UMHEF Scholarship Helps Students Reach Milestones

UMHEF Foundation Merit Scholar, Sandra Barrios

For each of the three years that Sandra Barrios attended Boston University’s School of Theology, she was awarded the Foundation Merit Scholarship from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation. This longstanding award, which was designated in 2019 to support United Methodist students attending UM-related theological schools, distributes $3,000 scholarships each year to students nominated by their schools. Since 2019, $555,000 has been awarded to 185 seminarians!

“There are not enough words to thank UMHEF and those involved in providing scholarships,” Sandra shared. “It helped me during rough times and honestly, I wouldn’t be able to graduate if it was not because of the scholarships I received. Thank you!”

Sandra reached two huge milestones this spring, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree and
becoming a certified candidate in the New England Conference in which she is pursuing Ordination as a Deacon in The United Methodist Church. We give thanks for Sandra’s call and for the support UMHEF has been able to provide her.

Learn more about the recent impact of UMHEF in our Annual Review.