United Methodist Student Day, one of the six church-wide Special Sundays of the denomination, furnishes scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges and universities. United Methodist Student Day is celebrated the last Sunday of November.

In Indiana, 57 United Methodist college, university and seminary students receive $54,600 in United Methodist scholarships and/or loans this year.

Across The United Methodist Church, more than 9,000 students applied for United Methodist scholarships in 2009, according to the Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. However, due to the lack of funds, all students were not able to receive scholarships.

90 percent of Student Day offerings go to GBHEM’s scholarship programs, while 10 percent are for student loans. Each United Methodist-related college receives money from the offering for scholarships, and each participating annual conference gets 10 percent of Student Day receipts to award to their own merit scholars. Thanks for your support on United Methodist Student Sunday. Remember you can give online anytime of the year.