First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

David Rohs Scholarship

Something new is now a part of the David Rohs Youth Fund held at the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan and managed by FUMC Trustees.  Scholarships of up to $1,000 are available from the Rohs Fund for youth/young adults who are active participants at FUMC. 

Youth/young adults may apply for scholarships for up to $1,000 to attend a college, university or seminary.  Scholarships of $500 are also a possibility to attend a community college/trade school. The scholarships may be used for tuition and fees, room and board, books, transportation and personal expenses associated with the cost of education. 

If youth/young adults who are active participants at FUMC choose a Methodist-related college, university or seminary (in U.S.), the possibility exists for quadrupling the $1,000 through the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Dollars for Scholars program.

Please pick up more information about this scholarship and the application form from Rev. Julie Kline or the Chair of FUMC Trustees. The application period runs January to March, with a deadline for applications of March 31.  

The Youth Pastor and two Trustees will be involved in the application review process, with final approval by the FUMC Board of Trustees.

CLICK HERE for downloadable application form.


2017 Rohs Scholarship Winners
The Trustees are pleased to announce the following winners of the David Rohs Scholarship: high school seniors Jonah Bolton, Max Neeley, and Noah Gross will all receive a full $1,000 Rohs Scholarship. College freshman Carsten Strand will also receive a $1,000 scholarship. Max and Jonah plan to attend Grand Valley State University, while Noah plans to attend Northern Michigan University. Carsten is completing his first year at Wayne State University and will return there in the fall.

In addition, a partial $300 scholarship has been awarded to Caroline Borcherding, a WMU graduate student in music composition.  She will use the money to attend a special workshop in Japan later this summer where she will study the koto, a traditional 13-string instrument.