Scholarships Merit-based
United Methodist Church

General Named Endowed Scholarships

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Various benefits
United States
Not specified
Application deadline


UMHEF scholarships help make it financially possible for qualifying students to obtain higher education, especially those attending United Methodist-related institutions. In rare cases, awards are also given to students attending other schools.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award



Value unknown

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Unlike the UM Dollars for Scholars program, General Named Endowed Scholarships do not require matching funds from a student’s church.

The UMHEF General Named Endowed Scholarship program includes awards of varying amounts from 130+ named scholarship funds established by various donors. These traditionally competitive awards consider GPA, income, leadership, etc. Strong preference is given to students attending United Methodist-related schools in the United States. In rare cases, a student attending a non-UM-related school may be awarded.

Applicable programmes


The benefits and monetary value of the scholarship are unknown.


All students must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be an active, full member of The United Methodist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church, AME Zion Church, or Christian Methodist Episcopal Church for at least one year prior to applying.
  • Strong preference is given to students enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time degree program (graduate or undergraduate) at a regionally accredited United Methodist-related college, university, or seminary in the United States. A list of these schools can be found here. In rare cases, students attending non-UM-related schools may also be awarded.
  • For those applying for the UM Dollars for Scholars program, you must be attending a school that participates in the program.
  • Doctor of Ministry students are eligible to apply. All other doctoral (including PhD and any other doctorate-level program) candidates are not eligible at this time.
  • Applications for international students studying outside the U.S. are now closed.

Scholarship requirements




United States



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

Not specified

By mid-June, all applicants will be notified via email or mail about the status of their application, whether or not they are awarded a scholarship.


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