EMPOWERING STUDENTS ON THE QUEST FOR WHOLENESS
ORU seeks to educate students who are on a quest to become whole leaders who desire to develop a healthy, character-driven lifestyle that sets the standard in society and enables them to thrive in life.
We are looking for well-rounded students who dream of furthering their education, where they will emerge as servant leaders who are spiritually alive, intellectually alert, physically disciplined, socially adept and professionally competent.
Through participation in a Quest Leadership Event, admitted students will secure their Quest Whole Leader Scholarship offer and be considered for a potential increased amount.* Students who receive consideration for a scholarship will demonstrate the following: Christian Worldview, Lifestyle of Service, Academic Achievement, Leadership Ability, Vision to Make a Life-Changing Impact on Others and a Healthy Lifestyle.
Receiving a Quest Whole Leader Scholarship is contingent on the following criteria:
- Be admitted to ORU for the following academic year - Start Your Application.
- Must submit the enrollment fee for the following academic year - Submit the Enrollment Fee.
- Complete your Quest Profile - Instructions for submitting the Quest Profile will be emailed upon acceptance to ORU.
- Physically attend a Quest Leadership Event - Register for an Event.
*Students who participate in NCAA Division 1 Athletics at ORU are not eligible for Quest Whole Leader Scholarships.
Quest Whole Leader Students
"There is obviously the focus on academics, but with ORU they really care about you as a person."
"I love the focus that the university has on what’s really important, and that’s a relationship with Jesus."
"This university is so focused on God that it's not just a university. I don't plan on coming here just to get an education or diploma. My reason for coming here is of course to get an education but also to grow so much in God."
"When I got the Quest scholarship, it made me feel like it’s actually possible to [go to college]. I’m not alone. Jesus is watching out for me. It put me in a better place in my faith."
"No one at ORU is going to tell you that you can’t. They want the best for you and to encourage you."
"One thing I love about ORU is the people here. Everyone is super nice, which is rare. I think it’s the Whole Person thing—the students trying to live out the Whole Person [philosophy]. It just makes everyone so friendly."
"I love how open ORU is, even for commuter students. If you’re not getting involved, it’s not because ORU is not inviting you. They lay the foundation, but getting involved is up to you."
"I have a couple friends here who really care about my spiritual life, and they want to see me grow. I really hold them dear. They keep me accountable, and they’re always there for me."
"As a young Christian male, it has been great to be with other people who have the same experiences and struggles and are striving to know God. I just feel like, these are my people. This is my community."
"I felt relief when I found out I’d received a Quest Scholarship. Everything helps with how expensive college is. It’s quite the honor. I hope to live up to the Whole Person title."
"There is a positive vibe on the campus that you can see. Everyone is here to help each other."
"My classes, even if they’re not biblical, all bring it back to God. For example, in my introduction to theater class, we talk about being a critic. We talk about how you can use your faith, but you also have to bring in the outside world and see how they see things."
"ORU has been a whole new experience, not just educationally but culturally. I think it will help me to be a successful person."
"It is a phenomenal, Spirit-filled atmosphere on campus. It has blown my mind more than I could have imagined."
"This is definitely a really positive school. The professors make time for students and show they care. I just knew when I came to ORU that this was the place I was called to."
"What other place do you have your peers all trying to get closer to God? The culture of ORU encourages you to press into the Lord."