We celebrate that the Office of Loans and Scholarships will be awarding over 2,500 students a total of $5 million in financial assistance for 2017! Thank you for your support in recognizing United Methodist Student Day, World Communion Sunday, and Native American Sunday which help fund a portion of our scholarships. The remaining funds for these awards come from gifts, annuities and endowments GBHEM has invested and administered for decades.
Attached is a report of your conference’s GBHEM scholarship recipients. Please review and be encouraged to promote these student recipients within your conference to affirm their activity within the church and to tell their stories throughout the conference. Your pastors will receive certificates for their congregants to acknowledge for Student Day.
We have many applicants who did not receive a scholarship due to lack of funds. If your churches or Conference want to partner to make a difference for more students, please contact Bruce Blumer at bblumer@UMCDevelopmentCenter.org.
If you would like assistance in contacting any particular recipient feel free to give our office a call at 615-340-7344, or email Marcie Bigord at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who are members of The United Methodist Church may apply for a Fall 2017 GBHEM scholarship online between January 3, 2018 – March 7, 2018 at www.gbhem.org/scholarshipapplication. Student loans are also available at interest rates as low as 3.75% (lower than federal educational loan rates) with a credit worthy cosigner.