The NEO A&M Development Foundation provides multiple scholarship opportunities for students. All scholarships listed are subject to available funds. Additionally, the amount of award is variable.
Completed applications must be submitted to the Foundation Office by March 1st. All grade point average qualifications listed in foundation scholarships are based on a 4.0 system. To receive a scholarship, the student must be enrolled as a full time student (12 credit hours).
Questions about foundation scholarships should be directed to the Development Office at 918.540.6115 or 918.540.6250.
List of Scholarships
*Click on the name of the scholarship to see the requirements.
- 3M Quapaw Process Technology ScholarshipThis scholarship was established to support students interested in manufacturing careers with focus on PTEC at NEO. To qualify, the applicant must be a Process Technology major; a recent graduate of an area high school; must
maintain a 3.2 GPA; and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours, including PTEC courses. The
applicant will be selected by high school counselors and 3M Quapaw committee.
- Billie Pearl Able Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship was created to help a female basketball athlete. The candidate must be a graduate of Wyandotte High School and attend NEO A&M College. Financial need combined with a GPA of 3.0 or higher will be determining factors of the award recipient. A special committee from Wyandotte High School will select the recipient.
- Arvest Business ScholarshipThis scholarship was a gift from the Walton Family Foundation. The recipient must be a business major, enrolled in at least 12 hours, and maintain a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
- Henry F. Beechhold Memorial End. In Honor of Jake WhitecrowThis endowment fund was an estate gift from Dr. Henry F. Beechhold, Professor Emeritus of the College of New Jersey, in honor of Jake L. Whitecrow. Like Whitecrow, Dr. Beechhold was a strong supporter of Native Americans and their academic pursuits. Part of Dr. Beechhold’s legacy to future Native American generations was offering financial assistance to Native American students pursing a college education. Preference of this scholarship will be awarded to a full-time Native American student, must be a health science major, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- #3 British Flyers Training SchoolEstablished by American and British veterans of a WWII flying school located in Miami. This scholarship is targeted to a graduate of Miami High School enrolling at NEO A&M College. Applicants must complete a one-page essay that contains their knowledge of the history of the British Flyers and Miami, Oklahoma. The essay must be turned in with the application.
- Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Team Membership ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to full-time and part-time employees in “good standing” of both Buffalo Run Casino and Hotel. Recipient must be enrolled in at least 6 hours of college credit, maintain an average 2.5 GPA, and submit a one page essay about “Team Building”. Deadline for this scholarship is July 31 each year and applications are available through the Human Resources Department at Buffalo Run.
- Business Accounting 2000 Book ScholarshipRecipient must be enrolled in business accounting coursework. Book scholarships will be awarded through the Business Department Committee
- Calcagno Art ScholarshipThis scholarship was established in memory of Nick Calcagno. Dr. Calcagno was an art instructor at NEO who dedicated his life to the instruction of art and to a personal pursuit of artistic excellence. This recipient must be a Fine Arts Major enrolled in 15 hours each semester. The recipient must have a high school G.P.A. of 3.0 and must maintain a 2.8 while enrolled as an Art Major at NEO.
- Dr. Jerry Carroll ScholarshipThis scholarship has been established in memory of Dr. Carroll, former President of NEO A&M College. The recipient must be enrolled in at least 12 hours and maintain a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. Preference will be give to students active in student government.
- Dobson Alliance ScholarshipThis scholarship has been established to benefit students with a business major. The recipient must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 2.5 G.P.A. This candidate must also be willing to work some volunteer hours in the Dobson Museum.
- Drama and Theatre Endowed ScholarshipEstablished by Russell “Jack”Horner. Preferred recipient a married student enrolled full time in drama and theatre. This scholarship is to enhance the student experience at NEO A&M College. This recipient will be selected by a committee and will be based on need.
- Dan and Tim Drury Memorial Training ScholarshipRecipient must be from Newcastle or Vinita, Oklahoma and enrolled in the athletic training program. Award will be selected by the Athletic Training Director.
- LeRoy and Pearl Dukes Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship was established to honor the life of LeRoy and Pearl Dukes and offer financial assistance to graduating high school seniors of Native American descent. The scholarship is a two-year award for a Native American pursuing a general studies degree at NEO. First preference will be given to a graduating high school senior of the Quapaw or Seneca Tribes. Second preference will be given to any Oklahoma high school graduating senior of Native American descent; and final preference will be given to any high school graduating senior of Native American descent. Must maintain a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A.
