The Advocate’s annual college scholarship

Photo by Andra Stevens, UMNS

Photo by Andra Stevens, UMNS

Every year in the spring, the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate invites students to apply for a $1,000 college scholarship.

The scholarship is for students who are South Carolina United Methodist and are planning to enroll or are already enrolled at one of the four United Methodist colleges in South Carolina: Claflin University, Columbia College, Spartanburg Methodist College or Wofford College.

Students should have an interest in business, communications or journalism. The application season closes March 1 each year.

The 2021 deadline was March 1, 2021. The deadline for the 2022 scholarship is March 1, 2022.

There is no formal application for the scholarship. To apply for the scholarship, send the following three items to the Advocate via email or postal mail:

  1. A letter from the student sharing about his or her background, how the scholarship would help him or her in pursuing a college degree, and their view of the role of journalism in ministry. If there is a specific financial need, it should be specified in the letter of application.
  2. A college transcript (or a high school transcript if the applicant is a rising freshman)
  3. A letter from the senior pastor of the applicant’s home church or a college chaplain confirming that the applicant is a South Carolina United Methodist and describing the applicant’s participation and contributions to the church or to campus ministry.

Send these items to Jessica Brodie, editor of the Advocate, via email or postal mail: or Advocate, Attn: Scholarship, 4908 Colonial Dr., Columbia, SC 29203.

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