Now Accepting Foundation Merit Scholarship Nominations!

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Know any UMC students attending United Methodist-related colleges/universities/seminaries that are STILL looking for scholarships? Look no further! (Or at least try this first till you look for every scholarship you can...we get it, college is expensive!)

You know our main scholarships...

1. General Named Endowed Scholarships (competitive...considered GPA, financial need, etc.)

2. UM Dollars For Scholars (started with $1k home church scholarship and is matched by some schools & foundations up to $4k total!)

now drum roll................... For those who need ANOTHER're in luck!

3. Foundation Merit Scholarships

The same criteria applies, to be eligible you must:

-Be a member of the UMC for atleast 1 year

-Be attending on of our United Methodist-related institutions of higher education (ie: prep schools, colleges, universities, seminaries or theological can see a list of all our schools here)

-Preference will be given to ethnic minority or 1st generation college students (But you should still ask to be considered even if you're not!)

How do you apply?

Contact your school's Financial Aid office...they are in charge of the applications and nominating students. Tell them you want to apply for "UMHEF's Foundation Merit Scholarships." If they don't know what you're talking and we'll refresh their memory! It is a short application that will require an essay highlighting your accomplishments and a picture of you (atleast 2"x3"). Easy peasy.

How much moolah are we talking?

Every college and university can provide one scholarship of $2,000 of any undergraduate or graduate level (no PhD). Every seminary/theological school has three scholarships of $3,000 to provide to current students. The scholarship will be sent directly to your school and applied towards your student account, which usually covers tuition and room/board.

The deadline for nominations is OCTOBER don't delay! Most financial aid offices are open DURING THE SUMMER, so you should contact them today!

Questions? Email Want to keep up-to-date on scholarship deadlines? Sign up for our email list at the bottom of the website below!


Adrian College
Alaska Pacific University
Albion College
Albright College
Allegheny College
American University
Andrew College
Baker University
Baldwin-Wallace University
Bennett College for Women
Bethune-Cookman University
Birmingham-Southern College
Boston University
Boston University School of Theology
Brevard College
Candler School of Theology
Carrollton Christian Academy
Centenary College
Centenary College of Louisiana
Central Methodist University
Claflin University
Claremont School of Theology
Clark Atlanta University
Columbia College
Cornell College
Dakota Wesleyan University
DePauw University
Dickinson College
Dillard University
Drew University
Drew University Theological School
Duke University
Duke University Divinity School
Emory & Henry College
Emory University
Ferrum College
Florida Southern College
Gammon Theological Seminary
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Green Mountain College
Greensboro College
Hamline University
Hendrix College
High Point University
Hiwassee College
Huntingdon College
Huston-Tillotson University
Iliff School of Theology
Illinois Wesleyan University
Iowa Wesleyan College
Kansas Wesleyan University
Kent's Hill School
Kentucky Wesleyan College
LaGrange College
Lebanon Valley College
Lindsey Wilson College
Louisburg College
Lycoming College
Lydia Patterson Institute
MacMurray College
Martin Methodist College
McCurdy School
McKendree University
McMurry University
Meharry Medical College
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Methodist University
Millsaps College
Morningside College
Nebraska Methodist College
Nebraska Wesleyan University
North Carolina Wesleyan College
North Central College
Ohio Northern University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oklahoma City University
Otterbein University
Paine College
Pennington School, The
Perkins School of Theology
Pfeiffer University
Philander Smith College
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon Academy
Randolph-Macon College
Red Bird Mission School
Reinhardt University
Robinson School
Rocky Mountain College
Rust College
Saint Paul School of Theology
Shenandoah University
Simpson College
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern College
Southwestern University
Spartanburg Methodist College
Syracuse University
Tennessee Wesleyan College
Texas Wesleyan University
Tilton School
Union College
United Theological Seminary
University of Denver
University of Evansville
University of Indianapolis
University of Mount Union
University of Puget Sound
University of the Pacific
Virginia Wesleyan College
Wesley College
Wesley Theological Seminary
Wesleyan College
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Wiley College
Willamette University
Wofford College
Wyoming Seminary College Prep. School
Young Harris College


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