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It’s Almost Time for the Next UMHEF Application Season!

The application season opens January 1, 2022. You can help us share these scholarship opportunities with the United Methodist students you know. This page is full of ready-to-use content and materials to make it easier than ever.


NEW! UMHEF QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

If you are a representative from one of our partnering UM-related schools, conference foundations, churches, or donors we offer the comprehensive Quick Reference Guide. Inside, the guide includes highlights about UMHEF programs, criteria, timelines, and more. Download and keep handy for quick reference when answering questions about UMHEF or telling students about scholarship opportunities.


2022-2023 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SEASON OPENS JANUARY 1!

UMHEF will begin accepting applications from United Methodist students on January 1, 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year. Give the students in your church, conference, school, and community a chance at part of the $2+ million UMHEF awards every year in scholarships and SHARE about these opportunities:

General Named Endowed Scholarships

UM Dollars for Scholars Program

HBCU Student Scholarships

Other Award Opportunities

READY-TO-USE MATERIALS!

Once again, we have created downloadable ready-to-use materials to make sharing about UMHEF scholarship opportunities easier than ever. Simply click on the items below to view and save. To save the images, click on each then either hold and save (on smartphones, for instance) or right-click and save.

Would you like additional materials or pre-printed flyers to distribute to your community? Contact UMHEF Coordinator of Communications & Public Relations, Teresa Tysinger. Materials can also be customized for an individual UM-related school. Just ask!

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

More About Us…

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 2020 alone, more than $2 million in scholarship aid was awarded to nearly 1,000 students.

UMHEF Distributes $2+ Million in Scholarships Annually

Last year, UMHEF Awarded Scholarships to 980+ UM Students

On average, UMHEF supporters donate $1.5 Million+ annually

MORE UMHEF FACTS & FIGURES

Get a comprehensive look at the most recent Foundation facts and figures by downloading our latest Fact Sheet:


SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

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.

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

UMHEF LEADERSHIP

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.

Follow UMHEF at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMHEF/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UMHEF
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/umhef/

CONTACT

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 340005
Nashville, TN
37203-0004

Office Address:
60 Music Square E.
Suite 350
Nashville, TN 37203