Higher Education and Campus Ministry

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.

Explore and get connected to all the United Methodist-related campus ministries in Illinois at www.wesleyfoundationsofillinois.org

The Illinois Great Rivers Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry is offering a scholarship opportunity for the 2021-2022 school year to undergraduate students.

The Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry Illinois Great Rivers Conference 2021 Undergraduate Scholarship is being offered. Applicants must be members of a United Methodist Church in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference for a minimum of one year. Scholarships awarded will be sent to the community college, college or university that the student will be attending during the 2021-2022 school year to help pay for their undergraduate tuition. The scholarships awarded will be a minimum of $500.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on March 1, 2021.  If you have any questions, contact Christy Blickensderfer at cblickensderfer@igrc.org or Amy Shreve at ashreve@igrc.org.

Please note: There is no way to save this application in process.  Once you have submitted your application you will not be able to review or edit it.  It is recommended to review the entire application process before beginning.

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Undergraduate and Graduate scholarships through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry are also available. A link to applications can be found at https://www.gbhem.org/loans-and-scholarships/scholarships. The deadline is March 24.

Do you know of a United Methodist scholarship opportunity that we could promote and link to on the Wesley Foundation of Illinois webpage? Email Amy Shreve, Coordinator of Higher Education and Campus Ministry at ashreve@igrc.org with details.