How to Apply

Apply now for UMHEF scholarships to help fund your 2022-2023 academic year! Please carefully read through the following important information before choosing from the application links below.

Applications Deadline: March 1, 2022


  • Links to UMHEF scholarship applications are housed on the SmarterSelect platform and linked below. This web-based program allows students to create a profile and secure log-in to manage their applications, upload required materials, receive updates, and more.
  • New This Year! A new application specifically for international students is now available. If you are a student outside of the US, please choose that application below.
  • Learn about our scholarship programs and eligibility.
  • At this time, UMHEF does not award to doctoral students.
  • You may apply for both main scholarships programs, but may only be awarded one per year. Previous award recipients must reapply to be considered again.
  • Prior to applying for our UM Dollars for Scholars program, you may want to contact your church’s business manager, pastor, or other leadership as soon as possible to inquire about their intent and ability to provide the $1,000 award that begins this scholarship, and let them know you plan to apply. Your application will not be marked “complete” until the church’s check is received.
  • Review our FAQs page for answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Parents, if you plan to help your student with our scholarship applications, it is very important that you provide your student’s information, and not your own, in appropriate fields to ensure we have proper details to communicate with them regarding updates and news of awards.

UMHEF Applications

General Named Endowed Scholarships Application

United Methodist Dollars for Scholars Application

International Student Application