unmehef's picture

Do I still need to submit an application for UMHEF scholarships if I have already submitted one to GBHEM?

Yes. UMHEF is an entirely separate non-profit foundation and not connected to the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) of the United Methodist Church. To be considered for an UMHEF scholarship, you must submit an application and required materials directly to us. You can find our application information here.

unmehef's picture

Can I apply to both General Named Endowed Scholarship & UM Dollars for Scholars?

Yes, but you can only receive one award from UMHEF per year. If you apply for both, we will award you with the higher award. We want you to get the most support available! If it is determined that the General Named Endowed Program would offer you more scholarship than the UM Dollars for Scholars Program, we will return the $1,000 church check to the church.

skip's picture

How do I know if I can get $2,000/$3,000/$4,000 from UM Dollars For Scholars?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 02:25 -- skip

Any student sponsored by their local church (initial gift of $1,000) will have the gift doubled by UMHEF, bringing the total to $2,000. If your United Methodist-related school and UM conference foundation participate in the UM Dollars for Scholars program, each can contribute an additional $1,000 for a potential total of $4,000.

skip's picture

What happens if I end up going to a school that does not participate in the UM Dollars for Scholars program?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 02:24 -- skip

If the school you choose to attend is a United Methodist-related school but does not participates in the UM Dollars for Scholars program, then you may still be awarded $2,000 (the portion contributed by your church and matched by UMHEF). If you choose to attend a school that is not UM-related, then you will forfeit the scholarship and the $1,000 check from your church will be returned to the church.

skip's picture

Do I really have to send $1,000 with my UM Dollars for Scholars application?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 02:11 -- skip

Yes, your application for the UM Dollars for Scholars program must include a $1,000 check from your church on a church check (no personal checks will be accepted). The check must be accompanied by either the scholarship application or the certificate of confirmation (included in the PDF application form).

skip's picture

When is the application deadline?

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 10:46 -- skip

It depends on the individual scholarship and school type, but applications for most of our scholarships must be submitted by March 1 each year. (Note: You must re-apply for a scholarship each year to be awarded for a new school year.) Additionally, you should typically be notified of a final outcome by May 1 via postal mail.