Birmingham-Southern College announces Scholarship Opportunities for United Methodist Students

12/23/2014

For the fall 2014, Birmingham-Southern College awarded 114 scholarships from the United Methodist Scholarship Fund.  Applications are now being taken for the 2015-16 academic year. You will find information about United Methodist Scholarships on the BSC website at www.bsc.edu/fp/umc-schol.cfm.

2015-16 categories of awards: 

  • United Methodist Need-based Scholarships
  • United Methodist Church and College Partnership
  • Ministerial Family Tuition Assistance
  • Christian Vocation Scholarships
The priority deadline for Christian Vocation Scholarships is Jan. 28, 2015.  For all other scholarships the priority deadline is Feb. 1, 2015.

Laura B. Sisson, BSC Director of the Office of Church Relations, says, “In particular we hope pastors and congregations will encourage youth in whom you see gifts for ministry to apply for Christian vocation scholarships.  The Christian Vocation Scholarship Day is Saturday, February 7.”

Click here to download a BSC Scholarship Flyer to display in your church. 

Christian Vocation Scholarship Day

Birmingham-Southern College invites graduating seniors discerning the call to Christian vocation in The United Methodist Church to interview for tuition scholarships supporting vocation and ministry.  All scholarship recipients participate in the Programs for Ministry through the Office of Church Relations, which includes internships in a variety of church experiences and covenant relationships for continued discernment.

Deadline for completed application to be received by BSC is  Jan. 28, 2015.
Interviews will be Feb. 7, 2015

The Elizabeth Henry Evins Scholarship for Christian Vocation provides tuition assistance for students responding to the call of God to ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church.  Vocational calls may be to age-level ministries, mission leadership, and others.  Recipients participate in the Programs for Ministry through the Office of Church Relations which includes internships in a variety of church experiences and covenant relationships for continued discernment.

United Methodist Ministerial Student Scholarships provide tuition assistance to students called of God and committed to ordination and pastoral ministry in the local church. Recipients participate in the Programs for Ministry through the Office of Church Relations including ministry internships and covenant partnerships.

Applicants must:              
  • be discerning the call to ministry
  • be able to articulate a personal theology
  • be an active member of a United Methodist Church
  • complete the attached form
  • submit a letter of recommendation from their pastor
  • submit a letter of recommendation from a member of the church

Scholarship Day Schedule:
         
8:30 a.m.  welcome and continental breakfast- Berte Humanities Building
9:00 a.m.   orientation to scholarship program and process
9:30 a.m.   interviews begin for individual applicants campus tours begin
12:00 noon  lunch and Q&A with faculty, family members invited
 
For more information, click here to download information or contact Laura Sisson at lsisson@bsc.edu, 205-226-4861 or 800-523-5793, ext. 4861.


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