2017-2018 Foundry Scholarships

College is expensive! Foundry's Scholarship Ministry Team wants to help! 

Foundry offers two scholarships:

  • The Alida Smith Memorial Scholarship for both undergraduate and graduate students at any institution.
  • The Edward W. Bauman Scholarship for those attending seminary and planning to enter Christian ministry upon graduation.

More information about these two scholarships and how to apply will be available shortly. 

Scholarship FAQs:

  • Who is on the Scholarship Ministry Team?

The 2017 Scholarship Ministry Team is Shelley Jessee, Allison Kramer, Chelsey Jones, Noreen Lynne, and Nick Beadle. Connect with us at Foundry or email us at scholarships@foundryumc.org

  • 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 Committee.  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. 

  • How much are the awards? 

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

  • 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.   

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

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