Scholarship Application Update

The following story was previously published in regards to our application season which is now closed.


The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation has extended its scholarship application deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year to March 15 after receiving several requests for more time to complete requirements during this challenging time.

Students who are members of The United Methodist Church and planning to attend a United Methodist-related school, college, university, or seminary full-time are eligible to apply. UMHEF awards more than $2 million in financial aid annually.

Learn about UMHEF scholarship programs, FAQs, and how to apply. As part of its extensive library of scholarships, select awards are available for ethnically diverse students, including those who plan to attend UM-related HBCUs. In rare cases, students attending schools not UM-related may also qualify for awards and are invited to apply for the General Named Endowed program.

Please note that UMHEF is a private non-profit organization and is not affiliated with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church.

UMHEF Will Double $1,000 Scholarship from Your Church

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UPDATE: UMHEF has closed applications for the UM Dollars For Scholars program.

A limited number of United Methodist Dollars for Scholars awards are still available for the 2021-2022 academic year! UMHEF will match a $1,000 award from your local United Methodist church, making your scholarship worth $2,000. If the UM-related school you plan to attend in the fall still has funds available within our 2021 program, your award total could reach up to $3,000!

Learn more about the United Methodist Dollars for Scholars program here.