HBCU Scholarships

Scholarships for students attending HBCUs

UMHEF offers scholarships to students attending select HBCUs.

Several endowed funds support students of the following United Methodist-related Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). Awards range in value between $500-$5,000.


Applicants for these awards must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Attending or planning to attend an HBCU listed above
  • Be a member of one of these churches for at least one year prior to applying: The United Methodist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church, AME Zion Church, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Be in good standing with the college/university
  • GPA of at least 2.5

How to Apply

To be considered for these awards, submit the General Named Endowed Scholarships application, found HERE. Extended Deadline! Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now due April 15, 2024.

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