Oral Roberts University seeks to educate students who exemplify a whole person lifestyle as they pursue excellence intellectually, emotionally, spiritually and physically.  To this end, prospective graduate students have the opportunity to compete for Graduate Quest Fellowship and Scholarship awards. 


Fellowships are project based awards for which the winner works 20 hours per week in the graduate school and receives a $15,000 stipend annually.  The Colleges of Business, Education and Theology and Ministry each have one Dean's Fellow, and the University has one President's Fellow.  New Fellowships will be offered as vacancies arise.

For Fall 2015, there are Fellows positions available in the Colleges of Business and Education.  The award will cover 100% tuition and will include a $15,000 annual stipend. Fellows duties will be assigned by the respective dean.


Scholarships are awards which offset the cost of tuition for full time graduate students for which there is no required work assignment.  For the 2015 competition, awards will range from $1000-$5000. 

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


Application with resumé/curriculum vitae and essay received by
 Friday, February 27, 2015

Interviews scheduled with Graduate Schools for some applicants
March 2015

Scholarship award notifications on or before
 Friday, April 24, 2015

Download the Application

Applying for the Scholarship:

Along with their completed application and resumé or curriculum vitae, applicants must submit an essay as assigned by the graduate school.  New students admitted to an ORU graduate program for Fall 2015 and current ORU graduate students who will have completed fewer than three fall/spring semesters by August 1 are eligible. Additional guidelines are provided on the Scholarship application.

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.