|Deadline||Program (click for more information)||Basic Requirements||Amount|
||Bishop John Wesley Hardt Award ||
Established by the Perkins Student Association in 1998 in honor of the Bishop in Residence. Student must be in good academic standing and entering their last year of work at Perkins. Interns are eligible for the award.
|January 5||Rotary Scholarship||
SMU students that will serve as Ambassadors of our Country and of the foundation of Rotary. Graduate candidates are highly encouraged to apply. The term of study is for one year. The student can choose which country they would like to study and they must speak the language of the country to which they are applying.
|February 28||Hazel and Claude Fendlason Methodist Education Scholarship ||
Worthy and competent students at Centenary College and Southern Methodist University who are studying to enter the ministry of the United Methodist Church. Must be a resident of Louisiana and academically in good standing with a minimum 2.62 cumulative GPA.
|$1,000 - $2,500|
|March 1||Triple Your Dollars for Scholars: Matching Scholarship||
Full-time student in an UM-related college, university, or seminary and have been an active, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year. The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) will provide a $1,000 matching scholarship on a first-come, first-serve basis. United Methodist churches are eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship for one of their members if they match this with an equal amount. The sponsoring church must remit a check payable to UMHEF for $1,000 with the completed application form. This award will be for United Methodist students entering or attending United Methodist schools, colleges, universities, or seminaries. Upon verification of enrollment, UMHEF will transfer $2,000 to the institution the student is enrolled.
Perkins will contribute an additional $1,000 if you are among the first 25 Perkins students to receive this award)
|$2,000 or $3,000 (if you are among the first 25 Perkins students to receive this award).|
|April 1||John T. King Scholarship||
Student at Perkins School of Theology who plans to be in ministry in The United Methodist Church. Must demonstrate academic commitment, church and community involvement, financial need and commitment to diversity and interfaith cooperation.
|May 30||The Epworth Project ||
The Epworth Project is a scholarship program of The Missional Wisdom Foundation, providing Epworth Scholars a context to experience emergence, new monasticism, and missional ecclesiology within the United Methodist tradition. Epworth Scholars live in a monastic house, engage in ministries of hospitality in the neighborhood, learn about the theory and practices of emerging and new monastic ministries, and participate in the worship and mission of a New Day community or other approved missional community. The Epworth Project is open to single and married students, depending upon availability of housing. The Epworth Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, denomination, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status, but some houses are limited to one gender.
|Unspecified (Housing within Epworth Community)|
|October 5||International Student Scholarship|
Must be an SMU international student who demonstrates academic excellence as well as a strong connection to the campus community through involvement.
|October 5||James J. Saccacio Scholarship|
Must be an SMU student who has demonstrated financial need and shown leadership and involvement in SMU activities.
|October 5||Laura Kittinger—Class of ‘84 Scholarship||
Graduate student at SMU who also attended SMU as an undergraduate. Must have graduated within the past six months and have maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA while at SMU. Must be well-rounded in the areas of school activities, community service and contribution to the school through service.
|October 5||Nancy Underwood Graduate Student Leadership & Achievement||
Graduate student who has contributed significantly to the graduate school and the SMU community through leadership, service, and participation in student organizations, and who has shown outstanding academic achievement in his/her chosen field of study.
|October 5||Robert Burrell Leadership and Involvement Scholarship|
Must be an SMU student who has shown leadership and involvement in SMU activities. Candidates should have a minimum cumulative SMU GPA of 3.0.
|October 5||Willis Tate Academic and Scholastic Scholarship ||
Graduate student who has shown academic excellence (minimum GPA of 3.5) and has promoted scholastics both in and out of the classroom.
|May 31||Keesee/Rhodes Memorial Fund||
Recipient must be studying for the ministry at Perkins School of Theology or be an undergraduate student studying for the United Methodist ministry at any Methodist affiliated college or university in Texas or at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. Must demonstrate church involvement/activities, financial need and academic achievement.
|$500 or more|