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25 Students Receive Full Tuition to ORU

Hundreds of students competed for Oral Roberts University's Quest Whole Person Scholarship competition. This year, 25 full tuition scholarships were awarded to freshmen and transfer students who excelled in the whole person lifestyle.

For the 2010 competition, 613 students competed for scholarship. The students who did not receive full tuition were granted partial scholarships, 118 students received $3000 scholarships and 470 students received $1500 scholarships.

 Oral Roberts University was founded with a unique mission to educate the whole person. ORU strives to produce graduates who are intellectually alert, spiritually alive,  physically disciplined, socially adept and professionally competent.

 This scholarship was established, through the gifts of generous donors including the Green family, to recognize students who model the Whole Person concept. These students who are chosen for the scholarship are desirous of developing not only intellectually, but also emotionally, spiritually, and physically. They also must demonstrate a Christian worldview, a lifestyle of service, academic achievement, leadership ability, vision to make a life-changing impact on others, and a healthy lifestyle.

 To be considered for this scholarship, a student must first be nominated by a school official, church official, ORU alumni, faculty, or staff member. Once a student is nominated, the student is invited to an on-campus scholarship day. During this visit, students complete a personal assessment and are interviewed by an ORU faculty member.

 "The Quest Whole Person Scholarship has opened up so many doors of opportunity as well," said Joshua Wagner. "I have been able to speak more and meet more people of great influence whom I otherwise would not have been able to."

 Students can be nominated for the Quest Whole Person Scholarship by a school or church official or a member of the ORU alumni, faculty or staff. Click here to nominate a student for 2011 https://web.oru.edu/whole_person/scholarship/nominate_form.php

 Each dollar given toward the Quest Whole Person Scholarship Program will be matched. To donate to the Quest Whole Person Scholarship click here https://web.oru.edu/give/