Accepting Fellowship Applications for the Class of 2014
UPDATE: The Academy is still accepting applications for the Class of 2014 and will continue to accept applications until all 12 Fellowships are granted.
We are glad that you are considering applying for a Fellowship in the Trinity Forum Academy Class of 2014 and hope that the process encourages you as you prayerfully reflect on your calling. We will grant 12 full Fellowships to the Academy program beginning August 24, 2013. We encourage anyone interested in learning more about the Academy to attend our Annual Conference, this year entitled Identity FOR SALE: Imagination, Consumerism, and the Un-Abundant Life here at Osprey Point Feb. 8-10. A select group of 1st-Round applicants will receive a scholarship to attend the conference and conduct an interview.
How to Apply | Deadlines | Who Should Apply | Selection Process | Value of a Fellowship
How to Apply
Don't hestiate to contact us at any point if you would like to learn more or if you have questions.
1. Notify Academy Staff
Any interested applicants should first notify Academy staff at academy.tt.org or 410.745. 4411. Be prepared to submit a current resume to initiate your application file.
2. Download and Complete the 2014 Fellowship Application
3. Request Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
You may have these sent directly to the Academy or include copies in your submitted application packet.
4. Submit Reference Forms
Three reference forms - academic, professional, and spiritual - are included in the application. Submit these forms along with a self-addressed envelope to references of you choice. Have them send their references directly to the Academy. They may also email their letter and scanned reference form to academy.tt.org indicating your name name in the subject line.
5. Submit Your Completed Application
Send all of your application material and a $35 application fee to:
Trinity Forum Academy, Admissions | PO Box 249 | Royal Oak, MD 21662
Checks can be made to "Trinity Forum Academy".
We will notify you upon receipt of your application and indicate whether or not your references have been received by the indicated deadline.
Application Deadlines for the Class of 2014
Your application material should arrive at the Academy by the deadline listed below. You will receive an email within two weeks of your application submission indicating your status.
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*Any applications submitted after Round 3 will be considered on a rolling basis until all 12 Fellowships have been granted.
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, a desire and ongoing commitment to learning
- Acknowledged commitment and desire to contribute to a committed 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 21-27 and can grant fellowships to exceptional graduating college seniors.
We accept applicants from a range of orthodox Christian traditions and denominations and no formal or informal level of Christian education is a prerequisite for applying. We cannot aid international applicants in applying for a US visa, but if appropriate arrangements can be made by the candidate we will consider an application.
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 by which time they must accept or decline the offer.
Value of a Fellowship
The Academy raises over $30,000 to provide a full Fellowship to each accepted Fellow. This amount covers all tuition and program costs, as well as room and board for the nine-month program. Small stipends are available for Fellows who demonstrate sufficient financial need. Upon acceptance each Fellow must submit a $1,500 book and event fee which provides Fellows with their own set of curriculum books as well as admission to a series of special events the class attends. 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.