Every Spring, students who attend First Church are eligible to receive financial support.  They must be attending a college or trade school and the financial aid is to be used for the following school year.  Approximately $5,000. per year is available to fund our youth.  Follow the Advance (church newsletter) the weekly bulletins, or contact the church office as the application dates vary from year to year.

Deadline to apply: March 31st, 2018 — Check Back Next Year!

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Please Include the following with your application:

  • Three letters of recommendation from non-relatives, including one from an instructor and one from a church member, preferably one who has worked with you and knows you well.
  • Your autobiography, including your goals, ambitions, work experience, activities in the church, volunteer work, leadership, music, youth work, travel, extra-curricular school and community activities, and any other helpful information about you.
  • A Completed FUMC Memorial Scholarship Financial Form- will be given to you at time of interview.
  • A copy of your transcripts.
  • An interview with Scholarship Committee is required (to be arranged individually with each candidate.)

Our scholarship program has been supported by individual donations and by The United Methodist Women.  These funds have been invested by our very capable financial personnel.  And, in one case, a scholarship is totally funded by a former member of our church who has honored her deceased grandson. The success of the Church Scholarship Commission is a collaboration of many people over many years and is currently quite stable financially.

Donations to the fund are always appreciated! If you have any questions contact Damon Cropsey, Scholarship Committee Chair through the church office.