Higher Education and Campus Ministry are key, related concerns of the Eastern PA Conference and its entire denomination. Higher education has been part of the bedrock of United Methodism from its inception. We affiliate with campus ministries at four institutions in our region, and we are exploring relationships with others as well. Indeed, Campus Ministry is as much about relationships as religion. College students and churches benefit mutually from facilitated encounters as they learn, share and grow in Christ and in community. Campus Ministry can change lives, change churches and ultimately, change the world.

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April 4, 2022

Grants to help defray higher education costs: Students should apply April 25 to May 9

On April 25 the Education Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church will start accepting applications for grants to assist worthy individuals with defraying the cost of higher education for the 2022-2023 school year. That date is fast-approaching.

The application form is available on the Conference website.  It can be accessed as “Grants to Defray Higher Education Costs.” at the following website address:  http://www.epaumc.org/administration/finance/higher-education-scholarships/.

All applications received in the Conference Office (between and including) from April 25 to May 9 will be considered for a grant.  All applications received during that two-week period will be considered.  Grant recipients who are qualified will be randomly selected.

Investing in higher education for students is a pillar of our Wesleyan heritage and essential to our denomination and its local churches. Scholarships and grants especially are significant to our mission to develop educated, faithful and committed leaders—leaders who know their church supports them in their aspirations for achievement and for rendering service to others.

Applications for these available grants have been declining in recent years. So, it is crucial that this information be provided to church members who plan to attend an institution of higher learning in the fall of 2022.  Please communicate this grant opportunity to your congregation as soon as possible, and please urge all who are eligible to apply.

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


Alfred H. Adey

EPAUMC Education Society Chairperson

Contact Us

The Rev. Jason Perkowski
Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry

Contact the Board at campusministry@epaumc.org.

Visit our Scholarships & Grants page to learn more about higher education financial aid opportunities in and beyond our conference and denomination.

Visit GBHEM at www.gbhem.org

Campus Ministries affiliated with the Eastern PA Conference

Drexel University

Rev. William Brawner
Campus Minister
Spiritual & Religious Life
James E. Marks Intercultural Center (JEMIC)
3225 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Basement Level, Entrance on Arch Street
Open Door Christian Community, JEMIC Rm. 12 B
Drexel U. Open Door Christian Community

Millersville University

Mr. Ed Weber
Millersville United Campus Ministry
163 W. Frederick Street
Millersville, PA 17551
Millersville University Spiritual Life

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