Higher Learning. Real Experience. Vital Ministry.

Please note that individual scholarships may appear in more than one category, and have multiple requirements.

Financial Resources: African American
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
Varies Economic Development Fund, Inc.

Must be a student member of the Fifth District of The African Methodist Episcopal Church

Varies
March 1Adrienne 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 1HANA 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.

Varies
March 1The 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.

varies
March 15Judith 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
March 15Star Supporter Scholarship Fund 

Provides funding for African American students preparing for ministry in the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church.  Funding is provided in the form of a scholarship/loan.

Varies
April 15David Easton Scholarship

African American woman in or preparing for seminary dedicated to creating an anti-racist, multi-cultural religious organization and country. Must be in official candidate status for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association and a M.Div. candidate.

$2,500
April 15Olympia 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.

$2,500
May 30Recruitment, Training And Deployment (RT& D) of Black Ministries

Black Postulants and Candidates for ministry in the church.  Program designed to prepare and to equip Black Anglicans with history, mentors, and training, from an Afro Anglican perspective.

$5,000
June 30Ruth M. Batson Educational Foundation 

African American students who are in need of financial assistance in order to obtain clear educational and career objectives.

$500 - $1,500
August 1Reverend 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.

$1,000
September 30World 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).

$250-$12,500
December 15American 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
December 15 Career Development Grants

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 AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

$2,000 - $8,000
Financial Resources: Asian
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
Varies Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Commission Continuing Education Scholarships and Fellowships

To provide financial assistance to full-time Asian American students interested in seeking ordination and serving in a ministry involving Asians in the Episcopal Church.

$4,000/semester for seminary study; $2,500/semester for diocesan theological study
Varies Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Theological Education Scholarships For Asian And Pacific Island Americans

To provide financial assistance to full-time Asian and Pacific Island American students interested in seeking ordination and serving in a ministry involving Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Episcopal Church.

$4,000/semester for seminary study; $2,500/semester for diocesan theological study
Varies Grace Foundation Scholarship Fund

Students from Southeast Asian countries who have satisfactory completion of one or more years of study in higher education.  Excellent character with strong Christian witness and academic achievement of at least 3.0 GPA or equivalent, TOEFL score of 500.

$4,000 (Maximum)
March 1Adrienne 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 1The 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.

varies
March 15David Tamotsu Kagiwada Memorial Fund Award 

Provides financial assistance to Asian Americans interested in pursuing a career in the ministry of the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church.  Funding is provided in the form of a scholarship/loan.

$1,500
March 15Judith 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
March 31JK Sasaki Memorial Scholarship

Attend an accredited Protestant seminary in the United States;  Minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0; Pursuing the ordained ministry; Intend to serve a Japanese American or Asian American Congregation

$250 - $1000
April 15Olympia 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.

$2,500
May 31Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship

The scholarship is offered to persons of Japanese ancestry, accepted or enrolled full time in an accredited Protestant seminary in the United States, preparing for ministerial degrees who intend to serve Japanese American congregations or other church related ministries.

varies
August 1Reverend 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.

$1,000
September 30World 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).

$250-$12,500
December 15American 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
Financial Resources: Hispanic
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
March 1Adrienne 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 1HANA 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.

Varies
March 1The 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 1The 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.

varies
March 15Hispanic 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.

$1000-$5000
March 15Judith 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 15Olympia 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.

$2,500
May 31Hispanic 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.

$500
August 1Reverend 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.

$1,000
September 30World 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).

$250-$12,500
December 7Hispanic 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 15American 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
Financial Resources: Native American
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
Varies American Indian Higher Education Grants Program

Must be an American Indian student (a member of a federally recognized tribe).  Please do not contact the Washington, DC office.  The student must contact the tribe with whom he/she claims affiliation for application and eligibility information.

Need based after all campus based funding has been explored
March 1Adrienne 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 1HANA 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.

Varies
March 1Native American Seminary Award

Native American student pursuing candidacy in The United Methodist Church.  Full-time enrollment as a degree candidate in a United Methodist School of Theology is required.

Varies
March 1The 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.

varies
March 15Judith 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 15Olympia 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.

$2,500
May 31Marion T. Burr Scholarship 

Scholarship for Native American members 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 Native American students enrolled full-time in college or seminary who are pursuing a career in human services are eligible for this scholarship.

$500
June 1American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships

Each year, the AIGC fellowship program provides $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 350 Native American and Alaska Native graduate students.  Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional degree-seeking students, who meet all eligible criteria.  The United States Bureau of Indian Education federally funds the fellowship program.  The fellowship amount is typically between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

$1,000-5,000
June 1Native American Seminary Scholarship Program

Native American student pursuing candidacy in The United Methodist Church.  Full-time enrollment as a degree candidate in a United Methodist School of Theology is required. Age 20-25 years old and has been an active member of The United Methodist Church for at least 3 years.

$5,000 for three years
June 15Adolph 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.

$1,500
August 1Reverend 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.

$1,000
September 30World 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).

$250-$12,500
December 15American 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
Financial Resources: Men
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
August 1Beaver United Methodist Men's Seminary Scholarship

Certified candidate from Oklahoma who plans to return to Oklahoma to serve for at least three years.  Must be a member of a United Methodist Church in Oklahoma for at least two years.  Enrolled in a fully accredited and University Senate approved seminary or graduate school of theology and pursuing a degree which qualifies the candidate for ordination in the United Methodist Church.

$2,000 per semester for three years, or a maximum of $4,000 per year.
Financial Resources: Women
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
January 31Bishop Frank Murphy Scholarship for Women in Ministry

Scholarships available to women enrolled in a graduate program preparing for Catholic Ministry.

$1,000
January 31United Methodist Women Scholarship

Women studying at approved seminaries.  Must be United Methodist and demonstrate financial need.

Maximum amount per scholarship is $5,000
March 1The Order of the Daughters of the King Master's Fund

Scholarship intended to assist Daughters and other women to attend a degree program at an accredited school to prepare to serve God in his Church in a lay or ordained capacity.  Limited to communicants of the Episcopal Church, autonomous churches of the Anglican Communion, or churches in communion with the Episcopal Church.  Willing to give at least two years' service to the church upon completion of her training.

$500 - $700 (per year)
March 1Esther Edwards Graduate Scholarship for Women Leaders in Higher Education

Graduate award for female students enrolled in any accredited institution; preparing for employment in higher education administration in a United Methodist college or university; GPA 2.85+; member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year.

$5,000
March 1Georgia Harkness Scholarship Award

Woman over 35 who has received a bachelor of arts or equivalent degree and will be enrolled full-time in a University Senate approved school of theology.  Must be a certified candidate for ordained ministry as an elder in the United Methodist Church by the preceding May of the academic year.

$5000
March 1Lydia Scholarship Fund

Female college graduates with:

  • a calling to serve in the PC(USA) ordained pastoral ministry.

  • a commitment to complete a Master of Divinity degree at an accredited seminary.

  • a personal, vibrant commitment to Jesus Christ.

  • a desire to work for renewal in the PC(USA), including co-operation with NPWL  and PFR.

  • be involved in the Candidate Process of the PC(USA) - or have specific plans to be so enrolled shortly.

$2,500
March 1The 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.

varies
March 1Zeta Phi Beta Graduate Fellowships 

Full-time graduate students working on a Professional, Masters, or Doctoral Degree or engaged in post-Doctoral study.

