Oral Roberts University medical students say they feel betrayed by the cancellation of a scholarship program funded after evangelist Oral Roberts said God would end his life unless he raised $8 million.

Although the television preacher-faith healer said the donations would fund full scholarships for medical students at Oral Roberts University, those scholarships turned out to be loans.Students also complained Roberts has pressured them to keep quiet about their dissatisfaction, the Los Angeles Times reported in Monday's editions.

Several students said that at the semester's opening chapel service, Roberts told them not to grumble, warning: "Keep your cotton-pickin' mouth shut!"