Did you know 100% of your UM Student Day donation goes to scholarships and loans for students?

Did you know 100% of your UM Student Day donation goes to scholarships and loans for students?

On average, 5.5 million dollars are awarded each year to United Methodist students to attend college. Unfortunately, each year up to 1,000 qualified students who apply to not receive a scholarship due to lack of funding. Every dollar given to United Methodist Student Day is used to provide scholarships and loans for students to attend college. The funds are distributed at 45% for loans, 37% for scholarships, 16% for United Methodist schools and 2% for grants. Students must be United Methodist, but they are not required to attend a Methodist funded school. Your donation invest in our future and funds are always in demand.


United Methodist Student Day was the original Special Sunday created by United Methodist Church Sunday Schools who collected offerings to help advance education for their children. The fund was originally established in 1872 as the Children's Fund. Today United Methodist Student Day Sunday has the same purpose, calling upon the denomination to support their students as they prepare for life by adding knowledge to their faith. The funds received from the offering go into the United Methodist Student Loan Fund to underwrite scholarships for United Methodist students. Currently, there are over 70 scholarships available for United Methodist students. The fund is administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). Students can apply for scholarships or loans at

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