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
City
State
Zip
Phone
*Email
Clergy Status (select one)
No answer
Certified Candidate
Licensed Local Pastor
Provisional Member
Full Member
Associate Member
Diaconal Minister
Appointment Status
No answer
Full-time
Part-time
Local church
Extension
Current appointment and location
Seminary Name and Location
Status of Enrollment
No answer
Full-time
Part-time
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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