Scholarships

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.

The Blake Family Foundation Scholarship - Preference for this scholarship is given to students from Maranatha Academy or Eastern Kansas Christian Schools in Shawnee, Kansas. May 15 deadline

Thelma Schottin Scholarship – This scholarship is to provide financial support for a student who is a child or grandchild of missionaries in foreign countries. Student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have financial need. May 15 deadline

Radical Art for Jesus Gloria B Scholarship - This scholarship is for art majors who demonstrate financial need. May 15 deadline

Fred & Eveyln Armitage Scholarship – This scholarship is to provide financial support for an on-campus student who has financial need. Student must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.May 15 deadline

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

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 - This scholarship is for a full time print or broadcast journalism major who demonstrates financial need. March 15 deadline

Reverend Peter Popoff ScholarshipThis scholarship provides financial support for Oral Roberts University students whose academic pursuits are preparing them to serve God in vocational pastoral ministry or missions ministry. April 30 deadline

Scholarships for Sophomores - Seniors

Helen Scott Murphy Memorial - This scholarship is for students who demonstrate financial need and outstanding leadership and academic ability. They must also be in the top 20% of their class. May 15 deadline

T.C. and Bee Hatfield Scholarship - This scholarship is for students who demonstrate financial need and outstanding leadership and academic ability. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.75. May 15 deadline

Scholarships for Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students

Suzanne M. Behr Scholarship Program - This scholarship is for junior or senior female students who have financial need. The applicant must be willing to join an ORU women's mentoring program if one exists or a program that would hold her accountable for her personal spiritual walk. The scholarship award is $1,500 per semester. May 15 deadline

David and Barbara Cerullo Scholarship - This scholarship is for junior or senior, on-campus, Business, Christian Care & Counseling, and or Communications & Media students who has a financial need. Student must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). International students must describe their need in detail, as part of the essay requirement. March 30 deadline.

Jack Greer Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship 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 3.0 or higher.  May 15 deadline

Other Scholarship and Reference Information

Financial Aid Guide - This guide answers common questions for minorities, students with disabilities and military/veterans; as well as includes a comprehensive scholarship database and step-by-step guide to the FAFSA.

“Paying for College: Student Resource Guide” - A collection of scholarship, fellowship, and internship listings and their deadlines. Includes a list of suggested scholarship websites and suggested books for research. Many opportunities for Hispanic and other minority applicants.

Studentaid.ed.gov Scholarships and Grants - A comprehensive resource for private scholarships, scholarship searches, and government grants.

The Carl's Jr. Founders Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to High School seniors or graduates 21 years or younger who are seeking education at an accredited two- or four-year college of their choice.

The Carson Scholars Fund - A program that awards $1000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11; when used at ORU, ORU matches the Carson Scholarship.   

The Daniels Fund Scholarship Program - This scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors who are residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah.

The Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway - This program offers tuition giveaways ranging from $2,500 to $100,000 for college students who are at least 18 years old.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program - This scholarship program is for outstanding minority students. The good-through-graduation scholarship is awarded to 1,000 talented students to use at the college or university of their choice.  Eight current ORU students are Gates Millennium Scholars.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation -  This foundation awards four-year scholarships of up to $7,500 to graduating, minority high school seniors. The scholarship is to be used at an accredited university of the student's choice and may be used for tuition, books, housing, etc.

The Nursing Scholarship Program - This scholarship is for all students enrolled in an accredited nursing program. In exchange for a minimum 2-year service commitment at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses, the scholarship will pay for tuition, general fees, books, and will grant you a monthly stipend.

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

The RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program - A program that supports Hispanic students in pursuit of their college education; annually, four $100,000 awards are made in addition to many other awards. 

The StorageMart ScholarSmarts Scholarship Program - This scholarship is awarded to all students in pursuit of higher education to be used for tuition, books, housing, and more.