$500 - $3,500
March 1Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation Achievement Scholarship$1,000 minimum
March 15Katherine Schutz Scholarship

Provides funding for female students preparing for the ministry in Christian (Disciples of Christ) church.  Funding is provided in the form of a scholarship/loan.

Varies
March 31Remembering Mom: The Barbara Franklin Foundation

Remembering Mom: The Barbara Franklin Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from young women between the age of 18-25 who have experienced loss due to the death of their mother, but desire to continue their educational path in spite of their mother’s absence.  (Mother-loss is not restricted to cancer).

One scholarship will be awarded in the amount up to $500 for the spring and $500 for the fall semester.
April 15David Easton Scholarship

African American woman in or preparing for seminary dedicated to creating an anti-racist, multi-cultural religious organization and country. Must be in official candidate status for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association and a M.Div. candidate.

$2,500
May 1Jane Walker Scholarship

Woman who is a resident of the Alabama-West Florida Conference and is enrolled or has been accepted in a United Methodist Seminary approved by the University Senate.  Should be a woman who affirms, represents, and advocates women's leadership in the church.

$1,000
May 29Ellen Cushing Scholarship

Female graduate students preparing for a human service or church-related vocation may apply.  Preference is given to students active in their school, church, or region.

$2,000
June 1ETHEL LOUISE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION, INC. ELA Scholarships are available only to women graduate students with physical disabilities who are enrolled in a college or university in the United States. These scholarships are awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis.   ELA will award scholarships depending on academic and leadership merit. The purpose of the scholarship is to supplement financial assistance for tuition costs for female graduate students with physical disabilities. Scholarships are between $1,000 and $2,000 and are awarded in August. Only the recipients will be notified (by mail). Their names will also be posted on the ELA news portion of the website. The scholarship money is contingent upon the recipient's acceptance to, or continuation in, an accredited college or university graduate program.range up to a maximum of $1,000 to $2,000 per year
August 1Theresa Hoover Community Service and Global Citizen Award

Grant for informal study, exploration, learning, research or observation in a subject of the recipients choosing in harmony with the current interests of the Women's Division.  For a woman, age 21-35 to demonstrate concern for her neighbors and community and to exhibit an awareness of the total nature of our responsibilities in today's world.

$5,000 - $6,000
October 23North Texas Conference Clergywomen Candidate Scholarship

Women applying must be certified candidates in the North Texas Conference.  The candidate must either be enrolled in seminary or have completed seminary and be working in a church setting with a less than full time appointment.  Those who are in the residency program or ordained are not eligible.  Local pastors with a less than full-time appointment may be eligible.  See the full scholarship description.

$1,000
December 1International Fellowship

Fellowship for women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in full- time study or research in the United States. Must have earned a Bachelor's degree by September 1. Must demonstrate academic ability, professional potential, and intention to return to home country at the completion of course of study.  Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

$1,8000
December 15American 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
December 15 Career Development Grants

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 AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

$2,000 - $8,000
December 15P.E.O. Peace Scholarship

Women from countries other than the U.S. or Canada who are completing graduate study in the United States or Canada.  Recipients must return to her own country to pursue her professional career within 60 days, depending on Visa status, of graduation.

$6,000
Financial Resources: Southern Methodist University
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Varies Bishop John Wesley Hardt Award 

Established by the Perkins Student Association in 1998 in honor of the Bishop in Residence.  Student must be in good academic standing and entering their last year of work at Perkins.  Interns are eligible for the award.

Unspecified
January 5Rotary Scholarship

SMU students that will serve as Ambassadors of our Country and of the foundation of Rotary.  Graduate candidates are highly encouraged to apply.  The term of study is for one year.  The student can choose which country they would like to study and they must speak the language of the country to which they are applying.

$25,000
February 28Hazel and Claude Fendlason Methodist Education Scholarship 

Worthy and competent students at Centenary College and Southern Methodist University who are studying to enter the ministry of the United Methodist Church. Must be a resident of Louisiana and academically in good standing with a minimum 2.62 cumulative GPA.

$1,000 - $2,500
March 1Triple Your Dollars for Scholars: Matching Scholarship

Full-time student in an UM-related college, university, or seminary and have been an active, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year. The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) will provide a $1,000 matching scholarship on a first-come, first-serve basis.  United Methodist churches are eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship for one of their members if they match this with an equal amount.  The sponsoring church must remit a check payable to UMHEF for $1,000 with the completed application form.  This award will be for United Methodist students entering or attending United Methodist schools, colleges, universities, or seminaries.  Upon verification of enrollment, UMHEF will transfer $2,000 to the institution the student is enrolled. 

Perkins will contribute an additional $1,000 if you are among the first 25 Perkins students to receive this award)

$2,000 or $3,000 (if you are among the first 25 Perkins students to receive this award).
April 1John T. King Scholarship

Student at Perkins School of Theology who plans to be in ministry in The United Methodist Church.  Must demonstrate academic commitment, church and community involvement, financial need and commitment to diversity and interfaith cooperation.

$750
May 30The Epworth Project 

The Epworth Project is a scholarship program of The Missional Wisdom Foundation, providing Epworth Scholars a context to experience emergence, new monasticism, and missional ecclesiology within the United Methodist tradition. Epworth Scholars live in a monastic house, engage in ministries of hospitality in the neighborhood, learn about the theory and practices of emerging and new monastic ministries, and participate in the worship and mission of a New Day community or other approved missional community. The Epworth Project is open to single and married students, depending upon availability of housing. The Epworth Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, denomination, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status, but some houses are limited to one gender.

Unspecified (Housing within Epworth Community)
May 30Keesee/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
October 5International Student Scholarship

Must be an SMU international student who demonstrates academic excellence as well as a strong connection to the campus community through involvement.

$1,000
October 5James J. Saccacio Scholarship

Must be an SMU student who has demonstrated financial need and shown leadership and involvement in SMU activities.

$1,500
October 5Laura Kittinger—Class of ‘84 Scholarship

Graduate student at SMU who also attended SMU as an undergraduate.  Must have graduated within the past six months and have maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA while at SMU.  Must be well-rounded in the areas of school activities, community service and contribution to the school through service.

$1,000
October 5Nancy Underwood Graduate Student Leadership & Achievement

Graduate student who has contributed significantly to the graduate school and the SMU community through leadership, service, and participation in student organizations, and who has shown outstanding academic achievement in his/her chosen field of study.

$1,000
October 5Robert 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.

$1,000
October 5Willis Tate Academic and Scholastic Scholarship 

Graduate student who has shown academic excellence (minimum GPA of 3.5) and has promoted scholastics both in and out of the classroom.

$1,000
Financial Resources: Regional
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
Varies American Indian Higher Education Grants Program

Must be an American Indian student (a member of a federally recognized tribe).  Please do not contact the Washington, DC office.  The student must contact the tribe with whom he/she claims affiliation for application and eligibility information.

Need based after all campus based funding has been explored
Varies Economic Development Fund, Inc.

Must be a student member of the Fifth District of The African Methodist Episcopal Church

Varies
Varies Marion J. Copeland And Hazel Hill Copeland Memorial Trust

Seminary students enrolled in an accredited graduate school of theology.  Must be from a 50 mile radius of Nashville, Arkansas and demonstrate financial need.

Varies
January 1Wisconsin Baptist Grant

Candidates must be active members of a Wisconsin Baptist Church, pursuing their first professional degree and have an intent of entering ministry full time after graduation.  Candidates will be interviewed by telephone at the time of requesting an application, and will be asked to provide a Pastoral reference from their home church in Wisconsin (who will also be interviewed briefly by telephone.)

