Scholarship Information

Due to generosity from the Youth Service Fund and Discipleship Ministries, we have limited scholarships available for YOUTH 2019, the national gathering for United Methodist youth and their leaders. We are able to offer need-based scholarships to help individuals and groups attend YOUTH 2019.  If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please read the following information closely and carefully.

Application Process

In order to maximize the impact of our limited funds, we have instituted the following guidelines and requirements.

  • Applicants must meet eligibility requirements of attending YOUTH 2019. (entering 6th grade of the 2019-20 school year through graduating seniors in the class of 2019, or approved adult chaperones from an attending church who will have responsibility for supervising youth)
  • Applicants must first solicit financial aid from their local church, district, conference, and jurisdiction before applying for a YOUTH 2019 scholarship.
  • Our application process is completely online. If you need a PDF or paper application, you may contact for further instructions.
  • The congregation’s senior pastor must sign the statement of support and it must be emailed to in order for an application to be considered complete.
  • The application deadline is January 1, 2019. Mailed applications must be postmarked by December 20, 2018. Email or faxed applications must be sent by January 1, 2019.
  • If accepted, applicant must complete, sign, and return a contract to the YOUTH 2019 office by January 15, 2019 in order to receive the scholarship.

Scholarship Information

  • YOUTH 2019 scholarship is awarded only to the individual or group named. If recipients decide not to attend YOUTH 2019, the scholarship is not transferable to another person or group and has no cash value.
  • All scholarship funds will offset only costs of the event registration fee. Funds will not be provided to cover travel or other expenses associated with attending YOUTH 2019.
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on established need. A Scholarship Review Team will review all applications and determine award amounts.
  • The maximum scholarship amount is $150 per person or $500 per group. No full “complimentary” registrations will be awarded.
  • A maximum of $500 in scholarships can be awarded to a single group. If there are multiple, individual scholarship applications from a group that total more than $500, the $500 group scholarship will be awarded, with the group leader determining how to divide those funds among their group.
  • No late applications will be accepted.
  • If an individual or group has already paid for registration prior to receiving a scholarship, YOUTH 2019 will reimburse the recipient the scholarship amount awarded, using the original method of payment for the registration.

In addition to the scholarship application, applicants will need to submit a Pastoral Statement of Support

to The Pastoral Statement of Support can be obtained by clicking this link:

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