Scholarships & Grants

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.

Conference Scholarship Committee Chair

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 2019-2020 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 2019.  Please communicate this grant opportunity to your congregation as soon as possible.

Deadline: May 13, 2019

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

Conference Education Society Chair

United Methodist Metro Ministries, Inc.
Building Repair Grant Application

UMMM will receive applications two times per year with submissions due on June 15, 2019 and March 15, 2020.  UMMM has limited funds and seeks to fund the most compelling projects that demonstrate high impact on the life of the congregation and/or the community it serves. Congregations are limited to one Building Repair Grant per calendar year.  If your application was not approved for funding during the first funding cycle you are invited to apply again during the second funding cycle.

Make sure you obtain your District Superintendent’s recommendation prior to submitting the application.

All grant applications must be marked: ATTENTION: METRO GRANT.

Please submit applications to:
The Office of Director of Connectional Ministries
P.O. Box 820
Valley Forge, PA  19482-0820

Questions and comments should be directed to:

Rev. Robin Hynicka
55 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
robin@archstreetumc.org

United Methodist Church Scholarships

Visit these UMC-related sites to access information and applications for available scholarship funds. Eligibility requirements and award amounts vary.  www.umc.org/resources/scholarships.

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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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