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First United Methodist Garland accepting college scholarship applications for 2018-19 school year.

Five awarded annually:

  • Grady Cooper Scholarship - undergraduate degree
  • John Markley Scholarship - undergraduate degree
  • Lynette Miller Scholarship - undergraduate degree
  • Evelyn Hollenshead Scholarship - science or medical degree
  • Olly and Grace Ashley Scholarship - degree in Early Childhood Education, Certification in Christian Studies related to young children or credentialing in Child Development
  • Open to students:

  • Planning to attend private or state-supported college, junior college or university, or accredited trade school
  • Meeting all requirements for admission to school of choice
  • Carrying a minimum of 12 semester hours
  • Priorities:

  • Active in First United Methodist Garland ministries
  • Member of First United Methodist Garland
  • Completeness of application, including photo
  • Financial need
  • Satisfactory grades
  • Notes:

  • Awarded on annual basis
  • Prior years’ status has no bearing on current year evaluation
  • Awarded without regard to grants from other entities
  • Disbursed in entirety for school year on August 1
  • New application required for next school year
  • No more than four scholarships awarded per individual
  • Information and applications available for pick-up in the church office (801 W. Ave B, Garland, TX 75040). Or click here to view and print.

    Completed applications must be returned in person, by mail (postmarked no later than March 15), by email ( or by fax (972-272-3473) by March 15. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

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