College Scholarship

Application Deadline for Bel Air UMC Scholarships is Thursday, April 25, 2024 – 3:00 pm

Bel Air United Methodist Church offers two scholarship opportunities. One is for high school seniors who will graduate in Spring 2024. The second is for individuals who are seeking education after high school, but are not 2024 graduating seniors.

Bel Air United Methodist Church Involvement College Scholarship (for graduating high school seniors)

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The Bel Air United Methodist Church Involvement College Scholarship is offered to high school seniors who are members of the church and who will be entering the first year of college in Fall 2024. Scholarship applications are reviewed and evaluated on three criteria – academic achievement, community and church involvement, and letters of recommendation. This scholarship award began in 1980 through a gift from Ben and Rachel Tobin, and donations from members and friends of BAUMC fund the scholarships awarded each spring.


Pay It Forward Scholarship

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The “Pay It Forward Scholarship Endowment” provides funding for individuals seeking education beyond high school. This includes traditional higher education, trade school, apprenticeships, or job training/retraining/certifications. Applicants may be:

  • high school graduates;

  • GED completers;

  • individuals currently in the workforce;

  • unemployed individuals.

While the items listed below are not requirements, preference is given to:

  • Individuals attending Bel Air United Methodist Church.

  • Individuals unable to continue schooling without financial assistance.

  • Individuals committed to attending a local community college, trade school or apprenticeship program.

Applicants do not have to have stellar academic records, but must demonstrate a determination to attain further education/training.

The Pay It Forward Scholarship is a renewable scholarship. Successful applicant(s) are encouraged to apply for renewal and must show evidence of successful progress in working to complete his/her program.

Recipients of the scholarship are encouraged to financially support the program once established in their careers.

Pay It Forward Scholarship. The deadline for submitting the application is Thursday, April 27, 2023 by 3pm