Ministerial Education Fund Seminary Scholarship Application

Seminary scholarships are available once a year for any certified candidate of the Minnesota Annual Conference up to a maximum of three full-time scholarships.  Full time annual scholarships are given in the amounts of

  • $5,000 for a student attending a United Methodist seminary; or
  • $3,000 for a student attending an approved seminary outside the boundaries of Minnesota; or
  • $2,000 for a student attending an approved seminary within Minnesota.

Part-time enrollment is pro-rated both in terms of amount and number of scholarships awarded; however, the equivalent of three full-time scholarships ($15,000 or $9,000 or $6,000 as noted above) may not be exceeded.

In order to qualify for a seminary scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

The applicant must be a Certified Candidate for Ministry or Licensed Local Pastor in the Minnesota Annual Conference. The applicant must be a student in a graduate theological seminary approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. Financial need must be documented through the seminary’s Financial Aid Office. The student must submit a statement from the seminary Registrar indicating the full-time/part-time status for the academic year in which the request is made. The applicant’s District Superintendent must confirm the applicant’s status as a Certified Candidate by approving this application. The applicant is responsible for submitting all information requested.

*First Name
*Last Name
Address 1
Address 2
Clergy Status (select one)
No answer
Certified Candidate
Licensed Local Pastor
Provisional Member
Full Member
Associate Member
Diaconal Minister
Appointment Status
No answer
Local church
Current appointment and location
Seminary Name and Location
Status of Enrollment
No answer
If part-time, percent of full-time enrollment (e.g. half, one-quarter, three-quarter)
Field of study
Anticipated Graduation Date
Minnesota Annual Conference District
Amount of this Scholarship Application $
Attach evidence of financial need from seminary financial aid office; evidence of seminary registration and status of enrollment

Attach file pdf, doc(x), xls(x), jpg/gif/png, ppt - up to 25 MB

Amounts and Dates of Previous Scholarship Awarded (if applicable):
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