Onarga United Methodist Church Barber Scholarship

The Barber Education Trust was established in 1975 in memory of Edwin J. Barber for the purpose of assisting with the cost of tuition and fees for those persons seeking to become full-time workers in Christ’s church.  We have a minimum grant amount of $500.00 to any recipient.

In the 42 years, the fund has made 133 scholarship grants totaling nearly $53,500 that have been awarded to those pursuing Christian service through full-time work in the church. Full-time work includes those pursuing ordained ministry, Christian Education, Youth Ministry, or other specialized ministries within the church.  The fund is designed to give preference to those persons who are from the Iroquois West School District, or who were raised in the boundaries of the Iroquois River District, of the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference, of the United Methodist Church.  Applicants may or may not be United Methodist, although some preference will be given to those who are United Methodist.

Applications may be received by contacting the Barber Scholarship Committee at the Onarga United Methodist Church by fax, E-Mail/methodistof@att.net, or US Mail. Applications are due by May 31, 2017.  We will award scholarships by July 15, 2017.