Minister's Dependent Scholarship
The Minister’s Dependent Scholarship ensures at least one-half tuition funding by the University and may be awarded to legal dependents/spouses of full-time licensed ordained ministers (active, retired or deceased) who are/were members of the United Methodist Church and extended to all faiths residing in Cumberland County, North Carolina (the church must also be in Cumberland County). The scholarship may not be awarded to a dependent/spouse who already has a Baccalaureate Degree and may be applied only to the regular (day) academic program. "Dependency" is defined by the Federal Internal Revenue Service. The scholarship is considered as part of the institutional cap. However, a student residing off campus will still receive one-half tuition which exceeds the off campus institutional cap. The District Superintendent or the minister’s supervisor must submit a letter to the Office of Financial Aid. The letter must be on church stationery and must state the student is a legal dependent of the minister and that the minister is a full time licensed ordained minister before the student can receive this scholarship. This letter must be submitted each academic year.