory. The recipient must be an upperclassman enrolled in the field of Law Enforcement or Teacher Education. Preference will be given to the applicant who participates in varsity athletics, demonstrates leadership in campus organizations, and has at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  7. J. Cooper and Gladys West Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2005 by J. Cooper and Gladys (Webb) West. J. Cooper and his wife Gladys are both business major graduates of Northwestern; J. Cooper in 1939 and Gladys in 1938. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Northwestern students in the schools of nursing and business.

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  8. John N. Cameron and Sheldon and Joy Cameron Sherman Scholarship

    Funds in honor of John N. Cameron were presented in 1961 when Mr. Cameron retired from the Northwestern faculty. His former students, family and friends established this fund. Cameron served on the faculty of Northwestern for 35 years and he is well remembered as being sensitive, compassionate and responsive to the needs of his students and friends. Funds in honor of Sheldon Sherman were contributed by family and friends to this endowment at the time of his death in 2004. Sheldon, the husband of Joy Cameron Sherman, was a member of the Northwestern Agriculture judging team when he was a student at Northwestern. This scholarship will be awarded each year to students majoring in math, pre-engineering or agribusiness. Applicants must possess a 3.0 GPA and be full-time students.

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  9. Kenneth and Sue Fellers Family Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2010 by Kenneth (’63) and Sue (Hildreth) Fellers (’64). The scholarship unites the couple's passions to provide financial assistance to a student from northwest Oklahoma pursuing a degree in math, physical science, or biological science. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  10. Larry Nash Memorial Scholarship

    Larry Nash was a native of northwest Oklahoma, graduating from Ringwood High School in 1960. He graduated from Northwestern with his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry in 1964. After graduation, he enjoyed a highly successful career with Chevron Phillips Chemical Company as a chemist, researcher, and engineer. Shortly before retirement, he received the CPC E3 Lifetime Achievement Award. Following a brief battle with cancer, Larry passed in 2004. This scholarship benefits chemistry, physics, sciences or mathematics majors at Northwestern who have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  11. Lee and Peggy Mackey Scholarship

    Lee and Peggy Mackey, natives of Alva, Oklahoma, were married in 1975. They both attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University for some time, but Lee transferred to Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University, and graduated with a degree in animal husbandry. Lee and Peggy farmed and ranched their entire lives in the Alva area. They had four children, two of them being alumni of Northwestern. Lee is passionate about supporting Northwestern and sees the value it bring to Northwest Oklahoma. Lee and Peggy started this scholarship because the benefits that quality nurses and business owners bring to the area are priceless. Peggy passed in October 2020. His wish is to help students continue their education and finish their degrees so they can be productive citizens in their communities and great professionals in their careers.

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  12. Noel and Ruth Taylor and E. M. Barker Scholarship

    The Noel and Ruth Taylor and E.M. Barker Scholarship was established in honor of the parents of Jim and Patty Barker for their dedication in the fields of education and mass communication. Patty's father, Noel Taylor, graduated from Northwestern in 1936 and earned a master's degree here in 1959. He served as manager of the Student Center for nearly 20 years, retiring in 1975. Her mother, Ruth Taylor, earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in 1955 and 1965. Jim's father, E.M. Barker, wrote about the Ranger athletic teams for 30 years. In the late '50s, E.M. was awarded a lifetime pass to all Northwestern athletic events from President Percefull and the athletic department. Recipients in even years will be students majoring in Education; recipients in odd years will be majoring in Mass Communication. Applicants should have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  13. Oil and Gas Engineering and Accounting Scholarship

    The Oil and Gas Engineering and Accounting Scholarship was created by order of the a Chief U.S. District Judge for the District Court of the Western District of Oklahoma, as part of a class action cy pres distribution fund and termination of class lawsuit. This scholarship is for the purpose of enabling education in oil and gas engineering and accounting. The scholarship recipient must be a continuing Northwestern student majoring in engineering or accounting.

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  1. Alton and Betty Zimmerman Vocal Scholarship

    The Zimmerman Vocal Scholar Award is presented annually to an outstanding incoming freshman who is planning to major in vocal music performance or vocal music education. The entire Zimmerman estate was willed to the Northwestern Foundation in 1998. Betty and Al moved to Alva in 1968 after 18 years of service. They were interested in Northwestern’s foreign student host family program and were named host family of the year in 1975. They were both very active in the community and Al served as choir director at Alva’s Sacred Heart Church for a number of years. Betty died at Alva, OK, in 1996 and Al in 1998. This award is renewable for up to four years. Applicants should have a minimum 2.5 GPA from high school and at least an ACT score of 19.

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  2. Blackford-Funk Scholarship

    Established in accordance with terms of the will of Gladys Blackford-Funk, a 1915 Northwestern graduate who died January 31, 1975, the Blackford-Funk Scholarship is awarded to a piano-music student or students. Mrs. Funk’s husband, William F. Funk, was a 1913 graduate of Northwestern, and other members of her family also attended the university.