$2,000
January 31Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship 

Texas residents who are working on a field related to ministry, including sacred music and theological research.  Preference given first to residents of Washington County, TX and then all other Texas residents.

$500
February 28Hazel and Claude Fendlason Methodist Education Scholarship 

Worthy and competent students at Centenary College and Southern Methodist University who are studying to enter the ministry of the United Methodist Church. Must be a resident of Louisiana and academically in good standing with a minimum 2.62 cumulative GPA.

$1,000 - $2,500
March 1Arkansas United Methodist Scholarship

The Seminary Scholarship Fund, established in 2001, makes grants to assist Arkansas students attending United Methodist seminaries. The goal is to provide nine full scholarships for Arkansas students in three-year seminary programs.

As scholarship recipients, the students pledge to return to Arkansas to pastor United Methodist churches. With a large percentage of Arkansas pastors retiring in the next 10 years, this initiative offers the potential of strengthening every United Methodist local church in Arkansas.

Applicants must be certified ministry candidates in the Arkansas Conferences.

Varies
March 1Eastern Star Training Awards For Religious Leadership (ESTARL)

Awards for student preparing for leadership in a field of religious service, such as ministry, missionary work, religious education, and/or youth work.  Need not be a member of Masonic or Eastern Star organizations, however an Eastern Star Chapter must be willing to sponsor the candidate.  Requirements vary from state to state.

Varies
March 1Estelle 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 31Educational Society of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Enrolled in an accredited theological seminary or graduate school and who agrees to serve at least five years as a member of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Varies
April 1Southwest Texas Annual Conference UMC

Full-time seminary students that are candidates for Ordained Ministry in the UMC.  Candidate must also promise to serve in the Southwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church upon graduation from seminary.  Must demonstrate financial need and be academically in good standing.

$10,000 per Academic year
April 15Cox/Otterbein Fund

Member of any local church in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church seeking graduate preparation for certification and/or ordination as a Deacon.

$2000 maximum
May 1Hope Pierce Tartt Scholarship 

Methodist East Texas students who have been a resident of Harrison, Marion, Panola, Gregg and Upshur Counties for the past two years.  Must show financial need and be academically in good standing.

$4,000
May 1Jane Walker Scholarship

Woman who is a resident of the Alabama-West Florida Conference and is enrolled or has been accepted in a United Methodist Seminary approved by the University Senate.  Should be a woman who affirms, represents, and advocates women's leadership in the church.

$1,000
May 1William B. Small Trust 

Full-time student who is working on a Master of Divinity degree.  Renewable for three years only and no assistance during internship year (s).  First consideration given to Iowans; second consideration given to Iowa's contiguous states.

$1,400 per year
May 9Ambassador's Endowment Grants

All clergy who are or will be serving in the Texas Annual Conference this year, are not yet fully ordained, and are 33 years of age or under may apply for a grant to reimburse their seminary tuition, fees, and book costs. Awarded based on promise for ministry.

Varies
May 15Forbeck Scholarship

United Methodist women residing in Kansas who wish to pursue graduate studies in preparation for ministry.  Must be between the ages of 25-40 and have outstanding academic records.  Awards are made to members of First UMC of Emporia, KS first, then if funds remain, to candidates within the state.  Candidates must contact the church directly for information.

$400
May 15Mary C. Easterling Scholarship

Protestant students beginning or working on a graduate degree who are interested in preparing themselves for a career in full-time Christian work or service.  Selection based on financial need, moral character, and the likelihood of success as full-time Christian workers.

$500
May 16Ed 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.

$1,000
May 30Hattie 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
May 30Thomas A. Wise, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Enrolled in a college, university or seminary in The United Methodist Church and a resident of the Southwest Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church.  Student must be in pre-ministerial or seminary study and studying to become a minister of The United Methodist Church.

$500 or more
May 31The Baldwin F. & Amy L. Kruse Trust Fund

Nebraska ministerial student in seminary who is pursuing an advanced degree, beyond the bachelor's degree, for the ordained ministry in the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Approximately $900
May 31Barber Education Fund

Seminary students entering full-time service to the church and who also have roots in the local area of Onarga United Methodist Church in Onarga, Illinois.

$500 - $1,200
June 1Doreene Cater Scholarship

Member of the First United Methodist Church of St. Cloud, Minnesota who are working toward professions in areas that will benefit people and the environment:  education, medicine, environmental, seminary, social service, etc.

$500 - $1,500
June 1Stevenson Scholarship

Member of the First United Methodist Church of St. Cloud, Minnesota who are working toward professions in areas that will benefit people and the environment:  education, medicine, environmental, seminary, social service, etc.

$200 - $400 (can reapply each year)
June 15Eastern 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.

Varies
June 30The Albert R. Murdoch Ministerial Scholarship Fund

Pre-ministerial student who is in his/her junior or senior of undergraduate studies or is a seminary student.  Planning to become a pastor in the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and is enrolled full-time at a college, university or seminary accredited by the United Methodist Board of Higher Education.  Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

$1,000
June 30The Alice Kruse Ministerial Scholarship Fund

Awarded annually to a ministerial student who:

  •  Is a member of a Nebraska United Methodist church;
  •  Plans to become a pastor in the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church;
  •  Attends one of the following seminaries accredited by the Nebraska United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry:
    • Saint Paul School of Theology
    • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
    • Iliff School of Theology
    • Perkins School of Theology;
  •  Has successfully completed two (2) full semesters, or the equivalent thereof, of seminary studies;
  •  Upon his/her anticipated graduation date from seminary, will have a minimum of 30 years of eligibility to serve as a United Methodist minister in the Nebraska Annual Conference; and
  •  Has a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher in his/her seminary studies.
$2,400
June 30The Cowles United Methodist Church

Ministerial student who is a member of a Nebraska United Methodist Church and attends a seminary accredited by the Nebraska United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry.  Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and plans to become a pastor in the Nebraska Annual Conference.

$750
June 30The Sylvia Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund

Student who is in his/her junior or senior year of undergraduate studies or is in his/her first year of seminary studies for the ordained ministry of any Christian denomination.  Primary consideration will be given to applicants intending to become pastors in the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Candidates of other Christian denominations must plan to minister within the state of Nebraska.

$500
June 30Charles and Marilyn Humphrey Seminary Scholarship FundThe Charles and Marilyn Humphrey Seminary Scholarship Fund is awarded annually to a ministerial student who: 

    Is a member of a Nebraska United Methodist church; 
    Plans to become a pastor in the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church;

Attends one of the following seminaries accredited by the Nebraska United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry:

1. Saint Paul School of Theology 3. Iliff School of Theology

2. Perkins School of Theology 4. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

 Has successfully completed one (1) full semesters, or the equivalent thereof, of seminary studies;

Upon his/her anticipated graduation date from seminary, will have a minimum of 15 years of eligibility to serve as a United Methodist minister in the Great Plains Annual Conference;

 Has a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher in his/her seminary studies.

$1,000
July 15Grannis-Martin Education Fund 

The Grannis-Martin Memorial Foundation gives scholarships to students with a Minnesota connection through church, family, a Minnesota institution or organization in which the applicants are or have been involved, and who are entering or currently attending a seminary with plans to work in a United Methodist ministry.  The awards are originally made as loans with one-third of the outstanding loan balance forgiven for each year of service to the United Methodist Church. 

