General Scholarships

Apply for any of the scholarships listed below at: www.gbhem.org/scholarshipapplication. The GBHEM scholarship application opens in January of each year. You need only to submit one application per year where it will be screened for all possible eligible programs. You may indicate on the scholarship application first page which of these programs you would most like to be considered.

  • General Scholarship Application

    Undergrad $500 - $1,000; graduate $1,000 - $2,000

    Undergraduate or graduate level student, minimum 1 year active membership in the UMC, minimum 2.5 gpa.


  • Allan J. Burry Scholarship

    $1,000

    For undergraduates (incoming Freshmen NOT eligible); member of UMC for at least 3 years; very active leadership in a United Methodist related Campus Ministry; minimum 3.0 GPA; will require a specific nomination from the UM Campus Minister.


  • Baltimore Washington Scholarship Merit Fund

    $1,500

    Members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference only. For students attending a United Methodist college in the Northeast Jurisdiction or across the United States; must be active member of UMC for one year. Required to be enrolled full-time; minimum 2.5 GPA.


  • Baltimore Washington Conference Francis Asbury Scholarship

    $500 - $1,000

    Members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference only. Available for the child of a pastor. Must be an active member of a UMC within the Baltimore Washington Conference for one year. Required to be enrolled full-time; minimum 2.5 GPA.


  • Baltimore Washington Conference Board of Trustees/Merit Scholarship

    $800

    Members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference only. Open to all students, based on need, GPA, finances. May be awarded to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral students; who are full active members of the UMC for at least one year; have a minimum GPA of 2.5+, and are attending an accredited institution within the U.S.


  • Baltimore Washington Conference United Methodist Women (UMW) Scholarship

    $400 - $1,000

    Members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference only. Undergraduate student. The United Methodist Women Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance for undergraduate students who are members of churches within the Baltimore-Washington Conference. The awards are made according to financial need, academic achievement and active church membership. The scholarship amounts range from $400 to $1,000 per year. Scholarships are renewable; a new application must be submitted annually for review. Payments are made directly to the college/university. This scholarship is not available to the child of a pastor. This scholarship is available to both women and men.


  • Baltimore Washington Conference United Methodist Men (UMM) Scholarship

    $400 - $500

    Members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference only. Undergraduate Male student. The United Methodist Men Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance for undergraduate students who are members of churches within the Baltimore-Washington Conference. The awards are made according to financial need, academic achievement and active church membership. The scholarship amounts range from $400.00 to $500.00 per year. Scholarships are renewable; a new application must be submitted annually for review. Payments are made directly to the college/university. This scholarship is not available to the child of a pastor.


  • David W. Self

    $1,000

    Designated for graduating high school seniors entering first year of undergraduate study; 1 year active membership in UMC, full time degree program at any accredited institution, minimum 2.5 GPA, pursuing a church related career.


  • E. Craig Brandenburg

    $1,000 - $2,000

    For applicants over age 35; any degree level; prefer students changing to a second career.


  • Elvina Jane Owen Scholarship

    $500 - $1,000

    First preference to students in the Johnstown District of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference enrolled at Allegheny College. Second preference to a graduate student from Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference majoring in Education; minimum 2.85 GPA; 1 year membership in the UMC.


  • The Rev. Dr. Karen Layman GIFT OF HOPE Scholarship

    $1,000

    For undergraduates (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior); minimum 3 year membership in the UMC; very active in UMC leadership; minimum 3.0 GPA.


  • Miriam Hoffman Scholarship

    $500 - $1,000

    For any grade level pursuing a vocational career in music education or music ministry; 1 year membership in the UMC; minimum 2.5 GPA.


  • Oregon-Idaho Conference Undergraduate Leadership Award Program

    (4 - one per district - $800 awards)

    A scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate student from each of the four districts of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference, a total of four $800 scholarships, annually. Applicants are evaluated primarily on their leadership or potential leadership skills. Financial need is also considered. The scholarship may be used at any two- or four-year accredited undergraduate institution. 

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