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The John and Nancy Nations Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: March 15th at 12:00pm (noon)


John and Nancy Nations were faithful members of Ingleside Methodist Church and Vineville United Methodist Church both in Macon, Georgia.  They enjoyed meeting the new, young associate ministers and often took them dinner to welcome them to the church family.  Their children and grandchildren created a scholarship fund in their memory which will provide scholarships for seminary students who want to become Methodist Ministers.  Nancy Nations Davis said, “Our parents gave us a legacy of giving, and we believe this scholarship fund is one way that we can honor the memory of our parents and involve our children and grandchildren.  We’re a close knit family, so we like that.”


To support students from Georgia to attend a United Methodist seminary or Asbury Theological Seminary with the intent of becoming a United Methodist minister.


Eligible applicants must:

•    Be enrolled at a United Methodist Seminary or Asbury Theological Seminary as a full-time student or as a part-time student who is also working part-time.
•    Be an active member of the United Methodist Church for at least one year.
•    Be a seminary student working toward ordination at the master's level. 
•    Have and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
•    May have declared either the elder or deacon path.


Applicants will be selected based on the following:

•    Demonstrated financial need
•    Potential to succeed
•    Commitment to their community
•    Family life


Scholarship value per recipient: $1,000
Number of awards per year: One


A prior recipient of the John and Nancy Nations Scholarship Fund may apply for renewal for up to 4 years by submitting a scholarship renewal form and official transcript. 


The Selection Committee is comprised of a direct descendant of the John and Nancy Nations family, a Methodist Minister from Georgia, and a member of the staff or Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.  The Selection Committee will recommend the scholarship recipient(s) and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia will send the recommendation to the CFCG Executive Committee for approval.  If approved, the scholarship disbursement will be made directly to the educational institution(s) for the benefit of the scholarship recipient(s).