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United Methodist Scholarships

United Methodist Scholarships

Celebrating Birmingham-Southern College’s heritage as a United Methodist institution, BSC offers the following scholarships, generously funded via gifts from the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

Over the next year we will be improving our application process. This year please either use the forms found at the bottom of this page or use the link to the website that is highlighted in each section. If anything is not working correctly in this change please email BSC.Methodist.Scholarship@gmail.com

The  United Methodist Church Scholarship honors the relationship between the United Methodist Church and the College, is awarded to United Methodist students who have been active in, and recommended by, their local United Methodist Church. Awards of $500 to $2,500 are limited in number.  

The  United Methodist Church and College Partnership recognizes students who have served church and community. Local United Methodist congregations may nominate students for this honor by pledging $500, $1000, or $1500 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 2-to-1 the local church contribution.  

Christian Vocation Scholarships recognize students called to full-time vocation in Christian Education, Student Ministries, and other areas of ministry. Students must present satisfactory evidence of intent to work toward ordination or certification. 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 Quinten Lochmann in Religious Life, 205-226-4861 or qmvanben@bsc.edu

United Methodist Tuition Assistance

Ministerial Student Tuition Assistance recognizes students preparing for ministry. Students must present satisfactory evidence of intent to enter seminary and full-time ministry. Awards are for one year, but are renewable with intent and continued progress toward seminary.  Interviews are required to receive and renew this scholarship. 

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

To be considered for church-related scholarships or assistance, applicants must submit their form, which can be found by the included links, as well as:

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

Scholarships are awarded one year at a time, with renewal based on participation in activities directed by the Office of Church Relations and religious life that connect the college and the denomination. These events promote recruitment, scholarship funding, and programs for youth and children