Jacksonville’s Corey Tyson is one of six new United Methodist Foundation Seminary Scholarship recipients, the Foundation announced recently.
The UMFA Seminary Scholarship Fund, established in 2000, makes grants for full scholarships to Arkansas students attending three-year United Methodist seminaries. As scholarship recipients, the students make a covenant to return to Arkansas to pastor United Methodist churches.
“In August, there will be 17 UMFA Seminary Scholars serving congregations in Arkansas and ten attending seminary,” said Jim Argue, Jr., UMFA President. “The UMFA Seminar Scholarship Program has a significant role in ensuring strong pastoral leadership for the church in years to come.”
Tyson is active at Duke Memorial UMC while he attends Duke Divinity. He works as a tutor with Duke University America Reads America Counts and last summer served as Interim Children’s Minister at his home church, First United Methodist Church, Jacksonville.
UMFA is one of the largest United Methodist Foundations in the country. Founded in 1963, UMFA is responsible for over 650 funds that have combined assets in excess of $119 million.