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Information for Students

Interested in becoming a summer fellow? Submit an interest form to talk to a program ambassador or head straight to our application.

Whether or not you're called to full-time ministry, the Summer Fellowship Program is the practical application of Whitworth's education of mind and heart and is designed to help you discern how and where God is calling you. Paired with an OCE ministry partner site, students, based on their interests and/or major, participate in a 10- to 12-week holistic ministry experience, providing avenues to explore the ways that they are called to honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity.

Students will receive the following:

  • $3,600 stipend
  • Meaningful fellowship placement relevant to gifts, interests, passions and major
  • Homestay with a faithful family involved in the ministry
  • Spring semester fellowship training and preparation
  • Discipleship and mentorship

For more detailed information, please consult our Student Expectations.

Application Instructions

Interested in applying? Please follow these steps:

  1. Write a statement of faith and upload it in order to finish your application. The statement may feature your faith story or your theological beliefs.
  2. Provide and submit one spiritual/pastoral reference and one professional/academic reference. Information about submitting those email addresses is available at the end of the application.
  3. Complete the online application. Have your statement of faith and two reference emails ready.


For a full timeline, consult the program calendar.

Questions? Please email Gracey Gonzalez at or call 509.777.4434.