Iowa United Methodist Foundation offers thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants every year to students who demonstrate academic and community excellence and have maintained a faithful membership with the United Methodist Church. The Westmar Trust Scholarship is made available from a portion of the scholarship money that remained after the closing of Westmar College, an affiliate of the Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. To honor the memory of those making gifts to Westmar College and the alumni, these funds will be used as an endowment to assist students with their educational needs at United Methodist colleges in Iowa.
-Attending or planning to attend a United Methodist affiliated college in Iowa
-Demonstrate involvement in community service and leadership activities
-Minimum 3.0 GPA for high school applicants, and 2.5 for college applicants
-Demonstrate financial need
-Preference is given to students from the following Iowa counties: Lyon, Sioux, Osceola, O'Brien, Plymouth, Cherokee, Woodbury, and Ida
-2 letters of recommendation from school counselor/advisor and pastor