$1,000-$1,300
July 15Grannis Memorial Scholarship

Seminary student preparing for a full-time vocation in the UMC.  Must have a Minnesota connection (Home, Parent's Home, Home Church, Sponsor)

$200 - $400
July 15Veda Sweeney Memorial Scholarship

Resident of Wisconsin who is preparing for Christian ministry and accepted into a seminary leading to ordination.

$650 - $1,800
August 1Beaver United Methodist Men's Seminary Scholarship

Certified candidate from Oklahoma who plans to return to Oklahoma to serve for at least three years.  Must be a member of a United Methodist Church in Oklahoma for at least two years.  Enrolled in a fully accredited and University Senate approved seminary or graduate school of theology and pursuing a degree which qualifies the candidate for ordination in the United Methodist Church.

$2,000 per semester for three years, or a maximum of $4,000 per year.
August 1Reverend 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.

$1,000
September 1Harding Foundation Scholarship

Three to five scholarships are available annually to students working toward their Master of Divinity degree who plan to enter the ministry of a mainline Protestant church. Special consideration is given to those who are willing to serve in the Rio Grande Conference and the Southwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Church. Scholarships are effective for three years or until the student graduates.

$3,000
September 1J.A. Knowles Memorial Scholarship (KS2)

Resident of the state of Texas who has been an active, full member of a local UMC for at least one year prior to applying.  Must be enrolled full-time, able to establish financial need and academically in good standing.

Varies
October 1North Texas Conference Board of Ordained Ministry Ministerial Education Fund

Certified candidates who are members of the North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Varies
November 1Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarships

To provide financial assistance to Baptist, Congregational, United Methodist, or Presbyterian college and seminary students from Iowa

$700 - $1,500
November 1Divinity Scholarship (Formerly known as the Johnson-Kitts Memorial Scholarship)Enrolled in a seminary or graduate school listed by the University Senate per The Book of Discipline. Must state his or her intention to serve in the Minnesota Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, show professional promise and demonstrate financial need.$3,000 - $5,000
Financial Resources: Military
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
Varies DANTES Program for Active Military Members wishing to become Chaplains

Active or Reserve member of the UA Armed Forces. 

The DANTES Desktop Reference for Education Benefits will help you locate the basic education benefits available to Service members, depending on uniform color and status.

varies
Varies U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain Candidate Program Assistance$3,500
March 16Pat Tillman Military Scholarship

The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation’s active and veteran servicemembers and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. 

Who is eligible to apply to become a Tillman Military Scholar?

  • Veteran and active duty military servicemembers
    • Of both pre- and post-9/11 service
    • From all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, including service in the National Guard and Reserve
  • Spouses of active or veteran servicemembers
    • Including surviving spouses
  • Servicemember or spouse seeking assistance to pursue an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a public or private, 4-year U.S.-based accredited institution
The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care.

April 1Cannon Endowment Scholarship

The Cannon Endowment provides scholarship assistance to seminarians pursuing military chaplaincy. Seminarians within the following faith communities may apply: United Church of Christ (UCC); Christian Church Disciples of Christ (DOC); United Methodist, or Presbyterian, USA congregation

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.

Approximately $2500
April 15AMVETS Memorial Graduate Scholarship 

AMVETS members who are former or current members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and who have exhausted all governmental aid.

$1,000 each year, for four years
May 15Military Chaplain Association The MCA will award Chaplain Candidate Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each. The number of awards is determined every year by our Scholarship Committee depending on available funds and the number of applications. The application period is from 15 May through 30 June.
$2,000
July 1Chaplain Samuel Grover Powell Scholarship 

Must be a senior or middler at an accredited theological seminary and involved in the Chaplain Candidate (Seminarian) Program or serving in the reserves after having completed an active tour of military duty. 

Note:  Preference will be given to students in their senior year who plan to serve in the United States Air Force; however, persons preparing for service in any branch of the military will be given consideration.

$900 (Minimum)
Financial Resources: Second Career
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
March 1E. 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
December 15 Career Development Grants

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 AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

$2,000 - $8,000
Financial Resources: African Methodist Episcopal
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
Varies Economic Development Fund, Inc.

Must be a student member of the Fifth District of The African Methodist Episcopal Church

Varies
March 1Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program

ETS Scholarship & Recogniation Programs, on behalf of Frost Bank, is pleased to announce the availability of funds for current and incoming students through the Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program.

The scholarship was established in 2008 following the passing of Mrs. Irene S. Wischer, a highly respected San Antonio businesswoman & philanthropist.  In accordance with Mrs. Wischer's will, a charitable foundation was created, in part to provide funding to deserving individuals seeking higher education.  Frost Bank administers the program on Mrs. Wischer's behalf, and the day-to-day operations of the scholarship program are now managed by ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs (SRP).

The Irene S. Wischer Educational Foundation Scholarship is a renewable scholarship award, the value of which will be based on the applicant's demonstrated financial need (not to exceed $10,000 per academic year).
Financial Resources: Baptist
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
January 1Wisconsin Baptist Grant

Candidates must be active members of a Wisconsin Baptist Church, pursuing their first professional degree and have an intent of entering ministry full time after graduation.  Candidates will be interviewed by telephone at the time of requesting an application, and will be asked to provide a Pastoral reference from their home church in Wisconsin (who will also be interviewed briefly by telephone.)

$2,000
March 1Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program

ETS Scholarship & Recogniation Programs, on behalf of Frost Bank, is pleased to announce the availability of funds for current and incoming students through the Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program.

The scholarship was established in 2008 following the passing of Mrs. Irene S. Wischer, a highly respected San Antonio businesswoman & philanthropist.  In accordance with Mrs. Wischer's will, a charitable foundation was created, in part to provide funding to deserving individuals seeking higher education.  Frost Bank administers the program on Mrs. Wischer's behalf, and the day-to-day operations of the scholarship program are now managed by ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs (SRP).

The Irene S. Wischer Educational Foundation Scholarship is a renewable scholarship award, the value of which will be based on the applicant's demonstrated financial need (not to exceed $10,000 per academic year).
May 29Ellen Cushing Scholarship

Female graduate students preparing for a human service or church-related vocation may apply.  Preference is given to students active in their school, church, or region.

$2,000
May 31Baptist Graduate Loans

American Baptist students attending non-ABC seminaries.  Must demonstrate financial need and be a member of an ABC congregation.

$1,000 per year, up to three years
May 31Hispanic 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.

$500
May 31Individual Seminarian Grants 

Scholarship for American Baptist students attending non-ABC seminaries.

$750
May 31Marion T. Burr Scholarship 

Scholarship for Native American members 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 Native American students enrolled full-time in college or seminary who are pursuing a career in human services are eligible for this scholarship.

$500
November 1Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarships

To provide financial assistance to Baptist, Congregational, United Methodist, or Presbyterian college and seminary students from Iowa

$700 - $1,500
November 1Daniel 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.

Unspecified
Financial Resources: Catholic
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
January 31Bishop Frank Murphy Scholarship for Women in Ministry

Scholarships available to women enrolled in a graduate program preparing for Catholic Ministry.

$1,000
March 1Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program

ETS Scholarship & Recogniation Programs, on behalf of Frost Bank, is pleased to announce the availability of funds for current and incoming students through the Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program.

The scholarship was established in 2008 following the passing of Mrs. Irene S. Wischer, a highly respected San Antonio businesswoman & philanthropist.  In accordance with Mrs. Wischer's will, a charitable foundation was created, in part to provide funding to deserving individuals seeking higher education.  Frost Bank administers the program on Mrs. Wischer's behalf, and the day-to-day operations of the scholarship program are now managed by ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs (SRP).

