The World Communion Scholarship Program supports United Methodist students and those directly related to General Board of Global Ministries mission partners so that they may carry out their master’s or doctoral studies at universities or seminaries. The Global Ministries scholarship program intentionally facilitates the educational preparation and training of mission partners from around the world whose subsequent work will have direct and positive impact on the communities from which they come. The offering shared on World Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of October, also supports the Ethnic Scholarship and the Ethnic In-Service Training programs, related to the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.