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Undergraduate Scholarships

General Board of Higher Education & Ministry Loans & Scholarships

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

Board of Health and Welfare Golden Cross Scholarship

The South Carolina Conference Merit Scholarship and the Janie Robinson Thomasson Memorial Scholarship

The Janie Robinson Thomason Memorial Scholarship Fund

Purpose:     It shall not be required that the institution be within the bounds of South Carolina Annual Conference. The applicant’s field of study shall not be a factor in awarding this scholarship.

Awards:      Beginning with the 1996-97 academic years a $500 scholarship was awarded from the Janie Robinson Thomason Memorial Fund to the United Methodist student selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. The South Carolina United Methodist Foundation upon verification of current enrollment shall distribute the award amount to the recipient’s institution. Awards shall be made to the students as a part of the cost being undertaken by the student or his/her parents.  Applicants must be a member and regular attendee of a United Methodist Church for at least one year.  Preference for all applicants shall be given to members of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Clover, South Carolina or Rock Hill District.  Students at a two year institution are eligible to apply with evidence in writing of transferring to a four-year institution to complete a four year-undergraduate degree.

Previous recipients of this award are ineligible.
Please return the completed application to:
BHECM, ATTN: Scholarships
4908 Colonial Drive
Columbia SC 29203
Office (803) 786-9486
Fax (803) 691-0220

South Carolina Merit Scholarship

The South Carolina Merit Scholarship is an Annual Conference award administered to United Methodist students attending United Methodist institutions.  The Annual Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry shall disperse the Merit Scholarship Award in accord with these guidelines and others, which they may set.

  • United Methodist students who are attending educational intuitions recognized as United Methodist.  It shall not be required that the institution be within the bounds of the Annual Conference from which the award originates.

– Awards are “Merit”, but it would be understood that merit can be in terms of academic scholarship, church involvement, financial need, special vocational preparation for ministry or other service, a combination of these factors.

A.        Nominations shall be sent to the scholarship committee of the Conference Board   of Education and Campus Ministry, on an official form.

B.        A local church may nominate no more than one student annually.

C.        Included with the application shall be a statement from the sponsoring church        describing the student’s involvement in church, school, community or other   organizations and why the nominee merits his special recognition.

– Awards shall be made by the Annual Conference board based on an academic year.

– Awards shall be made to the student as part of the cost being undertaken by the student or his/her parents.  He Annual Conference board shall consult with the business officer of the institution to ensure that the award payment is made in a way that will not displace any other aid to which the student may be entitled.

Awards shall be for no more than $1,000 per annum and the Annual Conference board may set a minimum of no less than $500.

Return the completed application to:

BHECM, ATTN: Scholarships
4908 Colonial Drive, Columbia SC 29203
Office (803) 786-9486  s  Fax (803) 691-0220

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