The Irene S. Wischer Educational Foundation Scholarship is a renewable scholarship award, the value of which will be based on the applicant's demonstrated financial need (not to exceed $10,000 per academic year).
Financial Resources: Disciples of Christ
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
March 1Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program

ETS Scholarship & Recogniation Programs, on behalf of Frost Bank, is pleased to announce the availability of funds for current and incoming students through the Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program.

The scholarship was established in 2008 following the passing of Mrs. Irene S. Wischer, a highly respected San Antonio businesswoman & philanthropist.  In accordance with Mrs. Wischer's will, a charitable foundation was created, in part to provide funding to deserving individuals seeking higher education.  Frost Bank administers the program on Mrs. Wischer's behalf, and the day-to-day operations of the scholarship program are now managed by ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs (SRP).

The Irene S. Wischer Educational Foundation Scholarship is a renewable scholarship award, the value of which will be based on the applicant's demonstrated financial need (not to exceed $10,000 per academic year).
March 15David Tamotsu Kagiwada Memorial Fund Award 

Provides financial assistance to Asian Americans interested in pursuing a career in the ministry of the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church.  Funding is provided in the form of a scholarship/loan.

$1,500
March 15Disciple Chaplains' Scholarship Fund

Scholarship for first-year full-time seminarians who are preparing for ministry in the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church.

$1,500
March 15Katherine Schutz Scholarship

Provides funding for female students preparing for the ministry in Christian (Disciples of Christ) church.  Funding is provided in the form of a scholarship/loan.

Varies
March 15Rowley Ministerial Education Fund (Christian Church) 

Provides funding for students preparing for ministry in the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church.

Varies
March 15Star Supporter Scholarship Fund 

Provides funding for African American students preparing for ministry in the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church.  Funding is provided in the form of a scholarship/loan.

Varies
April 1Cannon Endowment Scholarship

The Cannon Endowment provides scholarship assistance to seminarians pursuing military chaplaincy. Seminarians within the following faith communities may apply: United Church of Christ (UCC); Christian Church Disciples of Christ (DOC); United Methodist, or Presbyterian, USA congregation

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.

Approximately $2500
Financial Resources: Episcopalian
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
Varies Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Commission Continuing Education Scholarships and Fellowships

To provide financial assistance to full-time Asian American students interested in seeking ordination and serving in a ministry involving Asians in the Episcopal Church.

$4,000/semester for seminary study; $2,500/semester for diocesan theological study
Varies Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry Theological Education Scholarships For Asian And Pacific Island Americans

To provide financial assistance to full-time Asian and Pacific Island American students interested in seeking ordination and serving in a ministry involving Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Episcopal Church.

$4,000/semester for seminary study; $2,500/semester for diocesan theological study
March 1The Order of the Daughters of the King Master's Fund

Scholarship intended to assist Daughters and other women to attend a degree program at an accredited school to prepare to serve God in his Church in a lay or ordained capacity.  Limited to communicants of the Episcopal Church, autonomous churches of the Anglican Communion, or churches in communion with the Episcopal Church.  Willing to give at least two years' service to the church upon completion of her training.

$500 - $700 (per year)
March 1Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program

ETS Scholarship & Recogniation Programs, on behalf of Frost Bank, is pleased to announce the availability of funds for current and incoming students through the Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program.

The scholarship was established in 2008 following the passing of Mrs. Irene S. Wischer, a highly respected San Antonio businesswoman & philanthropist.  In accordance with Mrs. Wischer's will, a charitable foundation was created, in part to provide funding to deserving individuals seeking higher education.  Frost Bank administers the program on Mrs. Wischer's behalf, and the day-to-day operations of the scholarship program are now managed by ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs (SRP).

The Irene S. Wischer Educational Foundation Scholarship is a renewable scholarship award, the value of which will be based on the applicant's demonstrated financial need (not to exceed $10,000 per academic year).
March 1Society for the Increase of the Ministry Alternative Scholarships

Postulants and candidates of the Episcopal Church in the United States who are not full-time students at an Episcopal seminary.  Must have approval of their diocese to attend an accredited institution in an alternative educational program of study.

$1,500 to $2,000
March 31Holy Trinity Centennial Scholarship Trust

Actively involved in or committed to future participation in the ministry of the Episcopal Church or within the larger Anglican Communion.  Interested in initiating, developing, or completing a program of study through an educational institution, seminar, or certification program.

Stipend (Amount varies)
April 30Dubose Fund

The DuBose scholarships are given annually to seminarians training for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church.  Must be at least 32 years old.

Varies
May 30Recruitment, Training And Deployment (RT& D) of Black Ministries

Black Postulants and Candidates for ministry in the church.  Program designed to prepare and to equip Black Anglicans with history, mentors, and training, from an Afro Anglican perspective.

$5,000
Financial Resources:
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
Varies Presbyterian Student Loans

Enrolled full-time as an inquirer or candidate with a presbytery in the Presbyterian Church (USA).  Must demonstrate financial need and be academically in good standing.

$200 - $2,000
March 1Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program

ETS Scholarship & Recogniation Programs, on behalf of Frost Bank, is pleased to announce the availability of funds for current and incoming students through the Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program.

The scholarship was established in 2008 following the passing of Mrs. Irene S. Wischer, a highly respected San Antonio businesswoman & philanthropist.  In accordance with Mrs. Wischer's will, a charitable foundation was created, in part to provide funding to deserving individuals seeking higher education.  Frost Bank administers the program on Mrs. Wischer's behalf, and the day-to-day operations of the scholarship program are now managed by ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs (SRP).

The Irene S. Wischer Educational Foundation Scholarship is a renewable scholarship award, the value of which will be based on the applicant's demonstrated financial need (not to exceed $10,000 per academic year).
March 1Lydia Scholarship Fund

Female college graduates with:

  • a calling to serve in the PC(USA) ordained pastoral ministry.

  • a commitment to complete a Master of Divinity degree at an accredited seminary.

  • a personal, vibrant commitment to Jesus Christ.

  • a desire to work for renewal in the PC(USA), including co-operation with NPWL  and PFR.

  • be involved in the Candidate Process of the PC(USA) - or have specific plans to be so enrolled shortly.

$2,500
April 1Cannon Endowment Scholarship

The Cannon Endowment provides scholarship assistance to seminarians pursuing military chaplaincy. Seminarians within the following faith communities may apply: United Church of Christ (UCC); Christian Church Disciples of Christ (DOC); United Methodist, or Presbyterian, USA congregation

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.

Approximately $2500
June 1Hotson Trust

Presbyterian students at theological schools.

$500
November 1Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarships

To provide financial assistance to Baptist, Congregational, United Methodist, or Presbyterian college and seminary students from Iowa

$700 - $1,500
Financial Resources: Unitarian Universalist
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
March 1The Special Seminary Scholarship

Student must be pursuing ordained ministry as a vocation; be under 30 years of age (unless applicant is a renewal); be attending a UM-related seminary or school of theology; and in pursuit of an M.Div. degree.

varies
April 1John Haynes Holmes Memorial Fund

Students already admitted to theological school and whose goal is to prepare for work in the field of liberal religion, either as a parish minister or as a liberal religious educator. Must intend to enter the Unitarian Universalist Ministry.

Varies
April 15David Easton Scholarship

African American woman in or preparing for seminary dedicated to creating an anti-racist, multi-cultural religious organization and country. Must be in official candidate status for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association and a M.Div. candidate.

