Freshman Scholarships

Premier Scholarships

Quest Whole Person Scholarship Program
Amount: Varies, up to $20,000 per year
Eligibility: Must be nominated 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 1360 SAT (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

 

Merit Scholarships and Awards

FRESHMEN STUDENTS

$9,000 Founder's Merit Scholarship
Minimum Qualification:      
4.00 Cumulative GPA and 28 ACT or 1250-1280 SAT (math and critical reading only)
3.75 Cumulative GPA and 30 ACT or 1330-1350 SAT (math and critical reading only)
3.50 Cumulative GPA and 32 ACT or 1400-1430 SAT (math and critical reading only)

$8,000 President's Merit Scholarship
Minimum Qualification:       
3.75 Cumulative GPA and 23 ACT or 1050-1080 SAT (math and critical reading only)
3.50 Cumulative GPA and 25 ACT or 1130-1160 SAT (math and critical reading only)
3.25 Cumulative GPA and 28 ACT or 1250-1280 SAT (math and critical reading only)

$7,000 Dean's Merit Scholarship
Minimum Qualification:     
3.25 Cumulative GPA and 20 ACT or 940-970 SAT (math and critical reading only)
3.00 Cumulative GPA and 22 ACT or 1020-1040 SAT (math and critical reading only
2.80 Cumulative GPA and 24 ACT or 1090-1120 SAT (math and critical reading only)

$5,000 Golden Eagle Award
Qualification: Amount will be contingent upon comprehensive review of your admissions file.

$4,000 True Blue Award
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 oustide 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.

Merit Scholarships are awarded on the basis of Admissions criteria. Your cumulative GPA will be evaluated for renewal purposes after the spring semester.  Merit scholarships ranging from $2000 - $6000 have a cumulative GPA requirement of 2.50 for renewal.  Merit scholarships above $6000 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 Merit Scholarship will automatically renew on your Vision account. Merit 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.  


Admissions and Financial Aid Contacts

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