Scholarships

Our congregation at First United Methodist Church is proud to offer scholarships to persons of all ages and walks of life, who follow in the United Methodist heritage of life long learning.  The scholarship funds are designed to assist United Methodist students in their college and/or seminary training.  Because of their foresight and commitment, several church members have established funds in thanks for God’s gifts and blessings to them or in memory of loved ones.  These scholarship funds are the Grannis Memorial Education Fund, the Grannis-Martin Memorial Foundation Scholarship Fund, the Stevenson Memorial Education Fund and the Doreene E. Cater Scholarship Fund.


Grannis Memorial Scholarship

Grannis Memorial Scholarships are given to students who are entering or currently attending a seminary with plans to work in a United Methodist ministry. Applicants must have a Minnesota connection through church, family, a Minnesota institution or organization in which the applicants are or have been involved. The awards are originally made as loans with one-third of the outstanding loan balance forgiven for each year of service to the United Methodist Church. Each scholarship loan in 2017 will be between $600 and $1,000.


Deadline: June 15, 2017

Grannis-Martin Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Grannis-Martin Memorial Foundation Scholarships are given to students who are entering or currently attending a seminary with plans to work in a United Methodist ministry. Applicants must have a Minnesota connection through church, family, a Minnesota institution or organization in which the applicants are or have been involved. The awards are originally made as loans with one-third of the outstanding loan balance forgiven for each year of service to the United Methodist Church. Loans, for up to $2000 each, will be awarded.
   

Deadline: Not currently available.


Scholarships available for FUMC College Students

 Multiple awards are expected for each scholarship.  Qualified students can apply for either or both on the same application form.

Stevenson Scholarship

Approximately $300 to 400 for the 2017-2018 academic year will be awarded to an undergraduate college student who is a member of First United Methodist Church of the St. Cloud Region and is pursuing Christian service through his/her field of study and intended vocation. This includes work in the church, but also teaching, medicine, social work, environmental concerns, etc.  

Previous recipients are eligible to reapply. 

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Cater Scholarship

Approximately $500 to $800 for the 2017-18 academic year will be awarded to college students (sophomore through graduate study) who are members of a United Methodist congregation in Minnesota, and whose vocational plans are "for a vocation using his/her God-given gifts in humanitarian service in the name of Christ in the world."

Previous recipients are eligible to reapply. 

Deadline: June 15, 2017