A Scholarship Fund was established in 1968 to assist church members with the expense of obtaining a college degree. The fund began with funds from the budget, memorial gifts and a donation from Mrs. Dan Nicholas. An additional gift was received towards the principal from Roy and Lula Goodman in December of 2001 in memory of their son, Larry. A Scholarship Committee, consisting of standing members plus rotating at-large representatives, meets annual during the spring to review applications. The committee will make the awards based on the designated criteria and monies available.
To be eligible to receive a church college scholarship award, one must be a current member of First United Methodist Church of Salisbury, be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program of an accredited college, university or community college and have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average for the current school year. Persons of any age are eligible. Postgraduate’s applications will not be considered. Applicants may apply each year as long as they are enrolled in an undergraduate accredited program.