Benton UMC offers scholarship for those seeking ministry careers


Benton United Methodist Church has established a scholarship to assist United Methodist students preparing to enter into a career of Christian ministry, including the pastorate, evangelism, ministry of church music, youth ministries and-or children ministries. 

This scholarship will be awarded to students who exhibit moral character and academic potential.  

Two scholarships will be awarded annually and may total $1,000 per year. Students maintaining the required GPA and meeting all other requirements will be awarded $500 per semester (totaling $1,000 annually).

A completed application packet must be received by April 30. The application packet includes an application form and an outline for obtaining three letters of recommendation.

Recipients of the scholarship must provide Benton UMC proof of enrollment to an accredited junior college, senior college or theological seminary by July 30. Once proof of enrollment has been received, the funds will be released to the institution.

To obtain a copy of the application packet, contact the Benton United Methodist Church office at 662-673-9781.