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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 18-35, 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.
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.
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.
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). More info
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.
1. Click the link below
2. Login (if you do not have an account, you will have to register for a free account)
3. Choose a scholarship
4. Begin the application process
In a joint collaboration with Young People’s Ministries, General Commission on Race and Religion (GCORR), General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and the Connectional Table, a total of $65,000 has been allocated for grants to support racial justice projects. These grants will be awarded to racial justice projects initiated and led by young, United Methodists seeking a church and world that is open, loving and caring for all people. This grant will provide seed money up to $2,500 per proposal, and will be available on a rolling, monthly deadline. Applications are available starting September 15, 2017 and will be reviewed and awarded monthly.
Start your application for the Racial Reconciliation Grant here.
Camping and Retreat Scholarship and Grants
Solomon Cramer Fund
The Solomon Cramer Fund is established to provide scholarships for youth to attend conference camp experiences. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2019. All approved grant projects must be completed by December 31, 2019.
Legacy of Leadership Grants
The Legacy of Leadership Annual Fund is established by Discipleship Ministries in collaboration with the United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministry Association (UMCRM).
The current goals of the grant portion of the Legacy of Leadership Fund are to:
- Provide training on a regional, national or denominational level geared specifically to prepare camp and retreat leaders for missionally effective leadership that creates a strong and vital future for camp and retreat ministries within the United Methodist Church
- Open new opportunities for participation and significant leadership by persons from communities currently underserved, including a wide variety of ethnic groups in the U.S. and emerging camp/retreat ministries in other nations.
- Develop and/or provide important resources needed and used broadly by camp retreat leaders within the denomination to establish best practices and implement adaptive change needed to focus and fulfill our Christian mission in ever-changing contexts.