Freshman Scholarships

Premier Scholarships

Quest Whole Person Scholarship Program
Amount: Awards up to the full cost of undergraduate tuition
Eligibility: Must be nominated or invited to participate
Qualifying GPA: 2.6
Renewal GPA: 3.0
Renewal WPA:  3.5 (WPA is the Whole Person Assessment Score)
Notes: Available at quest.oru.edu

Honors Program Fellow
Amount: Awards up to $20,000 per year
Eligibility: Must apply by February 1
Qualifying GPA: 3.5
Qualifying Test Score: 31 ACT or 1410 SAT (For old SAT, need score of at least 1360 - math and critical reading only)
Renewal GPA: 3.5 and remain in good standing with the Honors Program
Notes: Available at http://honors.oru.edu

Academic Scholarships and Awards

$13,000 Academic Scholarship
Minimum Qualification:       
4.00 Cumulative GPA and 28 ACT or 1310 – 1340 SAT (For old SAT, need score of 1250-1280- math and critical reading only)
3.75 Cumulative GPA and 30 ACT or 1390 – 1410 SAT (For old SAT, need score of 1330-1350 - math and critical reading only)
3.50 Cumulative GPA and 32 ACT or 1450 – 1480 SAT (For old SAT, need score of 1400-1430 - math and critical reading only)

$11,000 Academic Scholarship
Minimum Qualification:        
3.75 Cumulative GPA and 23 ACT or 1130 – 1150 SAT (For old SAT, need score of 1050-1080 - math and critical reading only)
3.50 Cumulative GPA and 25 ACT or 1200 – 1230 SAT (For old SAT, need score of 1130-1160 - math and critical reading only)
3.25 Cumulative GPA and 28 ACT or 1310 – 1340 SAT (For old SAT, need score of 1250-1280 - math and critical reading only)

$10,000 Academic Scholarship
Minimum Qualification:      
3.25 Cumulative GPA and 20 ACT or 1020 – 1050 SAT (For old SAT, need score of 940-970 - math and critical reading only)
3.00 Cumulative GPA and 22 ACT or 1100 – 1120 SAT (For old SAT, need score of 1020-1040 - math and critical reading only
2.80 Cumulative GPA and 24 ACT or 1160 – 1190 SAT (For old SAT, need score of 1090-1120 - math and critical reading only)

$8,000 Academic Scholarship
Qualification: Amount will be contingent upon comprehensive review of your admissions file.

$6,000 Academic Scholarship
Qualification: Amount will be contingent upon comprehensive review of your admissions file.

The total of all ORU grant and scholarship awards combined may not exceed 100% tuition. Other expenses such as room, board, books and fees may be funded from outside scholarships and/or federal, state or private funds. All ORU institutional awards are based upon full time enrollment, which is a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of Admissions criteria. Your cumulative GPA will be evaluated for renewal purposes after the spring semester.  Scholarships ranging from $6000 - $8,000 have a cumulative GPA requirement of 2.0 for renewal.  $10,000 scholarships have a cumulative GPA requirement of 2.5 for renewal. $11,000 scholarships have a cumulative GPA requirement of 2.75 for renewal.  $13,000 scholarships have a cumulative GPA requirement of 3.0 for renewal.

If you have not met the renewal criteria you will be given the option to enroll in residential summer classes in order to raise your GPA. If you have met or exceeded the renewal GPA your scholarship will automatically renew on your Vision account. Scholarship amounts are final and do not increase according to earned GPA or hours.

Talent Scholarships

Talent Scholarships are available to students majoring in Art, Dance, Drama and Music.  Auditions take place during Quest Whole Person Scholarship Days and College Weekend.  Please click here to request a time to audition.  

FIRST ROBOTICS SCHOLARSHIP

The FIRST Robotics $1,000 Scholarship is offered to Chinese students who have competed in a FirstRobotics Challenge (FRC) and are applying to ORU for an Engineering program. This scholarship is in addition to all other scholarships that a student is eligible to apply for. For more information, click here.

Admissions and Financial Aid Contacts

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