Foundation News: February 2024

Scholarship Deadline is Tomorrow

IUMF scholarship season is coming to a close on Friday, March 1st. If you have started an application, please make sure to log in and complete it, including verifying that letters of recommendation have been submitted. As a reminder, we are not requiring a FAFSA this year due to the delays obtaining them.

Our staff and Board of Directors can't wait to read this year's submissions! Applicants will be notified of scholarships results prior to June 1st.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Missed the IUMF scholarship deadline? Don't worry! There are other scholarships still open to you:

The Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship (through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry) is designated for Masters of Divinity students enrolled at one of the 13 United Methodist seminaries/schools of theology. The awarded amount is based on matching donations from approved GBHEM partners, and IUMF is one. This means if you are awarded this scholarship, the amount will be matched by IUMF!

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation has extended the deadline for their scholarships until March 15th. They award scholarships to upwards of 1,000 students annually, so make sure to check out their website to see if there are any for which you qualify. Yes, IUMF does participate in their Dollars for Scholars matching program!

A Legacy that Lasts Forever

If you give to your church through a tithe or other offering, you are already making a difference to your church's mission. But what if you could continue to make that difference forever? With an endowment fund through IUMF, you can!

An endowment can be started with a modest investment or a large one, and the scope and impact are up to you. We work with you to word your contract so it follows your direct wishes now and in the future. Reach out to the Foundation at [email protected] or 515-974-8927 for more information, or visit our website.

More Resources

Wespath: Webinar - Saving for Your Future Self

Stelter: 3 Ways to Build Better Donor Relationships Using Social Media

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