Methodist Scholarships

Here are some of the Methodist scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Lucille K. Anderson Scholarship

Awarded to Nursing students of good character, from northwest Kansas. Preference to girls of Methodist faith.

Judy Weidman Racial Ethnic Minority Fellowship

United Methodist Communications offers a one-year fellowship for work in religion communications to a United Methodist of racial ethnic minority origin. The recipient will be placed in an annual conference to work in a variety of media and mentored by an experienced communicator. Qualifications: - Must be a United Methodist of racial ethnic minority heritage - A recent college or seminary graduate with a specialization in communications - Interested in pursuing communications within the United Methodist Church as a career. For more information, visit the web site at:

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Ethnic Minority Students

A $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate study of religion journalism/mass communications. The scholarship is offered in recognition of the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for The United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years. The scholarship assists an undergraduate United Methodist student, who intends on pursuing a career in religion journalism, in their study at an accredited U.S. college or university. The Perryman Scholarship promotes excellence by helping students continue their studies in communication, including such media as audio/visual, electronic and print journalism. United Methodist students are encouraged to apply. One scholarship will be awarded to the best overall candidate.

Stoody-West Fellowship

A $6,000 Stoody-West Fellowships in religious journalism offered in recognition of the work and lives of Dr. Ralph Stoody and Dr. Arthur West, leaders in public relations and information services in The United Methodist Church. The grant will assist one United Methodist student in their post-graduate study at an accredited U.S. college or university who intends on pursuing a career in religious journalism. The purpose of the fellowship is to enhance the recipient's professional competence and thereby help to perpetuate the standards exemplified by Ralph Stoody and Arthur West. Religious journalism is interpreted to include news writing for secular press, church press and for church institutions. The committee will consider appropriate news and journalism forms, including electronic and broadcast media, as well as print.

Dempster Graduate Fellowships

United Methodist Ph.D. students who plan to teach in seminaries, or to teach one of the theological disciplines (Bible, church history, theology, ethics, and the arts of ministry) in universities or colleges.

Native American Seminary Award

Candidates must be born of Native American parentage (at least one parent) and indicate tribal affiliation. Must also be a member of the United Methodist Church for 3 years; be accepted and enrolled in a University Senate approved school of theology (Pacific School of Religion is an approved school) as a full time student and demonstrate financial need. For more information, contact: General Board of Higher Education and Ministry - Office of Loans and Scholarships (United Methodist Church) (615) 340-7344

Stevenson Scholarship

Amount: $200 - $400 (can reapply each year) Description: This scholarship is available to members of First United Methodist Church who are working toward professions in areas that will benefit people and the environment: education, medicine, environmental, seminary, social service, etc.

Rev. Beverly E. Bond Memorial Scholarship

Awards of varying amounts are offered to any member of the United Methodist Church in the state of Louisiana who intends to become a minister, Christian educator, or missionary. Contact: Jefferson United Methodist Church 10328 Jefferson Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Laguna Country United Methodist Church

Criteria: * UMC students preparing for local church ministry in the California-Pacific Annual Conference (or other). Each year the Scholarship Fund of the Laguna Country United Methodist Church provides financial assistance to help worthy students to obtain the education they need to prepare for the service they propose to give their fellows. The guidelines for awarding scholarships are as follows: returning applicants are to be favored over new applicants.

United Methodist Scholarship Programs

Eligibility: - An active, full member of a United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to applying. - Admitted to a full-time degree program in an accredited college/university. - Maintaining a grade point average of 2.5 or above. - Deadline: Requests for applications must be submitted 15 days prior to the application deadline of the scholarship. Refer to the following: Brandenburg Graduate program for students 35 years of age or older. HANA Hispanic, Asian, Native American or Pacific Islander students who are juniors or seniors in college OR graduate students. Ethnic: Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander or Black undergraduate students. Gift of Hope for undergraduate students at any accredited college who have shown leadership within the United Methodist Church. General: If student does not qualify for any of the above scholarships, request a General Application Criteria: varies - from wills and annuities. For more information, contact: General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Office of Loans and Scholarships P.O. Box 340007 Nashville, TN 37203-0007 Phone: Scholarship Department (615) 340-7344 Loan Department (615) 340-7346 Application:

Women of Color Scholar Program

Candidates must be female, have an M. Div degree and be enrolled as a full time student or accepted into a full time program. Must be an active member of the United Methodist Church for at least 3 years. For more information, contact: General Board of Higher Education and Ministry - Office of Loans and Scholarships (615) 340-7344

Women's Division Scholarship

Average of 20 grants available annually for members of the United Methodist Church. Funding is available for the following: Undergraduate study in religion or related fields; Graduate study in accredited schools of theology or related fields; Person in the USA interested in full-time church vocations or study. For more information, contact: Deputy General Secretary United Methodist Church (212) 870-3752

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