The Advocate’s annual college scholarship

Photo by Andra Stevens, UMNS

Photo by Andra Stevens, UMNS

Every year in the spring, the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate invites students to apply for a $1,000 college scholarship.

The scholarship is for United Methodist students who are planning to enroll or are already enrolled at one of the four United Methodist colleges in South Carolina: Claflin University, Columbia College, Spartanburg Methodist College or Wofford College.

The scholarship is available to students with an interest in business, communications or journalism.

The application season opens in February and closes April 1 each year.

To apply for the scholarship, send the following three items to the Advocate via email or postal mail (there is no formal application):

  1. A letter from the student sharing about his or her background, how the scholarship would help him or her in pursuing a college degree, and their view of the role of journalism in ministry. If there is a specific financial need, it should be specified in the letter of application.
  2. A college transcript (or a high school transcript if the applicant is a rising freshman)
  3. A letter from the pastor of the applicant’s local church or a college chaplain confirming that the applicant is a United Methodist and describing the applicant’s participation and contributions to the church or to campus ministry.

Send the three items above to Jessica Brodie, editor of the Advocate, via email or postal no later than April 1: jbrodie@umcsc.org or Advocate, Attn: Scholarship, 4908 Colonial Dr., Columbia, SC 29203.

Contact Us

Advocate, 4908 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203 | 803-786-9486 | advocate@umcsc.org

Social Media