Student Flourishing

Fellowship Program

All students admitted into the Flourishing Fellows Program will receive a $3,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years.

The Center for Faith and Culture is committed to reinvigorating student spiritual exploration at William Jewell College. In partnership with the College Chaplain, the Center created a new Student Flourishing Fellows Program. 

The Center’s goal for this new Fellows Program is to challenge students to examine what a life of flourishing might look like in relationship to their major, their profession and their life’s vocation. The program seeks to answer these questions: What claim does Jesus Christ make on my life? How can I respectfully and honestly dialogue with people of other faiths and traditions in a civil fashion? What can I learn from other Christians and even Interfaith traditions that will strengthen my own Christian faith?

The Student Flourishing Fellows Program will include small groups, study groups, service-learning, possible internships and partnerships with local congregations, and leading ministries including student-led worship opportunities. While these Fellowships are available for those considering ministry as a vocation, they are specifically designed for students who take their faith seriously, and who desire to integrate a life of faith into their life’s work, calling and career. All Fellows will pursue majors outside of the Center for Faith and Culture, but all Fellows will be expected to minor in our new Faith and Culture minor.


To qualify:

> Be admitted to the College
> Submit a FAFSA or CSS Profile
> Submit the Flourishing Fellows application below by June 1. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 15. 
> Submit a letter of recommendation from a faith leader to or mail to Rev. Dr. Craig MacLeod Walls, Center for Faith and Culture, 500 College Hill, Liberty MO 64068.

The scholarship may not be combined with talent or athletic scholarships. It may be combined with other Jewell need-based grants or merit scholarships but not in excess of full tuition.

In 400 words or less, answer ONE of these questions: How does your faith impact your life? What does a life of flourishing look like to you? Tell us of an experience where God moved in your life?
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Fellows Program Highlights

The four-year journey of a Student Fellow:

  • 1st Year

    Fellows will participate in a year-long small group experience with other fellows to encourage and support a student’s faith life and to examine what it means to be a person of faith in the world and in culture. Fellows will begin to dream and vision how their life’s work and vocation will intersect with and perhaps even be driven by their faith. Fellows will also have opportunities to participate in student ministries and service opportunities throughout the year.

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  • 2nd Year

    Fellows will form teams to lead their own small groups on campus; Fellows will also continue working in student ministries as well as participate in service opportunities in the community and in local churches.

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  • 3rd Year

    Fellows will be encouraged to pursue internship work in local congregations, non-profit organizations, and/or social service agencies as well as continue serving as leaders in campus ministry.

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  • 4th Year

    Fellows will reconstitute their first-year small group to work on a Capstone project that reflects of how they have grown in faith and vision, reflecting on what has changed in their lives and thought processes, how their life’s work will be impacted by their faith, and where they see God calling them as they graduate and move into the next phase of their lives.

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