Methodist Scholarships

The Methodist Church is dedicated to providing opportunities for higher education by helping its members find money for college through local scholarships and national awards. Methodist scholarships exist to help its members attend college, reduce student loans, and achieve their educational goals. The Methodist church believes in community service and providing financial assistance to those in need. They award scholarships students they think embody community service, and will grow to become productive members of society and the church.

To view scholarship information or apply for Methodist scholarships, click the links below. For a more complete list of scholarship opportunities, religious and otherwise, conduct a free college scholarship search.

Dr. Don and Rose Marie Benton Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/18/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Dallas Foundation manages a number of scholarships for students with diverse interests. The Dr. Don and Rose Marie Benton 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.

    Applicants must be residents of Dallas County, Texas and students, or parents of students [...] More

Iowa UMF College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,150
  • 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. Applicants for this scholarship must intend to attend a United Methodist college. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Iowa UMF Seminary Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $7,500
  • 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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Iowa UMF Westmar Trust Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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 [...] More

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a scholarship for undergraduate studies of religion, journalism, or communications. The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in religious journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants must be a United Methodist ethnic [...] More

Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Choristers Guild was founded in Los Angeles by the late Ruth Krehbiel Jacobs, based on an idea - the systematic development of Christian character in boys and girls through the medium of the church Children's Choir. The Scholarship Fund provides financial aid to full-time students preparing for church music ministry. An applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in music, [...] More

Stoody-West Graduate Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The purpose of the 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 considers all news and journalism forms, including electronic and broadcast media, as well [...] More

United Methodist GBHEM Doctorate Level Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/7/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • GBHEM Scholarships administers scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program varies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA person and be an active member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year. Applicants must have a masters degree and be enrolled in a doctoral program for ministry. A minimum 2.5 GPA is also [...] More

United Methodist GBHEM General Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • GBHEM Scholarships administers scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program varies.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA person
    -Must be an active full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year (international applicants must be active full members for at least three years. Other Methodist [...] More

United Methodist GBHEM Ministry as a Career Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • GBHEM Scholarships administers scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program varies.

    The minimum requirements for Ministry scholarships are:
    -Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA person
    -Applicants must be an active full member of The United Methodist Church for at least 1 year (International applicants must be active full [...] More

Young Christian Leaders Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Funded by the law firm of Buttafuoco & Associates, YCL was created to support the next generation of dedicated, Christian professionals who will use their talents to impact their families, communities, and the world. YCL is for the empowerment of students who have shown dedication, character, promise, determination and a desire to apply those qualities to their God-given calling. Young people [...] More

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Back-to-School Scholarships

August 2, 2018

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Believe it or not, the new school year is right around the corner and while you are making your back-to-school shopping list, we have made our own short list of "must have" items for the 2018-2019 school year... college scholarships and grants. If you are heading back to school but don't know how you are going to afford it (or want to add more scholarships to your current financial aid package), get schooled in back-to-school scholarships, beginning with our featured list of awards. To discover more scholarships for which you can apply all-year long, conduct a free scholarship search. [...]

Last Reviewed: August 2018

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