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BHECM Scholarship Program

APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY BY MARCH 31.

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There are four scholarships available to undergraduate students from the Tennessee Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. Each scholarship has specific eligibility requirements. Eligible candidates must apply through the following online application.

The Tennessee Conference Methodist Scholarship
This scholarship is made available through scholarship funds in the Board of Higher Ed and Campus Ministry. It is a needs-based scholarship for students enrolled or entering United Methodist-related colleges or universities. This scholarship has a maximum award of $1,000. To be eligible, the applicant must:

1. be a full, active member of The United Methodist Church for at least 1 year prior to application.
2. have a 3.0 or above grade point average or equivalent.
3. be an undergraduate student currently enrolled or enrolling in the fall at a United Methodist-related college or university.
4. demonstrates a financial need.
5. be recommended by their local congregation pastor.

The Martin Methodist Minority Student Scholarship
This scholarship with a maximum award of $1,000 will be given to a qualified minority student or divided into two $500 awards to two qualified minority students pursuing an undergraduate degree(s) from Martin Methodist College. To be eligible, the applicant must:

1. be a full, active member of The United Methodist Church for at least 1 year prior to application.
2. have a 3.0 or above grade point average or equivalent.
3. be a minority undergraduate student currently enrolled or enrolling in the fall as a full-time student at Martin Methodist College.
4. demonstrates a financial need.
5. be recommended by their local congregation pastor.

The Wesley Leader Scholarship
The Tennessee Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry has agreed to offer Wesley Leader Scholarships. The Board believes that an essential role of the Wesley Foundation/Fellowships is to develop strong spiritual servant leaders of Jesus Christ who will assist in the transformation of the world. A total of $2,000 will be awarded. The maximum single scholarship will be $1,000. This means that it can be given to two deserving students or divided into scholarships of no less than $500 to deserving students from the Wesley Foundation/Fellowships in the Tennessee Annual Conference. To be eligible, the applicant must:

1. Be an active member of a Wesley Foundation/Fellowship on a College or University in the Tennessee Conference for at least 1 year prior to application.
2. Have a 2.5 or above grade point average or equivalent.
3. A recommendation letter from your Wesley Foundation/Fellowship Director.

Walter Russell Lambuth Memorial Scholarship  NOT AVAILABLE
This scholarship was created by the United Methodist Foundation of the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences after the closing of Lambuth University. This scholarship will be awarded to deserving students in both the Memphis and Tennessee Conference each year administered by each conference’s Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. To be eligible, the applicant must:

1. be a member of a United Methodist Church in the Tennessee Conference for a minimum of 2 years immediately prior to applying for this award.
2. complete the application from the Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry in the conference in which their church is located.
3. must be(or be accepted as) a full-time student(12 or more credit hours) in a United Methodist-related college or university.
4. must have a minimum score of 21 on the ACT and a high school or college/university GPA of 3.0. (Copy of ACT and transcripts should accompany the application.)
5. The scholarship must be used during 1 academic year and the applicant can apply for renewal through this scholarship application process each year.

BHECM Scholarships

  • Applicant Information

  • Must submit a copy of scores.
  • Required Essay

    Please submit a 250-300 word essay that shares your ideas on the following statement:  “My involvement in my local United Methodist ministry has provided me the opportunity to..." Instruction for submission will be provided after you submit this application.
  • THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS NOT AVAILABLE IN 2019. Requirements for Walter Russell Lambuth Scholarship

    1. Member of a United Methodist Church in the Tennessee Conference for a minimum of 2 years prior to applying for this award. 2. Accepted or Enrolled as a Full-Time student in a United Methodist related college or university. 3. A minimum ACT score of 21 4. A high school or college/university minimum GPA of 3.0. 5. The scholarship must be utilized during the 1 academic year following award.
  • Requirements for Tennessee Conference Methodist Scholarship.

    1. Member of a United Methodist Church in the Tennessee Conference for a minimum of 1 year prior to applying for this award. 2. Accepted or Enrolled as a Full-Time student in a United Methodist related college or university. 3. A high school or college/university minimum GPA of 3.0. 4. Demonstrates a financial need. 5. Recommended by their local congregation pastor.
  • Requirements for the Martin Methodist Minority Scholarship.

    1. Member of a United Methodist Church in the Tennessee Conference for a minimum of 1 year prior to applying for this award. 2. A minority student accepted or Enrolled as a Full-Time student at Martin Methodist College. 3. A high school or college/university minimum GPA of 3.0. 4. Demonstrates a financial need. 5. Recommended by their local congregation pastor.
  • Requirements for the Wesley Leader Scholarship.

    1. Member of a Wesley Fellowship/Foundation in the Tennessee Conference for a minimum of 1 year prior to applying for this award. 2. A college/university minimum GPA of 2.5. 3. Recommended by their Wesley Fellowship/Foundation Director.
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