The PUMC Educational Scholarship is awarded each year to church members attending an accredited undergraduate college, and to support those preparing for ministry at the Masters’ level. Scholarships are awarded in June. Applications are available in the church office. Deadline for submission of applications and supporting essays, references and transcripts is May 1.

The Scholarship Fund was established in the 1930’s and revived in 1996 with the generous endowment from the will of Alice Parker and ongoing donations by members of the congregation. The Scholarship has been helping members of the church community achieve their educational goals for eight decades.

Applications are reviewed by the Princeton UMC Scholarship committee and awards made from the earnings of the endowment. Students may apply for renewal for up to four years. The Scholarship not only supports students financially but reminds them that their church community is behind them as they move on to future endeavors. A recent graduate explained, “as I head to start a new job I will take the love of PUMC with me. Your love and support have meant so much. Thank You.”

The PUMC Scholarship Fund needs to be continually replenished. You may make a donation to
the endowment either online giving, personal check, or through transfer of stock. Please contact
the church office to let them know of your interest in a gift to the Scholarship Fund.


GNJAC Scholarships

There are several GNJAC scholarships available for students in a variety of degree programs. For a listing of the scholarships, guidelines, and applications visit

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry administers over 70 scholarship programs with one, annual application form. Take a moment to discover if you qualify for available United Methodist scholarships! Criteria for each scholarship program vary; however, there are minimum requirements for eligibility consideration.