Scholarships for University of Tennessee Southern Students

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) for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Applications will open January 1, 2022. Watch for more details about how UTS students should apply.

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.


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.