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UMC Scholarships at BSC

A student may qualify for more than one UMC scholarship. Read the scholarship descriptions carefully.

United Methodist Church Scholarship recognizes the relationship between the United Methodist Church and the College, and is awarded to United Methodist students who demonstrate financial need. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,500, and are limited.

Ministerial Student Tuition Assistance recognizes students preparing for ministry. Students must present satisfactory evidence of intent to enter seminary and full-time ministry. Award is $2000 and awarded for one year.  Interviews are necessary to receive and renew this scholarship.

Ministerial Family Tuition Assistance recognizes and honors children of United Methodist clergy. Assistance is $3,500, awarded annually with confirmation of full-time status and appointment in the United Methodist Church.

United Methodist Church and College Partnership Scholarship recognizes students who have served church and community. Local United Methodist congregations may nominate students for this honor by pledging $500, $1,000, or $1,500 per year for up to four years. No parent or family contributions may be accepted by the Church or the College. If the student is selected as a Church and College Partnership Scholar, the College matches the local church contribution on a 2-to-1 basis. Awards are limited. The College has the right to limit the match.

Christian Vocation Scholarships recognize students called to full-time Christian service in Christian Education, Student Ministries, and other areas of ministry. Students must present satisfactory evidence of intent to work toward certification or ordination. Recipients receive support through the Programs for Ministry and rotate through internships in the local church. An interview day is held each spring.  For more information on this scholarship contact your pastor or Laura Sisson in Church Relations, 800-523-5793 ext. 4861 or

To be considered for a church-related scholarship, applicants must submit in one mailing:

  • nomination/application form signed by pastor with membership confirmation
  • résumé of church and community service
  • letter of recommendation from an adult leader (church or community)
  • letter of recommendation from pastor
  • commitment to fulfill service and leadership components
  • one page essay as specified on application.

In addition, applicants will submit to Admissions and Financial Aid:

Priority consideration is given to students whose applications are complete and received by February 1 of each year. Financial aid is not automatically renewable. If you have questions, please call the Office of Church Relations, (205) 226-4861 or (800) 523-5793, ext. 4861.

Please note: Students may not receive the United Methodist Church Scholarship and the United Methodist Church and College Partnership Scholarship simultaneously. Applications to both are accepted, however. The scholarship with the highest award is given.

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