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Loans & Scholarships

Serving United Methodist Students

The GBHEM Office of Loans and Scholarships offers financial aid to United Methodist students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Every year, we award an average of $5.5 million to help students in the United States and abroad pursue their dreams through higher education. With this financial aid, GBHEM is opening pathways for students of all backgrounds to earn their degrees and serve as the next generation of leaders for the church and the world.

List of Scholarships

The GBHEM scholarship application opens in January of each year. You can only submit one application per year where it will be screened for all possible eligible programs. You may indicate on the first page of the scholarship application which of the below listed programs you would most like to be considered for. Award amounts below are a general estimate of awards given. Scholarship programs are divided into three categories:

Where Does the Money Come From?

Funding for our loans and scholarships is made possible through the generosity of our fellow United Methodists and through decades of sound financial stewardship by our agency. Financial support for all GBHEM loans and scholarships comes from five primary sources:

63 percent from endowments.
22 percent from wills and annuities.
13 percent from United Methodist Special Sundays
1 percent from online gifts.
1 percent from fiduciary income.

Apply For Scholarships

One of the major obstacles to students who are preparing for their calling at a college or university is a lack of financial resources.
We are here to connect you with the resources you need to claim and flourish in your calling through higher education.

*The application window has ended. We are not accepting new applications at this time. We look forward to serving your needs in the future.*

Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

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100% Goes to Students

Every year, we award an average of $5.5 million to help students in the United States and abroad pursue their dreams through higher education.

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