Grants & Scholarships


Youth Service Fund and Grants for Ministries with Young People are available for ministries for, by, and with young people around the world. Grant applications are due each JUNE 1 for funding to begin the following year. For further information or assistance, please contact the Grants Administrator at

Helpful Tips on Applying for Grants and Writing Your Proposal


The division currently offers two U.S. scholarships, the Richard S. Smith Scholarship and the David W. Self Scholarship, for United Methodist students entering their first year of undergraduate studies. These are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States.

The Global Scholarship is for United Methodist students, ages 16-30, attending a university outside the United States. The applications are available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and German.

The scholarship applications are due MARCH 1.