United Methodist Matching Scholarships

Columbia College’s United Methodist Church Matching Scholarships

Columbia College participates in the Triple Your Dollars component of the United Methodist Dollars for Scholars program. Columbia College will match any scholarship from a United Methodist Church or the UMC Conference up to $1,000.

In addition, the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation has a program to match scholarships provided by a local church to one of its members. So, if a UMC church offers a $1000 scholarship, the recipient could have it matched by the UMC Foundation up to $1000—and Columbia College up to $1000—for a total of $3000.

How It Works:

Each year through the United Methodist Dollars for Scholars (UMDFS) program, the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) provides $1,000 matching scholarships to United Methodist students who have received a $1,000 scholarship from their local United Methodist church to help them attend a United Methodist related college, university, or seminary.

As a United Methodist-related institution, Columbia College participates in the Triple Your Dollars component of the United Methodist Dollars for Scholars program. Eligible students can receive $1,000 in matching funds directly from the Columbia College for a total award of $3,000.

// Online applications must be submitted between January 1 and March 1.

// Applicant must be planning to enroll as a full-time student in the fall of the coming academic year.

// Applicant must be an active member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year.

Contact the Columbia College Financial Aid Office at 803-786-3612 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.