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  3. Charles Fisher Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2010 in memory of Charles David Fisher by his parents, Jack and Joan Fisher, family and friends. Charles passed away in Crescent on May 7, 2010, at the age of 51. The scholarship will benefit students majoring in instrumental music, a lifelong passion of Charles. He grew up taking piano lessons and learning to play the family trombone. In high school, he started a rock band, and at Northwestern, he took up the drums, electronic keyboard, marimba and other percussion instruments before graduating with a degree in music education in 1982. Applicants must ne majoring in Instrumental Music or Music Education and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  4. Donovan and Dorothy Reichenberger Vocal Scholarship

    The Donovan and Dorothy Reichenberger Vocal Scholar Award was established in 2000 to honor an outstanding member of the Northwestern vocal music department. The Reichenbergers have supported the scholarship program at Northwestern since 1968, as Mr. Reichenberger was a member of the Northwestern faculty from 1967 to 1992. In 1992, they established a scholarship that is presented to deserving history majors and minors and in 1996, the couple created an endowed chair through the provisions of a charitable remainder trust. What followed is a Vocal Scholar Award, given to an incoming freshman without at least a 2.5 GPA and score of 19 on ACT.

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  5. Doris Cooley Scholarship

    Friends and family members established a scholarship to honor Doris L. Cooley after her death February 22, 1980. Mrs. Cooley was the wife of Rev. Raymond Cooley, who was serving as pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Alva at the time of her death. Mrs. Cooley had special interests in teaching, church activities, and music. The award bearing her name is reserved for an undergraduate who shows good educational intent and a real desire to learn. A music major is preferred.

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  6. Dorothy Reichenberger Memorial Scholarship

    The Dorothy Reichenberger Memorial Scholarship was established to aid an outstanding student in the Northwestern music department. Dorothy (Teutschmann) Reichenberger was born and raised in Long Beach, California. Being a woman of strong work ethics, she was once employed in the shipyards as a welder during World War II and later operated a punch press for Johnson Controls. Dorothy married Donovan Reichenberger in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1958. They lived in various locations while Donovan served in the U.S. Navy, moving to Alva, Oklahoma in 1963. After 47 years of marriage, Dorothy passed away in 2005. The Reichenbergers have been long time supporters of the scholarship program.

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  7. Earl and Margie Brunkest Estate Scholarship

    Established in July of 2015, the Earl and Margie Brunkest Estate Music Scholarship is intended to benefit students involved in musical pursuits at Northwestern. Earl and Margie were supporters of the musical arts and desired for the scholarship to benefit full-time music majors with at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  8. Electa Lee Frieden Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1988 by the family of Electa Lee Frieden. Because of her support of the Foundation and her interest in music, this recipient is awarded this scholarship by making a worthy contribution to the NWOSU Fine Arts department. Electa Lee Frieden was the late wife of Mr. Dale Frieden, one of the first Foundation trustees and past chairman of the board of trustees. The recipient must be a student majoring in fine arts, with first preference given to music.

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  9. Fred Neuman Scholarship

    The Alva Boys’ Choir, a volunteer vocal group for young male singers, has been conducted by Fred Neuman, Alva music store operator, for 36 years. The organization is recognized both within the city and well beyond for the wholesome experiences it provides for its members and for its positive representation of the community. Parents of members and former singers with the group established a scholarship fund to honor Neuman. The fund has grown through subsequent contributions and interest. The award is intended for a music major from Alva High School who has at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  10. Joan Talley Fisher Scholarship

    Joan Talley Fisher developed an interest in music at a young age, as she took piano and clarinet lessons. She spent much of her life accompanying groups with her musical gift, including the Alva Boys Choir, Methodist Youth Choir and Methodist Men’s Quartet. She received her Masters of Education degree at Northwestern and resided in Alva for much of her life. The Joan Talley Fisher Scholarship was established by friends and family of Joan in honor of her love of music. The scholarship benefits majors in instrumental or vocal music at Northwestern who have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  11. Kenneth & Sue Fellers Family Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2010 by Kenneth (’63) and Sue (Hildreth) Fellers (’64). The scholarship unites the couple's passions to provide financial assistance to a student from northwest Oklahoma pursuing a degree in music. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  12. Oscar Stover Scholarship

    Oscar Stover served with distinction as a faculty member of Northwestern from 1960 until his retirement in 1976. In tribute to him, this scholarship was established with gifts from former students, faculty, and friends. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide worthy incentive and encouragement to a member or members of the Northwestern Ranger Band.

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  13. Ruth Marie Genuit Scholarship

    In tribute to her service as a member of the music faculty from 1942 until her retirement in May, 1971, a permanent scholarship fund was set up by students, colleagues and other friends of Ruth Marie Genuit. A major in the area of vocal music is the main criteria for the Genuit Scholarship. An audition is required. Other considerations are potential value to the vocal performing organizations on campus, academic achievement, and dependability.

