The Foundation currently administers sixteen scholarships for those undergraduate and/or seminary students planning to become pastors in the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church:
These scholarships provide financial support for future Conference ministers. Each scholarship has its own application criteria based upon the wishes of the donors who established the funds, which will be posted on April 1st. We encourage applicants to carefully review the guidelines for each scholarship to see if they qualify.
- The Alva Clark Seminary Scholarship
- The Cowles United Methodist Church Memorial Scholarship
- The Alice Kruse Ministerial Scholarship
- The Alice Kruse Seminary Scholarship
- The Baldwin F. & Amy L. Kruse Scholarship
- The Verl & Sylvia Miller Memorial Scholarship
- The Myrtle E. Williams Seminary Scholarship
- The Charles and Marilyn Humphrey Seminary Scholarship Fund
- The Albert R. Murdoch Ministerial Scholarship
- The Scahill Family Scholarship
- The Murdock Ebenezer UMC Professional Church Leader Scholarship
The Foundation will be accepting scholarship applications from April 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013 for the upcoming fall and spring semesters of that academic year. We notify all applicants by the beginning of August as to who the scholarship winners are. Upon notice of the awards, the scholarships are paid to the people to whom they were awarded in care of their educational institutions.
The application deadline is June 30, 2013 for all scholarships, with the exception of The Baldwin F. & Amy L. Kruse Scholarship, which is May 31, 2013.
Please note, there is a NEW application this year. For a printable copy of the application and a checklist for the application process, click here. For guidelines and amounts of each scholarship, click here.
In addition to the scholarships listed above, the Foundation administers The Andrew & Nevabelle Howe Scholarship, with the assistance of the Gateway District Superintendent's Office. Preference is given to students from the Gateway District. Subsequent consideration is given to applicants of the other eleven Foundation Scholarships that are submitted by the application process. The Foundation will also award The Cal Leeds Scholarship, The Rev. Albert W. Winseman Scholarship Endowment, The Atherton Memorial Scholarship Fund, and The Ben and Martha Simmons Scholarship Fund. An application process will not be required for submission for these scholarships.
If you have questions or would like more information on any of the Foundation-administered scholarships, please contact the Foundation.