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Ministry Educational Scholarships
And Grants

Consider leaving a gift to the Resurrection Foundation to use for scholarships or grants.

 About Our Scholarships & Grants

Below is information about seminary education scholarships and grants available from Resurrection Foundation as well as other resources commonly obtained by students pursuing ministry as a career.

The Foundation has one common electronic application for all seminary scholarships. Your application will be matched with available Foundation funds. Please be prepared to complete the application in one sitting. You can review the form to collect information you will need to fill out the application by clicking on Apply for a Resurrection Scholarship button below.

  • Scholarship application closed until January 15, 2020. Please check back then.
  • Scholarship Application due date (unless otherwise noted): April 1, 2020
  • Scholarship Award notification: July 15, 2020

For tuition grants, please submit a separate request for each semester or class using the Tuition Grant Request button below. The tuition grant deadline will be by the drop/add date for the term requested. Tuition grant requests remain open all year.

Funds awarded may be used only for tuition, fees, and/or textbooks. Funds will be disbursed to the institution with proof of enrollment and an invoice/statement for the cost of your program.

New Generation Scholarship

Amount: $15,000 maximum allocated based on number of years of seminary coursework remaining.

Continuing eligibility in each subsequent year requires

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or equivalent in seminary coursework
  • Maintain status as full-time student
  • Maintain status as a declared/certified candidate for ministry
  • Provide transcript to Foundation

Requirements:

  • United Methodist Church of the Resurrection active member.
  • Age 40 or younger at the beginning of their first seminary academic year
  • Declared/Certified Candidate for United Methodist ministry
  • Enrolled in an accredited/approved United Methodist seminary

    Thuma Scholarship

    Amount: $1,000 – 2,000 depending on number of qualified candidates.

    Renewable for up to two additional years, demonstrating

    • Proof of continued enrollment
    • Submission of transcript to Foundation with cumulative 3.2 GPA in seminary coursework

    Requirements:

    • United Methodist Church active member who has been called by God to serve as an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church
    • Declared Candidate for United Methodist ministry and attending Saint Paul’s School of Theology

        Dollars for Scholars

        Amount: $1,000 per year.

        The Dollars for Scholars application and all required documents must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2020.

        To receive $1,000 check from the Resurrection Foundation to be matched through this program complete our scholarship application by January 15, 2020.

        Requirements:

        • United Methodist Church of the Resurrection active member for at least a year.
        • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time degree program (graduate or undergraduate) at a United Methodist-related college/university or seminary in the United States.
        • International students must be attending a United Methodist-related institution in the United States.

            Builder’s Class Scholarship

            Amount: varies

            Requirements:

            • United Methodist Church of the Resurrection active member; or
            • active Resurrection pastor seeking advanced theological studies.
            • Declared Candidate for United Methodist ministry
            • Recommended candidate for Licensed Local Pastor, having completed undergraduate work.
            • Enrolled at an accredited/approved United Methodist seminary or approved Course of Study.

            Seminary Education Scholarship

            Amount: varies

            Requirements:

            • United Methodist Church of the Resurrection active member
            • Declared Candidate for United Methodist ministry
            • Enrolled at an accredited/approved United Methodist seminary or approved Course of Study.

            *Tuition Grants

            Amount: varies

            Requirements:

            • United Methodist Church of the Resurrection active member for at least a year.
            • Approved Inquiring Candidate in first year of seminary or Declared and Certified Candidate for Ordained Ministry.
            • Enrolled at an accredited/approved United Methodist seminary.
            • A copy of your class schedule and an invoice of your registration costs is required with this submission. Please email a copy of class schedule to foundation@cor.org.

            *Resurrection staff please contact foundation@cor.org for more information.