Millsaps creates scholarships for Methodists

11/4/2008

Special to the Advocate
United Methodist students admitted to Millsaps College now can have something extra to show for their scholastic achievement and hard work: A more affordable college education.

Millsaps College has created the John Wesley Scholarships and the Charles Wesley Scholarships to provide financial assistance to United Methodist students who have a desire to attend Millsaps College. The awards, which will first be administered to incoming students in the 2009-10 academic year, are available to all United Methodist students admitted to Millsaps College.

The John Wesley Scholarships are worth one-half the cost of tuition, fees and room and board for students with an ACT score of 26 or above, or an SAT score of 1170, with a minimum 3.5 GPA. The Charles Wesley Scholarshipsare worth one-half the cost of tuition and fees for students with an ACT score of 25 or below, or an SAT score of 1130, with a GPA of 3.4 or less.   

“Millsaps College is proud of our long relationship with the United Methodist Church,” said Dr. Frances Lucas. “Both the United Methodist Church and Millsaps embrace the exploration of faith and values as critical to living a life of meaning and service. I hope that these new scholarships will further our connection to the church.”

For more information about the scholarships, the college encourages high school juniors and seniors and their families to attend Millsaps United Methodist Visit Day on Nov. 14.

“Our hope is that students will come explore our academic programs by attending a class, tour the campus, speak with faculty, and learn more about the scholarship and financial aid process,” said Mathew Cox, dean of enrollment management at Millsaps College.

For more information on Millsaps United Methodist Visit Day go to http://www.millsaps.edu/admiss/visit/methodistday.shtml or call the admissions office at 800-352-1050 or admissions@millsaps.edu.