$2,500
April 15David Pohl Scholarship

M.Div ministerial candidate.  Must be in official Candidate Status for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association.

$2,250
April 15Olympia 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.

$2,500
April 15Robert and Martha Atherton Scholarship

Ministerial students who are patriotic and have an attitude of friendship and caring for humankind.  Must be in official Candidate Status for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association and in the second or third year of seminary.  M.Div candidate and have a proven ability and dedication to the UU faith and to helping humankind and recognizes that sound family orientation is the foundation of a healthy and strong society.  Preference given to Meadvill-Lombard students.

$2,500
April 15Roy H. Pollack Scholarship

Junior or senior student with academic excellence and good character, studying for ordained ministry.  Active participant in extracurricular activities at his/her theological institution.  Must be an Aspirant or have Candidate Status for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Associate.

$7,500 (Varies depending on fund performance)
Financial Resources: United Church of Christ
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
Varies Garrett Trust Fund Scholarship

The Garrett Trust Fund was established in 1946 to provide scholarship assistance for persons pursuing a seminary education. Seminarians enrolled full-time in a Master of Divinity program in an accredited seminary who wish to apply must sign a faith statement as part of application process. Students may make application throughout the year, as funds are available. The trust is held by Local Church Ministries and scholarships are administered through the Parish Life and Leadership Ministry Team. Scholarship awards range from $600 to $1,000 and are based on one time emergency financial need.

$600 - $1,000
Varies Make a Difference! Educational Support Awards

Enrollment in an ATS accredited seminary towards a course of study leading to ordained ministry.  Membership in a UCC congregation for at least one year prior to receiving a scholarship and agrees to serve in the UCC or a partner church upon completion of seminary.  Demonstrates leadership ability through participation in local church, Association, Conference, or academic environment.

$500
Varies Make a Difference! Seminarian Scholarship

Enrollment in an ATS accredited seminary towards a course of study leading to ordained ministry.  Membership in a UCC congregation for at least one year prior to receiving a scholarship and agrees to serve in the UCC or a partner church upon completion of seminary.  Demonstrates leadership ability through participation in local church, Association, Conference, or academic environment.

$1,500 - $2,500
Varies Richard and Helen Brown Pastoral Scholarships

Student enrolled in an accredited seminary that is a member of the United Church of Christ.

Up to $10,000
March 1Adrienne 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 1Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program

ETS Scholarship & Recogniation Programs, on behalf of Frost Bank, is pleased to announce the availability of funds for current and incoming students through the Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program.

The scholarship was established in 2008 following the passing of Mrs. Irene S. Wischer, a highly respected San Antonio businesswoman & philanthropist.  In accordance with Mrs. Wischer's will, a charitable foundation was created, in part to provide funding to deserving individuals seeking higher education.  Frost Bank administers the program on Mrs. Wischer's behalf, and the day-to-day operations of the scholarship program are now managed by ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs (SRP).

The Irene S. Wischer Educational Foundation Scholarship is a renewable scholarship award, the value of which will be based on the applicant's demonstrated financial need (not to exceed $10,000 per academic year).
March 1The 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.

April 1Cannon Endowment Scholarship

The Cannon Endowment provides scholarship assistance to seminarians pursuing military chaplaincy. Seminarians within the following faith communities may apply: United Church of Christ (UCC); Christian Church Disciples of Christ (DOC); United Methodist, or Presbyterian, USA congregation

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.

Approximately $2500
April 1The William R. Johnson Scholarship

In 1999, the predecessor body to Local Church Ministries, The Board for Homeland Ministries, created a scholarship for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender United Church of Christ seminarians in honor of William R. Johnson, the first openly gay man ordained in the United Church of Christ.  The scholarship was established as a concrete way of affirming, the long-standing conviction of the United Church of Christ that sexual orientation should not be a barrier to ordination.

Scholarships awarded typically will be in the $2500 range.
Financial Resources: United Methodist
DeadlineProgram (click for more information)Basic RequirementsAmount
Varies Church and Conference Support

Be sure to check with your home church and conference for available scholarship money.  Nearly every annual conference supplies some sort of assistance to its students.  Contact the chairperson of the Board of Ordained Ministry or the Board of Diaconal Ministry for information on conference scholarship assistance.

varies
Varies General Board of Higher Education Ministries

The United Methodist Scholarship Program is a churchwide educational service providing scholarships to help supplement the financial needs of today’s students. Funding for these scholarships is provided through Special Sundays Offerings, wills, annuities and other designated gifts. Students need to complete only one application each year. Applications are reviewed by members of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and other affiliated representatives.

Varies depending on specific program award.
Varies Minister's Family Tuition Awards

Dependent child or spouse of an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church, who is an ordained minister under appointment, is retired, or is deceased.  Must be enrolled full-time, be candidates for a baccalaureate degree or a graduate degree and maintain a 2.0 overall cumulative grade point average.

$3500 per semester
Varies United Methodist Student LoansThe United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs are a churchwide educational service proviting scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today's students. Funding for these scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities and other designated gifts. Through the Loan Program, students may borrow up to $5,000 per year at 3.75%-4% interest.  The 135 year old United Methodist Student Loan Fund is the oldest student loan fund in the United States.$5,000 (per year) full-time student. (Loans available for part time students.)
Varies United Methodist Studies Scholarship for Part-time Students

This program of financial assistance is designed to assist persons seeking professinoal certification in a specialized ministry area, deacon candidates, full-time or part-time local pastors who have completed the course of study, associate members of an annual conference, and ordained ministers transferring in from other denominations.

$200 per semester hour for each required 2-hour or 3-hour course (or equivalent)
January 31United Methodist Women Scholarship

Women studying at approved seminaries.  Must be United Methodist and demonstrate financial need.

Maximum amount per scholarship is $5,000
February 1Diaconia 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)
February 28Hazel and Claude Fendlason Methodist Education Scholarship 

Worthy and competent students at Centenary College and Southern Methodist University who are studying to enter the ministry of the United Methodist Church. Must be a resident of Louisiana and academically in good standing with a minimum 2.62 cumulative GPA.

$1,000 - $2,500
March 1Arkansas United Methodist Scholarship

The Seminary Scholarship Fund, established in 2001, makes grants to assist Arkansas students attending United Methodist seminaries. The goal is to provide nine full scholarships for Arkansas students in three-year seminary programs.

As scholarship recipients, the students pledge to return to Arkansas to pastor United Methodist churches. With a large percentage of Arkansas pastors retiring in the next 10 years, this initiative offers the potential of strengthening every United Methodist local church in Arkansas.

Applicants must be certified ministry candidates in the Arkansas Conferences.

Varies
March 1The Bishop James C. Baker Award

These awards are for campus ministers in higher education doing advanced studies who have had at least 3 years of professional experience in campus ministry; have an M.Div. and expect to remain in campus ministry; be an active, full member of the UMC for at least 3 years prior to application; be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

Varies
March 1Reverend Charles W. Tadlock Scholarship

Applicants must be certified candidate for ordination as an elder with The United Methodist Church and have successfully completed first year of seminary. GPA 2.85+.

Varies
March 1E. 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 1Esther Edwards Graduate Scholarship for Women Leaders in Higher Education

Graduate award for female students enrolled in any accredited institution; preparing for employment in higher education administration in a United Methodist college or university; GPA 2.85+; member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year.

