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Scholarship Resources

Greater New Jersey Scholarships

Frances Nelson Scholarship
Annual award or awards will be given to undergraduate students who are United Methodists. 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.

Urban Scholarship Fund
This scholarship aims to provide urban students with the opportunity to attend a full-day school program. It is designed to support students who may face financial barriers to accessing academic opportunities, and to promote academic success and personal growth.

Phyllis Jane Stetser Scholarship
$100 High School/Undergraduate College-Mission Opportunity outside of United States for books, travel expenses or registration fees requested 3 months prior to departure.

If you are interested in any of the above scholarships: Apply Here

Additional Scholarships

Doris and Arthur Mandeville Scholarship Applications for 2024
(for full-time graduate students)
The Epworth Mandeville Scholarship Committee is currently accepting applications. Through a generous gift from Doris and Arthur Mandeville, long-time members of Epworth United Methodist Church of Palmyra, NJ, awards are offered to full-time graduate students who are members of the United Methodist Church preparing for ordained ministry or Christian education. While awards are based on financial need, other factors including academic scholarship, church engagement, and community involvement are also factored into the evaluation process.
If you would like to be considered for a scholarship grant you can send in a request to Completed applications must be received by April 30, 2024.

Mandeville Scholarship Announcement Article

Mandeville Scholarship Application

Mandeville Scholarship Winner Returns to Epworth Article

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 Greater New Jersey. Loans are also available for seminary and undergraduate students entering the Christian ministry in Greater New Jersey. For an application, contact the President of Educational Society, Rev. Don Stevens at

National Scholarships

Francis Asbury Award 
Named for early American Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury, this award honors his call to establish a school in the vicinity of every church. Today, the award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to fostering United Methodist ministries in higher education at the local, district or annual conference level. It is awarded annually to one honoree per annual conference. For information and application, click here.

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
For information and application forms for the The United Methodist Loans and Scholarships Program visit 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 Methodists. They make scholarships available to eligible applicants who are confirmed, active members of the United Methodists. 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 Methodists. 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:

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:

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