UM Scholarships Opportunities

Scholarships are for any college-bound United Methodist student in the Louisiana Annual Conference. Learn more at the links below for criteria, eligibility and deadlines.

Daughenbaugh Matheny Scholarship
Louisiana Conference Board of Laity
Beth Cole
229 Taylor Road
Natchitoches, LA 71457
(318) 354-8018
Deadline: April 1

United Methodist Merit Scholarship

Louisiana Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry
Rev. Juan Huertas
9400 Ellerbe Road
Shreveport, LA 71106
Contact: (318) 865-2070
Deadline: May 15
Application: 2015 Merit Scholarship

The Harold and Patricia Babin Scholarship
St. Francisville United Methodist Church
Attention: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 2908
St. Francisville, LA 70775
Contact: (225) 635-3763
Deadline: May 1

Beverly Bond Memorial Scholarship
Jefferson United Methodist Church
10328 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809-2729
Contact: (225) 293-4440
Deadline: May 31
Application: Bond Scholarship 2015

Conference Merit Award
Louisiana Annual Conference

These scholarships are merit awards supported by United Methodist Student Day will be given annually by the Louisiana Conference to any undergraduate college student. Awards are in the amount of $500-$1,000, is offered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) for a student attending any recognized United Methodist-related institution. Conference Merit Award Scholarship Nominations due by by March 1, 2016.
Apply at

United Methodist Student Day November 27, 2016

Scholarships from UMC Institutions and Agencies

For a listing of scholarships offered by these institutions visit the websites listed.

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
PO Box 340007 Nashville, TN 37203

GBHEM leads and serves The United Methodist Church in educating, nurturing, and preparing leaders for the church and the world.

GBHEM online scholarship applications open January 4, 2016 – March 1, 2016

Deadline March 1st

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
P.O. Box 340005 Nashville, TN 37203-0005

UMHEF is committed to supporting the dreams of students who want to further their education at a United Methodist college, university or seminary of their choice.

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) provides $1,000 matching scholarships to United Methodist students who have received a $1,000 scholarship from their local United Methodist church to help them attend a United Methodist-related college, university, or seminary. Available matching funds include 25 scholarships designated for Hispanic-, Asian-, and Native-American [HANA] students funded by the UM General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Online scholarship application will be open January 1st – March 1st each year  

Deadline March 1st

Young People’s Ministries
PO Box 340003 Nashville, TN 37203-0003

YPM was created to connect young people and those in ministries with young people to each other, to the church, and to God.

The division currently offers two U.S. scholarships, the Richard S. Smith Scholarship and the David W. Self Scholarship, for United Methodist students entering their first year of undergraduate studies. These are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States.

The Global Scholarship is for United Methodist students, ages 16-30, attending a university outside the United States. The applications are available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and German. The amount awarded will vary.

YPM online scholarship application are open at

Deadline March 1st

Are you eligible for a United Methodist Scholarship?

  • Applicants must be an ACTIVE, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least ONE year. Membership is determined by the date the applicant was confirmed and took membership vows with a United Methodist church. (Members of other Methodist denominations are not eligible.)
  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree program at ANY accredited institution within the U.S.
  • High school students may apply IF they will be college students in the fall term.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Visit the United Methodist Scholarship Portal at

Potential Clergy and Lay Ministers

Interested in full time ministry?

Exploration creates sacred space for young adults (18-26) to be in meaningful fellowship, passionate worship, theological reflection, and practical workshops as they discern whether God’s call on their life is to ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church and what faithful steps they can take in response. Check out Explore Calling at

Get more information regarding United Methodist-related schools, colleges, universities and theological schools
Learn more about the Campus Ministries and Universities in our conference: Louisiana Conference Campus Ministries

Support United Methodist Student Day on November 27, 2016

United Methodist Student Day calls the church to support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. The offering provides scholarships and student loans for qualified United Methodist applicants. 

Give directly to support United Methodist scholarships and the U.M. Student Loan Fund administered by the General Board of Higher Education. For more information visit   

Are you interested in having a scholarship provided by your local church published on the Louisiana Conference website?

Email Julie Lafosse at


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