Higher Ed. & Campus Ministry

The Mississippi Conference seeks to reach young adults and students for Christ through our outreach on college campuses across the state. The conference supports active ministry on the campuses of 25 state universities and community colleges in Mississippi. The Mississippi Conference is also proud to be the home of two United Methodist-related four-year colleges, Rust and Millsaps.

For a taste of student ministry, visit these campus ministries online:

Alcorn State University Wesley Foundation

Jones County Junior College Wesley Foundation

Mississippi State University Wesley Foundation

Ole Miss Wesley Foundation

University of Southern Mississippi Wesley Foundation

University of Southern Mississippi (Gulf Coast Campus) Wesley Foundation

The Cooper Fund

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 application must be postmarked no later than May 1

Below is an application for the Cooper Fund:

Cooper Fund Application 2017 (PDF)

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