The awards are originally made as loans with one-third of the outstanding loan balance forgiven for each year of service to the United Methodist Church. GRANNIS-MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Three Grannis-Martin Scholarship loans will be awarded in the range of $2000 each. GRANNIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Grannis Memorial Scholarship loans are usually between $200 and $400.
The Grannis-Martin Memorial Foundation Scholarship and Grannis Memorial Scholarship are awarded to students who are entering or currently attending a seminary with plans to work in a United Methodist ministry. Applicants must have a Minnesota connection through church, family, a Minnesota institution or organization in which the applicants are or have been involved.
REQUIREMENTS To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must: 1. Be enrolled in an approved seminary. 2. Be planning a vocation to serve the United Methodist Church. 3. Have a Minnesota connection. 4. Complete an application form. 5. Have a most recent official transcript sent to the Scholarship Committee. 6. Have three letters of recommendation, pertaining to academic work and commitment, sent to the Scholarship Committee. 7. Have all materials sent to the Scholarship Committee by the appropriate deadline:
First United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee Chair
Address: 302 South Fifth Avenue St. Cloud, MN 56301
Enrolled as of Sept 1 of application year Financial Need Intend to serve in MN Annual Conference of UMC Sponsor: Centennial United Methodist Church of Roseville, MN
Centennial United Methodist Church
Phone: 651 633 7644
Award for Native American students pursuing a degree at a University Senate- approved seminary. Funded through the Native American Ministries Sunday Offering.
Awarded to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who are admitted to a full-time degree program. Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above. Must have been a member of the UMC for at least 3 years; born of Native American/American Indian/Alaskan Native parentage (at least one parent); documentation of affiliation required; be in candidacy process of ordination; and demonstrate involvement within the Native American community.
Varies (between Jan 1 and May 15)Fall scholarship applications will open January 4, 2010. Online application available at www.gbhem.org/scholarshipapplication.
Varies according to scholarship
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
United Methodist Woman Entering full-time Christian service
Phone: 507 435 4674
Address: 83633 380th St. Lewisville MN 56060
Applicant must have an Iowa connection and be a full-time student working toward MDiv.
W.B. Small Trust
Address: 2709 Fairlane Ave Waterloo, IA 50702
This scholarship fund was established on May 3, 2003 as the Seminary Student Scholarship Fund. On February 5, 2005, the name of the scholarship was renamed the Willis Moerer Seminary Scholarship in recognition of the many years of service and leadership of Pastor Willis Moerer.
The Willis Moerer Seminary Scholarship shall be awarded annually to one or more Ascension Lutheran Church members that are attending a seminary (such as Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary or Luther Seminary or Wartburg Seminary or any other Seminary approved by the ALCF Scholarship Committee ) with the individual's intent of becoming a Lutheran Pastor with a Master of Divinity program.
Any graduate of California Lutheran University or from a Lutheran college or university with the intent of attending PLTS or Luther Seminary or Wartburg Seminary or any other Seminary approved by the ALCF Scholarship Comrnitcee leading to a Master of Divinity degree and becoming a Lutheran pastor. This scholarship could be granted over several years while they are attending seminary towards the Master of Divinity program.
Ascension Lutheran Church
1600 E. Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Second career ELCA women seeking ordination At least 5 years between college graduation and beginning seminary
Women of the ELCA
Phone: 800 638 3522 x2736
Several scholarships within this category with varied criteria
Women of the ELCA
Phone: 800 638 3522 x2736
WomenLead recognizes the need for diverse leadership in ministry, nonprofits and civic organizations, and seeks to accelerate the extraordinary leadership of women of faith to lead change using their talents to educate, advocate, and activate.
The WomenLead Scholarship was established to provide two educational scholarship awards annually to eligible women candidates of Christian faith.
Women of diverse backgrounds (e.g. race/ethnicity, age, faith) who are eager to lead through action, innovative vision and faith-inspired passion are encouraged to apply.
Scholarship Program Benefits
The scholarship provides:
The WomenLead scholarship is made possible through an InFaith Field of Interest Fund, a collaborative fund supported by InFaith donors and contributions made through the WomenGive Together giving circle.
Eligible candidates for the scholarship should meet the following criteria:
Additional questions about this scholarship program may be directed to Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby, Women’s Philanthropy Associate. Please email or call 800-365-4172.