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.

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 2018-2019 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 2018.  Please communicate this grant opportunity to your congregation as soon as possible.

 2018-19 Ed. Society Grant Application [PDF]
 2018-19 Ed. Society Grant Application [fillable PDF]
Deadline: May 21, 2018

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

Conference Education Society Chair

III. 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.

Also, check out:


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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