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Parkville Scholarships

FRESHMAN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarship awards are for high school graduates planning to attend Park University as a First Time Freshman in August of the upcoming academic school year. Review the details for eligibility of each scholarship.

The awarding review process begins upon receipt of the student’s Application for Admission and sixth-semester high school transcript through November 4.

The number of awards vary per scholarship. Awardees must maintain full-time enrollment.

PARK UNIVERSITY FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP

The Park University Founders Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who meet or exceed the stated eligibility criteria

3.5 or higher cumulative GPA

AND

23 or higher ACT Score

Awardees Must Maintain Full-Time Enrollment

Number of awards varies

PARK UNIVERSITY HUNDLEY-VOLKER SCHOLARSHIP

The Park University Hundley-Volker Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who meet or exceed the stated eligibility criteria

3.25 or higher cumulative GPA

AND

21 or higher ACT Score (1110 SAT Reasoning Score)

Awardees Must Maintain Full-Time Enrollment

Number of awards varies

PARK UNIVERSITY A+ RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP

The Park University A+ Recognition Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who meet or exceed the stated eligibility criteria

Applicant must have attended an A+ Program High School

Letter of eligibility from high school counselor required

3.25 or higher cumulative GPA

OR

21 or higher ACT Score (1110 SAT Reasoning Score)

Number of awards varies

PARK UNIVERSITY MARVIN BROOKS SCHOLARSHIP

The Marvin Brooks Scholarship supports entering freshmen who embody the life and legacy of Marvin Brooks, who is Park University’s first African American graduate.

Like Marvin Brooks, candidates may represent and recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion, and be dedicated to broadening the understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion for academic pursuits. Awardees will demonstrate a commitment to our Core Values of: Accountability, Civility and Respect, Excellence, Global Citizenship, Inclusivity, and Integrity.

In our commitment to achieve a strong and diverse student body, successful applicants are representative of this initiative. Applicants should demonstrate a high level of community awareness and commitment to complete their higher education at Park University.

Applicants must be enrolling at Park University for their first semester after high school graduation

2.75 or higher cumulative GPA

Priority Criteria: First-generation college students and membership in a racial or ethnic minority group that is underrepresented in relation to the University’s goal to achieve education benefits of a diverse student body. Local area applicants are given primary consideration in the selection process.

Awardees Must Maintain Full-Time Enrollment

Number of awards varies

PARK UNIVERSITY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

The Park University Merit Scholarship assists entering freshmen who demonstrate a considerable financial need within the Kansas City Metro Area.

Applicants must show a commitment to volunteerism and determination to complete their higher education at Park University. Awardees will demonstrate a commitment to our Core Values of: Accountability, Civility & Respect, Excellence, Global Citizenship, Inclusivity, and Integrity.

Applicants must be enrolling at Park University for their first semester after high school graduation

2.75-3.24 cumulative GPA

FAFSA Completed with EFC Score of 0

Letter of Volunteer Experience Outlined

Priority Criteria: First-generation college students and local area applicants are given primary consideration in the selection process.

Awardees Must Maintain Full-Time Enrollment

Number of awards varies

PARK UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

The Park University Academic Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who are making a commitment to complete their higher education at Park University through their hard work and merit.

Successful applicants will be required to participate in a variety of services provided by Park University such as tutoring, academic support and other academic success programs offered at Park. Awardees will demonstrate a commitment to our Core Values of: Accountability, Civility & Respect, Excellence, Global Citizenship, Inclusivity, and Integrity.

2.49-2.99 cumulative GPA

FAFSA Completed

Letter of recommendation from a previous instructor or high school counselor

Commitment to Academic Tutoring through Park University Sponsored Programming

Priority Criteria: First-generation college students and local area applicants are given primary consideration in the selection process.

Awardees Must Maintain Full-Time Enrollment

Number of awards varies

FRESHMAN COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

Park University review for eligibility to attend Scholarship Interview Day is based upon:

  • Completion of the scholarship application, including submission of all required materials, by November 4.
  • Receipt of the student’s Park University Application, 6th semester High School transcripts with no less than a 3.75 cumulative weighted GPA.
  • Receipt of the student’s ACT/SAT scores ≥ 25/1220.
  • Students must submit a 300–500 word personal essay on what they would like to accomplish with their degree and how Park University will be the ideal place to help them achieve their goals.
  • Each submitted file must be clearly labeled with the student’s name and name of the high school attended (or “home-schooled”).
  • All materials should be submitted through the application as Microsoft Word documents or as Adobe PDFs.
  • Attendance at Honors Scholarship Interview Day on Saturday, December 7 is required for competitive scholarship candidates. Scholarship Day includes a multistage interview with the Scholarship Committee, an on-site essay composition, an Honors Academy information session for parents and students, a formal lunch with Honors Academy faculty and current students, campus tour and interactive program with fellow candidates.
  • The recipients of a competitive award must agree to represent Park University in media, in written testimonies and/or at least two events per year, including at Founders Day.
  • Competitive scholarships will be awarded no later than February 1.

Competitive Scholarship Application

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TRANSFER ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship awards for students who have previously earned at least 24 transferable college credit hours from an accredited U.S. institution, or a foreign institution whose primary language of instruction is English. Transfer students must complete the Application for Admission and submit current official transcripts in order to be considered. The number of awards vary per scholarship. Awardees must maintain full-time enrollment.

PARK UNIVERSITY FOUNDERS TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP

The Park University Founders Transfer Scholarship is awarded to incoming transfer students who meet or exceed the stated eligibility criteria

3.5 or higher cumulative GPA

Awardees Must Maintain Full-Time Enrollment

Number of awards varies

PARK UNIVERSITY HUNDLEY-VOLKER TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP

The Park University Hundley-Volker Transfer Scholarship is awarded to incoming transfer students who meet or exceed the stated eligibility criteria

3.25 or higher cumulative GPA

Awardees Must Maintain Full-Time Enrollment

Number of awards varies

PARK UNIVERSITY – KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

The Park University – Kansas Community College Scholarship is awarded to incoming transfer students who meet or exceed the stated eligibility criteria

3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

Completion of a minimum 24 credit hours from an accredited Kansas public 2-year institution

Awardees Must Maintain Full-Time Enrollment

Number of awards varies

PARK UNIVERSITY PHI THETA KAPPA RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP

The Park University Phi Theta Kappa Recognition Scholarship is awarded to incoming transfer students who meet or exceed the stated eligibility criteria

3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

Completion of Associate Degree from an accredited institution (AA, AAS, AAB, AAT or AS)

Letter of reference from PTK adviser or proof of membership if not indicated on official transcript

Awardees Must Maintain Full-Time Enrollment

Number of awards varies

PARK UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATES DEGREE RECOGNITION SCHOLARSHIP

The Park University Associates Degree Recognition Scholarship is awarded to incoming transfer students who meet or exceed the stated eligibility criteria

2.75 or higher cumulative GPA

Completion of Associate Degree from an accredited institution (AA, AAS, AAB, AAT or AS)

Awardees Must Maintain Full-Time Enrollment

Number of awards varies

Academic scholarships cannot be combined with other Park University scholarships and grants. The highest award will be applied.

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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