Leaving a Lasting Legacy
 

Pass the Torch Scholarship

The Pass the Torch Scholarship Fund is a ministry of retired clergy, spouses, and surviving spouses of the Great Plains Conference committed to significantly increasing the amount of funds to educate quality seminary students to lead our church. The Great Plains Association of Retired Clergy and Spouses (GPARCS) make a difference in the lives of so many future seminary students through this fund. The Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation is proud to be a partner with the Pass the Torch Scholarship Committee by supporting those called by God into ministry so that they may pursue their seminary education.

Since the founding of the scholarship in 1991, more than $92,000 has been awarded in scholarships to support women and men called by God who will be pursuing their seminary education. The retired ministers, their families, and many other persons have given gifts "In Memory" or "In Honor" of a Christian brother or sister so that their legacy continues through this scholarship. 

Donations to the Pass the Torch Scholarship Fund can be mailed to the Foundation Office or click here to donate online

 

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FOR THE PASS THE TORCH SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 15

Please email your completed application to:
Rev. Gary Beach
gbeach@greatplainsumc.org

 

PASS THE TORCH SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

“Thank you for your support in educating Pastors in the Great Plains. Having scholarships has kept me out of student loan debt and I am very grateful.”

- Brenda Hogan, Saint Paul School of Theology 

 

“Thank you for selecting me as a recipient of the Pass the Torch scholarship. I am beyond blessed by the financial support that I have received from your organization. Do not be worried about the church. There are quality young clergy leaders who wish to carry on and offer Christ’s salvation to the world.”

- Spenser Johnson, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary