Apply now for Oregon-Idaho Conference higher education scholarships


Apply now for Oregon-Idaho Conference higher education scholarships

12/21/2021

There are two general education scholarships available through the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference and applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are open now.

Oregon-Idaho Conference Undergraduate Leadership Award ($800)

  • A scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate student from each of the four districts of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference, a total of four $800 scholarships, annually. Applicants are evaluated primarily on their leadership or potential leadership skills. Financial need is also considered. The scholarship may be used at any two or four-year accredited undergraduate institution. 
Oregon-Idaho Ethnic Minority Leadership Award ($750)
  • A $750 scholarship is available for one undergraduate or graduate ethnic minority student. Applicants are evaluated primarily on their leadership or potential leadership skills. Financial need is also considered. The scholarship may be used at any two or four-year accredited institution of higher education. 
Qualifications: Applicants for the two scholarships above must intend to be a full-time student and must have been a member of a United Methodist church within the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference (or a baptized participant in a UM campus ministry or other UM ministry setting) for at least one year.  

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year opened December 15, 2021 and will remain open through March 24, 2022. Use this website to learn more and register. Notification of selection results come in June-July 2022 and funds are disbursed August-September 2022.

More information is available from the scholarship coordinator, Linda Grund-Clampit, by email: linda@umoi.org 

Other avenues available to resource UM members’ education include loans and scholarships from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, scholarships for UM-related institutions from the UM Higher Education Fund, a Conference UMW-sponsored scholarship for women pursuing training for a church-related vocation, and Conference Ministerial Education Funds for people in seminary, pastors pursuing continuing education.

Check out the Scholarships page on the Conference website for more details:  www.umoi.org/scholarships.
 
 


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