On average, $5.5 million is awarded to students who apply through the United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs. Unfortunately, each year up to 1,000 qualified students do not receive a scholarship due to lack of funding. 100% of the donation you provide is used for loans and scholarships to help prepare leaders for our church. The funds are distributed at 45% for loans, 37% for scholarships, 16% for United Methodist schools and 2% for grants. Your gifts help supplement the financial needs of today's students.
ABOUT UNITED METHODIST STUDENT DAY (UMSD)
United Methodist Student Day was the original Special Sunday created by United Methodist Church Sunday Schools who collected offerings to help advance education for their children. The fund was originally established in 1872 as the Children's Fund. Today United Methodist Student Day Sunday has the same purpose, calling upon the denomination to support their students as they prepare for life by adding knowledge to their faith. The funds received from the offering go into the United Methodist Student Loan Fund to underwrite scholarships for United Methodist students. Currently, there are over 70 scholarships available for United Methodist students. The fund is administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). Students can apply for scholarships or loans at gbhem.org/loansandscholarships.