Facts & Figures

The following facts and figures breaks down the impact, by the numbers, of the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation in 2023.

$1,931,544 was awarded in scholarships to United Methodist students in 2023!

*This is more than $42,700 than in 2022!

Scholarships included:

Of our total 772 UMHEF scholars in 2023, 538 were undergraduates and 234 were seminarians.

More About 2023 UM Dollars for Scholars Awards

The UM Dollars for Scholars scholarships is a matching award program that begins with a $1,000 scholarship from a student’s church. UMHEF matches this, for a total of $2,000. Additional matches may also be awarded from participating UM-related schools and UM conference foundations. Learn more.

In 2023, we had a total of 420 UM Dollars for Scholars partners, including:

  • 308 Churches
  • 89 UM-Related Schools
  • 23 UM Conference Foundations

We are grateful for these United Methodist conference foundations who partnered with us in 2023 and collectively contributed $234,000 toward scholarships:

Alabama-West Florida UM Foundation
Dakotas Methodist Foundation
Desert Southwest UM Foundation
Florida UM Foundation
Georgia UM Foundation
Heartspring Methodist Foundation*
The Holston Foundation
Iowa UM Foundation
Kentucky UM Foundation
Methodist Foundation for Arkansas
Methodist Foundation of Mississippi
Methodist Foundation of North Alabama
Methodist Foundation of Ohio
Midwest Methodist Foundation
Missouri UM Foundation
Texas Methodist Foundation
UM Foundation for the Tennessee-Western
Kentucky Conference UM Foundation
UM Foundation of Louisiana
UM Foundation of Michigan
UM Foundation of North Carolina Conference
UM Foundation of Western North Carolina
UM Foundation of West Virginia
Virginia UM Foundation

*Now a part of Texas Methodist Foundation