Scholarships

The Kansas Methodist Foundation is proud to administer scholarship programs established by Methodist donors and agencies. These scholarships support the dreams and gifts of talented young Christian leaders.
KMF Seminary Scholarship
The Seminary Scholarship Fund of the Kansas Methodist Foundation provides scholarships for ministerial students who are attending a theological school and working toward ordination in the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church. This Fund originated with the Kansas West Conference, seeking to create a large endowment to support seminary students. The original goal was to provide scholarships so that students can come serve within the conference with no seminary debt.

Application Deadline: July 15 for the fall semester and December 15 for the spring semester. Application will be available in May 2022. 
Pass the Torch Scholarship
The Pass the Torch Scholarship Fund is a ministry of retired clergy, spouses, and surviving spouses of the Great Plains Conference committed to significantly increasing the amount of funds to educate quality seminary students to lead our church. The Great Plains Association of Retired Clergy and Spouses (GPARCS) make a difference in the lives of so many future seminary students through this fund. The Kansas Methodist Foundation is proud to be a partner with the Pass the Torch Scholarship Committee by supporting those called by God into ministry so that they may pursue their seminary education.

Since the founding of the scholarship in 1991, more than $98,000 has been awarded in scholarships to support women and men called by God who will be pursuing their seminary education. The retired ministers, their families, and many other persons have given gifts "In Memory" or "In Honor" of a Christian brother or sister so that their legacy continues through this scholarship.

Application deadline: July 15
Guidelines and Application
The Reverend Paul F. Holmes Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Reverend Paul F. Holmes Memorial Scholarship Fund was established with the Kansas Methodist Foundation to provide continuing education scholarships for clergy members of the former Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church for the purpose of enabling intensive study of longer than usual duration, such as sabbatical leaves and major educational experiences. The scholarship is now available to all clergy members of the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Scholarships up to $10,000 may be awarded to an approved applicant, subject to availability of funds.

To complete your application for The Reverend Paul F. Holmes Memorial Scholarship Fund, please print and fill out the application form.
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- Proverbs 1:5

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