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    Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minorities

    Offered by The United Methodist Church

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 1, 2024
    1 award worth


    Grade level

    College Upperclassmen

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you an aspiring journalist or communications professional? If so, the Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minorities may be a great opportunity for you! This $2,500 scholarship supports undergraduates who are pursuing majors in religious journalism or mass communications. The scholarship honors the work of Leonard M. Perryman, a journalist for the United Methodist Church, and is awarded to one student each year. To be eligible, students must be from a minority background and be members of the United Methodist Church. If you are passionate about the intersection between journalism and religion, keep on reading to learn how you can apply for this scholarship!

    Eligibility information

    To be eligible for this scholarship students must be pursuing a degree in journalism or communications and planning on pursuing a career in religious journalism.

    Grade Level

    College Upperclassmen

    Minimum GPA



    Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern, Native American

    Academic Interest

    Communications, Journalism, Religion

    Religious Affiliation



    Applicants must (1) be United Methodist and (2) intend to pursue a career in religion journalism.

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, students will need to submit three examples of journalist work and a recent photograph of themselves.

    500-word essay

    Proof of enrollment

    Academic transcript

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The United Methodist Church at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minorities is not renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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