$5,000
March 1Georgia Harkness Scholarship Award

Woman over 35 who has received a bachelor of arts or equivalent degree and will be enrolled full-time in a University Senate approved school of theology.  Must be a certified candidate for ordained ministry as an elder in the United Methodist Church by the preceding May of the academic year.

$5000
March 1HANA 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.

Varies
March 1Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program

ETS Scholarship & Recogniation Programs, on behalf of Frost Bank, is pleased to announce the availability of funds for current and incoming students through the Irene S. Wischer Education Foundation Scholarship Program.

The scholarship was established in 2008 following the passing of Mrs. Irene S. Wischer, a highly respected San Antonio businesswoman & philanthropist.  In accordance with Mrs. Wischer's will, a charitable foundation was created, in part to provide funding to deserving individuals seeking higher education.  Frost Bank administers the program on Mrs. Wischer's behalf, and the day-to-day operations of the scholarship program are now managed by ETS Scholarship & Recognition Programs (SRP).

The Irene S. Wischer Educational Foundation Scholarship is a renewable scholarship award, the value of which will be based on the applicant's demonstrated financial need (not to exceed $10,000 per academic year).
March 1The John Q. Schisler Award

Graduate award for students enrolled at a University Senate approved theological seminary in Christian education preparing for a career as a lay professional or ordained deacon in full connection in a local UMC; must have been a member of the UMC for at least 3 years; and GPA of 2.85+. This graduate award is not for students planning to be an ordained elder.

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March 1Native American Seminary Award

Native American student pursuing candidacy in The United Methodist Church.  Full-time enrollment as a degree candidate in a United Methodist School of Theology is required.

Varies
March 1Triple Your Dollars for Scholars: Matching Scholarship

Full-time student in an UM-related college, university, or seminary and have been an active, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year. The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) will provide a $1,000 matching scholarship on a first-come, first-serve basis.  United Methodist churches are eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship for one of their members if they match this with an equal amount.  The sponsoring church must remit a check payable to UMHEF for $1,000 with the completed application form.  This award will be for United Methodist students entering or attending United Methodist schools, colleges, universities, or seminaries.  Upon verification of enrollment, UMHEF will transfer $2,000 to the institution the student is enrolled. 

Perkins will contribute an additional $1,000 if you are among the first 25 Perkins students to receive this award)

$2,000 or $3,000 (if you are among the first 25 Perkins students to receive this award).
March 1The 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.

Varies
March 1Schisler Graduate Awards

Academic standing, leadership ability, character, need, vocational goals in Christian education and commitment to Christ and the mission of the church.  Must have a chosen career as a professional Christian educator in the local church and be enrolled at a University Senate approved theological seminary.  Active, full member of the United Methodist Church for at least three years.  Preference given to first time persons attending U.M. seminaries.

Varies
March 15Fellowship of U.M. in Music and Worship Arts Scholarships

Full-time music degree candidate, either entering as a freshman or already in an accredited university, college, or school of theology OR doing special education in worship or the arts related to worship.  Member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year immediately before applying, giving evidence of strong Christian character and participation in Christian activities of the church and/or campus.  Demonstrates evidence of exceptional musical or other artistic talent, effective leadership ability, and outstanding promise of future usefulness to the Church in the area of music and/or worship.

$500 - $1,000
March 15Judith 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
March 15Stoody-West Fellowship 

United Methodist who intends to pursue a career in religion journalism (includes news writing for secular and church media and for church institutions).  Enrolled in post-graduate study at a school in the United States.  Academic achievement as revealed by transcripts, grade point averages, and the required letters of reference.  Journalistic experience and/or evidence of journalistic talent. Clarity of purpose in plans and goals for the future.  Potential professional usefulness as a religious journalist.

$6,000
March 31Educational Society of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Enrolled in an accredited theological seminary or graduate school and who agrees to serve at least five years as a member of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Varies
April 1Cannon Endowment Scholarship

The Cannon Endowment provides scholarship assistance to seminarians pursuing military chaplaincy. Seminarians within the following faith communities may apply: United Church of Christ (UCC); Christian Church Disciples of Christ (DOC); United Methodist, or Presbyterian, USA congregation

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.

Approximately $2500
April 1The Dr. Chester A. McPheeters Scholarship

Available to students seeking to become United Methodist ministers. 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 3.0 or higher.

Amount available determined annually. Minimum award is $1,000
April 1John T. King Scholarship

Student at Perkins School of Theology who plans to be in ministry in The United Methodist Church.  Must demonstrate academic commitment, church and community involvement, financial need and commitment to diversity and interfaith cooperation.

$750
April 1Southwest Texas Annual Conference UMC

Full-time seminary students that are candidates for Ordained Ministry in the UMC.  Candidate must also promise to serve in the Southwest Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church upon graduation from seminary.  Must demonstrate financial need and be academically in good standing.

$10,000 per Academic year
April 12Oklahoma Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

Awarded annually to a full-time student enrolling or currently attending any United Methodist —college, university, graduate school or seminary.

$600 ($300 per semester)
April 15Cox/Otterbein Fund

Member of any local church in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church seeking graduate preparation for certification and/or ordination as a Deacon.

$2000 maximum
April 15Miriam 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.

Varies
May 1Central Texas Conference Dr. G. Alfred & Opal Brown Ministerial ScholarshipDr. G. Alfred & Opal Brown Ministerial Scholarship for a student planning for ministry as an elder in the CTC at seminary approved by the United Methodist University Senate ($5,000)$5,000
May 1Hope Pierce Tartt Scholarship 

Methodist East Texas students who have been a resident of Harrison, Marion, Panola, Gregg and Upshur Counties for the past two years.  Must show financial need and be academically in good standing.

$4,000
May 1Jane Walker Scholarship

Woman who is a resident of the Alabama-West Florida Conference and is enrolled or has been accepted in a United Methodist Seminary approved by the University Senate.  Should be a woman who affirms, represents, and advocates women's leadership in the church.

$1,000
May 1Jeanne Audrey Powers Leadership for Change Scholarship

United Methodist seminarians studying at any one of the thirteen United Methodist seminaries or at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.  Preparing for ordination as elders in the UMC and committed to promoting justice for gay and lesbian persons in the life of the UMC.

Up to $3,000
May 1United Methodist Foundation Annual Conference Scholars Program

Active, full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application.  Must be an entering first-year student and enrolled at a United Methodist-related seminary or theological school.  One scholarship will be awarded annually to a student nominated by the Annual Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry.

$1,000
May 9Ambassador's Endowment Grants

All clergy who are or will be serving in the Texas Annual Conference this year, are not yet fully ordained, and are 33 years of age or under may apply for a grant to reimburse their seminary tuition, fees, and book costs. Awarded based on promise for ministry.

Varies
May 15Forbeck Scholarship

United Methodist women residing in Kansas who wish to pursue graduate studies in preparation for ministry.  Must be between the ages of 25-40 and have outstanding academic records.  Awards are made to members of First UMC of Emporia, KS first, then if funds remain, to candidates within the state.  Candidates must contact the church directly for information.

$400
May 15Mary C. Easterling Scholarship

Protestant students beginning or working on a graduate degree who are interested in preparing themselves for a career in full-time Christian work or service.  Selection based on financial need, moral character, and the likelihood of success as full-time Christian workers.

$500
May 15The 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 30Hattie 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
May 30Keesee/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
May 30Thomas A. Wise, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Enrolled in a college, university or seminary in The United Methodist Church and a resident of the Southwest Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church.  Student must be in pre-ministerial or seminary study and studying to become a minister of The United Methodist Church.

