Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship

Overview

The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students awards a $2,500 scholarship for undergraduate study of religion journalism or mass communications. It recognizes of the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for The United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years.

The scholarship assists a United Methodist undergraduate who intends to pursue a career in religion journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university.

The Perryman Scholarship promotes excellence by helping students continue their studies in communication, including electronic and print journalism.

One scholarship will be awarded to the best overall candidate.

Criteria for Selection

Applicants must be a United Methodist ethnic minority student enrolled at the junior or senior level in the journalism or communications department of an accredited college or university in the United States.

Applicants are judged on five criteria:

  • Christian commitment and involvement in the life of the United Methodist Church
  • Academic achievement as revealed by transcripts, grade point averages and the required letters of reference
  • Journalistic experience and/or evidence of journalistic talent
  • Clarity of purpose in plans and goals for the future
  • Potential professional ability as a religion journalist

How to Apply

Send all materials to:

Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship Committee
United Methodist Communications
Communications Ministry Team
P.O. Box 320
Nashville, TN 37202-0320

                  Or

Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship Committee
United Methodist Communications
Communications Ministry Team
810 12th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37203-4744

Applications are due by March 15.
Download an application (PDF)

About Leonard M. Perryman

Leonard M. Perryman was a Methodist journalist for 30 years. He served as a writer and editor with the Methodist Board of Missions and held leadership positions in many church organizations and associations.

A graduate of Missouri Valley College, he studied at Columbia University and University of North Carolina. Mr. Perryman continually fostered, supported and encouraged the Missional Priority on Ethnic Minority Local Church and the empowerment of women in the church. He died in 1983.

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