Quest Whole Person Scholarship …….. Celebrating 10 Years in 2018

Oral Roberts University offers a Spirit-empowered whole person education that prepares students to go to the uttermost bounds of the earth with God’s love and healing in order to make a life-changing impact on our broken world. 

Prospective students who have already embarked on an active quest to become whole in spirit, mind, and body, or are just beginning this journey to wholeness, are candidates for a Quest Whole Person Scholarship.


We invite you to support the Quest Whole Person Scholarship program - this is your opportunity to impact the life of a student who is on a quest for wholeness.


The Quest program concept was introduced in 2008, and the first Quest recipients enrolled in the fall of 2009. Since then, nearly 6,000 students have received a Quest scholarship award ranging in value from $2,000 to $20,000. Recipients demonstrate a Christian worldview, lifestyle of service, academic achievement, leadership ability, vision to make a life-changing impact on others, and a healthy lifestyle. Their ORU education will outfit them to be spiritually alive, intellectually alert, physically disciplined, socially adept, and ahead of the curve when it comes to professional competence.

Where It All Began

You have been given a whole education…that does not shy away from asking the deeper questions that challenge our faith… that does not seek to omit theory, but rather requires the discipline to discern whether those theories properly reflect the word of God… that matures your spirit, challenges your mind, and even strengthens your body.”

That’s an excerpt from the Student Response speech that Jamie Weathers gave during ORU’s 2008 Commencement ceremony. Her speech inspired an ORU donor to partner with the university in creating the Quest Whole Person Scholarship program. This year, we’re marking the tenth anniversary of the speech that started it all!

Nominations & Support

You can nominate a student for the Quest Whole Person Scholarship! Nominees must be new undergraduate freshmen or transfer students, and must be nominated by a non-family member, such as a school official, church official, community leader, ORU alumnus, or a member of the ORU faculty or staff. 

Nominate a deserving student today!


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