This fall, Perkins welcomed a third cohort of Perkins Scholars.  The Perkins Scholar designation is given to students who have distinguished themselves in their undergraduate studies, have leadership abilities, and are enrolled in the Master of Divinity program leading toward ordination.  Ten M.Div. students from each entering class make up each year’s cohort.  Those students receive a three-year scholarship totaling $21,000, spread over three years, in addition to other scholarship awards they may receive.

In the spring of 2017, the Perkins Executive Board took up the challenge to put this project in motion.  The Executive Board members, an advisory board to the Dean, care deeply about Perkins School of Theology and the student body.  Ten awards were pledged by members of the Board, with each pledge at $21,000.  Several members pledged more than one scholarship!

The first cohort of Perkins Scholars has completed two years of M.Div. studies and are currently enrolled in their last year.  The second cohort of Perkins Scholars began M.Div. studies last fall and have become acclimated to life at Perkins.

The newest cohort of 10 Perkins Scholars, funded by Executive Board members, was welcomed to the Perkins family this fall.  The new Perkins Scholars are:

Anne-Marie Berg

Rhonda Chambers

Allyson Drummond

Melissa Garza

Christina Hardy

Julian Hobdy

David Kemp

Sean McDonald

Julie Paulick

Clelia Pena

A special thanks goes out to the generous donors who have contributed to this special scholarship program! If you or your church would like to participate in the Perkins Scholar program, please let me know.


John A. Martin
Director of Development