scholarships

Mission and Ministry
Ruth Moreno (in red sweatshirt) and her brother, Lino, make their way to school as the sun rises behind them on the Santa Fe Bridge over the Rio Grande in Juárez, Mexico, in November 2019. They made the two-hour cross-border journey each school day to attend the United Methodist Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas, before in-person classes were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Surviving tribulations part of school’s history

Lydia Patterson is struggling with COVID-19 and a closed border, but the president of the United Methodist school said, “We have seen worse.”
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Julius Sarwolo Nelson kicks the ball during a soccer match between youth and young adults in Monrovia, Liberia.  A scholarship fund to help young people in rural communities has been named after Nelson, who is an elder at Refuge United Methodist Church. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Young people in Liberia raise money for scholarships

The scholarships will target young people in rural communities and will help with the group’s efforts to recruit more youth to the ministry of the church.
Mission and Ministry
Bibiche Ohanga, right, learns to sew at the Mama Lynn Center, a United Methodist sanctuary for sexual violence survivors in Kindu, Congo. Ohanga received a scholarship from The United Methodist Church to attend the Higher Institute of Nursing Sciences in Kindu. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS.

Church provides scholarships for rape survivors

Through the Congo Women Arise partnership, East Congo Episcopal Area empowers young women and girls by helping them continue their education.
Theology and Education
The Rev. Deepak Holkar offers greetings at Tonica United Methodist Church in Tonica, Ill., where he’s a licensed local pastor. Holkar attends Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on an Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship. The financial aid has allowed him to study full-time toward his goal of getting a Master of Divinity degree and becoming a United Methodist elder. Photo courtesy of Deepak Holkar.

Scholarship program takes aim at seminary debt

Survey shows results from financial aid provided by United Methodist coalition and Lilly Foundation.

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