World Communion Scholarship
Leadership Development Program
The Global Ministries scholarship program intentionally facilitates the educational preparation and training of mission partners from around the world whose subsequent work will have the most direct and positive impact on the communities from which they come.
World Communion Scholarships (Advance #982161)
(Formerly known as Crusade Scholarships)
- The World Communion Scholarship Program, the premier scholarship of The United Methodist Church, supports United Methodist students and students who are directly related to Global Ministries mission partners so that they may carry out their master’s or doctoral studies at universities or seminaries.
- The program supports students from outside of the US (World Communion International Scholarship) or from communities of color from within the US (World Communion National Scholarship).
- Candidates should have the probability of offering 5 years of service to their churches and/or communities after graduation.
For more information on how to apply, please contact us by email or by phone. Thank you.
Scholarship/Leadership Development Office
458 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
World Communion Sunday
October 1, 2017
World Communion Sunday is observed on the first Sunday of October. Fifty
percent of the giving in United Methodist churches will benefit World
Learn more about the Sunday and how to give to these scholarship funds.
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Goals of the Leadership Development Program
- Seek: Work directly with our partners across the globe to
identify and lift up constituents – especially women, young people, and
the most marginalized – who have the potential to develop their skills
with respect to the program areas and in accord with the priorities of
their own contexts.
- Select: Support participants whose future work will make the
biggest possible difference in the spiritual and physical well-being and
development of the communities. At the same time, create and guard a
space for young people who show that spark of great potential.
- Mentor: Develop and maintain a connection with our students as
we walk together in mission – even from our own distinct locations
across the globe. Encourage the kind of communication that will enhance
the students’ growth and connection to mission.
- Connect: Understand that the relationship is a long-term
connection in mission, as the most important work begins when the
students complete their studies.