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Seminary Student Information

Educational Requirements (Word)

Va. Conference Service Loan and Pell Grant Instructions and Application (pdf)

For students enrolled in seminary working toward the first professional degree, application deadlines are July 1 for fall and spring semester grants and October 1 for spring or summer semester grants.

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The Journey Toward Ordained ministry is a scholarship and mentor experience for college and seminary students pursuing ordination in The United Methodist Church. The $5,000/year scholarship and mentor support also includes an annual weekend retreat to learn more about the ordination process, self-awareness and interview skills. More information, contact the Rev. Nickie Moreno Howard (Assoc. Director of Learning) or visit

United Methodist Loans and Scholarships (GBHEM Web site)

Other Financial Aid for Seminary Students (Word)

Servant Sister Scholarship, contact Jan Rivero
Scholarships for women enrolled in an accredited seminary who are called to ministries of Word, Worship and Witness, who are candidates for ministry, and who indicate potential for developing creative ministries for a more just world. Applications due July 1 and November 1.

United Methodist Glossary of Terms (pdf)