BUMC Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

The Brentwood United Methodist Church Foundation has a strong interest in supporting education and has established this scholarship program to achieve several desirable objectives. This program provides deserving high school and college students with financial aid for higher education. It is designed to encourage students to demonstrate our love and to provide an ongoing spirit of giving to our church family. Applications are accepted March 1 through April 15.

Scholarship Criteria

Two types of students are eligible to apply for the awards.  They are participants in the life of Brentwood United Methodist Church who are high school seniors or college seniors who are planning a career in a “caring or helping” profession (example: medical, education, or biblical studies).

Each year Brentwood United Methodist Church will award at least seven $2,000 renewable* scholarships. One of the scholarships can be awarded to a college senior who plans on graduate work in a helping profession. At least six of the scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors. The scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, and supplies required for course load at an accredited, nonprofit college or university in the United States.

A Selection Committee appointed by the Foundation Board will evaluate the applications and select the winners. The selection of winners will be based on a combination of the applicants' academic records, standardized test results, extracurricular activities, and recommendations. In evaluating applications, the committee will place special emphasis on the depth and breadth of an applicant's involvement in church and service activities, and the leadership demonstrated in those activities.

Recipient responsibilities include enrolling as full-time undergraduates in the fall of the year in which the scholarships are awarded and continuing in school for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency, or military service. Scholarship recipients are responsible for delivering their scholarship checks to the proper office at their institution.

* Scholarships are renewable if the recipient has maintained a 3.0 GPA.

Checks will be mailed to each recipient’s home address and will be made payable to the college or university only. Checks will be issued in August.

For additional information, please contact Pat Ralls at patralls@comcast.net.