Freshman Tyler Bears of Burlington Junction has been given the American Dream Grant from Northwest Missouri State this fall. The grant covers 100% of tuition and fees for pell grant eligible students. Bears is an AG Education & Political Science major. Northwest launched its American Dream Grant program in 2004 as a need based financial aid initiative to assist undergraduate students. Students must score at least an 18 on their ACT and have at least a 2.5 high school GPA.