Did you know United Methodists have donated a yearly average of $400,000 for the past 3 years to UMSD?

Did you know UM have donated a yearly average of $400,000 dollars for the past 3 years to UMSD?

In the past 5 years, United Methodist churches have donated an average of $420,000 towards scholarships for their college students. All donations received empower and encourage our students that we are investing in them and our future. Funding for these scholarships and loans are provided through offerings, wills, annuities, and other designated gifts.


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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