Help us share UMHEF scholarship opportunities for the 2023-2024 academic year with students hoping to attend United Methodist-related colleges, universities, and seminaries! This page provides ready-to-use media content and materials to make sharing easy.
Resources for Financial Aid/Admissions Staff & Other Partners
Are you a representative from one of our partnering UM-related schools, conference foundations, churches, or a donor? The following materials are for you! Our Quick Reference Guide includes highlights about our programs, criteria, timelines, etc. The flyer is print-ready to share with students. Download and keep these materials handy to help spread the word about UMHEF scholarship opportunities. See below for sharable graphics!
UMHEF applications open January 1 and close March 1 for the following academic year. Below are links to information about various scholarship programs, application details, and more.
More About Us...
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 has been awarded so far!
UMHEF Distributes $2+ Million in Scholarships Annually to nearly 1000+ 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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