Students Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

Each year the Missouri United Methodist Foundation offers scholarship awards through
several college scholarship funds:
    ·  The Judge Leah B. McCartney Scholarship Fund (up to two awards of $2,000 each)
    ·  Mary Alice Reinhardt Scholarship Fund (up to three awards of $1,000 each)
    ·  Merrydelle May Memorial Fund (up to 10 awards of $1,000 each)
    ·  Clint and Marge Hawkins Memorial Christian Education Fund for Youth (up to three
       awards of $1,000 each)

•  Only one scholarship may be awarded to any single applicant for the academic year.
   Award recipients are ineligible to re-apply in future years.

Foundation Scholarship
     Memorial Profiles

Application Process

Only one scholarship application should be submitted to be considered for all Foundation scholarships. (The application processes for scholarships that are not administered by the Foundation are discussed below.)

Note: If you have received a Foundation scholarship in previous years or are receiving the Dollars for Scholars matching scholarship you are no longer eligible for consideration.

Scholarship Application Deadline April 1st

Follow the link below to fill out the online application form and submit an applicant statement and photo. Applicants are required to mail in official transcripts, standardized test scores and a confirmation of United Methodist church membership.

Online Application Process


Scholarships Administered By Other Organizations:

Click on the icon or title to learn more about these scholarships opportunities.

Dollars for Scholars- UM Higher Education Foundation

College and seminary students from United Methodist churches in Missouri have the opportunity for up to $4,000 in scholarships through the Dollars for Scholars program administered by the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF).

How it works:  
1. The local UM church sponsors the student by submitting a verification form along with $1,000 (on a church check). Note: If any of the
    funds are provided to the church for the sponsorship of a particular student from any individual, this is NOT a tax-deductible charitable
    gift and should NOT appear on any church giving statement.  
2. UMHEF will match that with $1,000 (so long as funds are available).
3. Participating Institutions will provide another $1,000 match 
4. Missouri United Methodist Foundation will match $1,000 for Saint Paul School of Theology students or Central Methodist University
    students enrolled full-time at CMU’s residential campus in Fayette, MO who are either freshmen, or who are upperclassmen
    (sophomore, junior, senior) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher as of the end of the immediately preceding full academic year.
    (Note: GPA is verified with CMU in June to determine eligibility for funding in the next academic year.)  

Therefore, your potential scholarship total is up to $4,000

Qualifications for Missouri United Methodist Foundation (MUMF) match:
•   You must be a member of a local United Methodist church for at least one year.
•   You must be attending Central Methodist University or Saint Paul School of Theology to be eligible for the MUMF match.
•  Central Methodist University Students must be enrolled full-time at CMU’s residential campus in Fayette, MO to receive MUMF match.
•  All Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors at CMU must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (calculated at the end of the most recently completed full academic year) or higher to receive the MUMF match.
Note:  The Foundation match is processed through the UMHEF and credited to each qualifying student at the respective institutions.  The Foundation does not provide matching funds to students that are receiving any other Foundation scholarship in the same academic year. The Foundation’s match is awarded only to Central Methodist University students or Saint Paul School of Theology students meeting the qualifications outlined above.

•   UM Higher Education Foundation application is open to apply for from January 1 to March 1, 2017

After submitting the online application, applicants will receive a confirmation email that includes a form, which the student and the pastor of the sponsoring church must sign. This signed form must be mailed to the UMHEF along with a check from the sponsoring church for exactly $1,000 payable to UMHEF (no personal checks) and postmarked no later than March 1. More information and application instructions are available by visiting the UMHEF website.  To find a comprehensive listing of United Methodist-related colleges and universities in the U.S. visit the website of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.  

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Scholarships

On the GBHEM website you will also find information regarding additional scholarships for United Methodist students.

Central Methodist University Scholarships

Central Methodist University offers a 50% Tuition Scholarship for qualified United Methodist students.

To qualify, a student must:

•   Be a member in good standing of a United Methodist church for at least one year prior to full-time enrollment at CMU’s residential
     campus in Fayette.
•   Member must have a certification of UMC membership form submitted by the student’s pastor no later than the first day of classes. (To
     view the form CLICK HERE.)
•   Member must meet or exceed all academic admission standards, including a 2.5 or higher GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

Note: The 50% tuition scholarships cannot be combined with any other CMU institutional aid. If you have any questions about admission to CMU at the Fayette campus, please contact the CMU Office of Admissions:

(Toll-free) 877-CMU-1854 

Call the Foundation at 800-332-8238 or 573-875-4168

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