Greater New Jersey Scholarships

Rev. Ralph A. Kappler Memorial Scholarship
Annual award or awards will be given to undergraduate students who are members of a United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. The applicants are nominated by a local church. Each church may nominate one student annually. The recipient can use this scholarship for continuing education after high school in any field that he or she desires. Financial need shall be one consideration in the awarding of this scholarship.

Emily S. Garrison Nursing Scholarship
A scholarship is awarded each year to a student preparing for a nursing career and is enrolled or enrolling in a program leading to a B.S. degree in nursing. The applicant must be a member of a United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. This scholarship is sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Greater New Jersey.

Frances Nelson Scholarship
Annual award or awards will be given to undergraduate students who are members of a United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. Applicants must have a goal of full time Christian service following graduation. Yearly application is required, but previous recipients will be given priority up to four years of college. Financial need shall be one consideration in awarding this scholarship. This scholarship is sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Greater New Jersey.

Conference Trust Fund Scholarships
Scholarship assistance for undergraduate students exhibiting financial need, academic merit, and an active membership in a United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey.

Ethel Snyder Book/Inez R. Irons Scholarship
Annual award or awards will be given to a daughter and/or son of a United Methodist clergy person in the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. The recipient may use this scholarship for continuing education after high school in any field of his or her choice.

Doris and Arthur Mandeville Scholarship
The Doris and Arthur Mandeville Scholarship Fund was created through a generous gift by Doris and Arthur Mandeville to the Epworth United Methodist Church of Palmyra. The purpose of the gift is to further Christian Education within The United Methodist Church. The scholarship program is jointly administered by the GNJ Board of Higher Education and the Epworth United Methodist Church. Awards are made to full-time graduate students who are members of a United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey and are preparing for careers in ordained ministry or Christian Education in The United Methodist Church. Applicants are asked to demonstrate financial need to qualify for these awards.

Greater New Jersey Educational Society
Scholarships awarded on an annual basis for seminary or graduate students preparing for the ordained ministry (Deacon or Elder) in the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. Loans are also available for seminary and undergraduate students entering the Christian ministry of the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. For an application, contact: Jo Malessa at 856-786-0293 or by email at
ma_malessa@comcast.net.

National Scholarships

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
For information and application forms for the The United Methodist Loans and Scholarships Program visit www.gbhem.org or call the Loan Department at 615-340-7346 or Scholarship Department at 615-340-7344

Centenary College United Methodist Scholarships
Centenary College is historically related to the United Methodist Church. They make scholarships available to eligible applicants who are confirmed, active members of the United Methodist Church. These scholarships are $10,000 annually, and are renewable providing students maintain satisfactory academic progress. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must reside on campus. Contact Centenary College for more information at 800-236-8679

National scholarships and loans are available to members of the United Methodist Church. Your pastor or the Mission and Resource Center can answer your questions about scholarships. For information and application forms for other United Methodist scholarships and loans visit: www.gbhem.org

Additional Information

The GNJUMC Board of Higher Education and Ministry encourages you to consider attending a United Methodist university or college. A complete list of United Methodist colleges can be found at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry website: www.gbhem.org.

Deadline: Must be postmarked by March 31, 2017

Please mail or deliver completed scholarship packets to:
Scholarship Committee – Attn: Diana Picurro
The United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey
205 Jumping Brook Rd., Neptune NJ 07753

Application Downloads

  • 2017 Scholarship Application Instructions

    2017 Scholarship Application Instructions

    The following items are needed for your scholarship packet to be considered complete. The applicant is responsible for making sure that their scholarship packet is complete and received in the Conference Office in person or postmarked by March 31, 2017. The scholarship committee will not consider incomplete scholarship packets.

  • 2017 Scholarship Application

    2017 Scholarship Application

    2017 United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey Scholarship Application Form

  • The Mandeville Scholarship Fund Application

    The Mandeville Scholarship Fund Application

    This Scholarship Fund was created through a gift from Doris and Arthur Mandeville to the Epworth United Methodist Church of Palmyra, New Jersey, and is administered by Epworth Church in conjunction with the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2017

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