Scholarship Types

Park University provides a variety of scholarship types to choose from. Park University does not permit combining tuition discounts, academic scholarships and athletic scholarships.

Parkville Scholarships

NameEstimated AwardComments/Other Criteria
Park University Cheerleader Squad GrantVariesAwarded by the Athletic Department
Cindy Anderson Soccer ScholarshipVariesIn Memory of Cindy Anderson. Students must be a member of the women's soccer team.
Jamie Hemingway Soccer ScholarshipVariesIn Memory of Jamie Hemingway. Students must be a member of the women's soccer team.
Melanie Meyer Soccer ScholarshipVariesIn memory of Melanie Meyer. Student must be a member of the women's soccer team.
Men's Baseball GrantVariesAthletic Grant Awarded by Department
Men's Basketball GrantVariesAthletic Grant Awarded by Department
Men's Soccer GrantVariesAthletic Grant Awarded by Department
Men's Track GrantVariesAthletic Grant Awarded by Department
Men's Volleyball GrantVariesAthletic Grant Awarded by Department
Women's Basketball GrantVariesAthletic Grant Awarded by Department
Women's Softball GrantVariesAthletic Grant Awarded by Department
Women's Soccer GrantVariesAthletic Grant Awarded by Department
Women's Track GrantVariesAthletic Grant Awarded by Department
Women's Volleyball GrantVariesAthletic Grant Awarded by Department
Women's Golf GrantVariesAthletic Grant Awarded by Department
 Estimated AwardComments/Other Criteria
ART, MUSIC AND THEATRE
Rose Ann Carr Milsap Music Scholarship$770This Award is for one student with a major or minor in music. Recipient must be involved in vocal music and in good academic standing.
Frank and Mary Markward Theater Scholarship$1,250This award will be made annually to a student pursuing a minor in theater arts. Students must be a junior or senior, demonstrate leadership capabilities though the quality participation in theater productions and maintain a 3.00 GPA.
BUSINESS
Dr. Donald J. Breckon Scholarship$890 An International Student with: Eligibility and interest to complete a graduate degree at Park University. First Priority given to a BA degree recipient from Park University. Second priority given to an individual nominated by the Community Church of Christ, the Presbyterian Church, or an Organization committed to improving International relations and/or conditions. Must be willing to return to their countries of origin immediately after graduating.
David Mack Knight Business Administration Scholarship$430Students must be majoring inBusiness Administration having completed at least two semesters with a 3.00 GPA or higher and demonstrate participation in Park extracurricular activities with evidence of leadership talent. Students with financial need will be given additional consideration.
Mary Louise Snyder Tipton Scholarship$680Student Must be English, Economics, Business, or Communications/Journalism major with a 3.0 GPA. Student must live on-campus.
Edward Jones Outstanding Business Related Scholarship$1,150The candidate should be an outstanding student majoring in a business-related field of study. Must be involved in campus activities and achievements reflecting why they were chosen.
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND MATH
Kathryn Houghton Groves Scholarship$1,200 Student must be a mathematics or English major and have a 3.35 GPA in major courses and maintain a 3.00 overall GPA. Must be active in campus activities or organizations. The scholarship will be awarded to one student each calendar year.
EDUCATION
Pat Hutchens McClelland Endowed Scholarship$500for students pursuing and undergraduate degree in elementary or secondary education. Must have a 3.0 in education courses and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to applicants that plan to teach in urban school districts and who are from ethnic or racial backgrounds that is typically underrepresented in higher education.
Citigroup Outstanding Teacher Scholarship$2,400The recipient of this scholarship will be required to go into teaching in a public school in Missouri upon graduation. They will be called upon to accompany Park University Officials to yearly events hosted by the Governor of Missouri on education.
Dr. Donald J. Breckon Scholarship$890An International Student with: Eligibility and interest to complete a graduate degree at Park University. First Priority given to a BA degree recipient from Park University. Second priority given to an individual nominated by the Community Church of Christ, the Presbyterian Church, or an Organization committed to improving International relations and/or conditions. Must be willing to return to their countries of origin immediately after graduating.
Citigroup Foundation Early Childhood Education ScholarshipvariesThe applicant must be degree-seeking in Child and Family Studies or Early Childhood Education with certification (birth - grade 3). Must have financial need and must commit to remaining in the field of early childhood care and education.
