|Deadline||Program (click for more information)||Basic Requirements||Amount|
|March 1||Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation Achievement Scholarship||$1,000 minimum|
|February 1||Diaconia Graduate Fellowships||
Consecrated diaconal ministers or ordained deacons in full connection in the United Methodist Church, or commissioned ministers moving toward ordination as deacon who have completed one year of probation. Full-time doctoral students (during the time of the first award period) in an accredited academic institution. Persons who plan to teach or serve as an administrator in a school of theology, college, or university or in another institution or agency of the church. Person must demonstrate academic ability and show financial need.
|$10,000 (maximum award)|
|March 1||Alpha Gamma Delta||
Member of Alpha Gamma Delta and demonstrates financial need, scholastic attainment, and various chapter contributions.
|$500 to more than $2,000 |
|March 1||E. Craig Brandenburg Graduate Awards||
Persons who are age 35 or older who desire to make a positive contribution to society and who have special needs due to a change of profession/vocation, interrupted study, or for continuing education. Enrolled in full-time graduate study in an accredited school and have been an active, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year. Preference given to persons attending United Methodist Seminaries. Must demonstrate financial need and submit a transcript of latest academic work; grade average equivalent to "B" or above.
|$1,000 - $1,500|
|March 1||Estelle Beaumont Ellison Individual Education Scholarships||
Permanent residents of Bexar County Texas would qualify for an individual scholarship. Selection based on (order of importance) moral character; academic excellence, diligence, achievement, or ability; financial need; and regular participation in a Christian church and must be between 14 and 30 years of age.
|$500 to $3000|
|March 1||The Fund for Theological Education Ministry Fellowships for Second Year Students||
Candidates must be nominated by the dean or president of an ATS-accredited instituion.
Students must have completed one full academic term of a Master of Divinity program and have at least a 3.3 seminary GPA. Candidate must be 35 years of age or younger.
|March 1||The United Methodist General Scholarship|
May be awarded to undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral students; are full active members of the UMC for at least 1 year; have a minimum GPA of 2.5+, and are attending any accredited institution within the U.S.
|March 15||National Religious Music Week Awards||
Available to individuals of all faiths enrolled in a college music program leading to a career in the ministry of music. Award based on merit.
|$2,500 (four awards available)|
|April 1||Shepherd Scholarship ||
Scholarship for students studying for degrees in fields perceived as "benefiting the human race". Selectees will be those who are best qualified by dedication, ambition, academic preparation, financial need, and promise of outstanding performance at the advanced level. It will be helpful if each candidate has shown sincere interest in and taken an active part in social, civic, religious, and fraternal activities of the community.
|April 15||Miriam Hoffman Scholarship||
Undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing a vocational career in music with preference to students interested in careers in music education and/or music ministry. Active, full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to applying and enrolled in an accredited institution working toward a degree on a full-time basis. Must demonstrate financial need and have a C+ or higher grade point average.
|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 15||The Priscilla R. Morton Scholarship||
Member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year and enrolled or planning to enroll in a United Methodist-related institution. Have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher. Demonstrate financial need.
|Amount available to be determined annually. Average individual award is $1,000.|
|May 31||Ed E. And Gladys Hurley Foundation|
Member of Protestant denomination who attends school in the state of Texas. Must demonstrate worthiness, show financial need and have acquired above average grades. Studying to become missionaries, religious workers or ministers. Part or full-time students.
|June 1||Hattie and Henry Dickson Rio Grande Conference Ministerial Education Scholarship||
Student from the Rio Grande Conference who has declared an intention to prepare for becoming a United Methodist minister. Enrolled in a college, university or seminary in the UMC. Must demonstrate church involvement, academic achievement and financial need.
|$500 or more|
|June 15||Adolph Van Pelt Scholarships ||
For students with proof of Native American heritage (at least 25%)and clear educational goals. Based on financial aid and merit.
The Association on American Indian Affairs offers Adolph Van Pelt Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to students in any curriculum. Disbursement in the amount of $750 is made directly to the college fall and spring semesters pending satisfactory progress. Spring disbursement requires a copy of the fall semester's grades and a spring semester class schedule. This scholarship does not automatically renew. Students are eligible to apply on a yearly basis.
All items listed on the application check sheet must be included. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
|June 15||Eastern Star Training Awards For Religious Leadership (ESTARL) - Kansas|
The purpose of the scholarship is giving assistance to young men and women who desire to enter the various fields of religious service; namely: ministers, missionaries, directors of church music, directors of religious education and directors of youth leadership.
Awards are to be made for one year subject to renewal on basis of total record. Applicants need not be of Masonic or Eastern Star affiliation.
|July 1||Ted R. Dempsey Scholarship||
Must be a college level junior or above, have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. and be majoring in a field related to Christian ministry. Selection is based on excellence, outstanding achievement, academic and career goals, recommendations, and the potential to make a significant contribution to the scholar's field of study and to society.
|August 15||Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation||
Awards ranging from $750 to $2,500 to undergraduate and graduate students who excel academically.
Awards ranging from $750 to $2,500 to undergraduate and graduate students with good academic standing who have endured great hardship to accomplish their educational goals.
|$750 - $2,500 |
|October 5||Robert Burrell Leadership and Involvement Scholarship|
Must be an SMU student who has shown leadership and involvement in SMU activities. Candidates should have a minimum cumulative SMU GPA of 3.0.
|November 1||Daniel E. Weiss Fund For Excellence||
Merit-based scholarship awarded to nominated candidates who can bring qualities of theological thinking and leadership that will strengthen American Baptist congregations and their witness in the world.
|May 31||Keesee/Rhodes Memorial Fund||
Recipient must be studying for the ministry at Perkins School of Theology or be an undergraduate student studying for the United Methodist ministry at any Methodist affiliated college or university in Texas or at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. Must demonstrate church involvement/activities, financial need and academic achievement.
|$500 or more|