Georgia United Methodist Foundation Awards Thousands of Dollars in Scholarships Each Year


As students settle into the new semester at colleges and universities, thank you notes begin to arrive on desks at the Georgia United Methodist Foundation. In the latest "Faith and Money" newsletter, Nancy Young offers an update on scholarships and shares one of those notes.

Georgia United Methodist Foundation
Vice President of Development

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and our partnership with the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation, the Georgia United Methodist Foundation gives away tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year.

Since 2011, GUMF has awarded 729 United Methodist Dollars for Scholars scholarships totaling $601,700 to Georgia United Methodist students attending United Methodist colleges, universities, and seminaries. Interested students are encouraged to apply on the UMHEF’s website at between January 1 and March 1 of each year.

Here’s a thank you note from one of our recent scholarship recipients.

Dear Rev. Lawder,
I want to thank you for the generous scholarship award from the Georgia United Methodist Foundation. It was a pleasure for me to apply to the United Methodist Dollars for Scholars Program. My church (Oak Grove UMC in Decatur) is a big part of my life, and Emory University is my dream school to attend. Thanks to this scholarship award, this will help with my finances at Emory. I plan to study neuroscience because I like science and math. I promise to stay in touch with the Foundation. Thank you so much again!
Tedy Dasher