The Georgia United Methodist Foundation partners with donors, the Georgia student’s United Methodist church, participating United Methodist-related schools, and the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation to award United Methodist Dollars for Scholars scholarships valued at up to $4,000 each year. Since 2011, we have awarded 854 scholarships totaling $727,700.

To qualify, students must be an active, full member of a Georgia United Methodist church for at least one year before applying. They must also be enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree program at one of the articipating United Methodist higher education institutions. To learn more, please contact UMHEF at 800-811-8110 or visit

Scholarship Endowments

$25,000 Investment = Annual $1,000 Scholarships Forever

The Foundation’s Scholarship Ministry empowers the next generation of spiritual leaders! Our goal is to increase our scholarship endowments to fund 100 scholarships.

We ask that you prayerfully consider joining us by establishing your own $25,000 endowment or giving to the Foundation's Undesignated Scholarship Endowment Fund. The Foundation will select recipients of the scholarship as a part of the UMDFS Quadruple Match.

To learn more:

1. Please contact the Georgia United Methodist Foundation at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or

2. Or download our Scholarships brochure here.

2021-2022 Scholarship Recipient

Grateful is the word that best describes Kamisha Washington, a second-year Gammon Theological Seminary student who received a United Methodist Dollars for Scholars scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. The $4,000 award included $1,000 in support from the Georgia United Methodist Foundation, St. James UMC in Alpharetta, Gammon Theological Seminary, and the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation.

Kamisha is one of 64 students who received a scholarship from GUMF this year. Her award was funded through an endowed scholarship established with GUMF by friends and family of the Rev. Dr. Glenn L. Ethridge, who passed away last year. They wished to honor his legacy as a United Methodist pastor and chair of the North Georgia Conference’s Board of Ordained Ministry.

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