Recipients are to be selected from active member families of Christ United Methodist Church and are selected primarily on the basis of need. Scholarships may be used to attend undergraduate college or university, trade school, or graduate school. Recipients may be at any level of post secondary school and previous recipients may make repeat applications.
Applications are due by April 10 and recipients will be notified by May 1st. The scholarship(s) will be awarded on Mother's Day during the worship service(s) at Christ United Methodist Church.
For further information, contact: email Pam Capener or 972-247-6136, ext 108
Christ United Methodist Men offer $1000 scholarships for our male graduates and for those currently enrolled in college or trade school. We consider this a mission opportunity to help our young men as they prepare for the future.
All young men who are and have been members of Christ United Methodist Church of Farmers Branch, Texas for not less than two years and who graduate from an accredited high school or home school study program are eligible for selection of scholarships to be used for tuition, room, board, or related expenses for college or trade school in the fall of the year in which the scholarship is awarded. Those currently enrolled in college or trade school may also be considered.
The criteria for this scholarship include your involvement in CUMC or another United Methodist Church, service to your community, high school scholastic achievement and activities. The committee has decided to weigh CUMC involvement more heavily than other factors. The selection will be made without regard to race or national origin. To be considered, each applicant must submit a completed application (see download link below), an essay and letters of recommendation. These must be received in the Church office by April 20th to be eligible.
Capener Family Music Scholarship
The Capener Family Music Scholarship was established at Christ United Methodist Church, Farmers Branch in 2007 and is funded by the Doug Capener family. The Capener family has been involved in music for centuries and were musicians for the Royal family as far back as the 1500’s.
The purpose of the scholarship is to provide one or more annual scholarships or grants to an individual or individuals from the member families of Christ United Methodist Church, Farmers Branch, Texas, for study at an institution of higher learning. $1,000 maximum for plan year.
Scholarship Selection Guidelines: Recipients are to be selected from the active member families of Christ United Methodist Church. Recipients are to be selected primarily on the basis of participation in the music program at Christ UMC or participation in a college music program and church.
Scholarships may be used to attend undergraduate college or university, trade school, or graduate school. Recipients may be at any level of post-secondary school and previous recipients may make repeat applications if needed. Applicant may have a generic study plan with no specific major, however, music participation is required.
Click below for application
United Women in Faith Scholarship
Supporting the education of Christ United Methodist Church’s young women with scholarships for graduating high school seniors has been a mission of the United Women in Faith (formerly United Methodist Women) since 1999. The amount awarded and the number of scholarships presented is determined directly by the donations received during the annual fundraising drive.
The criteria used to evaluate scholarship awards includes both monetary need and the amount of involvement and participation in CUMC activities, along with academic performance. The scholarship is designed for a Christ United Methodist Church member. Selection will be made without regard to race or national origin.
Deadline to submit application: April 15.
The women of CUMC United Women in Faith are passionate about supporting the young women of our church to achieve their educational goals. These scholarships are awarded on Graduate Sunday in early May.
DSG Memorial Scholarship
The Shaun Guier and David Scharlau Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in January 2002. The fund is in memory of Shaun Guier and David Scharlau. Shaun, the son of Marvin and Kathy Guier, was born on June 13, 1977 and died on August 7, 1993. Dr. Guier was Sr. Pastor at Christ Church from June 1990 – June 1997. He is currently serving as District Superintendent of the Northwest District of the North Texas Conference. David, the son of Will and Kathy Nieberding was born on April 11, 1976 and died on January 25, 2001. Shaun and David were both very active participants of the Christ Church Youth Ministry.
Since May 2003, 51 scholarships, totaling $82,000, have been awarded. The committee is now accepting scholarship applications for the current year. Applications can be printed or completed online following the links below.