This month, the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation launched the Bishop Bruce and Char Ough Scholarship Endowment at two special events honoring the couple and their legacy of ministry and leadership within the United Methodist Church. Biship Bruce R. Ough is the resident bishop for the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church.
Lent is an important time in the Christian year when we can prepare our hearts and spirits for Jesus. The forty days of Lent, not counting Sundays, last from Ash Wednesday through Easter Saturday. The time period represents the forty days Jesus suffered in the wilderness, enduring the temptations of Satan by remaining close to God through fasting and prayer. The unimaginable time of Jesus' trials and suffering is what prepared Him to carry out His ministry.
The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation has just created new $5,000 named endowed scholarships specifically to support students attending United Methodist-related Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Apply today using the General Named Endowed Scholarship application by the March 1 deadline.
During this season of Advent, we invite you to prepare your hearts for the Savior's coming with brief and meaningful devotions sent to your inbox each Sunday through Christmas. Each devotion will include a short Bible verse from the story of Jesus' birth and will lead you to think on what it means to light each Advent candle as we often do in worship during this season.
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Paying for college can be a terrifying endeavor! But don't be paralyzed by fear of the ever-growing costs of higher education. If you're a United Methodist student planning to enroll full-time at one of the 115+ United Methodist-related colleges, universities, or seminaries next year then we can help.
Second only to John Wesley’s passion for taking the gospel to all the world was his passion for all to be educated. He believed education was key in bringing the masses to Christianity.
Join us as we look back to 2017 and celebrate the ways in which your generosity has impacted the lives of United Methodist students as they pursue higher education. The 2017 UMHEF Annual Review is now available for you to view and/or download. It's full of student features, foundation figures, and limitless inspiration. If you're a donor, thank you for your continued generous support.