By Connor Clouthier, TWK Communications Intern

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) awarded 45 students in the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference with over $80,000 combined in financial aid in 2023.

The GBHEM annually allocates an average of $5.5 million to support students in their educational endeavors. These funds, aimed at supporting the education of the students within our conference, reflect the commitment and dedication of our students as they pursue their academic goals. 

We are proud to announce and celebrate the following students within our conference who received these scholarships:

Gerardo Amaya-Quinteros – Iglesia Metodista Ebenezer 

Jordyn Causey – Germantown UMC 

Macy Cavitt – Covenant UMC 

Aimee Cox – Christ UMC

Davis Cox – Emmanuel UMC

Hugh Dixon – First UMC Lebanon

Stephanie Dodge – Glendale UMC

Jackie Gardner – Covenant UMC

Cynthia Gray – Cowan Fellowship UMC

Addison Hughes – Providence UMC*

Evan Hughes – Providence UMC*

Amber Mathis – Mason’s Chapel UMC

Sarah Millsap – First UMC Murfreesboro

Emma Pence – Covington First UMC

Elizabeth Pirtle – First UMC Fulton

Hadley Richardson – Epworth UMC

Jeffery Sanders – Emmanuel UMC

Jordan Whitehouse – Belmont UMC

Brenay Williams – Kay-Stewart UMC*

For more information on the scholarships offered by GBHEM, visit their website. Students can apply now through March 13 for Fall 2024 awards at


*These local churches have disaffiliated from the United Methodist Church.