Higher Education and Campus MinistryView A Celebration of Campus Ministry video
The purpose of Higher Education and Campus Ministry is to empower college-aged young adults to
- explore their faith
- experience their faith
- engage their faith
during their years at our IGRC campus ministries and UM-related colleges and universities.
For more information about specific ministries, go to www.facebook.com/ILCollegeStudentMinistries or choose a link to the right.
Educational Funding Opportunities Currently Available:
The General Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry awarded 25 scholarships to students from the Illinois Great Rivers Conference for the 2014 to 2015 school year. These scholarships included the Illinois Great Rivers Conference Merit Award, the Rev. Dr. Karen Layman GIFT OF HOPE Scholarship, Edith Allen Scholarship and the Miriam Hoffman Scholarship.
The General Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry is now accepting scholarship & load applications for the 2015 to 2016 school year. For more information and to apply on line go to http://www.gbhem.org/loans-and-scholarships. Deadline for scholarship applications is March 5, 2015.
IGRC BHECM Leadership Grant
The Illinois Great Rivers Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry is offering a grant opportunity for the 2015-2016 school year to any undergraduate.
Leadership scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership potential and must develop a ministry project. The project shall benefit a campus ministry setting affiliated with or approved by the Board. Projects shall demonstrate leadership, not just participation. Examples of projects include:
- Developing and leading a regular, weekly Bible study on campus or for students
- Leading a praise team, choir, or worship team at regular, weekly worship
- Developing & leading a mission team (either a regular, local mission such as a ministry to a local food bank, shelter, or other ministry; or a week long mission trip).
- Service as a peer minister
Ministry projects must be supervised by a campus minister, chaplain or local United Methodist pastor who will sign the application and the review report due on November 30, 2015. A review report must be returned to the Chairperson of the Board of Higher Education and Campus and the Director of Connectional Ministries.
The Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry grants will be awarded up to $1,200.00. These grants will be given in two equally divided increments (once in August and then after the November 30th review reports have been submitted and approved).
The grant application forms are linked below:
If you have any questions, contact Christy Blickensderfer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUE DATE: Applications must be received at the United Methodist Center by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, April 15, 2015