Apply Now for Fall 2018 Perkins Scholarships

Deadline Approaching for Merit- and Need-Based Scholarship Applications

DALLAS (SMU) - Perkins School of Theology is accepting applications for merit-based scholarships (awarded on a rolling basis) through Thursday, Feb. 1 and for need-based scholarships (provided upon availability) through Thursday, March 1. To be considered for a scholarship, students are required to have demonstrated a 3.2 grade point average in all previous college work. For need-based grants, students are required to have been admitted to a specific degree program by March 1, and to have completed the Financial Aid Form for Student Aid

"We are dedicated to helping every student reach a financial solution that makes their Perkins education possible," said Sandy Oswalt, Perkins Financial Aid Coordinator. "Numerous opportunities are available through merit awards, need-based grants and loans, all of which we are prepared to help prospective students navigate."

"Our goal is to assist students in making a seminary education affordable and possible," she said. Each year, nearly 75 percent of Perkins students will receive some form of financial assistance from Perkins School of Theology. Please visit the financial resources section of the Perkins website at:

Our $50 application fee is waived for new fall 2018 applicants. Apply now:



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 Arts in Ministry, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Pastoral Music as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with The Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.