Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Seminary Scholarship Fund

The Seminary Scholarship Fund of the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation provides scholarships for ministerial students who are attending a theological school and working toward ordination in the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church. This Fund originated with the Kansas West Conference, seeking to create a large endowment to support seminary students. The original goal was to provide scholarships so that students can come serve within the conference with no seminary debt.


  • Scholarships for eligible full time seminary students, enrolled in good standing for nine hours or more, will be disbursed at a flat, per-term rate.
  • Scholarships for eligible part time seminary students will be disbursed at one-half the amount for full time students.
  • Scholarships will be paid directly to the seminary.
  • Scholarships will not be given for coursework beyond the basic seminary degree.
  • Scholarships will not be given after reception into Full Membership in the Conference.
  • Students are required to include a current seminary transcript as part of their application.
  • Applications must be received by July 15, 2021 for the 2021 fall semester and December 15, 2021 for the 2022 spring semester. 


  1. Enrolled at a University Senate approved seminary
  2. Certified Candidate for Ministry, or Local Pastor completing educational requirements for Ordination, or Provisional Member of the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church
  3. Cumulative grade point average of 2.7
  4. From or serving a Kansas United Methodist Church