Jan. 16th Deadline for United Methodist Leadership Scholars in the SEJ!

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Happy 2016!

Just a reminder that the deadline for the United Methodist Leadership Scholars scholarship application is Saturday, January 16th! This scholarship is for an EXCEPTIONAL student leader living in the Southeast Jurisdiction of the UMC and attending one of our 119 United Methodist-related colleges/universities. One student from the SEJ will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years while maintaining GPA requirements. The application can be accessed HERE.

The eligibility requirements are as follows... 

The United Methodist Leadership Scholars program is a very competitive MERIT-BASED award for students who:

-Are members of the United Methodist Church who live in the Southeast Jurisdiction.

-Are entering a UM-related institution in the Southeast Jurisdiction for the 2016-2017 School year as a FRESHMAN.

-Provide an excellent academic history with at least a 3.5 GPA

-Are deeply involved with leadership roles in the church and community. An award recipient is eligible to receive the award annually for up to 4 years, providing academic excellence is maintained and leadership roles are continued. You will be required to reapply each year with the following criteria.


Only complete applications will be considered, which include complete online application accompanied by mailed documents:

Online Application Official copy of high school transcript (College transcript for sequential years) 

Copy of ACT/SAT score (Not required for sequential years) 

Resume detailing your leadership roles in your church, school, and community with contact names and numbers for verification.

Written reference from clergy addressing your promise for leadership in the United Methodist Church Written references from a teacher (professor for sequential years) and community volunteer addressing your academic achievement and leadership abilities

Essay: How do you envision using your leadership skills in the future for the United Methodist Church? (For sequential years, what knowledge have you gained that will assist your leadership skills in the future for the United Methodist Church?)

Pastor Signature Form (included in email confirmation after online application is complete)


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