The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference awards scholarships annually to United Methodist undergraduate college and university students who have been members of an Eastern PA Conference church for at least two years. Scholarships are funded by annual conference offerings and other donations made to support higher education opportunities for deserving member students.
Deadlines are March 1 (for fall semester) and November 1 (for spring semester) every year. Applicants must be full-time, taking 12 credit hours or more, and they must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA).
Conference Scholarship Committee Chair
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 2020-2021 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 2020. Please communicate this grant opportunity to your congregation as soon as possible.
Deadline: May 11, 2020
If you have questions, please contact the Education Society Chairperson, Al Adey, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference Education Society Chair
Visit these UMC-related sites to access information and applications for available scholarship funds. Eligibility requirements and award amounts vary. www.umc.org/resources/
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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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