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United Methodist Church Board of Higher Education and Ministry Programs
The United Methodist Scholarship Program
is a church wide educational service providing scholarships to help
supplement the financial needs of today’s students. Funding
for these scholarships is provided through offerings, wills, annuities,
and other designated gifts.
The United Methodist Student Loan Program: The United Methodist Student Loan Fund has the distinction of being one of the oldest student loan fund programs in the world. Since 1868, Methodists have provided financial assistance to their members. Supported though wills, annuities, special Sundays with offerings, and World Service dollars, the loan programs administered by this agency have enabled laity and clergy alike to fulfill their vocational dreams regardless of color or gender. The aggregated amount one may borrow has also been increased to correspond with the financial needs of today. Funds received on United Methodist Student Day for the UM Loan Fund are invested, loaned, and repaid over and over again. Student Day is observed by local congregations the last Sunday in November or on another date determined by the church.
Members of A.M.E., A.M.E. Zion, and other “Methodist”
denominations are not eligible. For an updated listing of all the
United Methodist Scholarships and loans available, please contact
the Office of Loans and Scholarships General Board of Higher Education
and Ministry at (615) 340-7344-Scholarship Department or (615) 340-7346-Loan
Department or online at www.gbhem.org.