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The following resources available to students applying for grants and scholarships.
Every student enrolled at the College is eligible to apply for financial aid; however, none will be considered until the student has applied for admission. Aid is granted on the basis of financial need, scholastic ability, and promise of future growth and service.
Students must be accepted for admission to the College before any action can be taken on their application for financial assistance, including scholarships, student employment, or other financial aid programs.
Financial aid is available as grants, scholarships, and work study scholarships. Students are eligible to apply for private scholarship programs.
In-house scholarships are awarded annually and are renewable for the following year by reapplication. The College reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship at any time if the student fails to meet the conditions of the scholarship or to maintain the acceptable scholastic standing or to be in accord with the standards of Southern Methodist College.
Work opportunities on campus, when available, permit students to earn money for college expenses and for college-related personal expenses. Students selected for the work study program are required to maintain a “C” average and to perform assigned tasks satisfactorily. College work study is an earnings program, and the amount of the award is the amount the student earns. Work study may include on and off campus programs.
The Adopt‑A‑Student program is designed to involve a local church, a group of concerned friends, or an individual with a commitment to seek out a student attending Southern Methodist College and to support that student financially with a regular monthly contribution.
The four Southern Methodist Annual Conferences provide scholarships for students from their conferences to attend the College. Applications for these funds must be made to the applicant’s conference prior to the annual meeting in July.
Scholarships are provided for Southern Methodist students from their respective conferences by the Woman’s Missionary Societies. Application for these funds should be made to the WMS of the applicable Southern Methodist annual conference. Scholarships are also provided for Southern Methodist students by the General Conference Woman’s Missionary Society. Application for these funds should be made to the General Conference WMS.
The Birdie Adams Scholarship of the Southern Methodist General Conference Woman’s Missionary Society
Alabama-Florida-Georgia Woman’s Missionary Society
Eastern Conference Woman’s Missionary Society: the Marian Gamble Scholarship, named for the late Mrs. Marian Gamble, mother of the Rev. Julian B. Gamble, is available to students preparing for service as missionaries.
Mid-South Woman’s Missionary Society
Southwestern Conference Woman’s Missionary Society
These scholarships are awarded upon recommendation of the Fellowship and/or the Scholarship Committee:
The Middle Tennessee Southern Methodist Fellowship Scholarship
Orangeburg Cartwright Men’s Fellowship Scholarship
The Scholarship Committee of the College awards the following grants and scholarships to eligible students who are enrolled at the College. Awards are given subject to the availability of funds and are valid only as long as the student remains in good standing as a student at Southern Methodist College.
The Academic Scholarship is available for students who demonstrate high academic achievement.
Christian Ministry (PK or “Preacher’s Kid”) Grant. The applicant must have at least one parent involved in ministry in the Southern Methodist Church and be a legal dependent.
International Student Grant. The international student applicant may apply for a grant on an “as needed” basis for up to four years. The applicant must meet all institutional and government requirements for admission.
Presidential Grant. The President, in consultation with the Scholarship Committee, may make scholarship grant awards to students with special needs.
Ministries Team Scholarship. The applicant must qualify through the music department and serve in the college ensemble on a special ministry team.
Student Work Study Award. Students may apply for hire in the Work Study Program. An applicant will be considered based on “need” and based on demonstrating a good work ethic. This program also includes the Ministries Team Award for those accepted into the Ministries Team.
Jeff and Myrtle Taylor Barton Scholarship. This scholarship is named for Mr. and Mrs. Barton who were members of the Hephzibah Southern Methodist Church of Hephzibah, Georgia, as an endowed scholarship for ministerial training.
Rev. C.K. Brooks Scholarship. This scholarship is given to a needy, qualified student preparing for Christian service. Preference will be given to students from the Southwestern Annual Conference of the Southern Methodist Church. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 G.P.A.
Mary and Floyd Clagett Scholarship. Mary and Floyd Clagett from Centerville, Tennessee established this endowed scholarship for students of the College.
The Reverend William Gwynn Coe, D.D., Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Mr. Raymond G. Coe of Washington, D.C. in memory of his grandfather for ministerial students in the Southern Methodist Church. The recipient must give one year of service in the Southern Methodist Church for each year that the scholarship is awarded to him.
Ethel Lide Council Scholarship. This endowed scholarship is for needy, worthy applicants who are residents of the state of South Carolina.
Boyd E. Devall Memorial Scholarship. Mrs. Jewell M. Devall has established a scholarship fund with annual awards in loving memory of her husband Boyd E. Devall. Preference will be given to students from Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, though all students are eligible.
Kathryn Fink Dunaway Scholarship. This endowed scholarship was established by the Alabama-Florida-Georgia Annual Conference. Preference is given to students from that conference.
Scholarship Endowment by First Southern Methodist Church, Gadsden, Alabama. Funds from this endowment are available to all students based upon need with preference given to ministerial students intending to serve in the Southern Methodist ministry.
Larry Haigler Scholarship. This is a general scholarship with preference given to students who participate in the Work Study Program.
The Lockeridge Scholarship. This is a general scholarship award based upon the need of the student.
Lovell Endowment Scholarship. This scholarship, established by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lovell of Nashville, Tennessee, provides funds for students preparing for service as a minister, a missionary or a full-time Christian education worker. The recipient must give one year of service for each year that the scholarship is awarded; two years, if a non-graduate.
The Evelyn Patrick Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Mr. Bryan Patrick in memory of his wife Evelyn Patrick.
Marion Robert Rowe Memorial Scholarship. Mrs. J. R. Rowe of Augusta, Georgia established this endowed scholarship, in memory of her son.
Stabler‑McGowan Scholarship. This scholarship was established by Mrs. M. B. McGowan of Columbia, South Carolina, in memory of her husband and parents, and provides funds for students preparing for service as a minister, a missionary or a full-time Christian education worker.
- W. Weathers, Sr., Scholarship. This scholarship fund is an endowment established by the late Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Weathers, Sr., of Bowman, South Carolina, to provide scholarships for students who intend to enter full‑time Christian work as a minister, a missionary or a Christian educator in the Southern Methodist Church.
Virginia B. Wright Memorial Scholarship. This endowed scholarship was established by Dr. Charles E. Wright, Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in memory of his wife.
The Forrest, Patricia, and Birdie Green Scholarship – This scholarship was established by the Forrest and Patricia Green family in memory of their father, Forrest; their mother, Patricia; and their sister, Bertie Green.
The Hartzog Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established in memory of Jack and Adrienne Hartzog of Hilda, South Carolina, and provides scholarships to needy and deserving students.
The Nolen Scholarship – This scholarship provides scholarships to needy and deserving students.
The Volpe Scholarship – This scholarship provides scholarships to needy and deserving students.