Scholarships


Graduate School of Theology and Ministry

Student awards are granted to qualifying students by the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry through an application process to Graduate Theology students pursuing a master's degree. To qualify, students must be enrolled full-time (9 credit hours or more) and maintain an ORU cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.* The deadline to apply for the following awards is May 15 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.* Scholarship applications for each academic year are available starting the third week of February (with the exception of the Seminary Days Scholarship and the Graduate Quest Whole Person Fellow/Scholarship Program). Residential students will submit completed applications to the Dean's office. Distance learning students may submit completed applications by email to Judy Cope, jcope@oru.edu. Applications for each scholarship/grant are available below. These awards may be combined with the scholarships and grants listed.*

* Unless otherwise indicated

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are awarded based on cumulative undergraduate GPA and/or graduate GPA after one semester of study. The minimum GPA requirement for an academic scholarship is 3.5. Application must be made each academic year. Application for Academic Scholarships. The award amount is as follows:

GPA Scholarship Award Per Academic Year
4.0 $2,000
3.9 $1,800
3.8 $1,600
3.7 $1,400
3.6 $1,200
3.5 $1,000
Need-Based Grant

Award for this grant is determined by the needs expressed in the required essay which must be attached to the application. This grant is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and as funds are available. This award is up to $1,000 per year for those who qualify. This grant may not be combined with the Oral Roberts Legacy Scholarship, the Chaplain Candidacy Scholarship or the International Student Grant as described below. Application must be made each academic year. Application for Need-Based Grant.

Oral Roberts Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to recent undergraduate ORU alumni who begin the graduate program the semester after completing their bachelor's degree. The total amount of this scholarship is up to $2,000 for the student's first year of study. This scholarship may not be combined with the Need-Based Grant as described above. Application for Oral Roberts Legacy Scholarship.

Alumni Scholarship

The Alumni Scholarship is awarded to ORU graduates or children of ORU graduates who no longer qualify for the Legacy Scholarship. Students cannot receive both the Legacy and the Alumni Scholarships at the same time. The total amount of this grant is up to $500 per academic year for no more than three years or six semesters. Application must be made each academic year. Application for Alumni Scholarship.

Seminary Days Scholarship

This award is offered to students who attend a Seminary Days Visit, complete the admissions process and are fully accepted. The award is a one time amount of $500 for the first semester of enrollment. This award may be combined with the Need-Based Grant but may not be combined with the Oral Roberts Legacy Scholarship.

Graduate Theology International Student Grant

This grant is awarded through an application process to qualifying international students who hold an F-1 visa. The total amount of this grant is up to $2,000 per academic year for up to three years, or a maximum of six semesters.  This grant may not be combined with the Need-Based Grant as described above. Application must be made each academic year. Application for the Graduate Theology International Student Grant.

Chaplain Candidacy Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Graduate Theology Master of Divinity students (or those working toward M.Div. equivalency) who are active members of the United States Armed Services and are Chaplains or pursuing Chaplain Candidacy within that branch of the service. The total amount of this grant is up to $2,500 per academic year for no more than three years or six semesters. Application must be made each academic year and approved by the Dean. This Scholarship may not be combined with the Oral Roberts Legacy Scholarship or Need-Based Grant. Application for the Chaplain Candidacy Scholarship.

Graduate Quest Whole Person Fellow/Scholarship Program

This unique program awards one President's Fellow, three Dean’s Fellows and additional scholarships to qualified students. A Fellow is a one-year, renewable award that includes full-tuition and a $15,000 assistantship stipend. In addition, the President's Fellow receives on-campus room and board. Opportunities for Fellow awards are offered as vacancies occur. Those not selected for a Fellow award are eligible to receive scholarships that range from $1,000-$5,000. To learn more about this opportunity, visit oru.edu/quest/grad.