Wiley College Graduate to Receive $34,400 Scholarship From Perkins School of Theology

Date Posted: 7/12/2012

Wiley College Graduate Lewis Keys has been selected to receive a Dean’s Honor Scholarship from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in the amount of $34,400.  Lewis was recently accepted as a Master of Divinity candidate at the university and will begin his studies this Fall.  The scholarship will be awarded at rate of $4,300 each Fall and Spring term ($8,600 per year) for up to eight consecutive regular terms. “We were very impressed with Lewis’ outstanding academic record, his activities and achievements, and his overall gifts and graces for ministry,” said Tracy Anne Allred, Director of Student Services.


The Fort Worth native was named one of seven college interns for the Lina H. McCord Summer Intern Program of the Black College Fund of the United Methodist Church this year.  He will travel to United Methodist annual conferences this summer to speak about Wiley College and the other 10 Black College Fund institutions and receive scholarship support for his service.


The honor graduate received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion with a 3.47 grade point on May 5. He is seen accepting a scholarship award in the amount of $1,000 from Dr. Glenda Carter, Executive Vice President and Provost of Wiley College.  While at Wiley, Lewis served as a lead soloist of The A Cappella Choir of Wiley College; Vice President and Chaplain of the Student Government Association; and a member of Student Pastors and Organization Chaplains.  He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Incorporated.  Just last summer he traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to preach and teach students at Magnet High School.   He says the experience changed his life forever.  “I just want to do what God asks of me — to travel the world, minister to people, and sing.”