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Scholarship Program

Whatever your interest, there is most likely an area of the University that can benefit from an endowment. Endowment funds can also serve as a lasting legacy to honor or to memorialize someone special. Funds may be in the name of the donor, their family, or other designation. Methodist University has numerous opportunities to create a lasting endowment. The amounts below reflect the minimum commitment needed to fully fund the various endowments.

Academic Chair
$250,000
Professorship
$100,000
Scholarship
$ 25,000
Lecture Series
$ 20,000
Library Fund
$ 15,000

Here are just a few examples:

  • The G. Gordon Dixon '66 Endowed Education Scholarship assists students pursuing a degree in education .
  • The Claudia H. Dudley '67 Endowed Scholarship gives priority to non-traditional female students.
  • The Walter M. and Loretta S. Swing Accounting Scholarship assists students pursuing a degree in Accounting.
  • The Col. (Ret.) David R. Nimocks Professorship of Business is awarded to a faculty member in the Reeves School of Business as an expression of appreciation of the role that Methodist plays in the education of students.
  • The Wesley Heritage Celebration Fund was established to provide a perpetual fund to celebrate the heritage and continuing promise of the John and Charles Wesley tradition in the context of a vibrant college campus. This fund may be used for lectures, dramas, library resources, course offerings, workshops, and visiting Wesley scholars among others.

For a full list of Endowed and Annual Scholarships click here.

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship at Methodist University, please contact in the Development Office at (910) 630-7609.

Endowed Scholarships - $25,000
There is no cause more noble than that of providing someone the means to attain an education. Endowed scholarships allow a donor to set aside funds that are permanently designated for tuition relief for qualified and deserving students. Donors may structure the criteria that are used to award the scholarship according to their personal preferences or the type of student they desire to assist, including financial need and academic standing.

2012 SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON
President Ben E. Hancock, Jr. welcomed students and guests to this year's Endowed Scholarship Luncheon which was held on November 16, 2012 in the Nimocks Fitness Center. More than one hundred fifty scholarship representatives, student recipients and staff attended the luncheon. This event provides scholarship donors and representatives the opportunity to meet their scholarship recipients. The luncheon also provides students the opportunity to say thank you and learn more about the individuals who made their scholarship possible.

Andrew Harper, a recipient of the Louis Spilman, Jr. Endowed Religion Scholarship provided the invocation. Megan Wilson, a recipient of the Merit Scholarship, and Gina Martinez, a recipient of the C.C. Powers, Jr. & Wingate E., Sigmund B. & E.L. Swain Memorial Scholarship, were the featured student speakers. They shared some of their experiences at Methodist and expressed their gratitude for the financial assistance provided by the one hundred and fifty-five endowed and annual scholarships at Methodist.

This year's luncheon highlighted the G. Gordon Dixon '66 Endowed Education Scholarship. Mr. Dixon is a 1966 graduate and a former registrar of the university. Mr. Dixon has continued to be involved in the life of the university and currently serves on the Alumni Association Board.

For the 2011-2012 academic year, Methodist University awarded $17.1 million in financial aid, which is over 26% of the annual budget. The one hundred fifty-five endowed and annual scholarships provided $2.1 million of this assistance. Approximately 95% of Methodist's students depend on scholarships and loans to attend the university.

Mr. Paul Carruth of the Reverend Paul Carruth Scholarship with scholarship recipient Charles Gault. (37kb) Mr. Randy Hallman and Mrs. Cindy Hallman of the Charles K. and Verna McAdams Endowed Scholarship with recipients Michael Tangredi, Chris Barger, and Eduardo Gallero. (51kb) Dr. Robert Christian of the Dr. Robert S. and Kathryn F. Christian Endowed Scholarship with scholarship recipient Rebecca King. (33kb) Mrs. Gayle Barragan of the Frank Barragan, Jr. Scholarship with scholarship recipients Lauryn Steele and Kevin Collins. (47kb)
Mr. Vance Miller and Mrs. Anne Miller of the Raleigh District United Methodist Men Scholarship (Marlette Music Scholarship) with scholarship recipient Michelle Orndorff. (46kb) MU Students Brent Christiansen and Alesha Frederick, both recipients of the Franks-Penny Memorial Scholarship. (46kb) Dr. Michael Martin and the MU Chamber Singers perform. (41kb) Student Gina Martinez, recipient of the C.C. Powers, Jr. & Wingate E., Sigmund B. & E.L. Swain Memorial Scholarship. (26kb)
Mr. Gordon Dixon 66 of the G. Gordon Dixon Endowed Education Scholarship. (27kb) Trustee Emeritus Mr. Richard Player, Jr. and Mrs. Margaret Ann Player of the Margaret Ann Riddle Player Endowed Scholarship with scholarship recipient Emma Burkart. (42kb) Trustee Mrs. Jane Hook Johnson of the Brantley Memorial Scholarship with recipient Mary Wittenburg, who is also a recipient of the William S. & Nannie Seats Spillman Memorial Scholarship. (46kb) Trustee Dr. Louis Spilman, Jr. 64 and Mrs. Mary Spilman of the Dr. Louis Spilman, Jr. Endowed Religion Scholarship with scholarship recipient Andrew Harper. (40kb)

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship at Methodist University, please contact in the Development Office at (910) 630-7609.

 

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