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  14. Shirley Family Music Scholarship

    Joe and Ann Shirley established the Shirley Family Music Scholarship at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2011. For Shirley, a 1970 English graduate of Northwestern, music was an escape. Born and raised in Alva, he fondly recalls his five years playing the French horn in the Northwestern band, marching, and adding pep at ball games. In addition to his university experience and the great strides the band has made in recent years, family ties motivated Shirley, whose family has a history at Northwestern. His wife got her master’s at the university, his brother received his bachelor’s and master’s, and his brother’s wife earned her master’s. His dad graduated from Northwestern, too. Providing an escape through music for today’s students is now Shirley’s ambition. He hopes the scholarship will go to students who enjoy playing their instrument but due to financial need might not be able to without assistance. Applicants must be participating in band to be eligible and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  1. Allen L. & Carolyn J. Wilson Scholarship

    Allen L. Wilson discovered the significance of education while at Northwestern pursing his Social Science degree. The personal attention he received from his professors made a difference in his education. Upon graduation, Allen received his graduate degree in Psychology and worked as a vocational rehabilitator in Tulsa. His wife, Carolyn, has a heart for people that is evident in her career choice. She graduated from St. Mary’s School of Radiology as a radiological technologist. This scholarship benefits a student majoring in nursing or psychology.

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  2. Beeler-Stites Family Scholarship

    Northwestern and the Bill and Linda Beeler family share a long history starting with Bill’s grandfather, William “Bill” Stites, in the Sub-Freshman Class of 1915, to Dalton Beeler in the Class of 2014. The Beelers have been large part of the Alva community, owning businesses in the area for decades. This scholarship was established to continue the Beeler family’s support of the community and Northwestern students who are Science or Nursing majors.

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  3. Brad and Angela Szczepaniak Scholarship

    Richard and Bonnie Szczepaniak established this scholarship in 2017 in honor of this children, Brad and Angela, who fought cystic fibrosis. Both children eventually succumbed to the disease as young adults. Despite the disease, Brad and Angela lived their life to the fullest and enjoyed the little things in life. The care Brad received from nurses inspired Richard and Bonnie to establish this scholarship. Their hope is this scholarship will ease the financial burden of college for nursing students in their third of fourth year.

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  4. Clara Haack, R.N. Scholarship

    Charles and Clara (Haack) Jackson established the Clara Haack R.N. scholarship in 2017 to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Charles and Clara met at Northwestern as students. Charles graduated in 1963 with a degree in History and Clara graduated in 1964 with a degree in Home Economics and a minor in Business. When the couple found themselves in Oklahoma City, Clara returned to school to obtain her nursing degree in 1972. Following graduation, Clara worked as a staff nurse on medical surgical oncology units in different hospitals over the years.

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  5. Doris Ferguson Scholarship

    The Doris Ferguson Nursing Scholarship was established in 2011. Doris Ferguson was born in Ellinwood, Kansas and attended nursing school at Emmanual Hospital in Portland, OR. She graduated with a bachelors in Public Health Nursing from the University of Oregon and earned a master’s degree in Public Health in 1955 from Simmons College and Harvard School of Public Health. Doris came to Oklahoma following her marriage to Gerald Ferguson in 1985, and her undeniable qualifications brought her to Northwestern, where she taught and later served as dean of nursing. Scholarship applicants must be a full-time, continuing junior or senior who has been accepted into the nursing program.

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  6. Dorothy Ramey Newman Scholarship

    Mary White, a 1962 graduate of Northwestern, established this scholarship in honor of her mother, Dorothy Ramey Newman. Although Dorothy did not have higher education opportunities, she served as a nurse’s aide in a nursing home. She excelled at this work, as she possessed a strong work ethic and kind nature. This scholarship honors Dorothy by benefitting students of the Northwestern nursing program who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Recipients should work a part-time job and be a resident of Woods or Woodward counties.

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  7. Elaine "Winnie" Hart Scholarship

    A native of Chicago, Illinois, Winnie Hart graduated from Cook County School of Nursing in 1939. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, she was called to active duty with the Red Cross Army Nurse Corps. While serving her final tour of duty, she fell in love with a young soldier from northwest Oklahoma who was recuperating after being released from a Japanese prison camp. She and Leonard Hart were married and moved to Laverne in 1947 where they raised their four children. Winnie continued her nursing career at the hospital and in 1985 was honored as Laverne’s first Citizen of the Year. This scholarship honors an upperclassman majoring in Nursing who has at least a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to the candidate who resides in Northwestern’s service area.

