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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    2018 UNY Scholarship

    Upper New York Annual Conference Scholarships

    The Upper New York Annual Conference College Ministry Team offers the following two scholarship categories for undergraduate students:

    1. Conference Merit Award: The annual Student Day special offering supports General Conference Loans and Scholarships. Of the total funds collected from churches in our conference, the General Conference sets aside 10% for this scholarship. Awards are to United Methodist students who are enrolled in an institution of higher education recognized as United Methodist by the University Senate (see list at: Merit is evaluated in terms of academic scholarship, church involvement, financial need, vocational preparation for ministry, or other service. Your church must have participated in the Student Day offering.  Applicants must apply online using this link: APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 5, 2018.

    2. Lottie Brown Grant: Preference is given to those entering some form of Christian service.  A statement of your faith journey and philosophy of life is given high consideration.  All application materials for this scholarship must be postmarked by April 10, 2018.  Application materials required for this scholarship include:

    (Note: You will need to save these forms, then open them with Adobe Reader. Once completed, save and then either mail per instructions or attach the form as well as any additional documents to your email for submission.)

    Application Instructions
    Application Form
    Membership Certification
    Recommendation Form

    If you are having difficulty opening the documents, download or upgrade your Adobe Reader here. (This version will also allow you to type information directly into the form and add your signature.)

    *Suggestion: If emailing application materials, documents sent in PDF are most likely to retain formatting. You will also need to give copies of the Membership Certification to your Pastor, and the Recommendation Form to your other recommender. Forms and questions may be emailed to

    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 86 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."