About the Higher Ed Program

“Our Higher Education Homes provide a place to live, to grow, and to thrive where students have the spiritual and social support they need to maximize their academic opportunity and succeed.”

– Dr. Blake Horne, President and CEO of UMCH

A Collaboration Between UMCH and Leading Universities

To provide students a stable and loving environment where they can seek a better life through faith in Jesus Christ and a higher education, and that UMCH will be with them every step of the way to adulthood. The goal is to cultivate growth in individuals with a focus on academics, spiritual, and social aspects tailored to each student’s needs.

Tuscaloosa Area (for young men)
  • University of Alabama
  • Shelton State Community College
  • Stillman College
Florence Area (for young ladies)
  • University of North Alabama
  • Northwest Shoals Community College

Purpose

To provide a higher education for college-age eligible youth who plan to attend college/university in Tuscaloosa or Florence. Our Tuscaloosa scholarship home will house and provide a higher education for young men, and our Florence scholarship home will house and provide a higher education for young women. Providing these two homes will allow UMCH to care for young adults for longer periods of their life cycle, ensuring greater continuity and stability in their lives.

Goal

To provide a higher education for college-age eligible youth who plan to attend college/university in Tuscaloosa or Florence. Our Tuscaloosa scholarship home will house and provide a higher education for young men, and our Florence scholarship home will house and provide a higher education for young women. Providing these two homes will allow UMCH to care for young adults for longer periods of their life cycle, ensuring greater continuity and stability in their lives.

Program Requirements

Students must have applied to an institution of higher education in Tuscaloosa or Florence and meet the following requirements:

Scholarships are generally due by the first week of April every spring for consideration for the following fall semester. However, we accept applications year-round. If there have an opening in our program, UMCH will consider an application at any time of the year.

This scholarship program will renew annually as long as the following requirements are met:

Scholarship Application Form

Optionally, you can download the Scholarship Application Form by clicking here. Email scholarship@umch.net for any questions related to the scholarship program or eligibility.

Success Story

Success Story

“The house was my support system. I had friends at college with a similar upbringing that I could connect to. It made me feel secure, took away my worries, and allowed me to focus on school. UMCH pushed me to be better, more independent, and taught me many life lessons. It’s like a family to me, one that leads me to grow in my relationship with God and be the best me possible.”

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