Scholarships, Grants and Prizes

Several scholarships, grants and prizes are available to students in the History Program at Park University.

Zeta Omicron Textbook Grant

The Zeta Omicron Textbook Grant, established in 2008 by members to recognize their past fifty years, awards an incoming, first-time freshman that has exhibited, in high school, academic excellence a $500 textbook grant. The grant is a two-semester financial assistance for a first-time freshman majoring in history. The grant is distributed at $250 per semester during the freshmen academic year. The textbook grant does not cover textbooks during summer session(s). If an awardee changes his/her major from history during their first semester, they will not be qualified for the remaining grant during the next semester of their freshman year.

  • First-time freshman applicant (no more than 15 credit hours of college transfer credit) to Park University’s Parkville Campus.
  • Majoring in any of the three areas of concentration in the Program of History.
  • High School cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher (non-weighted).
  • High School cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher in social studies courses (non-weighted).
  • ACT Score of 25/SAT Score of 1140.
  • Submission of the required 500 word essay. Essay topic is: Discuss the importance of studying history in relationship to our civic responsibility as American citizens.
  • The essay shall be typed, double-spaced, Microsoft Word, Times New Roman, 12 point font and include in the top left corner of each page the name, mailing address, email address and semester of attendance by the submitter.

  • March 1st for Fall semester admission
  • November 1st for Spring semester admission

Submit your essay by email to tim.westcott@park.edu or by mail to:
Dr. Timothy Westcott
Associate Professor of History
Park University
CMB 117
8700 N.W. River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152

Zeta Omicron Thesis/Project Prize

The Zeta Omicron Thesis/Project Prize, established in 2010, honors with a $500 cash award that student who shall submit to the Program of History during a given academic year the best thesis/project. All entries must have a completed application and submissions of the application and thesis/project should be submitted to Timothy Westcott.

Oleva Morrison Myers Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship honors Oleva Morrison Myers, a 1932 graduate of Park College. Students must be full-time junior or senior history majors in good academic standing and must be involved in student activities or student government. For more information, see Park Scholarships.