Methodist Scholarships

With its dedication to providing opportunities for higher education, it’s not surprise the Methodist community is committed to helping its members find money for college by providing both local scholarships and national awards. Methodist scholarships exist to assist members of the faith in attending college and achieving their educational goals. The Methodist faith believes strongly in providing service to the community and financial aid to those in need. Plus, organizations offering Methodist scholarships, like many other scholarship providers, hope that by giving you scholarship awards now, they’re putting you in a position where you may be able to donate to their cause once you’re wealthy and successful. Just think—if you win a Methodist scholarship, avoid student loans, and eventually graduate and get a good job, why wouldn’t you want to return the favor a few years down the road and help a student just like you pay for school? Well, lots of people funding Methodist scholarships think that way—they might say it was the Christian thing to do.

To view scholarship information or fill out scholarship applications for common Lutheran scholarships, click the links below. For a more complete list of scholarship opportunities, religious and otherwise, conduct a free college scholarship search.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 29, Annually
A $500 scholarship will be presented from the East Ohio Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry of East Ohio Conference. Any high school senior who is an active member in a United Methodist Church inside the boundaries of the East Ohio Conference is eligible to apply. Applicants will be asked to write a story, essay, poem, etc. of 1,500 words or less on the following theme: "How [...] More

The Winston-Salem Foundation Emma Kapp Ogburn Memorial Fund
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Emma Kapp Ogburn Memorial Fund was established in September 1946 by S.C. Ogburn as a memorial to his wife, Mrs. Emma Kapp Ogburn to provide scholars hips to Forsyth County residents of the Methodist denomination who will pursue education for the Methodist ministry or Christian education. The scholarship may provide non-renewable awards of varying amounts based on available income of the fund. [...] More

UMHEF Scholarships
Application Deadlines: Varies
A national foundation based in Nashville, Tennessee, the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation is a 42-year-old organization dedicated to helping students achieve their dreams. UMHEF provides scholarship aid for United Methodist students attending the 122 United Methodist-related institutions. UMHEF annually provides scholarship opportunities for eligible students. Students may receive [...] More

Iowa United Methodist Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Iowa United Methodist Foundation offers a number of scholarship opportunities to college-bound Iowa Methodists. Below are examples of awards offered through the IUMF: Westmar Scholarship - This 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 [...] More

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate study of religion journalism or mass communications. It recognizes of the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for the United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years. The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in [...] More

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The purpose of the Stoody-West Fellowship is to enhance the recipient's professional competence and thereby help to perpetuate the standards exemplified by Ralph Stoody and Arthur West. Religious journalism is interpreted to include news writing for secular press, church press and for church institutions. The committee will consider appropriate news and journalism forms, including electronic and [...] More

United Methodist Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: March 05, Annually
The United Methodist Scholarship Program is a church-wide educational service providing scholarships to help supplement the financial needs of today’s students. Funding for these scholarships is provided through Special Sundays Offerings, wills, annuities and other designated gifts. Students need to complete only one application each year. Applications are reviewed by members of the General Board [...] More

The Dallas Foundation Dr. Don and Rose Marie Benton Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
This scholarship was established by supporters of the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in honor of Dr. Don and Mrs. Rose Marie Benton, longtime friends of the Trinity River Mission. The award amount varies with the fund's income, but can be as much as $1,500 per year per student. One to three scholarships are generally awarded. Funds may be used for tuition and fees. Students or parents of [...] More

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