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 The awards are originally made as loans with one-third of the outstanding loan balance forgiven for each year of service to the United Methodist Church.


Deadline: TBD for 2019

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 The awards are originally made as loans with one-third of the outstanding loan balance forgiven for each year of service to the United Methodist Church.
   

Deadline: TBD for 2019


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

Scholarships 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. 

Students entering college in Fall 2019 are eligible for this scholarship. Previous recipients are eligible to reapply. 

Expected awards: 2 scholarships of $400 to $500 each.

Deadline: April 26, 2019

Cater Scholarship

Scholarships 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." 

Expected awards: 4 scholarships of at least $1,000 each.

Previous recipients are eligible to reapply. 

Deadline: April 26, 2019