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  • Allan Jerome Burry Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 24
    Sponsor: United Methodist Church

    Eligibility: Applicants must be college undergraduates who show evidence of financial need, leadership qualities, academic excellence and church participation. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must have been active members of the United Methodist Church for at least three years and be nominated by the campus chaplain or minister.

    How to apply: Applications are available from campus ministers or chaplains.

    Office of Loans and Scholarships
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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  • Barbara and Michael Cantlin Endowed Scholarship
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    Sponsor: Methodist Theological School in Ohio

    Eligibility: Applicants must have an exceptional ability as evidenced by their demonstrated commitment to the church and a minimum GPA from other post-secondary academic work. Students must be preparing to spend a lifetime in any number of vital ministries of the church, including deacons, Christian educators, chaplains, youth ministers or ordained clergy. Preference is for United Methodist students.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3081 Columbus Pike
    Delaware, OH 43015-3211

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  • Brooke Scholarship
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    Sponsor: Methodist Theological School in Ohio

    Eligibility: Applicants must be students preparing to become ordained elders and intending to serve town and rural congregations within The United Methodist Church.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3081 Columbus Pike
    Delaware, OH 43015-3211

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  • Child/Spouse of Clergy
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    Sponsor: Ohio Wesleyan University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be dependent children or the spouse of an ordained minister under the appointment of a Bishop of the United Methodist Church.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    61 S Sandusky Street
    Delaware, OH 43015-2370

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  • E. Craig Brandenburg Scholarship
    $1,000-$2,000
    March 24
    Sponsor: United Methodist Church

    Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 35 years old, and they must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year. Students may be pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. Preference given to students changing to a second career. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Office of Loans and Scholarships
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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  • Ethnic Minority Scholarship
    $500-$900
    March 24
    Sponsor: United Methodist Church

    Eligibility: Applicants must belong to one of the following minority groups: Native American, Asian, African American, Hispanic or Pacific Islander. They must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year. Students must be currently pursuing their first undergraduate degree at an accredited school in the United States, and they must be attending school full-time with a GPA of at least 2.5.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Office of Loans and Scholarships
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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  • HANA Scholarship
    $1,000-$3,000
    March 24
    Sponsor: United Methodist Church

    Eligibility: Applicants must be in at least their junior year of college or in graduate school, and they must have at least a 2.85 GPA. They must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least three years. Students must plan to take on leadership roles in their church and ethnic communities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Office of Loans and Scholarships
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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  • Henry F. and Louise Tuechter Dornette Endowed Scholarship
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    Sponsor: Methodist Theological School in Ohio

    Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming full-time Master of Divinity student who has a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, is a member of The United Methodist Church and is preparing for leadership as a pastor in a congregation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3081 Columbus Pike
    Delaware, OH 43015-3211

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  • John Wesley Matching Scholarship
    $1,000
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    Sponsor: Albion College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the United Methodist Church to be considered. Students must complete the John Wesley Scholarship application form.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    611 E Porter St
    Albion, MI 49224

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  • Maxwell United Methodist Memorial Scholarship of Hancock County
    $1,000
    February 5
    Sponsor: Hancock County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must reside in Hancock County, Indiana. Students must be active members of a United Methodist church throughout school and/or adulthood. Applicants most have at least a 2.95 grade point average and plan to pursue either a two-year or four-year degree.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    312 East Main Street
    Greenfield, IN 46140

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  • Methodist Grant
    Up to $3,500
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    Sponsor: McMurry University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be documented members of the United Methodist Church. Students must demonstrate financial need and must complete FAFSA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    S 14th and Sayles Blvd
    Abilene, TX 79697

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  • Minister s Family Tuition Award
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    Sponsor: Southern Methodist University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be dependent children or spouses of ordained ministers of the United Methodist Church who are engaged in active pastoral work and dependent children of retired or deceased United Methodist ministers.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6425 Boaz St
    Dallas, TX 75275-0221

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  • Petersburg First United Methodist Church Memorial Scholarship
    $1,250
    February 28
    Sponsor: Pike County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of Pike Central High School who are members of Petersburg First United Methodist Church. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be planning to pursue a two-year or four-year degree at an accredited university, college, junior college or vocational school. Applicants must submit a written essay and an official grade transcript. Students receiving the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, 21st Century Scholarship or a similar full-tuition scholarship are not eligible.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    714 Main Street
    P.O. Box 587
    Petersburg, IN 47567

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  • Presidential Scholarship
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    Sponsor: Methodist Theological School in Ohio

    Eligibility: Applicants must be entering students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Students must show commitment to the mission and ministry of the church and must demonstrate membership in the United Methodist Church. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3081 Columbus Pike
    Delaware, OH 43015-3211

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  • Priscilla R. Morton Scholarship
    Varies
    March
    Sponsor: United Methodist Church

    Eligibility: Applicants must be active, full members of the United Methodist Church for at least a year before applying and enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited institution working towards a degree full-time. The scholarship may be used for undergraduate, graduate or professional study. Applicants should provide application forms, transcripts, references, membership proof and essays. Applicant should prove financial need. Preference is given to students who enroll at a United Methodist-related college, university, seminary or theological school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Office of Loans and Scholarships
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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  • Racial/Ethnic History Research Grant
    $1,000
    December 31
    Sponsor: General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church

    Eligibility: Applicants must submit an application in English which includes biographical information, a detailed description of the project, the expected date of completion, a budget and letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Submit materials to the General Secretary at the address listed.

