The Special Seminary Scholarship

The United Methodist Church offers this scholarship to Seminary students pursuing ordained ministry as a vocation (M.Div.) under 30 years of age. Must be attending a UM-related seminary or school of theology. Average award $2,000.


  • Applicants must be an ACTIVE, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least ONE year. Membership is determined by the date the applicant was confirmed and took membership vows with a United Methodist church. (Members of other Methodist denominations are not eligible.)
  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree program at ANY accredited institution within the U.S.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.85 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants are required to be full-time students according to their school’s standards for the program for which they are enrolled.