UM Dollars for Scholars: Start the Conversation

By now, you know that the UM Dollars for Scholars program begins with a $1,000 scholarship from your church and can multiply into as much as $4,000 through matches from participating United Methodist partners. We are making it easier than ever to start the conversation!

“But what should I say?”

Let your pastor or church leader know about the program and allow them to plan funds accordingly. We’ve got you covered with a conversation starter. Simply copy and paste the following message into an email or use as a guideline when meeting in person.

I am interested in applying for the United Methodist Dollars for Scholars scholarship offered by the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation, but I need your help! If the church is able and willing to sponsor me with a $1,000 scholarship, the UM Dollars for Scholars program will match it for a total of up to $4,000. This would make a huge difference in allowing me to attend a UM-related college. 

You can read more about how the program works here. UMHEF even offers ideas for church fundraising. Please let me know when we can chat more about this exciting opportunity.

Thank you!

Still have questions?

We’re always here to help. If you have other questions about the UM Dollars for Scholars program and how to get your church involved, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Director of Scholarships, Jamie Cook.

Be sure to keep an eye on our Scholarships page for additional award opportunities, updates to requirements, important application dates, and more!