$500 or more
May 30Simpson/Boyd Memorial Scholarship Fund

Preference will be given to a student pursuing a higher education degree in the field of music, teaching, or church-related vocation.

Varies
May 31The Baldwin F. & Amy L. Kruse Trust Fund

Nebraska ministerial student in seminary who is pursuing an advanced degree, beyond the bachelor's degree, for the ordained ministry in the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Approximately $900
May 31Barber Education Fund

Seminary students entering full-time service to the church and who also have roots in the local area of Onarga United Methodist Church in Onarga, Illinois.

$500 - $1,200
May 31St. Andrew By The Sea UMC ScholarshipIn order to recognize outstanding United Methodist students, the Scholarship Committee of
St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church (Hilton Head Is., South Carolina) will award yearly scholarships with amounts determined by the committee, usually $1000-$1500. The Scholarship Committee receives contributions from individuals, memorials, and other private donations. We believe that outstanding academic performance should be rewarded. Our scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic/personal achievement and financial need.
Usually $1,000 to $1,500
June 1Doreene Cater Scholarship

Member of the First United Methodist Church of St. Cloud, Minnesota who are working toward professions in areas that will benefit people and the environment:  education, medicine, environmental, seminary, social service, etc.

$500 - $1,500
June 1Native American Seminary Scholarship Program

Native American student pursuing candidacy in The United Methodist Church.  Full-time enrollment as a degree candidate in a United Methodist School of Theology is required. Age 20-25 years old and has been an active member of The United Methodist Church for at least 3 years.

$5,000 for three years
June 1Stevenson Scholarship

Member of the First United Methodist Church of St. Cloud, Minnesota who are working toward professions in areas that will benefit people and the environment:  education, medicine, environmental, seminary, social service, etc.

$200 - $400 (can reapply each year)
June 30The Albert R. Murdoch Ministerial Scholarship Fund

Pre-ministerial student who is in his/her junior or senior of undergraduate studies or is a seminary student.  Planning to become a pastor in the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and is enrolled full-time at a college, university or seminary accredited by the United Methodist Board of Higher Education.  Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

$1,000
June 30The Alice Kruse Ministerial Scholarship Fund

Awarded annually to a ministerial student who:

  •  Is a member of a Nebraska United Methodist church;
  •  Plans to become a pastor in the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church;
  •  Attends one of the following seminaries accredited by the Nebraska United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry:
    • Saint Paul School of Theology
    • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
    • Iliff School of Theology
    • Perkins School of Theology;
  •  Has successfully completed two (2) full semesters, or the equivalent thereof, of seminary studies;
  •  Upon his/her anticipated graduation date from seminary, will have a minimum of 30 years of eligibility to serve as a United Methodist minister in the Nebraska Annual Conference; and
  •  Has a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher in his/her seminary studies.
$2,400
June 30The Cowles United Methodist Church

Ministerial student who is a member of a Nebraska United Methodist Church and attends a seminary accredited by the Nebraska United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry.  Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and plans to become a pastor in the Nebraska Annual Conference.

$750
June 30Charles and Marilyn Humphrey Seminary Scholarship FundThe Charles and Marilyn Humphrey Seminary Scholarship Fund is awarded annually to a ministerial student who: 

    Is a member of a Nebraska United Methodist church; 
    Plans to become a pastor in the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church;

Attends one of the following seminaries accredited by the Nebraska United Methodist Board of Ordained Ministry:

1. Saint Paul School of Theology 3. Iliff School of Theology

2. Perkins School of Theology 4. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

 Has successfully completed one (1) full semesters, or the equivalent thereof, of seminary studies;

Upon his/her anticipated graduation date from seminary, will have a minimum of 15 years of eligibility to serve as a United Methodist minister in the Great Plains Annual Conference;

 Has a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher in his/her seminary studies.

$1,000
July 15Grannis-Martin Education Fund 

The Grannis-Martin Memorial Foundation gives scholarships to students with a Minnesota connection through church, family, a Minnesota institution or organization in which the applicants are or have been involved, and who are entering or currently attending a seminary with plans to work in a United Methodist ministry.  The awards are originally made as loans with one-third of the outstanding loan balance forgiven for each year of service to the United Methodist Church. 

$1,000-$1,300
July 15Grannis Memorial Scholarship

Seminary student preparing for a full-time vocation in the UMC.  Must have a Minnesota connection (Home, Parent's Home, Home Church, Sponsor)

$200 - $400
July 15Veda Sweeney Memorial Scholarship

Resident of Wisconsin who is preparing for Christian ministry and accepted into a seminary leading to ordination.

$650 - $1,800
August 1Beaver United Methodist Men's Seminary Scholarship

Certified candidate from Oklahoma who plans to return to Oklahoma to serve for at least three years.  Must be a member of a United Methodist Church in Oklahoma for at least two years.  Enrolled in a fully accredited and University Senate approved seminary or graduate school of theology and pursuing a degree which qualifies the candidate for ordination in the United Methodist Church.

$2,000 per semester for three years, or a maximum of $4,000 per year.
August 1Reverend 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.

$1,000
August 1Theresa Hoover Community Service and Global Citizen Award

Grant for informal study, exploration, learning, research or observation in a subject of the recipients choosing in harmony with the current interests of the Women's Division.  For a woman, age 21-35 to demonstrate concern for her neighbors and community and to exhibit an awareness of the total nature of our responsibilities in today's world.

$5,000 - $6,000
September 1Harding Foundation Scholarship

Three to five scholarships are available annually to students working toward their Master of Divinity degree who plan to enter the ministry of a mainline Protestant church. Special consideration is given to those who are willing to serve in the Rio Grande Conference and the Southwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Church. Scholarships are effective for three years or until the student graduates.

$3,000
September 1J.A. Knowles Memorial Scholarship (KS2)

Resident of the state of Texas who has been an active, full member of a local UMC for at least one year prior to applying.  Must be enrolled full-time, able to establish financial need and academically in good standing.

Varies
September 30World 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).

$250-$12,500
October 1North Texas Conference Board of Ordained Ministry Ministerial Education Fund

Certified candidates who are members of the North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Varies
October 23North Texas Conference Clergywomen Candidate Scholarship

Women applying must be certified candidates in the North Texas Conference.  The candidate must either be enrolled in seminary or have completed seminary and be working in a church setting with a less than full time appointment.  Those who are in the residency program or ordained are not eligible.  Local pastors with a less than full-time appointment may be eligible.  See the full scholarship description.

$1,000
November 1Adora S. Jones Ministerial Trust Scholarships

To provide financial assistance to Baptist, Congregational, United Methodist, or Presbyterian college and seminary students from Iowa

$700 - $1,500
November 1Divinity Scholarship (Formerly known as the Johnson-Kitts Memorial Scholarship)Enrolled in a seminary or graduate school listed by the University Senate per The Book of Discipline. Must state his or her intention to serve in the Minnesota Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, show professional promise and demonstrate financial need.$3,000 - $5,000
December 31Clear Lake UMC Seminary Student Scholarship Fund

The “Seminary Student Scholarship Fund” was established through the generous contributions of members and friends of Clear Lake United Methodist Church for the purposes of providing financial assistance and encouragement to Seminary students who sense a call to ministry through the United Methodist Church.  Students who are planning to enroll for a minimum of nine semester hours in a Graduate level School of Theology approved by the University Synod of the United Methodist Church are eligible to apply.

Varies