Applying for a Fellowship

The program is not currently accepting applications.

Trinity Fellows Academy will suspend on-site programming for the 2017–2018 and 2018–19 academic years, as it launches a two-year initiative to strengthen the program for the Class of 2020. To learn more about this initiative, send an email to info@trinityfellowsacademy.org.

Stay tuned! In the autumn of 2018, TFA will begin accepting applications for the 2019–2020 academic year.

The Application Process

Applicants are to send materials in PDF format to recruiting@trinityfellowsacademy.org (with applicant’s name in the subject line) or in hard-copy to Trinity Fellows Academy, PO Box 249, Royal Oak, MD 21662.

  • Phase I

    • Introductory Information
    • Eight Short Answers
    • Seven Essay Questions
    • Resumé
    • $35.00 Application Fee (checks can be made out to Trinity Fellows Academy)
  • Phase II

    If an applicant is invited to interview, he or she will submit the following items:

    • Official College/University Transcripts (including graduate programs)
    • Three Reference Forms and Letters (Academic, Spiritual, and Professional)
    • Academic Writing Sample

Who Should Apply

We will invite twelve rising Christian professionals, scholars, and artists to take part in our program of thoughtful lecture and discussion, spiritual formation, accountable community, and service in hospitality, all designed to help Fellows explore their calling in a reflective and intentional manner. No single personality type or set of experiences is a prerequisite for acceptance. Instead, applicants are considered based upon their demonstrated Christian commitment, leadership potential, critical thinking and writing skills, willingness to serve others, and determination to make a difference in their career field. We are prayerfully building a diverse team of Fellows to benefit from, and to contribute to, the dynamic Academy community of Fellows, speakers, mentors, staff, and Alumni. This experience is a long-term investment in building a foundation for living your entire life before God.

A competitive applicant will consistently demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Academic excellence at the undergraduate and/or graduate level
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in professional, community, academic, or ministry settings
  • A passionate sense of mission to meet observed needs within their envisioned career field or community
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Curiosity and an ongoing commitment to learning
  • Acknowledged commitment and desire to contribute to a tight-knit community
  • A commitment to following Christ in all areas of life
  • 2–5 years of professional or post-graduate academic experience. We accept applications from candidates ages 21-28, and can grant fellowships to exceptional graduating college seniors.

Selection Process

The Academy seeks to build a diverse group of creative leaders who, by background, experience, and calling, can learn together and learn from one another. Upon receipt of your application, our staff team prayerfully considers the above criteria and decides whether or not to offer an applicant an initial phone interview or a formal in-person interview. All final Fellowship candidates must conduct an in-person interview at Osprey Point. Following a formal Fellowship interview, candidates will be informed of their status within approximately two weeks. Following a Fellowship offer, Fellows will be given a designated timeline in which they must accept or decline the offer.

Value of a Fellowship

The Academy raises approximately $25,000 to provide a full Fellowship to each accepted Fellow. This amount covers all tuition and program costs for the nine-month term. Upon acceptance, each Fellow must submit a Room and Board fee, although a limited number of needs-based scholarships are also available. During the year, Fellows must maintain their own health insurance as well as cover personal costs associated with travel, cars, cell phones, personal meals, and entertainment.