Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 15

Awarded By

United Methodist Communications

Award Amount

$2,500 annually, non-renewable. The first half of the award will be paid when the recipient provides proof of enrollment in his/her undergraduate program in journalism/communications. For the spring term, the scholarship will be paid once proof of enrollment has been established.


One award offered annually.

Additional Information

The purpose of the scholarship is to enable the recipient to continue studies in communication and to promote a level of excellence in communication on the undergraduate level by ethnic minority students. The term "communication" is meant to cover such media as audiovisual, electronic, and print journalism. Applicants are judged on five criteria: Christian commitment and involvement in life of the United Methodist Church; academic achievement as revealed by his/her transcripts, grade point average and letters of reference; journalistic experience and/or evidence of journalistic talent; clarity of purpose in plans and goals for the future; and his/her potential professional ability as a religion communicator. The Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship Committee will meet around the first of April to review all completed applications and to make the selection for the award. Finalists may be called by the committee for a brief telephone interview. The winner will be notified by telephone soon after the selection has been made. All other applicants will receive written notice of the decision of the committee.

Deadline Info

Applications are available on the United Methodist Communications (UMCOM) website. The application must be typed or neatly printed and written in English. In addition to the completed application, ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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