World Communion National Scholarship


The World Communion Scholarship Program supports students from Global Ministries mission partner institutions in their advanced studies (master’s or doctoral) preparing them for leadership involvement in church and society and for their future work with communities in need. The program seeks to support students whose study focus will directly relate to mission and to the following priority areas of emphasis: elimination of poverty, expansion of global health, leadership development, or congregational development. The program supports students from outside the U.S. (World Communion International Scholarship) or from racial/ethnic minorities from within the U.S. (World Communion National Scholarship).

To be eligible for a World Communion National Scholarship, you must be:

  • a member of a racial or ethnic minority;
  • admitted to or have applied to a graduate-level study program in an institution of higher education;
  • able to demonstrate evidence of financial need.
  • High priority is given to members of The United Methodist Church.

PLEASE NOTE – The following are not eligible to apply:

  • Global Ministries’ staff, directors, mission personnel,
  • UMC bishops (active or retired), and
  • family members of any of the above.






Please note that materials must be received by November 30, and not postmarked by this date.

The Scholarship/Leadership Development Office will only be able to process current application forms, marked “2013/2014” in the lower left-hand corner of the first page. We will not be able to consider submissions of old application forms.  Download the application form or pick one up in Kirby 216.

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