From the Mississippi United Methodist Foundation
The Mississippi United Methodist Foundation celebrates the awarding of 74 undergraduate and graduate scholarships totaling over $63,000 for the 2015-16 academic year. These scholarships are made possible by generous donors, who established endowments with the Foundation.
Awards for undergraduates ranged from $200 to $2,200. Awards are determined by the school attended, GPA and community involvement. Scholarship recipients are from across the state. The majority of students attend colleges and universities in Mississippi.
Seminary scholarships ranged from $1,200 to $2,500. The awards reflect the various requirements related to scholarship endowments. Current recipients attend Memphis Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology, Asbury and United.
Student loan debt is a serious issue in our nation. Recent studies among United Methodist seminaries report that the average seminary graduate owes $65,000 in student loan debt. The Foundation believes the very best way to combat this issue is prevention. Your help is needed to provide more scholarship funds for our college and seminary students.
You may contribute to the scholarship fund at any time in honor or memory of someone. You may also create a named scholarship endowment for a minimum of $5,000. Please contact the Foundation at 601-948-8845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.