Fellowship Program Calendar
Oct. 15, 2017
Ministry-site applications due. See "Application" tab and follow the attached link.
Oct. 15-Nov. 15, 2017
Ministry-site interviews. Sites apply for the program and are interviewed by staff from the Whitworth Office of Church Engagement. These interviews clarify ministry-sites' applications and help in the recruitment process for prospective fellows.
Nov. 15, 2017
Student applications due. See "Application" tab and follow the attached link.
Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017
Student interviews. Students apply for the summer program and are interviewed by staff from the Whitworth Office of Church Engagement. These interviews determine both students' acceptance to the program and where each will be placed. At this point, the OCE will be briefed on each ministry's background and mission as well as the qualities that would allow a fellow to thrive in particular ministries. Placements will be made at the discretion of the OCE.
Dec. 8, 2017
Each student is offered his/her placement via email. Sites are notified about initial placement via email.
Dec. 11, 2017
Mandatory meeting required for all students accepted into the program regarding fundraising for their fellowship ($750). Meeting time and location TBD.
Jan. 5, 2018
Deadline for each student to accept his/her placement.
Jan. 12, 2018
The Office of Church Engagement will notify ministry sites with the official fellowship selection. This communication will include a profile of the student(s) placed, along with contact information to begin communication between the ministry-site and student(s).
Feb. 1, 2018
Students begin Summer Fellowship Program prep course; deadline for homestay information and dates of fellowship to be communicated to OCE. The ministry-site must submit start and end dates for the fellowship, as well as names, addresses and contact info for the host family.
March 1, 2018
Memorandum of Understanding is due to the OCE. MOU paperwork will be provided to ministry-sites upon admittance into the program.
May 1, 2018
Ministry-site financial contributions are due to the Whitworth University Office of Church Engagement.
May 9, 2018
Commissioning service for fellows in Whitworth's Seeley Mudd Chapel. All site coordinators, fellow supervisors and homestay families are invited to attend.
Summer fellowships are 10-12 weeks in length; they begin on or around June 1.
Sept. 1, 2018
Post-summer evaluation due.