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Details about our
Application Process

Kansas City Fellows

There are four steps outlined below for the Kansas City Fellows application process. There is no application fee. Steps one and two can be completed online. Steps three and four may be completed through phone calls, face-to-face, or (in some cases) via email. Please review the process and the checklist below before going to the online application.

To complete the application in full you will need to allot approximately 1-2 hours. It is NOT possible to save the application in process. Within the application there are several short essay questions. To save time online, you may review the questions and write your answers prior to entering the application, and then cut and paste your answers into space provided in the online application.

Step 1 Application

Complete and submit your online application before these respective deadlines:


1) December 1

2) January 15

3) After March 15


1) January 15

2) March 1

3) May 1

Our admissions process is a rolling admissions process. That means if your application is not accepted from the initial wave of applicants, then your application will be placed within the next wave. You will be notified by the respective RESPONSE FROM US date whether you have been accepted, not accepted, or have been placed in the next wave of applicants.

After March 15: All applicants after the March 15th deadline will be reviewed in the order in which they were received. Please feel free to contact us after May 1st to inquire about available openings.

Step 2 References

In order to complete the Online Application you will need three total references. For each reference we need the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email

Of the three references, we need at least one Pastoral, one Academic, and one Character Reference.

Step 3 Interviews

Within the time between the APPLICATION DEADLINE and the RESPONSE FROM US date (as shown above), you will receive two phone calls from two different members of our Board of Directors to arrange an interview. On many occasions, if schedule permits, the interview can be conducted on that initial phone call.

Step 4 Invitation

Upon acceptance to the Kansas City Fellows program, the applicant has 14 daysto make a final commitment and submit a signed copy of our Covenant and Commitment along with a deposit of $200 to hold your spot in the program.

Payment Schedule

Tuition for the Kansas City Fellows program is $4000. If accepted for the program there is a non-refundable deposit of $200 to hold your position. The remaining payment schedule includes eight monthly payments of $440 on the 15th of each month commencing September 30. The final payment of $285 is due May 15.

Tuition covers all expenses related to coursework, study materials, retreats, conferences, and program administration. Housing costs are $500 per month. There is no application fee.

You can now link directly to the online payment form.

Begin the
Online Application

Checklist for the application

In order to complete the online application, you will need the following:

  • 1.5-2 hrs to complete this application. There are several short essay questions that may require some thoughtful writing. You will NOT be able to save and go back to this once the process has started.
  • High quality digital headshot photo of yourself.
  • Current resume for upload.
  • Three references; name, phone number, email (Pastoral, Academic, Character).

Need to Send Later? Your resume and headshot can be emailed at a later time.
To send headshot and/or resume later, please email with your NAME and APPLICATION DATE to Kansas City Fellow Directors.

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