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ORU Seeks Whole Person Scholarship Nominations

Contact: Carissa Bratschun, Oral Roberts University, 918-495-7337

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 9, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Oral Roberts University is seeking school counselors, teachers, principals and pastors as well as ORU alumni, faculty and staff to nominate high school and transfer students for the Whole Person Scholarship Program. Those wishing to nominate a student can do so online at wholeperson.oru.edu.

The Whole Person Scholarship Program, which was created in 2009, is reserved for ambitious, well-rounded students who aspire to the "whole-person" ideal of intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development. Scholarship recipients will demonstrate the following: Christian worldview, lifestyle of service, academic achievement, leadership ability, vision to make a life-changing impact on others and healthy lifestyle.

"The Whole Person Scholarship is one of our two premier scholarship programs," said Nancy Brainard, vice president for Enrollment Management. "It enhances and replaces merit awards with larger scholarships that are renewable for four years. It also benefits ORU by allowing us to find the students we are looking for - those who are intellectually alert, spiritually alive, physically disciplined and socially adept."

Once nominations are collected, they are reviewed alongside admissions applications. If selected, students are invited to participate in a Scholarship Day event on the ORU campus. Those participating in scholarship day will win a Whole Person Scholarship of up to $20,000 per year. They will also participate in a scholarship interview and respond to a series of short answer essay questions.

The Whole Person Scholarship Program is funded through donations from alumni and other sources. To give to the Whole Person Scholarship, please visit oru.edu/give.

School, church and community leaders as well as ORU alumni, faculty and staff that wish to nominate a student can do so at wholeperson.oru.edu.

About Oral Roberts University
Oral Roberts University is a world-renowned Christian university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1963, ORU serves students from every state and over 50 countries, representing over 40 denominations. Offering 64 undergraduate majors, 14 master's programs and two doctoral degrees, plus NCAA Division I athletics, ORU actively engages students to hear God's voice, excel in academics and go impact their world. For more information about ORU, visit