Churches may partner with UMHEF through the UM Dollars for Scholars program. This scholarship award begins with $1,000 from an eligible student’s church, is matched by UMHEF for a total of $2,000, and maybe matched by participating UM conference foundations as well as participating schools for a possible total of up to $4,000.

Please Note:

  • Beginning in 2023, eligible applicants must be members of The United Methodist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church, AME Zion Church, or Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. These churches are invited to sponsor their student(s) in the UMDFS program.
  • Churches who give to UMHEF through the UMDFS program can rest assured all funds go directly to the student’s school for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses.
  • The initial $1,000 to begin a student’s UMDFS award must be received on a church check made out to UMHEF and accompany the confirmation form with the student’s information.
  • A student’s UMDFS application will not be processed as complete until the church check is received. The deadline for completed applications is March 1; some exceptions apply.

Churches with questions about giving through the UMDFS program may contact UMHEF’s Director of Scholarships, Jamie Cook, at 615-649-3974 or by email.