Dollars for Scholars
The United Methodist Dollars for Scholars (UMDFS) program involves matching support from a student’s church, UMHEF, participating United Methodist-related schools, and participating UMC conference foundations. Awards range from $2,000 – $4,000 per student.
How It Works
Applications are now CLOSED. This program generally accepts applications from January 1 – March 1.
Here’s how the program works:
- A student’s church offers support with $1,000 (on a church check sent to UMHEF).
- UMHEF matches that for a total of $2,000.
- Participating United Methodist-related schools will match with $1,000.
- Participating UMC Conference Foundations may match up to $1,000.
- Your potential UMDFS scholarship total is up to $4,000.
- You must apply annually to be awarded a scholarship each school year.
- Please note that some schools may not provide the same matching award to graduate students; check with your school to verify matching for your degree program.
- Please note that Doctoral students are not eligible for this award program.