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Financial Aid

Methodist/Pre-Ministry Scholarships

 

UNITED METHODIST SCHOLARSHIPS

A number of both need and merit based scholarships are available through a variety of Methodist organizations. Each award has its own eligibility requirements and deadlines, so be sure to contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) Scholarships 

An online scholarship application must be submitted directly to GBHEM in order to be considered for the J. A. Knowles Memorial Scholarship and the United Methodist Scholarshipwhich were formerly awarded through the Southwestern University United Methodist Scholarship Application.

*Note: When on site choose General Application

J. A. Knowles Memorial Scholarship – $500 to $5,000 for one year

Candidates must be a full-time degree seeking student at Southwestern, and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Applicants must file a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. Requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be considered.

United Methodist Scholarship – $500 to $5,000 for one year

Candidates must be a full-time degree seeking student at Southwestern, and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be considered. Applicants must be an active, full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application.  

Amount: Variable
Application deadline: March 1

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

United Methodist Dollars for Scholars – $3000 to $4000 for one year

Candidates must be a full-time degree seeking student at Southwestern. Requires a minimum gpa of 2.5 to be considered. Applicants must be an active, full member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to application.  

PRE-MINISTERIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Pre-Ministerial Scholarship 

Pre-Ministerial Scholarships are available for students who plan to enter full-time ministry and participation in the Southwestern Pre-Ministry Connection organized by the University Chaplain.  Candidates should speak with the University Chaplain prior to submitting a Pre-Ministerial Scholarship application.

Amount:  Up to $10,000 per year
Application Deadline:  May 1

J. Charles Merrill Peace and Justice Scholarship

For this scholarship, preference will be given to students who have completed at least two years of full-time enrollment, are pre-ministerial students, and/or who have demonstrated interest in activities or occupations which promote peace and justice locally, nationally or globally. Furthermore, preference may be given to students who are members of the United Methodist Church.

Amount: $3,000 for one year
Application Deadline: May 1