William and Anna Finch Graduate Education Scholarship$350Recipient must have two years classroom teaching experience. Continuously enrolled full-time in Park's Master of Education program. Preference given to those educators re-entering the teaching profession.
Duncan M. Findlay Scholarship ProgramvariesDuncan Findlay was a Professor of Biology at Park and this scholarship is given by his family in his name. Student must be planning to become a teacher, non-traditional students having the highest consideration. Must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and preferably be a Jr. or Sr.
Anna Louise Latimer Education Scholarship$360Students must be an Education major (sophomore or higher) and maintain a 3.00 GPA. Preference will be given to those returning to college to enter the teacher profession. Student must also submit a letter of application describing financial need, professional goals and involvement in the community along with letters of recommendation from two professors.
Malan/Templeton Scholarship$620Students must have a grade point average of 3.00, and be preparing for a vocation of teaching, medicine or religion. Be a Junior or Senior and demonstrate Financial Need.
Nickie and Don Martin Scholarship$250Must have least two years of experience as a classroom teacher. Continuously enrolled full-time in Park's Master of Education Program or Master of Special Needs Education. Preference given to those involved with Special Needs Education. Employed in a school that serves students who are educationally at-risk. Maintain a 3.75 GPA while enrolled with no grade below B.
Elmer and Kathryn Martin and Angelo Patri Early Childhood Education ScholarshipvariesMust be an Early Childhood educator working on a master's degree. Must have a 3.0 GPA and have Financial Need.
Mary Lucille Rowe Early Childhood Education ScholarshipvariesMajor in Early Childhood Education with a 3.0 GPA with a minimum load of 24 hours per academic year.
Teach Grant (federal)$4,000 per yearfor students that will teach in a subject shortage area. Must be U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and meet certain academic requirements. Recipients must sign an agreement. For those that do not teach, this grant will covert to a loan.
Urban Flight and Rural Needs Scholarship Program (state)tuition and feesMust be U.S. citizens and Missouri residents, must have 2.5, awarded for a maximum of 4 years, must teach is a Missouri school designated as a shortage area or converts to a loan.
Missouri Minority Teaching Scholarship$2,000Missouri Resident, Top 15% of class or Top 15% ACT/SAT
ENGLISH, HISTORY AND COMMUNICATION ARTS
Michael E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship$700For a full time History or Education major, must have served in the military and received an honorable discharge, requires an essay.
Kathryn Houghton Groves Scholarship$1,200Student must be a mathematics or English major and have a 3.35 GPA in major courses and maintain a 3.00 overall GPA. Must be active in campus activities or organizations. The scholarship will be awarded to one student each calendar year.
Nicholas Manchion English Scholarship$1000Students must be a declared English major (sophomore status) enrolled full time with a 3.00 GPA. Student must also submit an original poem to be judged by the English Department. March 1 Deadline.
Oleva Morrison Myers Endowed Scholarship$650O. M. Myers, a 1932 graduate of Park College. The student must be a full-time junior or senior history major in good academic standing. Student must also be involved in student activities or student government.
The Scheib Family Endowed Scholarship$340Student must be a science or communications major with a 3.25 GPA in major courses and a 3.0 overall GPA. Student must have a minimum of 75 hours and have recommendation from faculty in major.
Mary Louise Snyder Tipton Scholarship$680Student Must be English, Economics, Business, or Communications/Journalism major with a 3.0 GPA. Student must live on-campus.
Scripps-Howard Internship$3,500Internship in Broadcasting
NATURAL SCIENCE, PRE-MED, MED
Ralph Lusk Scholarship$1,900For Biology majors. Information regarding this Scholarship can be obtained by the Scholarship Coordinator here at Park University.
Dr. William Pivonka Science Scholarship$1,750 For a junior or senior declared science major with financial need, demonstrating academic excellence, must write essay.
Evelyn Lare Smith Scholarshipamount variesFor one female chemistry major, 2.5 cum gpa, 3.0 in sciences classes.
Aventis Outstanding Medical Student Scholarship$1,000The Student must be enrolled in a Medical-related field such as: pre-med, nursing, hospital admin., medical technology radiology, health education, sports medicine. Special consideration given to minority students in their Junior or Senior year.
Lolita Nellans and Guy Wolfe Clardy Natural Science Endowed Scholarship$725 Students must be a junior or senior natural science major with secondary education certification, or professional biology student with interest in environmental or ecology science or veterinary science. Students must also submit a one-page written discussion of environmental issues and maintain a 3.00 GPA.
Dr. John M. Hamilton Scholarship$470 The recipient of this scholarship must be a science major with a preference given to biology majors, have a 3.00 GPA, and a Parkville campus traditional student taking at least nine (9) credit hours each semester.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarshipvaries Park University has been endowed by the Hearst foundation to provide Scholarships to our qualifying nursing students. Contact our Scholarship Coordinator here at Park University for further information.
Dr. Kenneth MacDonald Endowed Scholarship$320 Students must be full-time, pre-medicine or science major with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Student must demonstrate self reliance, self-discipline and good work habits. This scholarship is renewable.
Ray L. Edwards ScholarshipVariesMust be a science major with a 3.0 or better GPA.
Malan/Templeton Scholarship$620Students must have a grade point average of 3.00, and be preparing for a vocation of teaching, medicine or religion. Be a Junior or Senior and demonstrate Financial Need.
Sarah B. Osborne ScholarshipVariesPark College graduate, Sarah B. Osborne, '28, established this scholarship. It is to provide scholarships for needy students in their junior or senior years of study, who preferably shall be interested in medical or scientific study.
The Scheib Family Endowed Scholarship$340 Student must be a science or communications major with a 3.25 GPA in major courses and a 3.0 overall GPA. Student must have a minimum of 75 hours and have recommendation from faculty in major.
Floyd Schafer Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship$380The Scholarship is established to benefit upper-classmen (Jr. - Sr.) majoring in botany or biology with a 3.00 GPA.
OTHER MAJORS AND MINORS
James Blanck Memorial Scholarship$250 for one semester onlyFor one student enrolled in an Astronomy class and demonstrating financial need.
Dr. Donald J. Breckon Scholarship$890 An International Student with: Eligibility and interest to complete a graduate degree at Park University. First Priority given to a BA degree recipient from Park University. Second priority given to an individual nominated by the Community Church of Christ, the Presbyterian Church, or an Organization committed to improving International relations and/or conditions. Must be willing to return to their countries of origin immediately after graduating.
Paul H. Gault/UMB Endowed Leadership Scholarshipvaries For graduate students, first priority is to students in the Masters of Public Affairs. Masters of Education and Masters of Business may also apply. Student that received their undergraduate degree from Park University will have additional consideration.
Ida Moore Endowed Scholarship for Social Work$1000 Number of recipients per year varies. Must be accepted into the BSW program and be in good standing. Must be full time and have a minimum 3.0 cum gpa. Must complete additional scholarship application.
Dr. John R. Sanders Memorial ScholarshipVaries For one Honors Program Student. Requires an additional scholarship application.
Malan/Templeton Scholarship$620 Students must have a grade point average of 3.00, and be preparing for a vocation of teaching, medicine or religion. Be a Junior or Senior and demonstrate Financial Need.
Marion Tollaksen Fischer ScholarshipVaries For one student majoring in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. One of the candidate’s recommendation letters must be from a certified athletic trainer.
NameEstimated AwardComments/Other Criteria
Freshmen International Student Scholarships (new students)$5000-$1000See here for more details.
Transfer International Student Scholarships (new students)$5000-$1000See here for more details.
Moser-Schaible Textbook Scholarship$250For International Students from developing countries to help purchase books.
Evelyn Lare Smith ScholarshipvariesFor one female chemistry major, 2.5 cum gpa, 3.0 in sciences classes.
Aventis Outstanding Medical Student Scholarship$1,000The Student must be enrolled in a Medical-related field such as: pre-med, nursing, hospital admin., medical technology radiology, health education, sports medicine. Special consideration given to minority students in their Junior or Senior year.
Dr. Donald J. Breckon Scholarship$890An International Student with: Eligibility and interest to complete a graduate degree at Park University. First Priority given to a BA degree recipient from Park University. Second priority given to an individual nominated by the Community Church of Christ, the Presbyterian Church, or an Organization committed to improving International relations and/or conditions. Must be willing to return to their countries of origin immediately after graduating.
Park's Class of 1928 ScholarshipVaries2.5 GPA, Multi Recipients. Preference given to international students
Kansas City Hispanic Scholarship and Matching GrantMatching FundsPark will match up to $500 per year for each Greater Kansas City Hispanic Scholarship recipient. Limited to 20 applicants at Park University.
