Foundation Merit Scholarships for Seminary Students

Foundation Merit Scholarships for seminary students

UMHEF offers Foundation Merit Scholarships for seminary students attending one of the United Methodist-related theological schools. A $3,000 scholarship is allocated each for a first, second, and final-year student.

We aim to make it financially possible for UM students to obtain a quality education at a UM-related school. Additionally, it is exciting to partner with seminaries to help train those called into ministry.

UM-Related Theological Schools include:
Boston University School of Theology
Candler School of Theology
Claremont School of Theology
Drew University Theological School
Duke Divinity School
Gammon Theological Seminary
Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
Iliff School of Theology
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Perkins School of Theology
Saint Paul School of Theology
United Theological Seminary
Wesley Theological Seminary

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must be a member of the United Methodist Church¬†for at least 1 year prior to nomination.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0¬†or equivalent on their latest academic transcript. If you have a deserving student who does not meet this requirement, please reach out to us.
  • Preference should be given to ethnic minorities and/or first generation college students.

How to Nominate a Student:

New this year, you may nominate your students using a convenient online application. Click below for complete instructions and to access the form. (You will be asked to create a profile with Smarter Select in order to proceed.) Please submit a separate application for each nominee. UMHEF Director of Scholarships, Jamie Cook, will be in touch about the status of these awards. You may contact her with questions by email or at 615-649-3974.

FINAL EXTENDED DEADLINE: November 1, 2023