|Deadline||Program (click for more information)||Basic Requirements||Amount|
|March 1||Adrienne M. and Charles Shelby Rooks Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Theological Students||
The Adrienne M. and Charles Shelby Rooks Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Theological Students was established to support the seminary education of members of the United Church of Christ from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in our church who are committed to serving the United Church of Christ and who are enrolled in a school of theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Grants are also made to support doctoral study at accredited graduate schools for those seeking to pursue a scholarly teaching vocation in the field of religion. Grants are made to both full-time and part-time students and range from $500 to $5,000 annually. Grants may be renewed.
|$500 - $5,000 (renewable)|
|March 1||HANA Scholars Program ||
Hispanic, Asian, and Native American/Alaskan Indian, or Pacific Islander origin who is an active, full member of a local UMC (at least one year prior to applying). Career goals that relate to the empowerment of his/her ethnic community and leadership in The United Methodist Church.
|March 1||The Rev. Dr. Hector E. Lopez Scholarship|
The Lopez Scholarship is intended to prepare Latinas and Latinos future ministers, educated in the socially and theologically progressive seminaries of the UCC, who will return to lead vital congregations, minister to Latino constituencies, multicultural communities and the whole church, equipped to proclaim the liberating Gospel message of salvation, full-inclusion, justice and peace. This new scholarship is named in honor of The Reverend Dr. Héctor Edmundo López, a laborer in the journey for racial justice. Dr. López is the first Latino ordained in the UCC and the first Latino UCC Conference Minister.
|March 1||The Women of Color Scholars Program|
The goals of this program are to remedy the lack of women of color on faculties at UM seminaries; to increase the number of women of color who teach, lecture, write and research at the Ph.D. level in all seminaries; and to heighten church wide awareness of the need for women of color in theological education. Applicants must be born of African, African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American/Alaskan Indian, or Pacific Island parentage (at least one parent); be an active, full member of the UMC for at least 3 years prior to application; have received an M.Div. degree; and be pursuing a Ph.D. or Th.D. within the field of Religious Studies with the desire to serve on the faculty or in an executive administrative position at a UM theological school.
|March 15||Hispanic General Scholarship Fund||
Hispanic heritage, U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have plans to enroll full-time in a degree seeking program at a two or four year U.S. accredited institution. Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree.
|March 15||Judith L. Weidman Racial Ethnic Minority (REM) Fellowship||
Recent college or seminary graduate who has broad communications training, including an understanding of effective public relations. United Methodist of racial ethnic minority heritage who is considering pursuing communications for The United Methodist Church as a career.
|$30,000 plus benefits, and expenses for moving and professional travel|
|April 15||Olympia Brown and Max Kapp Awards||
An award of $2,500 is made to a ministerial student who, in addition to meeting the requirements for general financial aid, chooses to submit as part of their general financial application a paper, sermon, or other special project on some aspect of Universalism. Entries are evaluated by an outside reader.
|May 31||Hispanic Scholarship Funds||
Scholarship for any Hispanic member of a church related to the American Baptist Church or to its recognized institutions, and who is presently serving, or will be serving, in a church vocation with the ABC or with its recognized institutions. American Baptist Hispanic students pursuing an undergraduate or first professional degree in a seminary are eligible.
|August 1||Reverend John W. Elliott, SR. Ministerial Scholarship Award||
Black, Asian, Hispanic or Native American student who is an active member of a United Methodist Church and the Central Texas or North Texas conference. Should encompass outstanding leadership traits as embodied by Rev. Elliot: Spiritual and Social Justice Leadership.
|November 30||World Communion National Scholarship||
The World Communion Scholarship Program supports students from Global Ministries mission partner institutions in their advanced studies (master’s or doctoral) preparing them for leadership involvement in church and society and for their future work with communities in need. The program seeks to support students whose study focus will directly relate to mission and to the following priority areas of emphasis: elimination of poverty, expansion of global health, leadership development, or congregational development. The program supports students from outside the U.S. (World Communion International Scholarship) or from racial/ethnic minorities from within the U.S. (World Communion National Scholarship).
|December 7||Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI)||
Academically in good standing and interested in pursuing an academic doctoral degree in either: religion, theology or sociology of religion. Must be committed to serving in the Latino faith communities in the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico.
|$13,000 at Doctoral Level, $16,000 at the dissertation level|
|December 15||American Association of University Women (AAUW)||
Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor's degree, including a master's degree, second bachelor's degree, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Funds are available for distance learning. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States, or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for PhD-level work.
|$2,000 - $12,000|