- Carolyn Elmore Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship was established by the City of Picher in memory of Carolyn Elmore to help a student of the Picher School System or a descendant of an individual who attended the Picher School System. This student must be enrolled in 12 hours at NEO, and must maintain a 2.5 or higher G.P.A. Students who are majoring in a Health Science field are preferred. This student is selected by a committee of former citizens of Picher, Oklahoma, and/or educators from the Picher School System. The applicant must submit an essay with their application detailing their connection to Picher and what the town means to them.
- Charlein O. and Jim K. Fribley ScholarshipLongtime residents of Miami and friends of NEO A&M, the Fribleys left an estate gift for student scholarships. Full consideration is to be given to the needs of students of minority races; however all scholarships are to be granted on a non-discriminatory basis, insofar as race, creed, or national origin are concerned.
- David Froman Memorial ScholarshipEstablished in memory of David Froman, an Outstanding NEO Alumnus and member of the NEO A&M Drama and Theatre Department. The student must be a major in fine arts and be enrolled in 12 or more hours. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 G.P.A. or higher and will be selected by the Drama & Theatre Department at NEO.
- Janice Gatewood ScholarshipEstablished in memory of Janice Hutchison Gatewood, a teacher in the Miami Public Schools. Recipient must be an Education major and have a minimum composite ACT score of 21. This award is renewable if a G.P.A. of 3.0 or above is maintained. The recipient of this scholarship is selected by a special committee.
- Robert S. Gee Memorial ScholarshipSponsored by Elizabeth Crews. To qualify, applicant must have an ACT composite of at least 18, enrolled in 15 or more credit hours each semester, maintain at least a 3.0 G.P.A., and maintain a good disciplinary record. This scholarship will be renewable each semester (with a maximum of 60 credit hours) upon evidence that the recipient is maintaining a respectable G.P.A. and is continuing to exhibit those characteristics that were instrumental in his/her having received the original award. Applicant should submit two letters of recommendation from high school business instructor, counselor, principal, superintendent, or employer. The recipient of this scholarship will be determined by a special committee.
- Susan Graham Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship was established in memory of Susan Graham to assist a student in the NEO Nursing program. The recipient of this scholarship award will be chosen by the NEO A&M Nursing faculty. They must maintain a 2.5 or higher G.P.A.
- E.J. Grieshaber Social Science ScholarshipThis scholarship is established in honor of E.J. Grieshaber, a long time teacher and administrator of NEO A&M. To qualify for consideration the applicant must meet the following criteria: be a sophomore Social Science major, and be academically sound. The scholarship application is available through the Social Science Department. The recipient is selected by a Social Science Department Committee.
- Independent Order of Oddfellow of Miami Nursing ScholarshipThis scholarship was established to provide support to the NEO Nursing Program in honor of the resolution of the Independent Order of Oddfellows of Miami. Recipient must be a nursing major and a resident of Oklahoma. The scholarship requires a minimum 2.5 GPA and will be selected by the NEO Nursing Faculty.
- Kreeger Family ScholarshipThis scholarship was endowed by Renick and Jackie Kreeger and family. The recipient must be a graduating senior from an Oklahoma high school in Craig, Delaware, or Ottawa County, or from a Kansas high school in Cherokee County. Recipient must be a business major and maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA.
- Manhattan Construction ScholarshipThis scholarship was established by the Manhattan Construction Company. To be eligible for this award, a student must be a graduating senior from an Oklahoma, Kansas, or Missouri high school, must be recommended by members of the high school faculty, have a need for financial aid, be a full-time student at NEO with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5, and have construction management as their declared major. This is a year-to-year scholarship and recipients must submit a request each academic year.
- Treva McColey ScholarshipThis estate gift was established by Treva McColey to benefit students from Craig County. Up to six scholarships will be awarded: two to graduating high school seniors from Vinita; and one each to graduating high school seniors from Bluejacket, Ketchum, Welch, and White Oak. Students must apply through the counselor’s office of each respective school and recipients are selected by a committee at the school.
- McFerron Family Nursing ScholarshipThis scholarship honors the years of service given by Julie McFerron to the Nursing Department of NEO A&M. To qualify, the applicant must be a nursing student with a 2.5 GPA and financial need
- Mason McWatters Memorial ScholarshipThis fund was established in memory of and to honor Mason McWatters, former member of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Business Committee. One scholarship to be awarded to a graduating high school senior attending an accredited Ottawa County, Oklahoma, high school. The student must be in good standing, graduate with at least a 2.5 G.P.A. on a typical 4.0 scale, and honor intentions to attend NEO A&M in Miami/Grove, Oklahoma, majoring in environmental science or related course of study. Additionally, one scholarship will be awarded annually to a current full time NEO A&M Freshman in good standing with at least a 2.5 G.P.A. who is majoring in environmental science or related course of study. The student must honor the intention to attend NEO A&M his/her sophomore year. Qualified students who are enrolled tribal members of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will be given first consideration. Non-Native American qualified students will be granted subsequent consideration. Departmental employees of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Environmental Office will select the high school scholarship recipient from qualified applicants. Faculty of the NEO School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences will select the freshman recipient.
