Foundation Scholarships


January 07, 2019

Growing Resources for Missouri Students
Ah, the new year … spring is just around the corner, and a young  student’s thoughts turn to … SCHOLARSHIPS!  

For many students and parents, the search for scholarships is a necessary obsession. A scholarship can be the difference between getting that degree with minimal debt or not.

Undergraduate and seminary students who are members of United Methodist churches in Missouri are fortunate. The Missouri United Methodist Foundation can be a scholarship resource for eligible students and a source of information about other scholarship opportunities.

“The best starting place is the student section of the Foundation website,” said David P. Atkins, president and CEO of the Foundation. “In addition to Foundation scholarship information, there are links to other United Methodist resources.” The Foundation website includes eligibility requirements and links to the various online applications. 

For questions about scholarships – or to learn how you can create a new scholarship fund or contribute to an existing fund – contact us at 800-332-8238.

UNDERGRADUATES

Missouri UM Foundation Application Deadline: April 1, 2019 
Last year these scholarship funds benefited 19 students with awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 each. Numbers and amounts can vary from year to year.
  • The Judge Leah B. McCartney Scholarship 
  • The Mary Alice Reinhardt Scholarship 
  • The Merrydelle G. May Scholarship 
  • The Clint & Marge Hawkins Scholarship     
  • Lawrence & Gracia Herbert Scholarship Fund (CMU students only)

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Dollars for Scholars: Deadline March 1, 2019 
This UMHEF program is available for UM students attending any UM college or university. The Missouri UM Foundation provides an additional $1,000 match to eligible Missouri students attending Central Methodist University.

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry: Deadline March 7, 2019
This national UM agency offers a variety of scholarships to UM students.  

SEMINARY STUDENTS

Missouri UM Foundation and Annual Conference Application Deadline: June 1, 2019 
A single, consolidated application is used to apply for Missouri UM Foundation and Missouri Annual Conference awards. Amounts vary.
  • Missouri UM Foundation Seminary Scholars Grant (up to $3,000)
  • MOAC Board of Ordained Ministry Grant (up to $5,000)
  • C2FM Scholarship (up to $2,500)
  • Plus several named awards (additional eligibility criteria may apply)

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Dollars for Scholars: Deadline March 1, 2019 
This UMHEF program is available for UM students attending any UM seminary. The Missouri UM Foundation provides an additional $1,000 match to eligible Missouri students attending Saint Paul School of Theology.

Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship: Deadline March 7, 2019
This program is administered by the UM General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). Both the Missouri UM Foundation and the Missouri Annual Conference participate in this match grant program which can award up to $12,500 per student per year. Any eligible Missouri student who applies through this program will also be considered for all other Missouri UM Foundation awards.