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We’re committed to making a quality education from ORU accessible and affordable. That’s why nearly 100% of our full-time undergraduate students receive scholarships and grants. 

The following list of 2021-2022 scholarships and grants are for incoming, on-campus freshmen and transfer students who are enrolled full-time (12-18 credit hours per semester). All awards are subject to change, and the combined total of all ORU grants and scholarships may not exceed 100% of tuition. Other expenses such as room and board may be funded with outside scholarships, federal aid, and/or private funds. If you need help understanding your financial aid offer or what to expect of the process, connect with us today.

Quest Whole Leader Scholarship 

At the point of admission, future Golden Eagles are eligible for one of two scholarship programs, the Academic Scholarship program or the Quest Whole Leader Scholarship program. The Quest Whole Leader Scholarship program* seeks to recognize student achievement in the areas of academics, services, and leadership. Eligible students** are automatically considered for this scholarship upon admission, but are also granted the opportunity to increase that award up to full tuition by way of nominations. 

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*Recipients must maintain a satisfactory Whole Person Assessment score and GPA while remaining in good standing with ORU.

**Changes to a student's residential status may result in adjustments to this award.

***Students receiving NCAA Athletic Scholarships or students re-enrolling at the university are not eligible for Quest Whole Leader Scholarships.

Academic Scholarships

At the point of admission, future Golden Eagles are eligible for one of two scholarship programs, the Academic Scholarship program or the Quest Whole Leader Scholarship program. Academic Scholarships are based upon academic qualifications. These scholarships range from $6,000 to $11,000 and may be awarded based on academic standing.

Tier 1 (4.0+ GPA) - $11,000 3.00 GPA for renewal
Tier 2 (3.50-3.99 GPA) - $10,000 2.75 GPA for renewal
Tier 3 (3.00-3.49 GPA)  - $9,000 2.50 GPA for renewal
Tier 4 (2.50-2.99 GPA) - $8,000 2.00 GPA for renewal
Tier 5 (2.00-2.49 GPA) - $6,000 2.00 GPA for renewal
Tier 1 (3.50+ GPA) - $10,000 2.75 GPA for renewal
Tier 2 (3.00-3.49 GPA) - $9,000 2.50 GPA for renewal
Tier 3 (2.50-2.99 GPA) - $8,000 2.00 GPA for renewal
Tier 4 (2.00-2.49 GPA) - $6,000 2.00 GPA for renewal


First Robotics Scholarship

First Robotics Scholarship $1,000 This award is offered to Chinese students who have competed in a FirstRobotics Challenge (FRC) and are applying to ORU for an Engineering program. This scholarship is in addition to all other scholarships that a student is eligible to apply for. For more information, click here.

State and Federal Aid

ORU also participates in state and federal aid programs that provide grants and student loans to qualifying students (U.S. Citizens only). To qualify, you’ll need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is a government form used to determine if you qualify for federal aid. You can submit your FAFSA at fafsa.gov as early as October 1 the year before you plan on enrolling in classes! Even if you don’t think you’ll qualify for federal aid, you’ll want to complete the FAFSA using ORU’s school code (003985) so you can receive a personalized financial aid.

Guidelines for International Financial Aid

  • International students are not eligible to receive any U.S. federal aid. However, international students who have permanent resident status (green card) or international students who are in the United States as political refugees are generally eligible for U.S. federal aid.
  • Students may only receive funds from the international student budget for four years. Students with a double major may petition to receive funds for a fifth year.
  • Students from English-speaking nations should submit an SAT or ACT score (rather than the TOEFL) to qualify for academic scholarships. A TOEFL score will suffice if the SAT or ACT test is not offered in their nations.

Scholarships for Freshmen - Seniors

Air Force ROTC
By agreement with the United States Air Force, eligible full-time students at Oral Roberts University may participate in Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) and receive an officer’s commission in the Air Force upon graduation.

Quest First Scholarship  
This scholarship is available for ORU students who are the first generation to attend college in their family.

Jonas B. Nyberg Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline: May 15
This scholarship is for students seeking a degree in Evangelism or Communication. Click here to review the instructions prior to completing the application.

The Marilyn Bonebrake LaPointe/Debate and Forensic Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to students who are part of the ORU Debate team. It is contingent upon being enrolled in COM 400-Debate as well as maintaining a minimum GPA requirement. Students interested in this scholarship may contact Dr. Agena Farmer at afarmer@oru.edu.

Margaret L. Lesher Foundation Scholarship 
Deadline: May 15
This scholarship is for a full time print or broadcast journalism major who demonstrates financial need.  

Quest Whole Leader Entrepreneurship Scholarship  
Deadline: May 15
This scholarship application is available for students who are majoring in ORU's Entrepreneurship program.

Quest Whole Leader Media Scholarship 
Deadline: May 15

This Scholarship application is for students who are majoring in Broadcast Media majors.

Scholarships for Sophomores - Seniors

Jack and Carol Greer Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 15
This scholarship is for Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students. It provides financial support for a school of business student who has a strong Christian commitment has a Love for Jesus Christ and is actively involved and serving. Student must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher. 

Scholarships for Juniors & Seniors

Suzanne M. Behr Scholarship Program 
Deadline: May 15
This scholarship is for junior and senior female students of all majors who have a heart for God and a financial need. The scholarship award is a minimum of $3000 for the school year, distributed as $1500 each semester. As part of this scholarship program you will get to meet and have dinner with Ms. Behr.

Other Scholarship and Reference Information

ORU Award Terms and Conditions - Requirements and renewal information for financial awards made to students from Oral Roberts University. 

 The Quest Whole Leader Scholarship, Need-based Fund for Single Parents - This need-based fund is available for single parents at ORU. 

Oklahoma State Regents - Academic Scholars Program
Oklahoma students can automatically qualify for the program by achieving designation as a National Merit Scholar, National Merit Finalist or United States Presidential Scholar or by scoring at or above the 99.5 percentile on the ACT or SAT. For fall 2020, the ACT required score is a total sum score of the ACT skill areas of 135. For fall 2020, the SAT required score is a total sum score of the critical reading and math skill areas of 1540.

Students who qualify can receive a $4000 scholarship towards tuition, room & board, books, fees, etc. It’s advised that students speak with their Guidance Counselors but they can also find the application online

Outside Scholarships List - This list contains various scholarships other business and organizations have offered for students.

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