UM Dollars for Scholars

Applications Now Open!

Deadline: March 1, 2023
(Exception: Students attending Andrew College or Louisburg College may apply through June 1, 2023.)

The United Methodist Dollars for Scholars (UMDFS) program involves matching support from a student’s church, UMHEF, as well as participating United Methodist-related schools and UMC conference foundations. Awards may total up to $4,000. Funds are limited at each matching level; awards and totals are not guaranteed. Keep reading for full details!

How This Award Works

  • A student’s church offers support with $1,000 (on a church check sent directly to UMHEF).
  • UMHEF matches that for a total of $2,000 (while funds last).
  • Participating United Methodist-related schools may match with $1,000.
  • For United Methodist applicants, participating UMC Conference Foundations may match up to $1,000.
  • Your UM Dollars for Scholars scholarship may total up to $4,000.
  • Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements found here.
  • You must apply annually to be considered for a scholarship each school year.
  • Please note that some schools may not provide the same matching award to non-UM members or graduate students; check with your school to verify matching for your degree program.
  • Doctoral students are not eligible for this award program.
  • Deadline Exception: Students attending 2-year UM-related schools may apply through June 1.

Please Note: Funds are limited at each matching level, so awards and award totals are not guaranteed. Matched funds from participating schools and conference foundations listed here may vary and are not guaranteed. Each partner may have a limit to the number of awards they can match in any given year.

How to Apply

  1. When you are ready to apply, you may do so via SmarterSelect by clicking the button below. Use the log-in for an existing student account or create one for free.
  2. Please be sure to use an email and mailing address you check often so that we can get in touch with you.
  3. Read ALL instructions on the application before beginning.
  4. Submit your application and supporting materials, including a $1,000 check and confirmation form from your supporting church, by the deadline. The form can be found here.
  5. For additional questions, please see our FAQ page before contacting us. Thank you!

You may apply for any UMHEF scholarship for which you qualify! Be sure to read about our other available scholarships.