You can help United Methodist students with their education. Two giving opportunities are:
World Communion Offering
The World Communion Sunday offering provides resources for World Communion Scholarships, Ethnic Scholarship Programs, and Ethnic In-service Training Programs. For an overview of the funding uses, access the UMC Sharing God's Gifts website, find the box designated "Your Generous Gifts Provide" and choose the options. Read powerful stories of lives changed by the World Communion Sunday offering.
United Methodist Student Day
For an overview of this giving opportunity and how these gifts are utilized, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry's UMC Giving website provides stories and details. Help the United Methodist Church educate Christian leaders for all walks of life by providing scholarships and loans for United Methodist students attending UM-related colleges or universities.
Conference Merit Scholarship
Each annual conference receives 10 percent of the donations given within their conference for United Methodist Student Day. The conference then adds $2,000 to that total from their apportionment receipts. Scholarships are then awarded to United Methodist students attending UM-related colleges or universities. Download scholarship forms: application, nomination and guidelines.
Baker University offers a number of options for financial aid. Check out the options at Baker's website.
United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation offers scholarships to attend a United Methodist-related college, university or seminary. Scholarships include the Dollars for Scholars program. Get more information and online applications at http://www.umhef.org/.
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Loans and Scholarships
The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan programs are a church-wide educational service providing scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today's students. Funding for these scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities and other designated gifts. Click here for more information on GBHEM scholarships and loans.
General Board of Discipleship Young People's Ministries
R.S. Smith and David W. Self scholarships are two of the grants and scholarships available for young people. Find helpful tips, applications, application instructions and descriptives that may provide needed financial support to help reach academic goals from the General Board of Discipleship's website.
Oklahoma City University Scholarship
One $1,000 scholarship available annually. The candidate must be a leader in local UMYF, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, maintain a 3.0 GPA once enrolled at OCU and be approved by the vice-president for University-Church Relations at OCU. Applications may be obtained from the University-Church Relations Office at OCU, http://www.okcu.edu/religiouslife/scholarships.aspx.
Georgia Harkness Scholarship
Open to women over 35 enrolled full-time in a University Senate-accredited school of theology in the master of divinity degree program, who currently are certified as candidates for ordained ministry as an elder in the United Methodist Church. Find out more at http://www.gbhem.org/site/c.lsKSL3POLvF/b.3876391/k.2F17/Georgia_Harkness_Scholarship_Award.htm.
United Methodist Communications Fellowship and Scholarship
United Methodist Communications offers the Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for ethnic minority students and the Stoody-West Fellowship to United Methodists who intend to pursue a career in religion journalism and is enrolled in a post-graduate study at a school in the United States. More information is available at http://www.umcom.org/site/c.mrLZJ9PFKmG/b.3579929/k.8293/Scholarships__Fellowships.htm.
Judy Weidman Racial Ethnic Minority Fellowship
A one-year fellowship to help prepare a United Methodist young adult of racial ethnic minority origin for a communications career in an annual conference of The United Methodist Church within the United States. Download an application.