Ana Riojas Memorial Scholarship$800Recipient must be of Hispanic origin, minimum 2.5 cum gpa and demonstrate financial need.
Mary L. Parker Scholarship$1,650Established by Mary L Parker to benefit women, particularly single parent women, wishing to complete their education. Must be a woman, 25 years of age or older and a mother of child(ren) of whom she has custody and who is/are living in her home. Must also hold and maintain a full-time job, maintain a 3.00 GPA, and enrolled at least part-time. Preference given to single parent but will not lose the scholarship upon marriage.
Parkville Rotary Club Scholarship$1,000Must be full-time undergraduate International Student. Must be in his/her 2nd or subsequent year at Park. Must have achieved a 3.0 GPA during the previous academic year and must demonstrate financial need.
CBS Foundation Scholarship$2,500 Awarded to minority students working for a career in broadcasting.

This Scholarship is awarded exclusively through them. Do Not complete the On Line Application for this scholarship. Further information on how to apply for these awards can be obtained by contacting your Site Administrator or the Scholarship Coordinator here at Park University.
NameEstimated AwardComments/Other Criteria
Federal Pell Grant$555 - $5,550A Federal grant for undergraduate students based on the student's financial need. Pell grants are awarded by the school's financial aid office, and provide up to $4,000 per year. A student's need is determined as a result of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Pennsylvania State GrantVariesAwarded to Pennsylvania Residents that meet Requirements Indicated by Federal Student Aid Report (SAR).
Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)$120-$1,110Awarded to those students determined to have financial need Indicated by Students Federal Student Aid Report (SAR).
Missouri Access Student Financial Assistance Program (MO Grant Program)$1,500Awarded to Missouri Residents that meet Requirements Indicated by Federal Student Aid Report (SAR).
Vermont State GrantVariesAwarded to Vermont Residents that meet Requirements Indicated by Federal Student Aid Report (SAR).
Vocational RehabilitationVariesAssists individuals with disabilities who are pursuing meaningful careers. Job Re-Training
NameEstimated AwardComments/Other Criteria
Dr. William Pivonka Science Scholarshipamount variesFor a junior or senior declared science major with financial need, demonstrating academic excellence, must write essay.
A.G. Edwards Scholarship$1,150Prefer Dependents of AGE Employees. Major In Accounting, business, economics and related disciplines. Must have strong academic performance and contribution to the university and community.
William and Anna Finch Graduate Education Scholarship$350Recipient must have two years classroom teaching experience. Continuously enrolled full-time in Park's Master of Education program. Preference given to those educators re-entering the teaching profession.
David Mack Knight Business Administration Scholarship$430Students must be majoring in Business Administration having completed at least two semesters with a 3.00 GPA or higher and demonstrate participation in Park extracurricular activities with evidence of leadership talent. Students with financial need will be given additional consideration.
Anna Louise Latimer Education Scholarship$360Students must be an Education major (sophomore or higher) and maintain a 3.00 GPA. Preference will be given to those returning to college to enter the teacher profession. Student must also submit a letter of application describing financial need, professional goals and involvement in the community along with letters of recommendation form two professors.
Malan/Templeton Scholarship$620Students must have a grade point average of 3.00, and be preparing for a vocation of teaching, medicine or religion. Be a Junior or Senior and demonstrate Financial Need.
Nickie and Don Martin Graduate Education Scholarship$250Must have least two years of experience as a classroom teacher. Continuously enrolled full-time in Park's Master of Education Program or Master of Special Needs Education. Preference given to those involved with Special Needs Education. Employed in a school that serves students who are educationally at-risk. Maintain a 3.75 GPA while enrolled with no grade below B.
Elmer and Kathryn Martin and Angelo Patri Early Childhood Education ScholarshipVariesMust be an Early Childhood educator working on a master's degree. Must have a 3.0 GPA and have Financial Need.
Sarah B. Osborne Science ScholarshipVariesPark College graduate, Sarah B. Osborne, '28, established this scholarship. It is to provide scholarships for needy students in their junior or senior years of study, who preferably shall be interested in medical or scientific study.
Lora Margaret and Thomas Amherst Perry Endowed Tuition ScholarshipVariesStudent must be full-time, in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Student must demonstrate self-reliance, self-discipline and good working habits in the work study program. Student must be at least partially self-supporting.
