New scholarship available for Arkansas UM young women

Applications for a new $3,000 scholarship for Arkansan United Methodist young women are now being accepted.

The scholarship, named for Nancy McDonald Wood, was established and funded last fall through the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas. Wood, a lifelong Methodist and former high school teacher, hopes scholarship winners will become strong lay leaders in United Methodist churches after completing their college education. Any young woman who has been a member of an Arkansas United Methodist Church and has demonstrated a commitment to historic Methodist values is a candidate for the scholarship. She must also have shown sound academic ability, leadership qualities and exceptional character. She should have been accepted by an accredited college and plan to begin classes the following fall semester.

Interested applicants may obtain a copy of the Nancy McDonald Wood Scholarship application through their local United Methodist youth minister, or from Michelle Moore, Conference youth and young adult ministry coordinator, at

Completed applications should be mailed to Nancy M. Wood, P.O. Box 7404, Little Rock, AR 72217 and postmarked by March 15, 2015. Finalists for the scholarship will be invited to attend a NMW Scholarship luncheon early in April.