Cooke Scholarship Application Form

Cooke Memorial Scholarship Funds Application

Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry

Purpose: BHECM grants annual awards paid out from the Cooke Scholarship Fund.
Criteria and Procedures: A student candidate must:
1. Be a member of any United Methodist Church in the Desert Southwest Conference (DSC) and/or a member of one of the four United Methodist campus ministries in the DSC.
2. Furnish two (2) written character references from persons other than relatives: at least one must be an endorsement from the clergy of the DSC United Methodist Church where they are a member or a campus minister appointed by the Bishop at one of the DSC campus ministries. The other must be from a current teacher or professor. References must not be more than a year old.
3. Furnish official proof of acceptance and/or enrollment in an accredited school or higher education. This may include a copy of your unofficial transcript. Copies of ID cards are not accepted. Full-time enrollment is a requirement.
4. Complete application and requested essays.
BHECM will review candidates based on the following criteria: a) service to/through the church, b) evidence of financial need and, c) academic achievement and promise. Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Deadline for submitting application and required materials is May 30, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year. Scholarship payments, for those selected, will be made at the beginning of the fall semester. All application materials should be submitted via the Desert Southwest Annual Conference website. For students receiving a scholarship of less than $1000, funds will be awarded directly to the student. Scholarships of $1000 or more will be awarded to the student’s school. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rev. Jamie Booth at {director@valleywesley.com}
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After completing and submitting this form, access the references form at https://dscumc.org/campus-ministry.