LaGrange District Promotes Matching Scholarship Opportunity


Rev. Susan Landry, LaGrange District Superintendent of The North Georgia Conference, shared the following letter in the September 2019 edition of The LaGrange Link.

As United Methodists, we are committed to lifelong learning. We are passionate about our children discovering the depths of Scripture through tradition, reason and experience. But for some of our children, college is expensive, making it out of reach or rendering them shackled by student loans.

We have help through a matching program, the “United Methodist Dollars for Scholars” program of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation! Please help us help your students each year.

Here’s how it works:

If a student’s home United Methodist church will provide a $1,000 scholarship, that $1,000 is then matched by the student’s United Methodist school, the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation, and finally by the Georgia United Methodist Foundation. This totals $4,000 in scholarships for each student annually.

This matching scholarship program can change the future for our young people. The offer also extends to those attending seminaries. I commend it to you and urge you to work within your church to set aside funds to begin the matching process listed above.

Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

We celebrate the following churches in our district that have provided the first $1,000 for students coming from their congregations, enabling the full $4,000 match:

Burns UMC, Newnan
West Point First UMC, West Point
Inman UMC, Fayetteville

Anyone else?

In hopeful expectation,