United Methodist higher education, in the tradition set forth by John Wesley, strives to be accessible to all who harbor a desire to learn and to grow in wisdom and service. To that end, Huntingdon offers several United Methodist scholarships and grants to make a great college education affordable to all Methodist youth.
The Cross & Flame Grant
The $11,500 Cross & Flame Grant is awarded to full-time day students who are active members (for a period of at least one year prior to the first day of enrollment and recommended by Methodist clergy) of the United Methodist Church, the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion) Church, or the Christian Methodist (CME) Church. The grant is renewable for up to three additional years of study (some restrictions may apply) and generally cannot be combined with other Huntingdon College scholarships or grants. Entering first-year or transfer students are eligible for this grant. Download the Clergy Referral Form from the Student Financial Services Forms page.
Double Your Dollars for Scholars
The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) will provide a $1,000 matching scholarship to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. This scholarship is matched two ways: by the sponsoring church, who must remit a check payable to UMHEF for $1,000 with a completed application form. Candidates must be enrolled or enrolling as full-time students in a United Methodist-related college, university, or seminary, and be active members of the UMC for at least one year. For an application or more information, contact UMHEF, P.O. Box 340005, Nashville, TN 37203-0005; http://www.gbhem.org or http://www.umhef.org.
United Methodist Scholarship and Loan Fund
The United Methodist Church, through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, offers scholarships to full-time United Methodist students. Applications are available from the General Board in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, the United Methodist Student Loan fund, the oldest student loan fund in America, loans up to $5,000 per calendar year at 4% deferred interest or 3.75% non-deferred interest rates. To qualify, you must have been a full active member for at least one year; admitted to a degree program at an accredited institution; maintain a C grade point average; and have credit-worthy co-signers. There is a 1.072% origination fee. This loan program was established in 1866.