Wesley Foundation / Campus Ministries Information

When a student leaves for college, how can pastors, relatives, mentors and other United Methodists back home help them receive a warm welcome in their new surroundings?

Local churches now have a new tool to help students making the transition to college life: an online referral form that instantly forwards the student’s information to the appropriate campus ministry at a dozen colleges and universities around Arkansas.

Those making referrals will be asked to provide the student’s name, contact information, high school and the college where the student is enrolled in 2016, as well as their own email address and relationship to the student.

Refer a Student Here


Nancy Wood Scholarship

The scholarship, named for Nancy McDonald Wood, was established and funded fall of 2015 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.

General Board of Higher Education & Ministry Loans and Scholarships

The United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Programs are a churchwide educational service providing scholarships and loans to help supplement the financial needs of today’s students. Funding for these scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities, and other designated gifts.

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

UMFA Seminary Scholarship 

This $22,000 yearly scholarship is for those seeking Elders orders, planning to serve in the Arkansas Conference and attending a UM Seminary. The deadline for applications to be submitted is March 1, 2018.