Media Resources

You can help us share UMHEF scholarship opportunities with the United Methodist students you know. This page is full of ready-to-use content and materials to make sharing easier than ever.

Resources for Financial Aid/Admissions Staff & Other Partners

If you are a representative from one of our partnering UM-related schools, conference foundations, churches, or donors we offer the following reference materials. Our Quick Reference Guide includes highlights about UMHEF programs, criteria, timelines, and more. The flyer is print-ready to share with potential students/applicants. Download and keep these materials handy to help spread the word and answer questions about UMHEF scholarship opportunities.

Important Links

Typically, UMHEF applications are open January 1 – March 1. Below are important links to information about various scholarship programs, application details, and more.

General Named Endowed Scholarships

UM Dollars for Scholars Program

HBCU Student Scholarships

Other Award Opportunities

How to Apply for UMHEF Scholarships


How You Can Support UMHEF Scholars

Latest UMHEF News Stories


UMHEF Scholarships Promotional Video | To Download: Click three dots at bottom right corner, choose Download.

More About Us…


The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) aims to make higher education financially possible for the leaders of tomorrow. Since 1965, UMHEF has been a leader in providing scholarship support to United Methodist students attending the over 100 United Methodist-related higher education institutions.

In 2022 alone, more than $2 million in scholarship aid was awarded!

UMHEF Distributes $2+ Million in Scholarships Annually

Each year, UMHEF Awards Scholarships to 1000+ UM Students

On average, UMHEF supporters donate $1.5 Million+ annually

Scholarship Programs at a Glance

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation awards scholarships within two main programs. Below is a quick at-a-glance overview of each program. Click on each headline to learn more.


This unique scholarship program starts with a $1,000 scholarship award from a student’s local church. UMHEF matches, raising the award to $2,000. Participating UM-related schools may also award, bringing the total to $3,000. Lastly, participating UM Conference Foundations may provide matching funds, bringing the total up to a $4,000 award.


UMHEF manages and distributes more than 120 named funds established by various donors. These scholarship funds are often created in memory of a person or as an ongoing legacy created with estate plans. Unlike the UM Dollars for Scholars Program, endowed scholarships do not require matching funds from UM churches.


Below are some notes of thanks from recent UMHEF scholarship recipients.

My scholarship has removed the stress of student loans and finding a way to pay for college. Thank you so much for the love and support.

Devan, Centenary College of Louisiana

I just received the letter telling me that I received a scholarship through the UM Dollars for Scholars program! With all of the uncertainty in this time of COVID-19, it was nice to get some good news. I am so looking forward to attending Southwestern College in August. I appreciate your help in making that possible.

Seth, Southwestern College

Thank you for giving me this exceptional educational opportunity to explore my goals and dreams.

Elinor, Millsaps College

I wanted to reach out and thank you all for the very generous scholarship. I greatly appreciate it and truly cannot wait to start college in the fall.

Brooke, Nebraska Wesleyan University

I am so thankful for the many UMHEF supporters that have made my scholarship possible.

Elijah, High Point University


The UMHEF Board of Trustees is comprised of United Methodist bishops, District Superintendents, agency leaders, and higher education presidents and professionals.

The UMHEF office is located in Nashville. Meet our full-time staff, led by CEO/President Robert Fletcher, here.


When you share news, information, and announcements about UMHEF on social media, we hope you’ll tag us! These accounts are also a great way to see what UM-related schools are up to, celebrate scholar accomplishments, get first word of new application information, and more.

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