- Amy Mesplay Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship was established in memory of Amy Mesplay to help students from Columbus High School pursue a college education at NEO A&M. The students must be a graduating high school senior from Columbus, Kansas and have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. Recipients are selected by a committee at Columbus High.
- Miami FOP ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded to a Criminal Justice major upon the successful completion of maintaining a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. through the academic year.
- Miami Rotary Club ScholarshipThis scholarship has been established to benefit Miami High School students wishing to continue their education at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. The recipient must be a Miami High School graduate, have ACT score above 20, finish in top one third of senior class, have shown service to school & community, performed well in honors classes, and will agree to come to a Rotary meeting once a quarter.
- Terri Miller Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship was established in memory of nursing alumnae Terri Miller and organized by her family. Student must be accepted into the nursing program and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Preference is given to students who are single parents.
- NEO Business Office/Personnel Excellence ScholarshipThis scholarship is available to a student with a minimum 2.5 GPA and will be selected by the NEO Business Office.
- NEO Concrete ScholarshipEstablished by Evans and Associates manager Jimmie Bentley. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate leadership characteristics. The recipient must be an Oklahoma resident and be enrolled at NEO as a full-time student. The recipient must also maintain a minimum of G.P.A. of 2.5
- NEO Equine ScholarshipThis scholarship was established for EQRM Equine option students to help offset the cost of attending college. For eligibility, an incoming freshman must have a cumulative 3.2 GPA or higher, be a declared EQRM-Equine Option major, and have demonstrated involvement in the equine industry. Sophomore recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.2 GPA or higher, declare an EQRM-Equine option major, and have participated in NEO equine courses, teams and/or clubs.
- NEO Math Day ScholarshipAwarded to winners of the annual NEO Math Day competition as determined by the Math Department. Three scholarships are available annually.
- NEO Women's ScholarshipThis scholarship was established by the NEO Women’s Association to provide financial support for students with a financial need. The student must have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. This award may be applied to tuition, fee, room/board, and/or books.
- Nursing Faculty ScholarshipThis scholarship is provided by the NEO Nursing Faculty and is awarded to a second year nursing student. The student will be selected by the nursing faculty. This scholarship award will be made on the basis of academic merit, clinical performance and financial need.
- Carolyn L. Palmer Nursing ScholarshipThis scholarship was established in memory of Carolyn L. Palmer by her husband and children. Recipient must be a nursing major and enrolled in at least 12 hours. Academic achievement is the top priority and recipient must have a minimum 18 ACT score.
- Physical Therapist Assistant ScholarshipThis scholarship was established by the local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America. The recipient must be enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at NEO and must have completed 12 hours of prerequisite course work at NEO.
- Tom and Judy Poole ScholarshipThis scholarship was created to honor Tom Poole, a long time Vice President of Fiscal Affairs at NEO. The recipients of this scholarship will be selected by Tom and Judy Poole and must be a full time student at NEO with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.
- Benjamin Quapaw ScholarshipThis is a trust created by Jean Ann Blue, Miami, Oklahoma, for scholarships for freshman or sophomore students. Consideration will be given to needy students of Indian descent as long as a student can show any amount of Indian blood.
- Catherine Randall Nursing ScholarshipAwarded to a first year, full-time, nursing student. The student must maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 or above in required nursing courses. The selected student will be considered upon recommendation of the NEO A&M College Nursing Faculty. This scholarship has been established by Bob Randall in honor of his mother, Catherine E. Randall.
- Red Robertson Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is in memory of Red Robertson, former head football coach of the Golden Norsemen. This award will be given to a student-athlete who is enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours, demonstrates leadership traits, and maintains a 2.5 G.P.A.
- River Bottom Sportsmen for Disabled VeteransThis scholarship was established to support the River Bottom annual hunt for disabled veterans which is help in Miami. This scholarship can be applied to tuition, fees, books, and room and board. First preference is given to active and retired military personnel; second preference is given to dependents (spouse/children) of active and retired military personnel; and final preference is given to extended family members of active and retired military personnel. The recipient must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least 6 hours. Special consideration will be given to students enrolled in an online course that is less than 6 hours.
