Scholarships for University of Tennessee Southern Students

Applications are currently closed.

United Methodist students attending or planning to attend the University of Tennessee Southern may qualify for scholarships from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF). Applications are typically accepted January 1 – March 1 for the following academic year.

Historically, UMHEF has housed funds to support Martin Methodist College students. Due to this longstanding relationship, the Foundation has designated funds to provide financial support to University of Tennessee Southern students who are members of The United Methodist Church.

Please Note: UT Southern is not a partnering school with our United Methodist Dollars for Scholars program and students attending UTS will not be eligible for that award.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for a scholarship from UMHEF, you must meet the following criteria. Awards are not guaranteed and funds are limited.

  • Be a full member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year
  • Enrolled at or planning to enroll at the University of Tennessee Southern
  • Other criteria may apply, but UMHEF will match you with the award for which you qualify.

How to Apply

To be considered for one of our designated awards for United Methodist students attending UT Southern, follow these steps:

  • Complete and submit the General Named Endowed Scholarships application found HERE. Applications close at 11:59pm CST on March 16.
  • To bypass the pre-qualifying screen, you may choose YES to planning to attend a UM-related school.
  • Under the PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL section of the application, UT Southern will not be listed in the drop-down menu of UM-related schools. Instead, please enter “UT Southern” in the next field reserved for declaring another school.


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. The Foundation awards more than $2 million to nearly 1,000 students every year. Learn more.