Scholarship information


SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Great Rivers Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry is offering a scholarship opportunity for the 2017-2018 school year to any undergraduate.

Applicants must be members of a United Methodist Church 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 2017-2018 school year to help pay for their undergraduate tuition. The scholarships awarded will be a minimum of $500.

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The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is currently accepting applications for scholarships and United Methodist student loans for 2017-18. Scholarship applications should be completed by March 1.

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Seminary students that are preparing for a Master of Divinity for pulpit ministry may want to check out the Opal Dancey Fellowship. Students from any United Methodist seminary or Asbury Seminary are eligible.

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Women ministry students may also want to consider the Sondra Newman Scholarship offered by the Illinois Great Rivers Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women.

COSROW offers a scholarship for any woman who is 1) a certified candidate from IGRC 2) enrolled in seminary for degree or course of study 3) completed at least one semester of training 4) will also consider CPE training.

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Onarga UMC's Barber Education Trust is seeking applicants for its 2017-18 school year. Scholarships from the Trust are for persons seeking to become full-time workers in Christ's church. Scholarships are at a minimum $500. Full-time work includes those pursuing ordained ministry, Christian Education, youth ministry and other specialized ministries within the church.

Preference is given to those applicants within the Iroquois West School District, or raised in the boundaries of the Iroquois River District. Applicants may or may not be United Methodist although preference is given to United Methodist applicants.

Request an application by email at: or by contacting the Onarga UMC, 109 Seminary Ave., Onargo, IL  60955-1240. Application deadline is May 30 with scholarships awarded by July 15.