Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get nominated?

First, select a School, Church, Community Leader, or a member of the ORU Alumni, Faculty or Staff to complete the nomination form online. Make sure this person knows you very well and can speak highly about your achievements and accomplishments.

Your nomination will be reviewed along with your application for admission. If selected, you will be invited to participate in a Scholarship Day. You will receive a formal invitation with specifics for the Scholarship Day event.


Who is eligible for the Quest Whole Person Scholarships?

New undergraduate freshmen and transfer students who will enroll full-time in an on-campus degree-seeking program.


Can a family member nominate a student?

No, a family member cannot nominate a student. The nomination form must be made by a School, Church, Community Leader, or a member of the ORU Alumni, Faculty or Staff.


When are the next scheduled Scholarship Day events?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Friday, January 30, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

In order to attend, you must have been nominated, invited to participate and confirmed your attendance with an RSVP. You will be sent an optional Participant Profile to complete prior to the event, and you are highly encouraged to do so. This allows the individual who will be interviewing you to learn some more about you prior to your interview.


What will take place during Scholarship Day?

You will participate in a scholarship interview and also answer a series of short answer essay questions. If the event takes place on a Friday, you will attend an ORU Chapel Service. Each event concludes after a lunch for all participants.


What is the benefit of participating in a Scholarship Day?

If you have gone through the admission and Quest Whole Person Scholarship nomination process and have been invited to participate in a scholarship day, you will win a Quest Whole Person Scholarship if you participate in a scholarship day event. Your merit scholarship will be replaced and increased by a Quest Whole Person Scholarship, of varying amounts, renewable for four years. You may be selected as the winner of one of twenty top awards of $20,000/year for four years.


When do I need to arrive?

The event begins early in the morning. Generally, check in usually begins at 7:00 am. Plan to arrive the day prior or the morning of the event, which will conclude by 2:00 pm. You may bring one guest.


Does the schedule allow me to also attend College Weekend?

Yes, it does. The event will end at 2:00 pm. If a College Weekend is scheduled, check in will be available at that time. We encourage you to attend College Weekend!


Is the Quest Scholarship Program available to graduate students?

Students accepted to one of ORU's graduate schools can apply for the Quest Graduates Fellows and Scholarship Program. Visit for more info.

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