Norman Lucas Monchusie ScholarshipAmount $1,000.00 per yearFor students from a single parent home here on an F-1 Visa from Haiti, South Africa or other African nation. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need.
Carol Saunders Patterson ScholarshipAmount $1,000.00 per yearFor students from a single parent home that are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need.
NameEstimated AwardComments/Other Criteria
Marlowe Sherwood Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship$500For one Park College/University alumni or a student closely related to alumni. Must have 2.5 cumulative GPA and be making normal academic progress.
Honors Scholarshipone honors classFor selected students participating in the Park University Honors Program.
Air Force Aid Society$2,000For Dependents of active members of the Air Force. Contact Air Force Aid Society at 800-429-9475.
Art Performance GrantVariesAwarded by Department
Marguerite Ross Barnett Scholarship$1,840Must be part-time enrolled and employed a minimum of 20 hours a week. April 1st deadline. Missouri Resident
Bright Flight Scholarship Program$2,000Must be a high school senior to apply. Must be full-time enrolled and a Missouri resident and rank in top 3% ACT or SAT.
Military Enlisted Spouses' ClubVariesFor Military Dependents - For more information contact the Enlisted Spouses Club at your military installation.
F.M. Farber Memorial Scholarship$750Student must be a social or human services major or be planning a religious vocation. Preference will be given to students who are junior or senior.
Harrison Metheny Family ScholarshipVariesRecipients must be full-time junior or senior with a 2.75 GPA. Student must be involved in Park University activities.
Lora Margaret and Thomas Amherst Perry ScholarshipVariesStudent must be full-time, in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Student must demonstrate self-reliance, self-discipline and good working habits in the work study program. Student must be at least partially self-supporting.
Military Family ScholarshipUp to 15 hours TuitionDependent of Military Member and given only to students on military campuses. Only for students admitted in last year.
Navy-Marine Travers Scholarship$2,000For Dependents of active or retired members of the Navy or Marine Corp. Contact Navy-Marine Corp. Relief Society. 703-696-4960.
Officers' Spouses Club Scholarship$500 to $1,000For Military Dependents - For more information contact the Officers' Spouses Club at your military installation.
Park Hill School District Scholarship$1,000Seniors attending the Park Hill High School District who demonstrated academic ability and perseverance while completing H.S. course work. Contact P.H. School District Ed. Foundation.
Dr. John Patton ScholarshipvariesTo Promote Study Abroad. Must have 3.6 GPA or greater and must complete two semesters at Park after their study abroad or graduate from Park if they are seniors at the time they study abroad. Student may receive up to 50% of the cost of their study program.
Peace Studies ScholarshipOne Class/

One Semester
Offered by PeaceWorks in Kansas City. Criteria is as follows: Is a Peace Studies minor candidate with an overall 2.50 GPA; Willing to take part in a peace & justice project mutually agreed upon with P.W.; Has Financial Need as demonstrated by the FAFSA application and demonstrates a genuine interest in the peace & justice movement.
Park University Presbyterian GrantvariesStudents making application should request the Pastor, Clerk of Session or Director of Christian Ed. from their church write a letter of recommendation for use in applying for the grant. Has Financial Need as demonstrated by the FAFSA application.
Verna Griffin-Richardson InternshipvariesVerna Griffin-Richardson is still active in the Washington D.C. area. Students must be political Science, Public Administration or Legal Studies major with a 3.25 GPA in major courses and 3.0 overall GPA. Student must have a minimum of 75 hours and must have recommendation of faculty in major.
Senior Citizen Discount10% of TuitionSenior Citizens May Audit Park University Classes Free. Available for Parkville Daytime Classes Only.
Theater GrantVariesAwarded By Theater Department. Student with a minor in theater and active in the production
UPS Foundation Scholarship$2,400For an Outstanding student involved in extra activities
Veteran's Administration BenefitsVariesStudents who establish eligibility may enroll at Park with assistance from Veterans Administration Benefits, Disabled Veteran Benefits and War Orphan Benefits.
On Campus Residents - ParkvilleEstimated AwardComments/Other Criteria
Park's Class of 1928 ScholarshipVaries2.5 GPA, Multi Recipients. Preference given to international students
Mary Louise Snyder Tipton Scholarship$680Student Must be English, Economics, Business, or Communications/Journalism major with a 3.0 GPA. Student must live on-campus.

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