Pre-Theology Grants

Pre-Theology Grants in an amount not to exceed one-half tuition are awarded on the basis of financial need to pre-ministerial students. However, qualified applicants who receive private, state, or Federal gift assistance must use these sources of aid to meet a portion of their eligibility for the grant. Letters of recommendation from the student's District Superintendent of the United Methodist Church and from the head of Illinois Wesleyan's Department of religion must be submitted to the University Financial Aid office before March 1st for the fall semester and before December 1st for the spring semester. A recommendation by the department of religion and satisfactory academic progress must be maintained to continue the grant. Applications which must, of necessity, be filed later than the above deadlines will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee.

Ministerial Grants

Ministerial Grants in an amount not to exceed one-half tuition are available on the basis of financial need to dependent sons and daughters of active United Methodist ministers. However, qualified applicants who recieve private, state, or Federal gift assistance must use these sources of aid to meet a portion of the eligibility for the grant. Applications must be submitted by the general financial aid deadlines cited above and must include a letter from the parent who is the minister, indicating conference affiliation. Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained to continue the grant.

United Methodist Scholarships

Scholarships are available from the United Methodist church for students who are active members. Applications from the Board of Higher Education and Ministry should be available at your local congregation. Applicants must fill out an application and their minister must complete a certification of church membership. Applicants must be enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to continue the scholarship.

For information on these and other scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Office, (309-556-3096).