The application season for UMHEF’s main scholarship programs is currently closed. However, your help year-round to let students know about our opportunities is greatly appreciated. The following materials make that easy!
Below are links to information about various scholarship programs, application details, and more.
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UMHEF’S GRAND VISION
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. In 2022 alone, more than $2 million in scholarship aid was awarded!
UMHEF Distributes $1.9 Million in Scholarships Annually to approximately 1,000 UM Students
On average, UMHEF supporters donate $1.3 Million+ annually
Scholarship Programs at a Glance
UMHEF has two main scholarship programs:
UNITED METHODIST DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This matching program starts with a $1,000 scholarship from a student’s local church. UMHEF matches, raising the award to $2,000. Participating UM-related schools may also award, bringing the total to $3,000. Lastly, participating UM conference foundations may provide matching funds, bringing the total up to a $4,000 award. Learn more.
GENERAL NAMED ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
UMHEF manages and distributes 130+ named funds established by various donors. These scholarship funds are often created in memory of a person or as an ongoing legacy created with estate plans. Unlike the UM Dollars for Scholars Program, endowed scholarships do not require matching funds from churches. Learn more.
WHAT SCHOLARS ARE SAYING
My scholarship has removed the stress of student loans and finding a way to pay for college. Thank you so much for the love and support.
-Devan, Centenary College of Louisiana
Thank you for giving me this exceptional educational opportunity to explore my goals and dreams.
-Elinor, Millsaps College
I wanted to reach out and thank you all for the very generous scholarship. I greatly appreciate it and truly cannot wait to start college in the fall.
-Brooke, Nebraska Wesleyan University
I am so thankful for the many UMHEF supporters that have made my scholarship possible.
-Elijah, High Point University
I just received the letter telling me that I received a scholarship through the UM Dollars for Scholars program! With all of the uncertainty in this time of COVID-19, it was nice to get some good news. I am so looking forward to attending Southwestern College in August. I appreciate your help in making that possible.
-Seth, Southwestern College
WHERE TO FOLLOW UMHEF
When you share news, information, and announcements about UMHEF on social media, please tag us! Social media is also a great way to see what UM-related schools are up to, celebrate scholar accomplishments, and get first word of new application information.
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