John and Nancy Nations Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 15th


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 to 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be from the State of Georgia.
  • 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.
  • Have declared either the elder or deacon path.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected based on the following:

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

Additional Short Answer Questions and Attachments

You will complete the John and Nancy Nations Scholarship Application. As part of that application, in addition to providing information about yourself, church, school, employment history, and seminary information, you will need to complete the following information:

  • A short essay describing what you want to do with your seminary degree.
  • A short essay describing in one paragraph any family or personal circumstances the committee should take into consideration.
  • A resume listing your school and community activities, athletics, awards, offices held, and other relevant experience.
  • A copy of your transcript from your undergraduate institution.
  • Your most recent transcript from your seminary institution, if already attending.
  • A headshot or family photo.


Amount of Award: $2,000
Number of Awards: One per year

Renewal from prior recipient: A prior recipient of the John and Nancy Nations scholarship is eligible for renewal annually, for up to three years. To renew each scholars must:

  • Complete the online renewal application by March 15th of each year of eligibility.
  • Submit an unofficial transcript to the Community Foundation of Central Georgia at the end of each fall and spring semester during which he/she receives the scholarship.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
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