Freshman - Senior Scholarships

Scholarships for Freshmen - Seniors

Air Force ROTC - By agreement with the United States Air Force, eligible full-time students at Oral Roberts University may participate in Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) and receive an officer’s commission in the Air Force upon graduation.

The Blake Family Foundation Scholarship - Preference for this scholarship is given to students from Maranatha Academy or Eastern Kansas Christian Schools in Shawnee, Kansas. April 30 deadline

Gloria B. Scholarship Fund - This scholarship is for art majors who demonstrate financial need. March 31 deadline

The JDM Foundation Scholarship - Preference is given to students from the Oklahoma City area, especially those who graduated from the Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond. It is also available to current ORU students who have been recommended. April 30 – Renewals only

Jonas B. Nyberg Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is for students seeking a degree in Evangelism or Communication.  Click here to review the instructions prior to completing the application.  April 30 deadline

The Marilyn Bonebrake LaPointe/Debate and Forensic Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to students who are part of the ORU Debate team. It is contingent upon being enrolled in COM 400-Debate as well as maintaining a minimum GPA requirement. Students interested in this scholarship may contact Dr. Agena Farmer at

Margaret L. Lesher Foundation Scholarship - This scholarship is for a full time print or broadcast journalism major who demonstrates financial need. March 15 deadline

Reverend Peter Popoff ScholarshipThis scholarship provides financial support for Oral Roberts University students whose academic pursuits are preparing them to serve God in vocational pastoral ministry or missions ministry. April 30 deadline

Scholarships for Sophomores - Seniors

Helen Scott Murphy Memorial and T.C. and Bee Hatfield Scholarship - This scholarship is for students who demonstrate financial need and outstanding leadership and academic ability. They must also be in the top 20% of their class. April 6 deadline

Scholarships for Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students

Asbury-ORU  Social Work Scholarship - The Asbury-ORU Social Work Scholarship is an award of $2,000 which will be divided into each semester of the recipient’s senior year. April 1 deadline.

Suzanne M. Behr Scholarship Program - This scholarship is for junior or senior female students who have financial need. The applicant must be willing to join an ORU women's mentoring program if one exists or a program that would hold her accountable for her personal spiritual walk. The scholarship award is $1,000 per semester. April 4 deadline

Breeden Scholarship - This scholarship is for U.S. citizen junior or senior business majors who want to start a business in the U.S. and come from a single parent home. April 12 deadline

Other Scholarship and Reference Information

“Paying for College: Student Resource Guide” - A collection of scholarship, fellowship, and internship listings and their deadlines. Includes a list of suggested scholarship websites and suggested books for research. Many opportunities for Hispanic and other minority applicants. Scholarships and Grants - A comprehensive resource for private scholarships, scholarship searches, and government grants.

The Carl's Jr. Founders Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to High School seniors or graduates 21 years or younger who are seeking education at an accredited two- or four-year college of their choice.

The Carson Scholars Fund - A program that awards $1000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11; when used at ORU, ORU matches the Carson Scholarship.   

The Daniels Fund Scholarship Program - This scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors who are residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah.

The Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway - This program offers tuition giveaways ranging from $2,500 to $100,000 for college students who are at least 18 years old.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program - This scholarship program is for outstanding minority students. The good-through-graduation scholarship is awarded to 1,000 talented students to use at the college or university of their choice.  Eight current ORU students are Gates Millennium Scholars.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation -  This foundation awards four-year scholarships of up to $7,500 to graduating, minority high school seniors. The scholarship is to be used at an accredited university of the student's choice and may be used for tuition, books, housing, etc.

The Nursing Scholarship Program - This scholarship is for all students enrolled in an accredited nursing program. In exchange for a minimum 2-year service commitment at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses, the scholarship will pay for tuition, general fees, books, and will grant you a monthly stipend.

Oklahoma Business Women's Foundation Scholarship - This scholarship is for Oklahoma women who are enrolled in an accredited learning institution during the 2014-2015 school year. March 1 deadline.

The RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program - A program that supports Hispanic students in pursuit of their college education; annually, four $100,000 awards are made in addition to many other awards. 

The StorageMart ScholarSmarts Scholarship Program - This scholarship is awarded to all students in pursuit of higher education to be used for tuition, books, housing, and more.

Financial Aid Guide - This guide answers common questions for minorities, students with disabilities and military/veterans; as well as includes a comprehensive scholarship database and step-by-step guide to the FAFSA.