Chaplain Samuel Grover Powell Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$30,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1, 2021

Monday
Awarded By:

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Unspecified number of recipients receive scholarships.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be enrolled at an accredited theological seminary and in either your middle or senior year.
  2. Must be involved in the Chaplain Candidate (Seminarian) Program or serving a military reserve component after having completed an active duty tour in one of the United States armed forces.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Students preparing for chaplaincy in any branch of the military are eligible. The Reverend Samuel Grover Powell served as a chaplain in the United States Air Force for 28 years. He believed that “Military people deserve the best qualified chaplains, for they are not only serving God, but their country.”

Application requirements for the Chaplain Samuel Grover Powell Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript.
Additional Information: The goal of the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) is to make higher education accessible to the next generation of members. This scholarship provides financial assistance to students preparing for chaplaincy in any branch of the military. The fund was established in 1980 by the family and friends of Chaplain Powell after his death. The Reverend Samuel Grover Powell served as a chaplain in the United States Air Force for 28 years. He believed that “Military people deserve the best qualified chaplains, for they are not only serving God, but their country.”

Award Amount: Award amounts varies.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $30,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 1, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, March 1, 2021

Application are available from www.umhef.org. To apply, you need to fill out a General Named Endowed Scholarship application on the provider website. The form asks some biographical information as well as details about your Church experience, goals, education and GPA. You also need to submit at least one reference from your Pastor.
Contact: Chaplain Samuel Grover Powell Scholarship
Address: P.O. Box 34005 Nashville, Tennessee 37203-0005

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