Nashville, TN — Two religious communication education assistance opportunities are offered by United Methodist Communications, the denomination’s global communications agency.
Eligible parties have until March 15 to submit their applications for 2022 Fellowships and Bursaries Review.
“We believe that communication is the key to community. Diversity among these professionals is essential and one of the great gifts of our global church,” shares Gary Henderson, director of relationships at United Methodist Communications. “Our fellowship and fellowship, named after communicators who have exemplified excellence in the ministry of communication, provide essential training and experience for those interested in serving the church in a time like this.”
The agency offers two annual education aid options: The $6,000 Stoody-West Fellowship assists a United Methodist student in their postgraduate studies at an accredited American college or university who intends to pursue a career in religious journalism.
The purpose of the fellowship is to enhance the recipient’s professional skills in writing news for the secular press, religious press, or religious institutions in print, electronic, and broadcast form.
The $2,500 Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship in Communication for Racial Ethnic Minority Students is awarded to an ethnic minority United Methodist undergraduate pursuing a degree in religious journalism or mass communication at an accredited U.S. college or university. The fellowship promotes excellence in the ministry of communication through electronic and print journalism.
Applicants for scholarships and fellowships will be assessed on their:
- Christian commitment and involvement in the life of The United Methodist Church
- Academic achievement revealed by transcripts, grade point averages, and required reference letters
- Journalistic experience and/or proof of journalistic talent
- Clarity of purpose in plans and goals for the future
- Potential professional capacity as a religious journalist
Details and application information is available in the United Methodist Communications section of ResourceUMC.org. The United Methodist Communications training team also offers affordable online courses with professional instruction for all members of the church ministry. Several free options are available at ResourceUMC.org/Training.For over 80 years, United Methodist Communications and its predecessors have led the church in telling inspiring stories of God’s work in the world through The United Methodist Church, reaching new people, supporting churches communities in a vibrant communication ministry, equipping leaders and carrying messages. of hope and healing. Helping the next generation of communicators is an important way for the agency to fulfill its mission.