The United Methodist Church Women of Color Scholars Program

The United Methodist Church Women of Color Scholars Program

Deadline: March 1
Amount: Varies up to $10,000

Description: A scholarship for United Methodist Women of Color who are pursuing a Ph.D. or Th.D within the field of religious studies who desire to serve on the faculty or in an executive admininstrative position at a United Methodist Theological School. Program also includes a mentoring component.


  • Female
  • Born of African, Black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American parentage (at least one parent)
  • a full and active member of the United Methodist Church for at least three years
  • received a Mdiv degree or currently completing the Mdiv program at an accredited and University Senate approved seminary
  • enrolled full time, or have been accepted in a doctoral degree program in Religious Studies by time of interviews in Spring


The United Methodist Church
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Office of Loans and Scholarships
P.O. Box 340007
Nashville, TN 37203-0007

Apply online EACH year from January 4 to March 1