The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students is designed to financially support people who are undergraduate students of religion, journalism, or communications.
The scholarship was named after Leonard M. Perryman who was a journalist for The United Methodist Church for nearly 30 years.
One scholarship will be awarded to the best overall candidate.
The Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students award is $2500 which will make students struggle less with educational expenses.
This scholarship is not renewable and the separate application is required for it.
The scholarship is restricted by race for Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or American Indian/Alaska Native students.
There are certain criteria that determine who should apply for this award and according to which the selection will be made.
Applicants must be a United Methodist ethnic minority student.
Then, he/she has to be enrolled at the junior or senior level in the journalism or communications department of an accredited college or university in the United States.
Five criteria will be taken into consideration when determining the most deserving candidate.
- Christian commitment and involvement in the life of the United Methodist Church
- The academic achievement which will be determined according to transcripts, grade point averages and the required letters of reference
- Journalistic experience and journalistic talent
- Applicant’s plans and goals for the future
- Potential professional ability as a religion journalist
How to Apply
Once you have confirmed that you are eligible for this award, you should know the way of applying for the scholarship.
The documentation that you need to submit are:
- Application Form
- Personal Photograph
- Recommendations Or References
You are supposed to send all materials to Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship Committee
United Methodist Communications Relationship Team P.O. Box 320 Nashville, TN 37202-0320 or Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship Committee United Methodist Communications Relationship Team 810 12th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37203-4744.
It is important to know that the application process finishes on March 15th and late applications will not be taken into consideration.