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Grants and Scholarships

Grants

 

Scholarships

Youth Service Fund and Grants for Ministries with Young People are available for ministries for, by, and with young people around the world. Grant applications are due each JUNE 1 for funding to begin the following year. For further information or assistance, please contact the Grants Administrator at ymc@umcdiscipleship.org

Helpful Tips on Applying for Grants and Writing Your Proposal

 

 

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 scholarship applications are due MARCH 1.

Richard S. Smith Scholarship

Designated for racial/ethnic minority youth only. Additional requirements are that the applicant must be a United Methodist youth that has been active in his/her local church for at least one year prior to application, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, admitted to a full-time degree program in an accredited college/university, pursuing a “church-related” career, maintained at least a “C” average throughout high school, and be able to establish financial need.
Start your application here.

David W. Self Scholarship

Requirements are that the applicant must be a United Methodist youth that has been active in his/her local church for at least one year prior to application, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, admitted to a full-time degree program in an accredited college/university, pursuing a “church-related” career, maintained at least a “C” average throughout high school, and be able to establish financial need.

Start your application here.

Grants for Ministries

The division recognizes that young people have vision and dreams for the world. These dreams are realized in the way young people live out their ministries. But sometimes these dreams are more difficult to make a reality because funding is limited. Grants for Ministries with Young People funding are for creative, innovative approaches to ministries for, with, and by young people. The purpose of these grants is to fund dynamic, creative ministries with young people that can serve as model programs for other organizations throughout the connection (Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2004, ¶1002).

Global Scholarship Fund

Young People’s Ministries (YPM) has created the YPM Global Scholarship Fund to financially assist United Methodist young people outside of the United States. This is a global need-based scholarship to help further education, and selection will be at the discretion of the Scholarship Review Committee. In order to award money fairly, there will be representatives from different countries serving on the committee. The amount awarded will vary based upon need and available funds. If selected, an award letter will be sent to the school and the student. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the university and applied to the students’ academic expenses within the institution. The announcement will be posted on Young People’s Ministries webpage with other grants and scholarships. The deadline for submitting an application is March 1st.