College is expensive! Foundry’s Scholarship Ministry Team wants to help! Foundry offers two scholarships:

The 2019-2020 Applications for both scholarships are due by midnight on Monday July 22, 2019.

Who can apply? Any student who is a member (or whose family are members) of Foundry United Methodist Church. We welcome applications from students attending community colleges, 4-year institutions, and graduate institutions.

Questions? See the FAQs below or contact the Scholarship Ministry Team at

How to Apply:

2. Gather documents. Documents required:

• A copy of your most recent academic transcript
• A copy of the last page of your FAFSA or verification of free/reduced lunch if you would like us to consider financial need If you cannot obtain one or both of these documents, you are still encouraged to apply.

3. Write your scholarship essay.

Both scholarships require 1 essay. See the scholarship application form above for topics. Maximum essay length is 650 words.

4. Submit your application.

Once you have completed the application form, gathered the required documents, and written your scholarship essay, email all materials to You may also drop off all materials at the church office or mail them to the church to the attention of the Scholarship Ministry Team. All materials must be received by the application deadline in order to be considered.

Scholarship FAQs

1. Who is on the Scholarship Ministry Team?

The 2019 Scholarship Ministry Team is comprised of volunteer Foundry members. Connect with us at Foundry or email us at

2. How do you decide who receives an award?

All information provided by the applicants will be held in strict confidence among the members of the Scholarship Ministry Team. All application review is done anonymously. Personal data is removed and applications are coded by the Coordinator of the Ministry Team. Each Ministry Team member then reviews and rates all applications based on a standard rubric. The full Ministry Team then meets and collectively reaches final award decisions. After the scholarships have been awarded, all applications, or copies thereof used by the Scholarship Ministry Team will be destroyed.

3. How much are the awards?

Award amounts vary year to year depending on the award allotment available and the number of applications.

4. I applied for a scholarship. When will I hear back?

All applicants whose applications are reviewed will be notified by email; either that they have been granted a scholarship, or that they did not receive a scholarship. Award recipients will then be announced to the Foundry United Methodist Church community via a celebration and commissioning during worship on August 11, 2019. We will provide more details and request a short biography and photo if you are selected.

5. I received a Foundry scholarship in the past. Can I apply again?

Yes! We encourage past recipients to re-apply if eligible.

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