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 outstanding senior student at Drake.  The Oreon E. Scott Award winner will represent the graduating class and speak at commencement in May.


  • The nominated student must 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 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 Blancas, Director of Student Leadership Programs (electronic or hard-copy) by Wednesday, March 30

  • 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 Blancas' office by the end of the day on Wednesday, March 30

Student's Notified of Nomination
Monday, April 4, 2016

Recipient Announced at Adams Leadership Convocation
Friday, April 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm in Sheslow Auditorium



Previous Oreon E. Scott Award Winners

University News
December 2, 2016
Twenty executives from 14 central Iowa companies have graduated from the Executive Education Center at Drake University’s Leading Others program. The intensive 18-month program enhances participants’ ability to lead organizations through times of stability and change.