Conference offers scholarships


The Higher Education and Campus Ministry Committee announces the 2006 scholarship applications are now available for download.  Applications may be found on the Mississippi Conference web site (  Completed applications must be received by April 30. For additional information, please contact Warren Coile, scholarship chairperson at

The Cooper Fund annually provides two grants of $1,000 each to students who are juniors or seniors in an accredited college or university and two grants of $1,000 each to students in an accredited seminary. All students must plan to enter the full time professional ministry of The United Methodist Church. Funds for the grants come from the interest on an endowment established by Dr. I.W. Cooper in 1906 and increased by gifts over the years to assist persons planning on full time professional ministry.

The Committee on Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the Mississippi Conference will present for 2006 two awards of $500 each. Funds for this award come from a percentage of the offerings taken in United Methodist churches of the Mississippi Conference on Student Recognition Day the last Sunday in November. Guidelines for the award are:

  • Any student who is a member of a United Methodist church in the Mississippi Conference may apply
  • The student must be admitted to a United Methodist college
  • The award will be made on the basis of merit.

Recipients will be chosen by a task group of the Mississippi Conference Committee on Higher Education and Campus Ministry and presented at Annual Conference in June.