The United Methodist Church offers this trailblazing program designed to give financial, intellectual, and personal support to United Methodist women of color in theological and religious education was begun by The United Methodist Church. That program is the Women of Color Scholars Program. The program provides up to $10,000 a year in scholarship funds to women of color who are Ph.D. or Th.D. students.
- be born of African, African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American/Alaskan Indian, or Pacific Islander parentage (at least one parent)
- be an active, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least three years prior to application
- have received a master of divinity degree
- be enrolled full time or have been accepted in a degree program by the time of the interviews (to be held in the spring of each year)