Scholarships


Graduate School of Theology and Ministry

New student awards are granted to qualifying students by the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry through an application process to qualifying 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, 2014, for the fall semester and December 1, 2014, for the spring semester*. Applications for each scholarship/grant are available below. These awards may be combined with the scholarships and grants listed*.

* Unless otherwise indicated

The Scholarship Application deadline for fall 2014 is May 15, 2014.
Scholarship applications for spring 2015 can be submitted from August 2014 through December 1, 2014


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. Returning students must complete an academic scholarship application after January 1st of each year for the fall semester. The award amount is as follows:

GPA Scholarship Award Per Year
4.0 $2000
3.9 $1800
3.8 $1600
3.7 $1400
3.6 $1200
3.5 $1000

Need-Based Grant

This award is based on need as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A separate Need-Based Grant application  must be filed with the ORU Financial Aid Office who will then submit your request to the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry for review. Need-Based Grant applications will be sent to newly accepted students taking courses on-campus as part of their acceptance packet. This award is up to $1000 per year for those who qualify. This grant may not be combined with the Oral Roberts Legacy Scholarship as described below.

Oral Roberts Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to recent undergraduate ORU alumni who begin the graduate program the semester after completing their bachelors degree. The total amount of this scholarship is $1500 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.

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 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. Application for the Graduate Theology International Grant.

Chaplain Candidacy Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to Graduate Theology Master of Divinity students (or those working toward MDiv 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 program will provide a number of Fellows awards and scholarships to qualified students. These one-year, renewable awards include full-tuition Fellows awards, which will also include a $15,000 assistantship stipend. In addition, one qualified candidate will receive room and board (on campus only). The remaining awards will include a variety of $5,000, $3,000, and a range of other scholarships. No cash-back or refunds will be given if the award is greater than the student's academic financial obligations. This is a competitive award program with an application deadline for June 2nd for the academic year. The Quest Whole Person application with program information is available at oru.edu/questgradapp.

* Unless otherwise indicated