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 Stutsman 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. Through the generosity of the congregation and benefactor families in the church, the Loans & Scholarship Committee disbursed 28 scholarship funds in 2016.
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.