The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry provides loans and grants from the Student Sunday Offering. This year’s offering is set for November 28.
One of the major challenges that students face is the lack of financial support to attain a college education. Worrying about expenses adds to the already existing anxieties youth experience and it may take away from their ability to excel in their studies or activities. But for students attending United Methodist churches, we extend a hand to help them accomplish their career goals.
For more than 100 years, United Methodists have been supporting their students’ educational needs through a special offering. The funds received from the offering go into the United Methodist Student Loan Fund to underwrite scholarships for United Methodist students. Scholarships are awarded to deserving United Methodist students annually.
On November 28, 2021, United Methodists around the world will celebrate Student Sunday. The Rev. Lisa Batten, Michigan Conference Coordinator of Young Adult Initiatives reports that, “Offerings given on UM Student Sunday have provided over 50 scholarships to MI Conference young adults for undergrad and seminary studies.”
Local churches are encouraged to invite students in your congregation to share their stories. Also, click here to find many other resources for the promotion of this important opportunity.
Share the video featuring Lauren Canary, a Michigan Conference young adult recipient of a scholarship from the United Methodist Student Loan Fund.