2015/2016 Academic Year
General Scholarships


All scholarship applications and any required information must be postmarked by March 15.  Late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted by the Foundation so please follow all application instructions carefully

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Darrell C. and Muriel Denison Jenks Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a high school senior who is a member of and active in the United Methodist Church. Applicant must be recommended by the pastor of the local church holding applicant's membership and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Financial need will be considered. An essay of up to 250 words must be written describing "What Jesus means to me personally and how I serve him."

$760     Criteria    Application


E.A. and Lucile Anderson Scholarship
Scholarship awarded yearly to graduating senior with 3.5 grade point average or above, enrolling in a post-secondary institution and an active leader in church, school, and community affairs. Preference to students from churches of the Chariton United Methodist Parish.

$300     Criteria    Application


Justine E. Granner Memorial Scholarship
Annual scholarship awarded to American Indian or other ethnic minority students preparing for a career in nursing, public health and/or related fields at a college or school of nursing within the State of Iowa. Must have a "B" or better scholastic average during high school and/or college up to time of application. Preference to graduates from Iowa High Schools. Financial need considered.

$1,000  Criteria    Application


Kurtus Ryan Miller Memorial Scholarship
Kurtus was the son of The Reverend Matt and Carol Miller; older brother to Christena, Melissa and Sara. In 1997, Kurtus graduated from West Hancock High School. He married Laura Goepel in 1999 and, shortly after moving to Iowa City, an arson fire took Kurtus' life at age 20. Kurtus was courteous, helpful and an average student interested in the FBI/Criminal Justice. Learning did not come easy for him, but he was determined to succeed. We, his family, pray this scholarship will help you in your determined studies. God bless you!

$560     Criteria    Application


Mary and Orlin Trapp Science Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a scholar who has been a student for at least one full year in the physical sciences of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Botany, Zoology, or combinations of these, and Mathematics. Will be awarded primarily on demonstrated outstanding scholarship and a broad range of superior attributes including honesty, high moral character, ethics, integrity, initiative and leadership ability and is not based on financial need. First consideration to members of Protestant or Catholic church. Must attend Iowa United Methodist college.

$1,000  Criteria    Application


Irma W. Winslow Scholarship Fund
Scholarship awards are made from this fund to qualified adults (26 years of age or older) from the following counties: Wayne, Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe and Warren. Financial need will be considered.

$1,000   Criteria    Application


Luana United Methodist Church Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to graduating high school student enrolling in a post-secondary institution. Preference to those applicants pursuing studies in religion or church related social work. Preference also given to MarMac High School students and/or members of Garden City United Methodist Church, Monona, Iowa. Scholastic record and school, community and church activities will be considered in selection.

$100     Criteria    Application


The Marjorie M. Mott Pauley Scholarship
Scholarships from this fund are awarded to deserving students who have completed high school and plan on attending in the fall immediatly following graduation.Applicant must be active members in good standing in a United Methodist Church in Iowa.

$122     Criteria    Application


Melissa Woodley Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a full-time junior or senior student attending an accredited college. Preference to students attending an Iowa United Methodist college or the University of Northern Iowa. Recipient must be a member of a United Methodist Church and have a 2.5 or above cumulative GPA and be enrolled in curriculum preparing for a career in social work or social service. Financial need will be considered.

$180     Criteria    Application


Miller Memorial United Methodist Church Scholarship
The people of Miller United Methodist Church recognize that this scholarship is made possible by monies given in memory of Leila Dewey, Earl Nelson, Bill Boyer, and others, and create this scholarship in their honor and in memory of Miller UMC of Des Moines, Iowa.

$600    Criteria    Application


Mosher/Dutton Scholarship Fund
A scholarship was established to aide full members of the West Liberty United Methodist Church who are either an entering freshman or upperclassman at an accredited college, university, technical or trade school. Academic success, strong moral character, involvement in church and community, as well as financial need, will all be considered as important criteria.

$800    Criteria    Application


Neil Clanin Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior from Lucas County enrolling in a vocational school, community college, private or public university or college.

$400    Criteria    Application


Pearl and Matilda Eye Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior enrolling in a vocational school, community college, private or public university or college. First preference will be given to United Methodist students from Hampton High School

$120    Criteria    Application


The Carroll Mitchell Scholarship Fund
Must be a member or constituent of Tipton United Methodist Church. Applicants of all ages and levels beyond high school shall be considered but first year post high school will be given preference. Applicant must disclose a realistic financial plan. The scholarships awarded as follows: 1) to someone who has demonstrated a commitment to working in the ministry, Christian education, mission training, etc.; 2) to students attending an accredited college, technical school or area school.

$1,563 Ministry
$1,042 General    Criteria    Application


The Mother Carrie Scholarship
Annual scholarship award to student who is or will be enrolling in a community college, college or university in study leading to a degree in full time Christian service (preference to pastoral or diaconal ministry). Preference to members of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Urbandale, IA. Financial need considered.

$1,665  Criteria    Application


Tom and Jean Robb Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to student attending an accredited college, university or community college. First preference to members of Grace United Methodist Church, Moravia, Iowa, and based on scholarship potential, Christian values and leadership.

$500     Criteria    Application


Winifred Schwarm Gilbert Grant Fund
The scholarship shall be awarded to individuals that are currently a member and have been a member for at least one year of First UMC Sioux City,Arnolds Park UMC,Fostoria UMC,Carlisle UMC,First UMC Des Moines or Greenfield UMC planning to enter a field of Special Education or Child Guidence.

$740      Criteria    Application


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