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Scholarships (Enrolled in the United States)

Grants

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) works to create disciples of Jesus Christ by offering grants to those who qualify. 

Ethnic in-Service Training (EIST) Grant

The United Methodist Church allocates part of the World Communion Sunday offerings to GBHEM for ethnic leadership development. As part of its ongoing mission to nurture United Methodist leaders – both lay and clergy – GBHEM uses those funds to award Ethnic In-Service Training Grants. These grants are awarded in sums up to $10,000 and are given to programs designed to bolster recruitment, training and retention of ethnic persons for leadership positions at every level of the church and its ministry. READ MORE

Rule 2 Grant Program

The Rule 2 Grant is a GBHEM matching grant that supports collegiate ministry internships designed to further the reach of a collegiate ministry within, or beyond, its campus context. Selected recipients will be awarded a maximum of $3,000 per grant, and these funds must be matched by an equal amount (up to a maximum match of $3,000). Grant funding must be used to support new student internships that create vital leadership with a new program, special event, local church and/or community-based engagement of some kind. READ MORE

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The Black College Fund

One of the most significant ways The United Methodist Church helps make quality education accessible to all is through the Black College Fund (BCF). Learn more about how it supports the 11 historically black colleges and universities related to the church.

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Would you like to help more young people listen for, discern and respond well to God’s call to ordained ministry? Find out more about the Young Clergy Initiative (YCI), a grant program that seeks to increase the number of young clergy within jurisdictional conferences of The United Methodist Church.

Asia Pacific Pathway

Explore funding options through the Central Conference Theological Education Fund (CCTEF). CCTEF was designed to strengthen theological education and pastoral formation in all the Central Conferences in Africa, Europe and the Philippines.