Martin Methodist College Turner Center for Church Leadership - Ben Alford Scholarship​The next Ben Alford Scholarship competition will be held on:

February 17, 2018
12 p.m. at various locations on campus

For more information regarding the Ben Alford Scholarship contact the Center for Church Leadership's Executive Assistant, Shana Hibdon via email, or call 931.424.7347.


What is the Ben Alford Scholarship Competition?

The Cal Turner, Jr. Center for Church Leadership of Martin Methodist College awards two or more Ben Alford Scholarship each year to students showing exceptional promise for church leadership.  These are full tuition scholarships, renewable for all four years.  Recipients will be determined by a special committee in a competition held on campus.  The competition includes an on-campus essay ad personal interview.


  • Current, active member of a congregation with Methodist heritage including United Methodist Church, AME, AME Zion, CME, AUMP, or UAME
  • A GPA of 2.75 or above
  • The desire for a long-term commitment to the church as either lay or clergy

The scholarships are open to any major; applicants need not work in paid ministry in order to be eligible.  To apply for the Ben Alford Scholarship Competition, you must submit the following:

Who should apply?
High School seniors who:

  • Are a member of the United Methodist Church
  • Have a 2.75 GPA or above
  • Desire a long-term commitment to the United Methodist Church

2017 Ben Alford Scholar, Hannah Warf.  Home Church: Goshen United Methodist Church     2017 Ben Alford Scholarship Winner - Timothy Paris.  Home Church: New Life United Methodist Church


Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478