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  8. Maurine Reneau Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1987 in honor of Maurine Reneau. Mrs. Reneau was a former Northwestern student pursuing a degree in Home Economics. She suspended her studies, however, upon the death of her mother in 1936. She maintained close ties to the university. Mrs. Reneau was a sustaining member of the Northwestern Foundation. Scholarship recipient must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Open to Nursing and Music majors.

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  9. Melva Taylor Scholarship

    Melva Taylor was a member of the first graduating class of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University nursing program. Her love for nursing began early, for at the age of 16 she worked part-time as a nurse’s aide. Melva graduated in 1985 and shortly thereafter was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died September 7, 1986. This scholarship was fully funded in 1996 by family, friends, members of the NWOSU faculty, and the Dean of Nursing, Mrs. Doris Ferguson. Applicants must be junior or senior nursing students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the NWOSU department of nursing. Consideration for selection will include academic merit, leadership, dedication, future goals, and financial need.

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  10. Regina Stephens Kraus, R.N. Scholarship

    Regina Stephens Kraus, R.N., was born and raised in Oklahoma City. She graduated from St. Anthony's School of Nursing in 1975. After graduation, Regina served as the Head Nurse of the Neurosurgical Unit at St. Anthony's for 10 years. She has worked nearly 40 years as a private nurse for neurosurgeon Dr. Barry Pollard, who practices out of St. Mary's Hospital in Enid, Oklahoma. Regina married her husband, Randy, in 1999. They reside in Medford. She is a proud mother and grandmother to her two step-daughters and four grandchildren and also a proud aunt to her two nieces and their children. Regina established this scholarship to reduce the cost of nursing school for students, in order that more nurses can enter the field. Her wishes are for the nursing profession to continue and to end the national nursing shortage.

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  11. Vernon and Edna McNally Scholarship

    Established in 1993, fifty years after Mrs. McNally graduated from Northwestern, this scholarship represents the Foundation’s first endowed scholarship in Nursing. The McNallys made their home in Waynoka, where they were involved in farming and ranching. Mr. McNally had devoted many hours of public service and was honored in 1991 by being inducted into the Oklahoma Conservation Hall of Fame after having served as a director for 42 years. Mrs. McNally devoted her life to education and retired after 37 years as an elementary teacher. In 1978 she was honored by being chosen Woods County Teacher of the Year. Qualifications for this scholarship include a 3.0 GPA and being one of the outstanding students in Nursing.

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  12. William and Agnes Warren Memorial Scholarship

    Established in 2009 by the four children of William and Agnes Warren, this scholarship provides financial assistance to nursing students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and combines the passions of the Warrens. William, a lifelong learner, encouraged all of his children to graduate from college, which they did. Agnes, a nurse, was interested in medical care to her last days and was an example of service to her children. Scholarship applicants must have a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to an applicant residing in Woodward Co.

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  1. Gene Filson Baseball Scholarship

    Funds for this scholarship were presented in 1990 by the family of Gene Filson. Gene was very active in the community and served many years as Homecoming Association Treasurer and served as Grand Marshal of the Homecoming Parade. Because of his organization of the Filson Oilers baseball team in Alva, which involved many Ranger baseball players, this scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for a member of the Ranger men’s baseball team. The candidate for this scholarship must possess characteristics of leadership, high morals, dedication, academic merit, and athletic ability.

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  2. Lt. Mike Warehime Memorial Scholarship

    A 1975 graduate, Lt. Mike Warehime was the first Northwestern ROTC product to receive a Second Lieutenant’s commission in the Regular Army. He commanded the cadet corps and had earned the highly coveted emblem of U. S. Army Ranger. He was killed in a helicopter crash at Fort Benning, GA., on March 20, 1976. The award recipient is chosen from outstanding students in the northwest Oklahoma area who are physical education majors. The recipient must be involved in campus life and be identified as a potential leader.

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  3. Marge Bohlen Scholarship

    The Marge Bohlen Scholarship Award was established in the spring of 1988. This award honors a member of the women’s basketball team who best typifies characteristics of Marge Bohlen: leadership, academic excellence and dynamic motivation. Marge Bohlen received her Master’s degree from Northwestern in 1983. She was the late wife of Dr. David Bohlen, Dean of the School of Natural Science, Mathematics and Computer Science at Northwestern.

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  4. Northwestern Hall of Fame Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1999 by an initial contribution from Dr. Randy and Mitzi Smith. Other contributions were also received from a fundraising campaign initiated by Dr. Smith. After the 1999 National Football Championship, the Northwestern Athletic Department donated the $20,000 championship gift from the Paine Webber Corporation to aid in the fundraising efforts. This scholarship honors an outstanding representative from all of the varsity sports at Northwestern. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor a Northwestern student-athlete who exhibits the highest levels of character, integrity, athletic, and academic excellence. Recipient must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  5. Tom McDaniel Scholarship

    This award was established in 1986, by the McDaniel family in honor of Tom being named an Outstanding Graduate of Northwestern. McDaniel earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern in 1960 and was awarded a juris doctorate in law from the University of Oklahoma in 1963. Before being named Northwestern’s 17th president, McDaniel was vice-president of Kerr-McGee Corporation and a member of the board of directors. McDaniel is the first alumnus to serve as president in Northwestern’s 103-year history. The selected scholarship recipient must be an athlete who best typifies characteristics exhibited by Tom McDaniel as a Northwestern student-athlete: leadership, dedication, academic merit, and athletic ability.

