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 generally accepted from January 1 – March 1. However, UMHEF currently has a LIMITED NUMBER of UM Dollars for Scholars awards still available for the 2020-2021 academic year. You may download the printable application and submit it, along with all required documents, by mail ASAP. Remaining scholarships will be awarded in the order they are received and as they meet all the requirements. 

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.

Looking for other UMHEF scholarship opportunities? Check out our General Named Endowed Scholarships and Other Scholarships pages.