    P.O. Box 127
    36 Madison Avenue
    Madison, NJ 07940

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  • Rev. and Mrs. James P. Alford Scholarships
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    Sponsor: Methodist Theological School in Ohio

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Master of Divinity students who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, are members of The United Methodist Church, show active involvement in the community and demonstrate both financial need and commitment to parish ministry.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3081 Columbus Pike
    Delaware, OH 43015-3211

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  • Rev. Dr. Karen Layman Gift of Hope Scholarship
    $1,000
    March 24
    Sponsor: United Methodist Church

    Eligibility: Applicants must have been full, active members and leaders in the United Methodist Church for at least three years. They must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or members of the Central Conferences. Students must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, essay and three letters of recommendation are required.

    Office of Loans and Scholarships
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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  • Roanoke Methodist Scholarship
    $2,000-$3,000
    February 15
    Sponsor: Glenville State University

    Eligibility: Students must be capable students of the United Methodist faith from Lewis County. Applicants must actively attend a United Methodist Church, exhibit academic proficiency, and have a need for financial assistance for whom first preference is given.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    200 High Street
    Glenville, WV 26351-1292

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  • Rosalie Bentzinger Scholarship
    $5,000
    March 24
    Sponsor: United Methodist Church

    Eligibility: Applicants must be attending a graduate school of theology which is approved by the University Senate. They must be full-time students with at least a B+ grade average. Students must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least three years, and they must have attained one of the following positions: deacon in full connection, diaconal minister or deaconess.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Office of Loans and Scholarships
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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  • Rosewood United Methodist Church Scholarship
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    Sponsor: Arkansas State University Mid-South

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current undergraduate students enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester while pursuing any program of study at the Arkansas State University Mid-South. Students must be involved in community service through the church, school or other civic organizations as approved by the ASU Mid-South scholarship committee and must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2000 W. Broadway
    West Memphis, AR 72301-3829

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  • Roy Zook Family Award for Competence in Parish Ministry
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    Sponsor: Methodist Theological School in Ohio

    Eligibility: Applicants must be returning students who are in good academic standing and are promising candidates for pastoral ministry as evidenced by their relational skills and concern for people.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3081 Columbus Pike
    Delaware, OH 43015-3211

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  • Stoody-West Fellowship
    $6,000
    March 15
    Sponsor: United Methodist Communications

    Eligibility: Applicants must be an active member of the United Methodist Church. Students must be enrolled in a post-graduate program focused on religious journalism in the United States.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 320
    Nashville, TN 37202

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  • United Methodist Award
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    Sponsor: Hamline University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full members of the United Methodist Church. Eligibility and amounts vary.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284

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  • United Methodist Award
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    May 1
    Sponsor: Albright College

    Eligibility: Applicants must be active in their United Methodist Church. Students must provide a letter from their pastor clearly stating their active membership in the church. Applicants must have completed the FAFSA to be eligible for this scholarship.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1621 N. 13th St.
    Reading, PA 19612-5234

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  • United Methodist Beneficiary Grants
    $2,000
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    Sponsor: Southwestern University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be dependents of United Methodist clergy.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1001 E. University Avenue
    Georgetown, TX 78626

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  • United Methodist Church and College Partnership
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    Sponsor: Birmingham-Southern College

    Eligibility: Applicants must have served church and community. United Methodist congregations may nominate students.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    900 Arkadelphia Road
    Birmingham, AL 35254

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  • United Methodist Church Scholarships
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    February 1
    Sponsor: Birmingham-Southern College

    Eligibility: Applicants must come from the student's local church with confirmation of membership.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    900 Arkadelphia Road
    Birmingham, AL 35254

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  • United Methodist General Scholarship
    $500-$2,000
    March 24
    Sponsor: United Methodist Church

    Eligibility: Applicants must be active, full members of a United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to applying, be admitted to a full-time degree program in an accredited college or university and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be undergraduate, graduate or doctoral students. Supporting documents are due by May 1.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Office of Loans and Scholarships
    P.O. Box 340007
    Nashville, TN 37203-0007

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  • United Methodist Scholarship
    $500-$1000
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    Sponsor: Lebanon Valley College

    Eligibility: Applicants must have been members of the United Methodist Church for at least one year and must demonstrate commitment to the church. Students must demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    101 N College Avenue
    Annville, PA 17003-1400

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  • Walter and Marian English Scholarships
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    Sponsor: Methodist Theological School in Ohio

    Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Practical Theology students who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, are members of The United Methodist Church and demonstrate interest or commitment to parish ministry.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3081 Columbus Pike
    Delaware, OH 43015-3211

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  • Werner Merit Scholarship Program
    $1,500
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    Sponsor: Methodist Theological School in Ohio

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time returning students in any master's degree program, with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher in theological courses

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3081 Columbus Pike
    Delaware, OH 43015-3211

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  • Women in United Methodist History Research Grant
    Up to $500
    December 31
    Sponsor: General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church

    Eligibility: Applicants must submit an application that includes a resume, a description of the project, a timetable for the project, a budget and letters of recommendation.

    How to apply: Submit materials to the General Secretary at the address listed.

    P.O. Box 127
    36 Madison Avenue
    Madison, NJ 07940

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  • Women in United Methodist History Writing Award
    $500
    December 31
    Sponsor: General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church

    Eligibility: Applicants must submit completed, original manuscripts no longer than 20 double-spaced, typewritten pages with footnotes and bibliography about the history of women in the United Methodist Church or its antecedents.

    How to apply: Send manuscript to the General Secretary at the address listed.

    P.O. Box 127
    36 Madison Avenue
    Madison, NJ 07940

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