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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

ABOUT THE QUEST WHOLE LEADER SCHOLARSHIP

The undergraduate Quest Whole Leader Scholarship Program has been established to identify and award students who are tireless on their quest to become whole leaders. Scholarship recipients are committed to developing a healthy, character-driven lifestyle that sets the standard in society and enables them to thrive in life. 

HOW TO BE CONSIDERED

In order to qualify, you must be a high school senior, recent high school graduate or transfer student considering ORU for the upcoming semester. Participation is also limited to those who have not yet received a Quest Whole Leader Scholarship and are not returning ORU students. 

Eligible students* are automatically awarded a Quest Whole Leader Scholarship upon admission, but are also granted the opportunity to be considered for 1 of our 15 full-tuition Quest Scholarships by securing a nomination and taking the next step to submit a Quest Essay.

*Students who receive athletic aid at ORU due to participation in NCAA Division 1 Athletics are not eligible for Quest Whole Leader Scholarships.

Selection Deadlines

The deadline to submit your essay and be nominated for full-tuition** consideration is:

  • March 1 for first-round selection on March 15
  • April 1 for second-round selection on April 15
  • May 1 for third-round selection on May 15
  • August 1 for fourth-round selecton

**Students not selected for a full-tuition scholarship will retain the award offered upon admission.

HOW TO APPLY TO ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY

Eligible students are automatically awarded a Quest Whole Leader Scholarship upon admission.

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NEXT STEPS

Once you've received your admissions decision to Oral Roberts University, follow these steps. 

1. Secure Your Spot

Secure your spot at ORU by heading to go.oru.edu/pay to submit your $250 enrollment fee. This payment also solidifies your scholarship and financial aid offers, allows you to choose housing, and more! 

Secure Your Spot

2. Get Nominated

Eligible students* are automatically awarded a Quest Whole Leader Scholarship upon admission, but are also granted the opportunity to be considered for 1 of our 15 full-tuition Quest Scholarships by securing a nomination and taking the next step to submit a Quest Essay.

Start Your Nomination Here

3. Submit Your Quest Essay

Eligible students* will receive an email with a direct link to their Quest Essay after being nominated. Be sure to check your spam folder so it doesn't get lost! 

The Quest Essay is your opportunity to tell us more about what makes you uniquely you, specifically as it relates to your demonstration of: Spiritual Integrity, Personal Resilience, Intellectual Pursuit, Global Engagement, and Bold Vision. 

**Students not selected for a full-tuition scholarship will retain the award offered upon admission.

4. Register for Quest Day

Join us for one of these exciting visit days at ORU so you can attend Chapel, take a campus tour, connect with students, learn about academic programs, and experience for yourself what sets ORU apart.

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5. Connect with Us

Did you know that you have a designated Admissions Representative assigned to you? That's right! We're here to help walk you through the process and make sure you have everything you need before you start college.

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GUIDELINES AND RENEWAL CRITERIA

This scholarship is valid for up to four years of full-time enrollment in an undergraduate, residential program at Oral Roberts University. Changes made to a student's residential status may also result in adjustments to this award. Click below to see a list of guidelines and renewal criteria for the Quest Whole Leader Scholarship.

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ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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