Higher Education
Scholarships & Grants

I. Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Scholarships for undergraduate college students

  • Print an application.  Deadlines are March 1 (for fall semester) and November 1 (for spring semester) every year. Scholarships are offered for both undergraduate and seminary students.

Effective May 18, 2015 and until further notice: New lay applicants for the Eastern PA Conference Scholarship must be attending–or planning to attend–a theological school approved by the UMC’s University Senate to be considered for a scholarship. At this time only students in theological school are being considered.  We apologize for any inconvenience; but we are currently restricted in how our current source of funds can be distributed.

Conference Scholarship Committee Chair

II. Education Society Grants to Defray Higher Education Costs

The Education Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church will be offering a number of Grants to assist worthy individuals with defraying the cost of higher education for the 2017-2018 school year.  The attached pages describe the opportunity and method of application.

Since there are some deadlines, it is important that this information be provided to church members who plan to attend an institution of higher learning in the Fall of 2017.  Please communicate this grant opportunity to your congregation as soon as possible.

If you have questions, please contact the Education Society Chairperson, Al Adey at ahadey@verizon.net.

Conference Education Society Chair

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

The United Methodist Scholarship and Programs are a churchwide educational service providing scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today’s students. Funding for these scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities, and other designated gifts. Through the Loan Program, students may borrow up to $5,000 per year at 5 percent interest (Five for Five program). The 135-year-old United Methodist Student Loan Fund is the oldest student loan fund in the United States. Visit the GBHEM website for more information.

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