GBHEM Scholarship Applications Now OpenApplication period closes March 5

GBHEM Scholarship Applications Now Open
Application period closes March 5

The fall 2020 application period for scholarships from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is now open.

GBHEM’s Loans and Scholarships offers more than 70 scholarship programs through one general application. To be elegible for a scholarship, domestic applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be an active, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year. Membership is determined by the date the applicant was confirmed and took membership vows with a United Methodist church. (Members of other Methodist denominations are not eligible.)
  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree program at an accredited institution within the U.S.
  • High school students may apply if they will be college students in the fall term.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants are required to be full-time students according to their school’s standards for the program for which they are enrolled.
  • A student may receive GBHEM scholarships for up to seven award years maximum. Renewal applicants will not be considered for an eighth academic year for a GBHEM scholarship.

International applicants may also apply. See the eligibility page for full requirements for scholarships.

A list of scholarships can also be found here

To apply, visit and click on the Apply Now button

The application period is open from Jan. 3, 2020 to March 5, 2020.

2019 GBHEM spring loan applications available now; scholarship applications available in early January

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is now accepting loan applications for spring 2019.

The application period for spring 2019 loans is from Dec. 13, 2018 to May 2, 2019.

For 2019 scholarship applications, students need to apply between Jan. 3 and March 7, 2019.

Each year, GBHEM gives out more than $5.5 million in loans and scholarships to help United Methodist students complete their higher education goals.

To apply for a loan or scholarship, visit the GBHEM website and click on the appropriate link for applying for either a loan or a scholarship.