Oral Roberts University seeks to educate students who exemplify a whole person lifestyle as they pursue excellence intellectually, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

Awards will be made at the following levels:

Scholarships are applied annually and are good toward full-time enrollment in a master's or doctoral level program.

    The President's Fellow Award (Valued at approximately $37,600 per year) — One fellowship will be offered by the Office of the President. The award will cover tuition, fees and books as well as on-campus housing and meal-plan (if applicable), along with a $15,000 annual stipend. Fellows duties will be assigned by the Office of the President or Provost.

    The Dean's Fellow Awards — Each graduate school will select one Dean's Fellow. The award will cover 100% tuition and will include a $15,000 annual stipend. Fellows duties will be assigned by the respective dean.

    $5,000 — Each graduate school will select one student to receive a $5,000 award.

    $3,000 — Each graduate school will select three students to receive a $3,000 award.

    Other Awards — Remaining award recipients will receive a scholarship of no less than $1,000, depending on the number of applicants and the availability of funds.


Application with resumé/curriculum vitae received by
Monday, June 2, 2014

Submit an essay by
Monday, June 16, 2014

Scholarship award notifications on or before
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Download the Application

Scholarship Competition Guidelines:

  1. Competition eligibility is limited to current ORU graduate students and new students accepted to an ORU graduate program for Fall 2014.

  2. Students must submit a completed application for admission to the University and be admitted to the University prior to being invited to the Competition.

  3. Graduate Quest Fellows and Scholarship Program applications, along with resumé or curriculum vitae, must be received no later than Monday, June 2, 2014.

  4. Students who complete a qualified application will be invited to participate in an interview by June 16, which will be conducted on the ORU campus or via an online video conference.

  5. Applicants must also submit an essay, two to three typewritten pages, on the topic, "My quest to become a whole person." Essays must be submitted electronically or by fax to gradquest@oru.edu on or before Monday, June 16.

  6. Students are encouraged to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to ORU as early as possible.

  7. Scholarship award notifications will be mailed on or before July 15, 2014.

Recipients of the Graduate Quest Fellows and Scholarship Program awards will be selected by the Scholarship Review Committee, the ORU provost and the deans of ORU's graduate schools. The scholarship will be renewable for up to three years, toward full-time enrollment in a graduate program at the University. Recipients' awards will be reviewed annually. Renewal of an award is contingent upon having satisfactorily fulfilled the requirements of the award, including maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and remaining in good standing with the university.