Higher Education

Academic Aid

FUMC Scholarships and Loan

Since 1989, First United Methodist Church has awarded scholarships to members of our church family who are pursuing higher education.  

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THE 2024-2025 ACADEMIC YEAR.  Check back in February for the 2025-2026 Scholarship Application.

General Board of Higher Education & Ministry of the United Methodist Church

GBHEM Scholarships offer financial aid to United Methodist students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Every year, we award an average of $5.5 million to help students in the United States and abroad pursue their dreams through higher education. With this financial aid, GBHEM is opening pathways for students of all backgrounds to earn their degrees and serve as the next generation of leaders for the church and the world.  

The CM Cares Religious Scholars Program

This is a generous scholarship program for graduate-level religious scholars (i.e. those who are studying for a full-time church ministry position at the graduate level).  THE 2023 DEADLINE HAS PASSED FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP.