Scholarship deadline pushed to May 15


The Committee on Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the Mississippi Conference offers a grant and scholarship program to college students.


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 attending 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.


In addition, the committee will present four Conference Merit Awards of $500 each this year. Funds for this award come from a percentage of the offerings taken in United Methodist churches of the Mississippi Conference on Student Day, the last Sunday in November.


Guidelines for the award:

  • 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 Committee on Higher Education and Campus Ministry and presented at the Annual Conference in June. Application deadline has been extended to May 15, 2008.


Contact Harold Manning at 662-862-5982 for more information.