Higher Education

United Methodist Student Day FAQ

On United Methodist Student Day, churches are called to support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. The special offering provides scholarships for qualified United Methodist applicants. Image courtesy of UMCGiving.
On United Methodist Student Day, churches are called to support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. The special offering provides scholarships for qualified United Methodist applicants. Image courtesy of UMCGiving.

What is United Methodist Student Day?

United Methodist Student Day is one of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church.

On this day, churches are called to support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. The special offering provides scholarships for qualified United Methodist applicants. 

When do we celebrate United Methodist Student Day?

United Methodists celebrate Student Day on the last Sunday of November.

Can our church celebrate United Methodist Student Day at a different time?

Yes! If your local church needs to celebrate a Special Sunday on a different date, that is fine! Do not let the given dates prohibit your congregation from celebrating United Methodist Student Day if you have a time conflict.

How does The United Methodist Church distribute the offerings received on United Methodist Student Day?

The treasurer of the General Council on Finance and Administration distributes net receipts, after payment of promotional expenses, to the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for United Methodist Student Day scholarships.

How does one apply for a United Methodist Student Day scholarship?

Apply for a United Methodist Student Day scholarship from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

How can I give to United Methodist Student Day offering?

Give online to the United Methodist Student Day offering at any time.

To give by mail, send checks to:

GCFA
P.O. Box 340029
Nashville, TN 37203

Please put name of Sunday in note section.

How can I order United Methodist Student Day promotional resources?

Where should a local church send offerings for Special Sundays?

Forward offerings to your conference treasurer’s office.