- Sandy Sherard Memorial ScholarshipA scholarship in memory of Sandy Sherard, a former NEO student. This scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in the Natural Sciences Field. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
- Simpson Co-ed Athletic ScholarshipThis scholarship was established in memory of Eddie and Ada Mae Simpson. Award criteria is as follows: must be incoming freshman, 2.5 G.P.A. or better, and local area student. The scholarship can be used for tuition or books as needed.
- Spinning Arrow Boys and Girls ScholarshipTo be eligible for this award a student must be a graduating senior at Kansas High School, Kansas, Oklahoma, must be recommended by members of the high school faculty, have a need for financial aid – meet government guidelines based on household size and income, and be on the Kansas Children’s Project. Exception: If no one on the project is interested in attending NEO, another senior can be selected (after project is phased out, this will not be a prerequisite).
- Dr. Robert Swanson Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Robert Swanson the band director and faculty member at NEO for several years. Recipient must be a member of the NEO Band Program and will be selected by the Music Program Faculty.
- JoAn Taylor Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship was established in memory of JoAn Taylor, a 1936 graduate of Miami High School and 1938 graduate of NEO. TO be eligible, the student must be a female from Oklahoma with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. and preferably majoring in business. The award can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other college-related expenses.
- Homa and Lois ThomasThis scholarship will be awarded to a student-athlete who is enrolled full-time and maintains a 2.5 G.P.A. Preference will be given to a member of the Golden Norse baseball team.
- Kent and Kayleen ThomasQualifying candidate must be a full-time student who plans to pursue a bachelor degree in engineering, science, or teaching. Recipients should have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in high school and a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. at NEO to maintain this award for two years of study at NEO.
- B.J. Tunnell Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is in memory of Brian J. Tunnell, a Miami Police Officer killed in the line of duty. To qualify for consideration an applicant must meet the following criteria: Be the son or daughter of a current law enforcement officer, Criminal Justice major with intent to become a law enforcement officer, a resident of Ottawa, Delaware, or Craig County, have a financial need, and maintain at least a 2.0 G.P.A.
- Umicore Optical Materials Process Technology ScholarshipThis scholarship was established to provide financial support to students in the Process Technology program at NEO. To qualify, the applicant must be a Process Technology major; must be a recent graduate of Quapaw High School; and will be selected by the counselors at QHS. To qualify for the scholarship for the second year, the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours, including at least one PTEC course required for the PTEC degree.
- Carol Sue (Moore) Welch Memorial ScholarshipEstablished in memory of Carol Sue Welch by her husband Paul. Award criteria: Must be a Picher High School graduate, show a financial need, be a full-time student and maintain a G.P.A. of 2.5 Applications will be accepted in the NEO Development Foundation and submitted to a committee for selection.
- The Jake L. Whitecrow ScholarshipThis fund was established to perpetuate the memory of Jake L. Whitecrow, Jr., a relentless advocate for American Indians and known nationally for his efforts on behalf of Native Americans. Aard criteria are as follows: Preference to a Native American student, must be a Health Science major, and maintain a 2.5 G.P.A.
- Charles Banks Wilson Art ScholarshipEstablished by the Miami High School Class of 1936 in honor of classmate, Charles Banks Wilson, a renowned artist from Miami. Recipients must be Art majors. Scholarship is renewable if G.P.A. of 2.5 or above is maintained. The recipients are selected by a special committee. Scholarship amount is variable.
- Roy Wilson Scholarship for AgricultureEstablished to encourage students involved in the agriculture field. Preferred recipient will be a graduate of Wyandotte Schools, enrolled full time in the agriculture field and will be selected by a committee comprised of NEO Agriculture faculty and the Wyandotte FFA advisor.
- Ed Woodington Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship was established in memory of Ed Woodington, a member of the Ottawa Indian Tribe, and chairman of the Clear Creek Pow-Wow for 39 years. The recipient must be a second year student at NEO and be enrolled in 12 hours; recipient must be an enrolled member of an Indian Tribe.
- Bobbie Woods Nursing ScholarshipEstablished to honor Bobbie Woods as an outstanding member of the NEO nursing faculty. The student must be enrolled in the Nursing Program at NEO and will be selected by the nursing faculty.
- Sam Wynn Memorial Scholarship in Construction ScienceThis scholarship was established to honor the life of Sam Wynn and offer financial assistance to students in pursuit of a college education at NEO A&M. First preference to family members of Sam Wynn; Second preference to construction science majors with a 2.5 G.P.A.; and third preference to any deserving student with a minimum of a 3.0 G.P.A. that has a demonstrated financial need.
- Michael J. Youngwirth ScholarshipQualifying candidate must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A., demonstrated leadership skills in high school and been involved with extra-curricular activities. First preference will be given to a student-athlete.