Oreon E. Scott Award


Nominations from Drake faculty and staff are being accepted from the University community for the Oreon E. Scott Award. Oreon E. Scott was a former Drake governing board member who turned his success as a St. Louis real estate businessman into a lifetime of philanthropy for the Disciples of Christ Church, which founded Drake in 1881.

Given annually since 1949, the Oreon E. Scott Award recipient is considered to be the exemplary senior student at Drake.  The Oreon E. Scott Award winner will represent the graduating class and speak at commencement in May.


  • The nominated student should be eligible to receive a baccalaureate degree this spring or summer and have attended Drake for at least four semesters. 
  • Pharmacy students with the academic classification of P2 are also eligible for this award.


The student's depth of scholarship, leadership, service and involvement during their time at Drake will be the criteria used by the selection committee.    

Submitting a Nomination

The following materials should be submitted to Meghan Baeza, Director of Student Leadership Programs (electronic or hard-copy) by Friday, March 31

  • Formal recommendation letter: Letter of nomination should discuss in detail the reasons you believe the student, when judged by the above criteria, should receive the award.
  • Student's resume  

Important Dates

Nomination Deadline
Nomination materials should be delivered to Meghan Baeza's office by the end of the day on Friday, March 31

Students Notified of Nomination
Monday, April 3, 2017

Recipient Announced at Adams Leadership Convocation
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:15 pm in Sheslow Auditorium



Previous Oreon E. Scott Award Winners

University News
March 28, 2017
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