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2020 High School Seniors and current college students,

Congratulations on your continuing studies to further your education.  We, at SPUMC, would like to help you with this worthwhile endeavor.  Sun Prairie UMC is blessed with many generous members who care about young people and their education and have offered scholarships to people furthering their education.

There are a couple of things you should know about the process.

  1.  If filling out your online application, click here . If you would prefer a paper application, the scholarship form can be downloaded directly here.  Application
  2. You will need to download and give the Reference Page to three adults. References must include l. a member of this church 2. A family friend 3. A teacher, college professor or someone you have worked with.  Please make sure that you have three references.  If someone falls into multiple categories, you still must include 1 reference from each category. The Reference form is here:  References
  3. Send in a picture of yourself with your paper application or upload a picture into the online application form.
  4. Worship attendance will be a factor in determining eligibility for all scholarships.  For college students, worship attendance at SPUMC while home on breaks or church you attend while at school will be considered.

If you are unclear which scholarship to apply for, you can find descriptions on our website.  Simply click on the name of the scholarship and a brief description will pop up.

Please use the checklist to make sure ALL of your items are in.  Checklist

All applications are due to the SPUMC office by Monday April 6, 2020.  Please check to make sure that all your references have been returned by the due date, as we will not process incomplete or late applications.

We will be giving out the scholarships during worship Sunday, May 31st at the 9:00 am service.  Please plan to be there to accept your scholarship.  It means so much to the congregation to be able to congratulate you and often times the scholarship givers are in worship to see who receives their scholarship. If you do not show up to receive your scholarship and do not communicate a valid reason to us, the scholarship will be voided. A thank you note written to the scholarship giver is also expected.

All scholarship recipients will turn into the church office a receipt for expenditures once in the first semester and once in the second semester to receive their scholarship monies. At the end of the school year if the office has not received a receipt, the remaining scholarship monies will be voided.

We look forward to helping you out with your college expenses and look forward to giving many scholarships again this year!


Terry Twedell, Pastor Jenny Arneson and the Scholarship Committee

SPUMC Scholarships

Sun Prairie United Methodist Memorial Scholarship

A recipient of this scholarship may use it for attendance at any institution of high learning, including vocational/technical schools, private or state colleges and universities, and not limited to Wisconsin institutions. Students who are active members of our church and are graduating Seniors may apply for this scholarship. This scholarship has been funded by local gifts and memorials.

Thompson Memorial Scholarship

A graduating Senior may only apply for this scholarship if he/she is planning on attending a college in the University of Wisconsin four year degree granting campuses. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have been an active member of the Sun Prairie church for a minimum of one year. They must display an active participation in community and high school activities.

Waymire Memorial Scholarship

The Waymire Scholarship established in 2000, is given to a member of our church to be used for attendance at any institution of higher learning. Recipients may re-apply for this scholarship to continue their undergraduate or technical degree for a total of four years. An applicant must demonstrate Christian activities in both the community and church.

Alden Britton Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship established by the Alden Britton Trust was instituted in 1998. Members of the United Methodist Church may apply for this scholarship. It may be used for attendance at any college or university for use in an undergraduate or graduate program. An applicant must show church and community activities that demonstrate strong Christian character. This scholarship may be granted to an individual only one time.

Elsie Czehno & Penny DeMott Daughters Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to female high school senior or college freshman pursuing elementary education or medical-related field.

Whitney Paige Carlson Memorial Scholarship

This Scholarship will be awarded to a person interested in continuing his/her higher education toward educating children or study in the field of veterinary science.

Doug and Claudia Ayers Scholarship

This scholarship is for members of our church who are taking classes at a community college, technical/vocational school or short-term career training college.

Carolan Family Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduate from Sun Prairie who has shown leadership in both community and church activities.

Dorothy Phillips Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a SPUMC member pursuing horticulture or culinary arts careers.

Frank Brown Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a senior intending to major in education.

Dr. Joseph Syty Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given by the family of Dr. Joseph Syty and is written to assist members of this church with a preference to non-traditional students. Non-traditional students are those who are perusing degrees through online universities, adults returning to college or first time degree seekers, etc.

Carol and Tom Fisher Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Fishers to aid continuing education SPUMC students who are attending a UW campus and majoring in either education or business.

The Rev. Stan Strosahl Family Graduate And Seminary Scholarship

Rev. Stan Strosahl, a long time member of our church established the Strosahl Graduate studies scholarship which has been combined with the Seminary Scholarship fund to help graduate students pursue higher education or seminary studies. Members must be in good standing and also be enrolled in a certified graduate school program or seminary.

Tummy-Yummies' Mission Encouraging Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to someone who has been involved in mission work through our church or through some other non-profit organization for the betterment of this earth.  The scholarship is funded by the Tummy-Yummies business and is to be awarded first to someone who has carried out the mission work past high school.  If no applicant fits this criteria, a Senior who has gone on mission trips may be awarded this scholarship.

For more information about these scholarships please contact Mrs.Terry Twedell, Scholarship Chairperson or Rev. Jenny Arneson.