There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

There are many scholarship opportunities offered through the United Methodist Church. As the church’s website states, “Higher education is a significant part of our United Methodist heritage, our present task, and our future responsibility.” Students who are active members of the church should spend some time on this site reviewing all of the available resources.

Scholarship: Various scholarship opportunities (General, Racial Ethnic, Ministry as a Career, Doctorate Level)

Awarding Organization: The United Methodist Church General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

Amount: Varies by scholarship

Eligible Students: Students can be domestic or international, though there are slightly different requirements based on citizenship status. Generally, eligible students must be full members of the United Methodist Church, pursuing a degree in any field, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

How to Apply: New applicants must create an online account to complete the application. Additional documentation required: transcript, two letters of reference (one must be a church reference), and a current resume.

Deadline: March 24


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.