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  6. Walter "Junior" Johnson

    Established in 1998 by family and friends of Walter “Jr.” Johnson, the purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to a Northwestern student athlete pursuing a degree in physical education or a related field. Walter “Junior” Johnson played four years for Northwestern and later coached or assisted in all sports for 35 years. Coach Johnson was chosen as a Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame inductee in 1993, a member of the inaugural group honored by Northwestern. Recipient must have a 2.5 GPA and come from within 150 miles of Alva.

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  7. W. D. and Lucille B. Newby Scholarship

    Following their marriage in 1929, the Newbys resided in Alva where Mr. Newby coached at Northwestern. In 1941 he became head coach and the Director of Athletics. He served Northwestern with distinction until his death in 1964. The football field was named in his honor “Newby Field.” Mrs. Newby’s 38-year teaching career in Alva began in 1945 when she started Alva’s first kindergarten at Horace Mann School. She later taught English in the Alva Public Schools until retiring in 1970. This scholarship is awarded to NWOSU continuing student majoring in Health and Physical Education or in a wellness/nutrition field of study. The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA. Oklahoma residents and those candidates who exhibit strong leadership skills will be given priority.

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  1. Frank K. Wadley Scholarship

    Born in 1895 on a farm south of Dallas, Frank Wadley devoted most of his life to education. He received his bachelor’s in business from the University of Texas and his master’s in history from Columbia University. He began teaching in 1924, came to Northwestern in 1935 and retired in that position in 1961. The scholarship was established in 1992 by his wife Garnet and their four children. The recipient of this scholarship must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a Political Science or History major.

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  2. John D. Slack Scholarship

    John D. Slack was born and raised in Carmen, OK. He enrolled at Northwestern in 1952, but paused his education a year later to join the Naval Cadet Program and then US Marine Corps in 1954. That same year, he married Fran Wadley of Alva. After active duty, John returned with his wife to Northwestern to earn his degree in Economics. This scholarship benefits political science majors with at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  3. Ronald Reagan College Republican Scholarship

    Through the efforts of the 1993 Northwestern Oklahoma State University College Republican Chapter, funds were raised from private donations to establish the endowment. Northwestern’s chapter secured Reagan’s blessings and accepted an invitation to meet the former president and outline the details of the scholarship criteria. The purpose of this scholarship is to honor the ideals and characteristics of President Ronald Reagan. The scholarship recipient must possess qualities such as patriotism, loyalty, courage, moral character, and personal responsibility which will be exemplified while maintaining a conservative student voice on the campus of Northwestern. Applicants must have at minimum 3.0 GPA.

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  1. Dr. Nancy Knous Scholarship

    The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Psychology Club endowed the Dr. Nancy Knous Psychology Scholarship in 2010 in honor of Dr. Nancy J. Knous, chair of the Northwestern psychology department and professor of psychology. Knous received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology from Eastern New Mexico University in 1975 as well as her Master of Arts degree from ENMU in 1978. She earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from New Mexico State University in 1990. Scholarship applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be involved in the Psychology Club or Psi Chi.

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  2. Enid Friends of Psychology Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2008 by the Enid Psychology Club at Northwestern. The Enid Psychology club is one part intellectual pursuit, one part fellowship, one part civic involvement, and one part fun; it has thrived because of the efforts of many. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Enid-area undergraduate psychology students who are a junior or senior.

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  3. James and Mary Ellis Pschology Scholarship

    The family of James and Mary Ellis established the James and Mary Ellis Psychology Scholarship in 2006. James and Mary had Oklahoma roots, though they lived in Texas for a majority of their lives. Their son-in-law, Dr. Mark Davis, was a professor of psychology at Northwestern for more than 20 years. Several other family members are Northwestern alums. The scholarship benefits students majoring in psychology. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be involved in campus organizations.

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  4. James Ellis Woodward Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2010 by James C. Ellis and an additional gift by Dr. Mark and Jan Davis. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Northwestern Oklahoma State University Woodward continuing students in the area of psychology. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be involved in campus organizations.

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  1. RISE Scholarship

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  1. Claude LaChance Chemistry Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1998 by Jerome A. Reichenberger, M.D., a 1959 Northwestern graduate. Mr. LaChance originated in Quebec City, Canada and later became a ski instructor for the U.S. Army. In his later years he worked for the Honeywell Corporation of Phoenix. Dr. Reichenberger honored the life of Claude LaChance through the establishment of this scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to the students of Northwestern majoring in the field of science with emphasis in chemistry.

