Merit Scholarship Deadline Feb. 1; Application Fee Waived

DALLAS (SMU) – Prospective students who apply to Perkins of Theology by February 1, 2015, are eligible to be considered for merit scholarships. Merit scholarships require a cumulative 3.2 grade point average or higher. The deadline for need-based Perkins scholarships is March 1.

Additionally, the usual $50 application fee for all prospective Master’s degree students is waived
through March 1.

Perkins provides some form of financial assistance to almost 75% of its students each year. “A variety of fellowships, scholarships, and grants are made possible because Perkins is committed to helping students answer God’s call to ministry,” said Herbert Coleman, director of Recruitment and Admissions at Perkins.

For additional information, contact Herbert Coleman,, 214.768.2139.

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Perkins School of Theology, founded in 1911, is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Church Ministries, and Doctor of Ministry, as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.