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GUIDELINES AND RENEWAL CRITERIA

Scholarship Awarding, Amounts and Renewal

  • Quest Whole Leader Scholarship amounts are determined by ORU's Scholarship Review Committee.
  • Awards range in value with a potential increase up to full-tuition. Eligibility for an amount up to full-tuition depends on participation in a Quest Leadership Weekend (see additional guidelines below).
  • The Quest Whole Leader Scholarship is valid for up to four years of continuous, full-time enrollment in an undergraduate, residential program at Oral Roberts University. 
  • Quest Whole Leader Scholarships are not transferable and must be used the year it was awarded. 
  • Awards are reviewed annually. Students must maintain a satisfactory Whole Person Assessment score and Grade Point Average and remain in good standing with the University in order to continue receiving the award. See detailed renewal criteria below.
  • Awards may be suspended for a period of time or canceled if recipients do not remain in good standing with the University as determined by the University Discipline Committee.
  • The University reserves the right to reduce or revoke a Quest Whole Leader Scholarship should a recipient violate the Honor Code or residential life policies as outlined in the ORU Student Handbook.

Eligibility

  • To be eligible, you must be a high school senior, recent high school graduate or transfer student considering ORU for the Fall 2020 term. 
  • Eligibility is limited to those who have not yet received a Quest Whole Leader Scholarship and are not returning ORU students.
  • Students who receive athletic aid at ORU due to participation in NCAA Division 1 Athletics are not eligible for Quest Whole Leader Scholarships.
  • Eligible individuals who are admitted to ORU, participate in a Quest Leadership Event and submit their enrollment fee will receive a Quest Whole Leader Scholarship to ORU. 

Event Participation

  • Participation in a Quest Leadership Weekend secures your award upon admission.
  • Participation also makes you eligible to receive a potential increase to your scholarship offer for an amount ranging up to full-tuition.
  • Participation includes completion of a Quest Profile, which is sent to admitted students.

Nominations

  • Eligible students may be nominated for participation in a Quest Leadership Weekend by a non-family member who is a school official, church official, community leader or a member of the ORU alumni, faculty or staff.
  • If you have been nominated, you will receive a follow-up email invitation from ORU. Please register for the event using the link provided on your e-invitation. You will also be able to pay your $75 student registration fee ($25 for attending parents).
  • Being nominated does not guarantee someone a scholarship. Nominees still need to qualify and complete the process. However, nominations can inform the Scholarship Committee of exceptional students, enhancing a candidate's scholarship file for full-tuition consideration.

Renewal Criteria

For Quest Whole Leader Scholarships up to $15,000/Year

If the following criteria are met, the Quest Whole Leader Scholarship will be renewed for the following academic year.

  • Recipients maintain a Whole Person Assessment (WPA) score of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Recipients maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Should the recipient fail to maintain these standards, the following formula will be applied at the end of the spring semester:

[WPA + GPA] / 2 must equal 2.5

  • When the GPA is taken into account, if the 2.5 standard is achieved, the Quest Whole Person Scholarship will be renewed for the following academic year.
  • If the 2.5 standard is not achieved, the student will be asked to submit a written appeal and a Plan for Improvement to be reviewed by the Whole Person Assessment Committee. The Committee may choose to grant the appeal and renew the Quest Whole Person Scholarship on a probationary basis.
For Quest Whole Leader Scholarships Greater Than $15,000/Year

If the below criteria are met, the Quest Whole Leader Scholarship will be renewed for the following academic year.

  • Recipients maintain a Whole Leader Assessment (WPA) score of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Recipients maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Should the recipient fail to maintain these standards, the following formula will be applied at the end of the spring semester:

[WPA + GPA] / 2 must equal 3.0

  • When the GPA is taken into account, if the 3.0 standard is achieved, the Quest Whole Leader Scholarship will be renewed for the following academic year.
  • If the 3.0 standard is not achieved, the student will be asked to submit a written appeal and a Plan for Improvement to be reviewed by the Whole Leader Assessment Committee. The Committee may choose to grant the appeal and renew the Quest Whole Leader Scholarship on a probationary basis.

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