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  2. Dr. Anna B. Fisher Scholarship

    Chairman of the Biology Department when she retired, Dr. Anna B. Fisher had been a member of the faculty for 41 years. She continued to serve the university as executive secretary of the Northwestern Foundation until her death on May 11, 1984. The Fisher Scholarship was established prior to her death and is to honor a student majoring in biology. Applicants must have completed 60 semester hours of work and a 3.5 grade point average.

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  3. Dr. David Bohlen Health Science Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 2000 by Dr. Mark Steffen (’85) in honor of Dr. Bohlen’s retirement from Northwestern. All students majoring in any Health Science field, with at least a 3.5 GPA, will be eligible to apply. Dr. Bohlen began his teaching career at Upper Iowa University and retired in the spring of 2000 from Northwestern after twenty-seven years of service to the University. At the time of his retirement Dr. Bohlen was Dean of the School of Math, Science and Computer Science as well as a member of the Chemistry Faculty. In his years at Northwestern, he advised most of the Pre-Med students and was instrumental in assisting Northwestern graduates in obtaining admission into various levels of graduate and medical school. Applicants from Oklahoma or Kansas will be given preference.

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  4. Dr. I.F. Stephenson Scholarship

    In honor of “Dr. Steve,” a scholarship was set up in 1985 by his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Stephenson of Okeene. Dr. I. F. Stephenson practiced medicine in Alva for 48 years before his death September 7, 1980. He had served many families through three generations. W. E. Stephenson and a late sister, Geraldyne Watkins, were both graduated from Northwestern in 1935. The scholarship honoring Dr. Steve goes to a junior or senior working on a pre-med curriculum. Leadership, dedication and academic records also are considered. Recipients should have a 3.5 GPA.

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  5. Dr. James R. Claflin Family Medical Sciences Scholarship

    A native of Wakita, Oklahoma, James Claflin graduated from Northwestern in 1967. His medical training was completed at the University of Oklahoma with pediatric post-graduate training at the University of Texas. After graduation, Dr. Claflin served in the US Air Force and was stationed in England where he was Chief of Pediatrics as well as Chief of Hospital Services. He was in private practice in Texas before returning to Oklahoma City where he is a member of the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic. In 1997, Dr. Claflin was awarded Northwestern’s Alumni Association Outstanding Business/Professional Graduate award. This scholarship is awarded to a student in a pre-med field. They must maintain a 3.5 GPA and possess leadership skills.

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  6. Dr. J. Louis Bouchard Memorial Scholarship

    Dr. J. Louis Bouchard, professor of biology, died January 23, 1983. He had retired in 1980 after 28 years on the university faculty. Colleagues in the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, former students, and friends established the scholarship fund to honor his memory. The award is made to a student in natural science, mathematics or computer science, based on academic merit, leadership, dedication, and future goals. Applicant must have a 3.25 GPA.

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  7. Dr. Joe Melton Scholarship

    After his retirement as chairman of the Chemistry Department in 1973, Dr. Joe Melton, with his wife, made a substantial contribution to establish a scholarship for outstanding chemistry students. Dr. Melton was on the faculty for 27 years. After his death July 22, 1983, former students and other friends made additional contributions to the fund. Scholarship recipients should have completed 30 semester hours of course work and have at least a 3.5 GPA.

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  8. Dr. Kenneth H. Brown Chemistry Scholarship

    This endowment was established in 2005 by friends and former students of Dr. Brown. Originally from up-state New York, Dr. Brown came to Northwestern in 1973 after teaching seven years at Transylvania University in Kentucky. He retired in 2005 after 31 years of teaching and advising many students at Northwestern. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Northwestern students in the area of Chemistry. Applicants should be continuing students with at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  9. Dr. Paul F. Nighswonger Biology Scholarship

    Dr. Paul F. Nighswonger graduated from Northwestern in 1949, after which he pursued a Ph.D. in plant ecology at the University of Oklahoma. Paul returned to Northwestern and taught botany, genetics, biology and ornithology until his retirement in 1994. Dr. Mark Steffan established this scholarship in 2012 in honor of Dr. Nighswonger. The scholarship benefits students majoring in biology or life sciences. Recipients must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be active in campus organizations.

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  10. Drs. Loyd Hill & Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill Natural Science Scholarship

    Cynthia and Loyd Hill first met at Northwestern in 1995 as biology faculty colleagues and soon found their common passion for teaching the biological sciences. This scholarship is to be awarded to students who also exhibit the true joy for discovering, learning and understanding the mysteries of the natural scientific world around them and inside them. Applicants must be full-time continuing students at Northwestern majoring or minoring in biology, chemistry or physics and active in a science club.

