UMHEF’S GRAND VISION
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 2019 alone, more than $2.3 million in scholarship aid was awarded to nearly 1,000 students.
UMHEF Distributes $2.3 Million in Scholarships Annually
In 2019, UMHEF Awarded Scholarships to 983 UM Students
In 2019, UMHEF supporters donated $1.5 Million+
MORE FACTS & FIGURES
Get an comprehensive look at the most recent Foundation facts and figures by downloading our 2020 Fact Sheet:
The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation awards scholarships within two main programs. Below is a quick at-a-glance overview of each program. Learn more here.
UNITED METHODIST DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS PROGRAM
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.
GENERAL NAMED ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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.
WHAT SCHOLARS ARE SAYING
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.
WHERE TO FOLLOW UMHEF
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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