“You ought to serve the world with your gifts,” said Josh Union, United Methodist Student Day scholarship recipient and student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He plans to use his degree in business management and computer science to make the world a better place.

“No matter what I do, I want to die having done something to better the planet,” added Josh, who envisions ways that he can use his business acumen to invest in development projects overseas. His goal is “to serve God as faithfully, as obediently as I can.”

Every year, hundreds of students, including those of Indiana, receive scholarships and loans funded by United Methodist Student Day. You can actually help provide students with the very materials and encouragement they need through this offering.

Supporting students equips a new generation to change the world. When you give to United Methodist Student Day, you support students who are finding new ways to serve God in the world. Your contributions are needed more than ever.

To read additional stories of lives changed by your gifts to the United Methodist Student Day offering, visit www.umcgiving.com and click on Churchwide Special Sundays.

For more information about United Methodist Student Scholarships, visit www.gbhem.org and click on Loans and Scholarships.

Donations can be made through any United Methodist Church.

Your Generous Gifts to the United Methodist Student Day Offering Support:

  • United Methodist scholarships and the U.M. Student Loan Fund, administered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM).
  • Annual conferences, including Indiana, participating in the Rebate Program may award one or more merit scholarships to United Methodist students. Participating conferences may award scholarships to U.M. students who reside in the conference and who attend or will attend a U.M.-related college or university.