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  11. L.A. Myers, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

    A Northwestern alumnus, Dr. L. A. Myers first worked in education, then earned a doctorate in medicine and became a practicing physician in Shattuck. After his death in 1981, his family established the perpetual scholarship in his memory. The award is for a student who is majoring in a health-related field and who has completed 60 semester hours of college work with an overall grade-point average of at least 3.5. Leadership, achievement and extracurricular activities also are considered.

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  12. Louise Anna Seitz Scholarship

    The Louise Anna Seitz Nursing Scholarship was established by Ken and Maggie Koppenaal and Linda Ann Frank. Maggie and Linda were not biological relatives of Louise, but considered themselves her daughters by heart. Louise dedicated her life to helping others, and she spent more than 63 years as a nurse. She had a kind heart, and cared for others in an incomparable way. This scholarship benefits students of the Northwestern nursing program who have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  13. Mary Ann Sanders Lawrence Memorial Scholarship

    Lois Albert, a 1960 Northwestern graduate, created this scholarship in 2020 in memory of her great-great-grandmother, Mary Ann Sanders Lawrence, who wanted to become a doctor. At the time, women were not able to pursue that profession. Through this scholarship, Albert hopes to make it more affordable for students to further their education and change their lives. Applicants must be full-time continuing students at Northwestern majoring in biology, chemistry, or physics.

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  14. Myra D. Foster Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in 1999 in memory of Myra D. Foster by her family. Myra graduated from Northwestern in 1991 with a B.S. in biology. She entered the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University in the fall of 1991. Her love of God’s creatures compelled her to pursue her doctorate while dealing with personal illness. She completed her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in May 1991. Myra passed away in 1998 due to complications related to diabetes. This scholarship honors a continuing student majoring in a pre-vet or science area with a 3.0 GPA or above.

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  15. Pearl English Crain Scholarship

    The Pearl English Crain Scholarship was established in 1996 by Mrs. Crain. A life-long resident of Woods County, Mrs. Crain retired to Alva after a career in farming and ranching. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students from the northwest Oklahoma area who have an interest in the medical profession. It is awarded to a continuing Northwestern student majoring in a preparatory field for an advanced degree in medicine. Second preference will be given to any health related field. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.5. Preference will be given to a candidate who graduated from the following counties: Woods, Woodward, Harper or Alfalfa.

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  16. Schuhmacher Family Scholarship

    Louis Schumacher and his brother came to Alva in the Oklahoma Territory in 1901. They opened a drug store in Alva that supplied necessities to community members. A year later, Louis assumed full ownership of the store. Louis and his wife, Julia, became active members of the Alva community, where they raised their three children: Louise, Franklin and Howard. Franklin took ownership of the drug store, followed by Howard, who operated it until his retirement. Franklin’s son, John Franklin Schumacher, founded the Schumacher Family Scholarship in honor of the family’s long history with Alva and the Northwestern community. This scholarship benefits biology or physical science majors at Northwestern who have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  17. Vernon McNally Scholarship

    Established in 2002 and then fully funded in 2004 by Mrs. Edna McNally, the purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student majoring in the field of pre-med at Northwestern. Vernon died in 2002 after a lifelong service to northwest Oklahoma. This scholarship is in addition to three other gifts of scholarship contributed to the Northwestern Foundation since 1993. Recipients must be an upperclassmen pre-med major with at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  18. W. Frank and Lourine Smith Scholarship

    Frank and Lourine instilled in their children an appreciation of education. They encouraged their children to value education by holding an understanding that knowledge is worth more than material possessions. Their daughter, Karen G. Johnson, honored her parents by funding the W. Frank & Lourine Smith Scholarship. This scholarship benefits biology and chemistry majors at Northwestern who have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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  1. Randy Murrow Memorial Scholarship

    Randy Murrow served with distinction as Student Senate president at Northwestern Oklahoma State University from 1967-69. Following his untimely death in 1969, a permanent memorial scholarship was established. Funds were solicited by the Phi Lambda Chi Fraternity, assisted by other campus organizations of students, and from voluntary gifts from students, faculty, former students, family and friends. Consideration given to academic achievement, participation and leadership in student activities and organizations, and general attitude.

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  1. Dr. John C. Sheffield Scholarship

    Dr. John C. Sheffield was director of the Division of Social Science when he died July 31, 1975. He had been on the faculty since 1957 and had served in various capacities both as a professor of social science and through committee assignments. The scholarship in his memory was established in 1975 by family members and colleagues, and subsequent support expanded to include alumni, former students and other friends. The award is made to a student or students majoring in one of the social sciences who has a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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  2. G. W. Nichols Law Enforcement Scholarship

    Gerald W. “Jerry” Nichols was a 1990 graduate of Northwestern with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He was a sergeant at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility at the time of his accidental death September 20, 1994. This scholarship was established by his widow, Rochelle Nichols Irwin. Its purpose is to provide scholarship assistance to a law enforcement major or minor in the area of corrections or criminal justice with a desire to be a leader in the profession. Scholarships must have at least a 3.0 GPA and reside in Oklahoma, Kansas, or Texas.

