ORU Celebrates 10 Years of Quest Scholarships
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, February 15, 2019
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Stephanie Hill, Director of University Relations & Communications
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Tulsa, OK – Ten years of the Quest Whole Person Scholarship means nearly 6,000 Oral Roberts University students have benefited from this amazing program.
To celebrate a decade of helping students, ORU’s Alumni Association will host a scholarship dinner on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm in Lippencott Auditorium at the Global Learning Center. The dinner will feature the two people responsible for helping launch the scholarships, Mardel CEO Mart Green and Jamie Weathers, class of 2008 student response speaker. It was Jamie’s inspiring speech that prompted Green, who was chair of the Board of Trustees at the time, to launch the program.
“I felt very strongly: here is a moment in time that we have an opportunity to actually inspire and motivate people,” said Weathers. “I thought, why not make this moment really great?”
Currently, 75% of ORU students benefit from a Quest scholarship and even more students will benefit from the International Quest Whole Person Scholarship, which ORU launched last year in honor of the its founder, Oral Roberts’ centennial birthday. Students from around the world can now earn a whole person education.
“Green’s goal in establishing the scholarship program was to recognize students who are tireless in their quest for wholeness,” said Johnie Hampton, Chair of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. “Because of Green’s generosity and an amazing faculty and staff, students emerge from ORU as servant leaders who are spiritually alive, intellectually alert, physically disciplined, socially adept, and professionally competent.”
Hampton encourages alumni to attend the dinner, which will also serve as an opportunity to raise funds for ORU scholarship programs.