Paying for School
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Office of Loans and Scholarships
More than 60 programs offer awards for United Methodist Church leaders at all grade levels, seminarians and ethnic minorities; some post-graduate fellowships.
Amounts vary; undergraduate average is $1,000 per year; graduate average, $2,000
Applications accepted: Jan. 4—March 5
To apply: www.gbhem.org/scholarshipapplication
Low interest loans available for United Methodists with an approved cosigner.
May borrow up to $5,000 in a calendar year.
Winter/Spring loans: Apply Dec. 1—May 1
Fall loans: June 1—Nov. 1.
To apply: www.gbhem.org/loanapplication
General Board of Global Ministries
World Communion Scholarship Leadership Development Program
Educates and trains mission partners from around the world.
Application Deadline: Nov. 30
United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
United Methodist Dollars for Scholars
Provides $1,000 matching scholarships to United Methodists students who receive a $1,000 scholarship from their congregation to attend a United Methodist-related institution.
Application Deadline: March 1
To apply: www.umhef.org
United Methodist Communications
United Methodist Special Sundays with Offerings
Special offerings on Native American Ministry Sunday (April 14), World Communion Sunday (Oct. 6) and United Methodist Student Day (Nov. 24) support the scholarship programs of the boards of higher education and ministry and global ministries.
Learn more: www.umcgiving.org.
Many United Methodist congregations and some annual conferences provide scholarships. Check with your pastor or annual conference office for availability, requirements and application information.