The Midwest Scholars Award recognizes first-time freshmen students from across the nation who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and leadership in their schools and communities. Midwest Scholars will be recognized inside and outside the classroom as leaders of their class. They will be offered opportunities to participate in the Honors Program
, research with faculty, experience special internships, and lead community service projects.
Students named Midwest Scholars will be invited to campus to interview for one of the following:
- Trustees’ Scholarship (full-tuition for all four years. 2 awarded)
- President’s Scholarship ($25,000 per year for four years totaling $100,000. 3 awarded)
- Academic Merit Scholarship (up to additional $3,000 for Midwest Scholars not receiving a Trustees’ or President’s Scholarship)
These scholarships are renewable annually for up to 3 years, as long as recipients maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
To be eligible for the Midwest Scholars Award, applicants must have:
- A cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale
- At least a 25 ACT Composite or 1140 SAT (Critical Reading and Math only)
In 500 words or less, respond to the following prompt or submit a college essay of your choice: Describe the difference between a right and a privilege. Give an example of a right or a privilege and explain why you categorized it that way.
- Application for admission
- Activities Resume
Students must submit all application materials for both admission and scholarship by January 3, 2013. Interested students are encouraged to contact their Admission Representative prior to the deadline to discuss their qualifications.
Submit your resume and essay via e-mail to Kara Cozadd at Midwest.email@example.com
and type “Midwest Scholars Application” in the subject line. Be sure to include your full name and birthdate in your e-mail.
Midwest Scholars will be notified in mid-January by the Office of Admission. Campus interviews will take place on Saturday February 9, 2013
. An interview is required in order to be considered for any of the scholarships listed above.