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  3. Sabin and Pearl Percefull Scholarship

    The scholarship is in honor of Mrs. Pearl Percefull, who was a faculty member from 1915 to 1919, and Mr. Sabin Percefull, who served the University in various capacities including Acting President (1935-36) and President from 1943 to 1954. The award is open to all Northwestern students with a major or minor in History or any area of the Social Sciences. It is based upon grade-point, character, and need of the student. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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  1. Ruth Ann Devery VanLandingham Scholarship

    Northwestern’s first scholarship in social work is given in honor of 1980 graduate Ruth Ann Devery VanLandingham. This scholarship was established in 1992 by her family to provide financial assistance to a non-traditional student majoring in social work. Mrs. VanLandingham worked as a social worker in southern Kansas after graduation. She passed away suddenly in an automobile accident on August 28, 1991. She was respected by her colleagues as being an excellent student, as well as a social work professional. Scholarship applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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  1. S. F. "Sib" Sibley Memorial Scholarship

    Provisions for this scholarship were established through memorial contributions of the family and friends of S.F. Sibley at the time of his death in 1994. Through the continued support of Mr. Ron Sibley, son of S.F. Sibley, the scholarship was fully funded in 2000. The family donated several copies of a book Mr. Sibley wrote titled “Hash”, an anthology of articles, poems and prayer which he accumulated from 1935 to 1992. Proceeds from the sale of these books also contributed to this scholarship fund. “Sib” graduated from Northwestern in 1963, and in 1965 joined the faculty in the social science department, later assuming the duties of sports information director. In 1981, he received the outstanding service award from the faculty senate and in 1983 was honored as the John Sheffield Teacher of the Year. Recipients should be Social Science majors that are at least sophomores, with their GPA between 2.5 and 3.0.

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  1. Dorothy Day Scholarship

    Dr. Dorothy Day, a former professor of foreign language and English, founded the Northwestern Spanish program in 2001. She served as the chair of this department until her retirement in 2003. The Northwestern Spanish Club raised funds to develop a scholarship for Spanish majors and minors in honor of Dorothy Day. Applicants must be full-time, continuing students with a 3.0 GPA. Three semesters of Spanish coursework must be completed.

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  1. Globe Theatre Scholarship

    The Donovan Reichenberger Theatre Scholarship, also known as the Globe Theatre Award, was established to aid an outstanding student in the Northwestern Theatre program. Reichenberger has been a 40-year supporter of Northwestern's scholarship program. A veteran of WWII and the Korean War, Reichenberger joined the Northwestern faculty in 1967. After a career in the U.S. Navy he earned his bachelor’s from Northwestern in 1966 and a master’s from Wichita State in 1967. In addition to teaching history courses, he served as chairman and member of various Northwestern faculty committees. Applicants must participate in theatre courses, productions, and the Castle Players to be eligible. Recipients must have a 2.5 GPA.

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  2. Linda J. Stewart & Kimberly K. Weast Theatre Scholarship

    In 2010, an anonymous donor endowed the Theatre Scholar Award in honor of Dr. Linda Stewart and Prof. Kimberly Weast for their combined 45 years of dedication to Northwestern. Stewart, a former professor of speech and head of the theatre program, dedicated 35 years to teaching at Northwestern. Weast currently serves as associate professor of theatre and as managing/technical director of Herod Hall Auditorium at Northwestern. Scholarship applicants must participate in theatre courses, theatre productions, and have a 2.5 GPA.

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  3. Maud Drake Bingham Scholarship

    Maud Drake-Bingham was a Northwestern graduate and later a member of the Northwestern faculty. Initial funds for this scholarship were raised at the time of her retirement and then it was completely funded in 1991. This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to an outstanding student in the division of fine arts. The recipient must also have a 3.0 GPA.

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  4. NWOSU Theater Scholarship

    Over the past 35 years, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation has been the recipient of a variety of memorial donations classified as restricted unspecified funds. Upon receiving permission by the donors or their surviving relatives, each of these memorial funds was combined and moved into an endowed scholarship. Applicants must participate in theatre courses, productions, and the Castle Players to be eligible. Recipients must have a 2.5 GPA.

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  1. Ava Keeney Scholarship

    Growing up with three older brothers made Ava Jo (Thompson) Keeney (’90) an athlete. In 1988, Ava enrolled at Northwestern and was soon asked to join the Lady Rangers Basketball team at the age of 29. Sadly, Ava lost a 16-month battle with cancer on September 21, 2015, at the age of 56; however, her fighting spirit will be kept alive through the Ava Keeney Basketball Scholarship. This scholarship will ease the financial burden of college for another Lady Ranger basketball player.

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