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Faith-based Scholarships

Faith-based Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are available for those students pursuing careers in Christian ministry, education and healthcare.

Advancing the Flame Scholarship

Awarded to members of the United Methodist Church. Florida Southern will match scholarships up to $1,000 annually for UMC members. Apply by April 1.

Up to $1,000 per year

Christian Service Awards

Awarded to first-year and transfer students preparing for careers in Christian education, ministry of music, or youth ministry.

Contact Chaplain’s Office 863.680.4297

$2,000 per year

Lettie Pate Whitehead

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. offers scholarships to talented women students of Christian faith, who have financial need, and who reside in one of the Southeastern states. Upon admission, eligible students are automatically considered for this scholarship and will be notified if selected as a recipient.

Various Amounts

Minister’s Child Awards

Awarded to children of United Methodist ministers. To be considered, student must provide a letter on United Methodist Church letterhead identifying the student’s name, along with the qualifying parent’s name and title, for verification.

Contact Financial Aid Office 800.205.1600

Please note: Recipients are ineligible for Advancing the Flame awards.

$2,000 per year

Pre-Ministerial Awards

Up to $5,000 awarded to pre-ministerial candidates in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church; up to $3,000 awarded to all other Methodist candidates in a formal ministerial track.

$3,000 to 5,000 per year

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

The UMHEF is a leader in church-related foundations and agencies in providing scholarship support to United Methodist students attending United Methodist higher education institutions.

Learn More about the united methodist higher education foundation on their website

Other Scholarships

Prestige Scholarships

Prestige Scholarships are Florida Southern’s most esteemed scholarships. Students interviewing for these scholarships represent the top ten percent of FSC’s applicant pool.

Departmental Scholarships

We award departmental scholarships to students pursuing certain academic programs - including business, nursing, music, and education.

Special Interest Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available to students who meet a designated set of criteria, such as the Hazel Haley and Buelah Kahler scholarships.