Scholarships & Fellowships

Encouraging Service Through Scholarships and Fellowships

Supporting those persons who seek to serve the church through the ministry of communications is an important way we fulfill our mission to tell the stories of The United Methodist Church and its people.

We believe that it is vital for the Church to have professional communicators who reflect the diversity of the global United Methodist Church. We therefore offer a variety of named scholarships and fellowships that provide critical training and experience for persons interested in pursuing a career in religious communications.


The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minorities. 

The $2,500 Perryman Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate pursuing the study of religion journalism or mass communications.

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The Stoody-West Fellowship

This $6000 grant assists a United Methodist student in her or his post-graduate study at an accredited U.S. college or university who intends to pursue a career in religious journalism.

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Upcoming Deadlines

Stoody-West Fellowship:
March 15th

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship:
March 15th

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