GBHEM Loans & Scholarships 2020 Updates

A message from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church


We want to announce important dates for the 2020 year for Loans and Scholarships. The spring loan application will open on Dec. 12. This application is for enrollment between the months of January to May 2020. The deadline to apply is May 5. Students are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 per calendar year from our office. Click here for eligibility and application information. 

Our scholarship application will open Jan. 3, 2020.  The deadline for students to apply is March 5. This application is for scholarships for the fall 2020 semester and is open to any college student at any grade level who will be enrolled full-time for the fall semester with at least a 2.5 GPA. Students must also have at least a one-year membership with the United Methodist Church to be eligible to receive an award. 

We were privileged in 2019 to award more than 2,800 students scholarships and loans through our office! We are always amazed by the awe-inspiring students we are blessed to serve each year. Through our J.A. Knowles Scholarship program, we awarded more funds to deserving students who have overcome great obstacles to obtain their education. Elizabeth Harrison and John Garcia both grew up in the foster care system and with help from the Knowles Scholarship, they are achieving their dreams for higher education and using their skills to help others. Learn more about their amazing journeys. 

We are thankful for you and the connection we have through this shared ministry. I pray your 2019 was fruitful and your 2020 is blessed beyond measure!

Allyson Collinsworth
Executive Director, Loans and Scholarships
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
The United Methodist Church