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Special Sundays - United Methodist Student Day - Frequently Asked Questions

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Below are some frequently asked questions about United Methodist Student Day.  If you have additional questions, please contact us and we will try to answer your question.

What is United Methodist Student Day?
When is United Methodist Student Day celebrated?
Can our church celebrate United Methodist Student Day at a different time?
Are there scholarships specifically for children of clergy?
Are loans and scholarships awarded in four-year terms, or yearly?
How does one apply for a United Methodist Student Day scholarship or loan?
Does any of our offering pay for administrative costs?
What exactly will the United Methodist Student Day offering go to?
Can I give online to United Methodist Student Day?
Where can I order United Methodist Student Day resources?
How much was given to United Methodist Student Day in the last 3 years?
Where should a local church send the money that is collected on a special Sunday?


 

 What is United Methodist Student Day?
United Methodist Student Day is one of the six churchwide Special Sundays of The United Methodist Church. United Methodist Student Day furnishes scholarships and loans for students attending United Methodist-related and other accredited colleges and universities.

When is United Methodist Student Day celebrated?
United Methodist Student Day is celebrated the last Sunday of November.

Here are the dates in the coming years:

November 24, 2013
November 30, 2014
November 29, 2015
November 27, 2016

Can our church celebrate United Methodist Student Day at a different time?
Yes! If your local church needs to celebrate United Methodist Student Day on a different, date, that is fine! Don’t let the given dates prohibit your local church from celebrating United Methodist Student Day if there is a time conflict.

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Are there scholarships specifically for children of clergy?
No, there are not scholarships and loans specifically earmarked for children of clergy, though that is taken into consideration when assigning monies.

Are loans and scholarships awarded in four-year terms, or yearly?
Loans and scholarships for United Methodist Student Day are awarded on a yearly basis and must be reapplied for each year.

How does one apply for a United Methodist Student Day scholarship or loan?
Follow this link for a listing of scholarships and loans available through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry website.

Does any of our offering pay for administrative costs?
Each of the ministries that rely on support from the individual offerings contributes collaboratively to the promotion of these six churchwide Special Sundays.

What exactly will the United Methodist Student Day offering go to?
United Methodist Student Day offerings support the Scholarships and the Student Loans Funds of the United Methodist Church. The monies received are administered by General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.


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Can I give online to United Methodist Student Day?
Yes! Follow this link to give to United Methodist Student Day, or any other Special Sunday.

Where can I order United Methodist Student Day resources?
Follow this link to order resources for your church to celebrate United Methodist Student Day.

How much was given to United Methodist Student Day in the last 3 years?
In 2012, $456,488 was remitted, in 2011, $451,627 was remitted, in 2010, $515,271 was remitted and in 2009, $484,188 was remitted.

Where should a local church send the money that is collected on a special Sunday?
Local churches should forward the offering to the conference treasurer’s office.
 

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Send donations by check to:

GCFA
P.O. Box 340029
Nashville, TN 37203

NOTE: List the name of the Sunday in the note section of your check.