Arkansas Conference scholarships available for active UM students

Applications are now being accepted by the Arkansas Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry for the Hood Memorial Scholarship and the Conference Merit Scholarship. The application deadline for both scholarships is April 15, 2014. 
The Hood Memorial Scholarship was established through an endowment given by Mary Hood Reed and Martha A. Hood in memory of their parents, the Rev. John T. Hood and Martha Yancy Hood. This $1,000 award goes to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing at an accredited college, university or seminary approved by the University Senate of the UMC, who is preparing for full-time Christian service in ministry; and who has spent at least one year active in a United Methodist campus ministry. 
The Conference Merit Scholarship, funded by a portion of the United Methodist Student Day Offering, is a $500 award. It will be given to a full-time student at a United Methodist-related college or university who has been a member of a United Methodist Church or United Methodist campus ministry for at least one year, with documented involvement in the local church or campus ministry. 
Applications are available at any Wesley Foundation in Arkansas, Hendrix College and Philander Smith College. For additional information, contact Roy Smith at or 479-968-1232. A downloadable application is available on the Forms page at (“Scholarship program – Candidate Application.docx” and “Scholarship program – certification of church membership.doc”). The application forms are the same for both scholarships.
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