Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the Graduate Quest Scholarships?

New graduate students who have been admitted to one of ORU’s graduate programs and will enroll full-time in an on-campus degree-seeking program. Also, current ORU graduate students who have completed twelve or fewer hours of graduate study in their program of interest at any institution, including ORU.

Do I need to apply to the graduate school prior to applying for the scholarship?

Yes, students must apply and be admitted to the graduate program of interest before applying for the scholarship.

How can I check the status of my graduate program application?

You can check the status of your application by contacting your Graduate Enrollment Counselor.

Do I need a nomination or recommendation form?

No, you only need to submit your Graduate Quest application, curriculum vitae, and essay.

Where do I send my curriculum vitae and essay?

You can email a PDF file of your curriculum vitae and essay to

What will take place during the interview day?

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

What is the benefit of participating in the scholarship?

If you have gone through the admission and Graduate Quest Scholarship application process and have been invited to participate in an interview day, you could receive a Graduate Quest Scholarship ranging in value from $500 up to $5,000 per year. You may also be selected as the recipient of one of three fellowship awards of full tuition coverage and a $15,000/year stipend for up to three years.