2015/2016 Academic Year
Iowa United Methodist Scholarships


All scholarship applications and any required information must be postmarked by March 15.  Late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted by the Foundation so please follow all application instructions carefully

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Alice J. McGiven Christian Service Grant
Mrs. McGiven originally created this fund at her alma mater – Westmar College. The applicant for this scholarship must be planning to enter the ministry or do missionary work and must be attending a United Methodist college in Iowa.

$1,640    Criteria    Application


Donald and Ramona Dawson Scholarship
Donald and Ramona Dawson, through a generous bequest, have created a scholarship to assist members of the Iowa United Methodist Church attend United Methodist Colleges in Iowa. This scholarship gives preference to individuals planning to enter the ministry of the Iowa United Methodist Church.

$2,000    Criteria    Application


Elva Jane Decker Scholarship
A Kansan from Wichita, Elva Decker provided funds for this scholarship that would assist a student to attend Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, one of the four Iowa United Methodist Colleges.

$1,300    Criteria    Application


Ethel Crumpler Pierce Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship awarded annually to graduating senior Brooklyn/Guernsey/Malcolm High School. Recipient must have "B" or better scholastic average for prior three-year period and attend a Methodist related college or school of higher education. Preference to members of Grace United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, Iowa, and those pursuing studies related to the health care field (excluding physical education or coaching).

$370       Criteria    Application


Iowa United Methodist Church Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church to assist United Methodist students (must be church member) who are attending a United Methodist College (Cornell, Iowa Wesleyan, Morningside, Simpson) in Iowa for the first time. First time means first enrollment so a transferring upperclass student qualifies as does an entering freshman. Student must be fulltime and seeking a degree.

$1,000    Criteria    Application


Janet V. Stewart Scholarship
Scholarship awarded yearly to graduating senior who is enrolled as full-time degree seeking student at an Iowa United Methodist affiliated college. Must be a member of an Iowa United Methodist Church. Financial need considered.

$2,000    Criteria    Application


Kempers History Scholarship
Scholarship awarded yearly to declared history major (freshman or upper class) who is enrolled as full-time degree seeking student at an Iowa United Methodist affiliated college. Applicant must exhibit a Christian philosophy of history, be good conveyor of ideas, and communicate well. Financial need considered.

$1,650    Criteria    Application


Louise Reep Scholarship
Scholarship awarded yearly to graduating senior who is enrolled as first time (not necessarily first year of college), full time degree seeking student at an Iowa United United Methodist affiliated college. Applicant must be member of Iowa United Methodist Church. Financial need considered.

$1,440    Criteria    Application


Mary and Orlin Trapp Science Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a scholar who has been a student for at least one full year in the physical sciences of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Botany, Zoology, or combinations of these, and Mathematics. Will be awarded primarily on demonstrated outstanding scholarship and a broad range of superior attributes including honesty, high moral character, ethics, integrity, initiative and leadership ability and is not based on financial need. First consideration to members of Protestant or Catholic church. Must attend Iowa United Methodist college.

$1,000    Criteria    Application


Meda Crose Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship is awarded to members of Hopkinton United Methodist Church or Hopkinton First Presbyterian Church for attendance at any United methodist affiliated college, university or seminary.

$1,300     Criteria    Application


Melissa Woodley Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a full-time junior or senior student attending an accredited college. Preference to students attending an Iowa United Methodist college or the University of Northern Iowa. Recipient must be a member of a United Methodist Church and have a 2.5 or above cumulative GPA and be enrolled in curriculum preparing for a career in social work or social service. Financial need will be considered.

$180       Criteria    Application


Miller Memorial United Methodist Church Scholarship
The people of Miller United Methodist Church recognize that this scholarship is made possible by monies given in memory of Leila Dewey, Earl Nelson, Bill Boyer, and others, and create this scholarship in their honor and in memory of Miller UMC of Des Moines, Iowa.

$600     Criteria    Application


Lester L. Moore, Ruth Ellen Moore and Rosemary Reed Moore Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to graduating senior or upper class student attending college full time. Applicant must be an active member of First United Methodist Church in Manning, Corning, or Collegiate (Ames) or any U.M. Church in the Muscatine District. Applicant must attend Iowa Wesleyan or Simpson College.

$510       Criteria    Application


Ruth Specht Scholarship
The following criteria will be used for selection: a. must be a graduating high school student enrolling in a United Methodist College in Iowa. b. must be a member of a United Methodist Church. c. scholarship potential and involvement in church, school and community activities will be considered. All applicants must submit the following: 1. Iowa United Methodist Foundation application; 2. high school grade transcripts through the middle of senior year; 3. two letters of recommendation: one must be from a teacher or counselor and one from the student's Pastor stating that the student is a member of the United Methodist Church and detailing the student's church involvement; 4. a signed financial statement must accompany the application.

$2,270    Criteria    Application


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Des Moines, Iowa 50321
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