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Methodist youth leaders scholarships

December 2, 2015

MacMurray College wants Methodist youth leaders to join the Mac Family. MacMurray recognizes that Methodist youth and young adult leaders will greatly benefit the College as active and engaged members of the campus community.

To encourage Methodist youth and young adults to attend MacMurray, applicants who are accepted to the College and have served or attained any one of the leadership roles below automatically receive a $10,000 Tartan Leadership Scholarship. Those who qualify for the Tartan Scholarship or any of the other MacMurray Academic Achievement Scholarships will have their scholarship moved up one level.

See MacMurray Achievement Scholarships. 

Apply by March 15 for full consideration of your scholarship.

For example, if a Methodist youth leader qualifies for a $15,000 per year Dean’s Achievement Scholarship, he or she would receive a $17,500 per year Trustee Achievement Scholarship. These awards are regardless of need; applicants may also qualify for federal and state need-based aid or private scholarships.

To qualify as a Methodist youth leader, the applicant must have served as or achieved any one of the following:

  • a member of the Conference Council on Youth Ministries or the Conference Council on Young Adult Ministries;
  • youth or young adult members of the Annual Conference;
  • completed Lay Servant Ministries training;
  • youth or young adult nominees for the Denman Award;
  • summer employees of their conference camping program.

There is no additional application or essay. An application to MacMurray – either through the Common Application or the MacMurray application – automatically qualifies youth or young adult leaders for the Methodist scholarships. Applicants will receive a confirmation of their level of scholarship along with their acceptance letter.

MacMurray College, founded in 1846 by a group of Methodist ministers, has had a long and proud affiliation with the United Methodist Church and with the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. The College has a chaplain on campus and many of its most important ceremonies in the beautiful Annie Merner Chapel (pictured) are Methodist services led by UMC ministers and are often attended or led by the bishop of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.

For more information, contact:

Office of Admissions, MacMurray College
Work: 217-479-7056
Email: Send Email

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