The Methodist Foundation of Santa Monica, founded in 1967, exists to provide aid to religious, educational and charitable causes.  The Foundation is administered by a volunteer Board of Trustees with John Youngman as president.

First UMC Santa Monica has a long tradition of honoring the academic achievements of students in our church and community who pursue post-secondary education. Every year the Loans & Scholarships committee has the pleasure of acknowledging outstanding scholars, including graduating high school seniors, continuing undergraduates, and graduate students, for their scholastic excellence, commitment to community, and dedication to our church.

The Loans & Scholarships Committee contributes their time and counsel in evaluating the submissions and matching the applicants to the scholarships, which are overseen by the Methodist Foundation.

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