Purpose

For students in full-time undergraduate study in any accredited college/university in the United States. These awards are funded from a percentage of the World Communion Offering received annually through the Church on the first Sunday in October.

Eligibility Requirements

  • An active, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application.
  • Be a full-time degree candidate.
  • Be recommended by his/her pastor, a layer person in his/her church, and a teacher/professor.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Have a C+ or higher grade point average.
  • Be born of African, African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American/Alaskan Indian or Pacific Island parentage (at least one parent).
  • Able to demonstrate financial need.

Application Procedure

Office of Loans and Scholarships
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
The United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007
615-340-7346
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  • Obtain application from the Office of Loans and Scholarships between January 1 and April 15.
  • Submit application and all supporting documents no later than May 1.
  • Reapply for each academic year.