5280 FELLOWSHIP 2021–22



We encourage applicants to reserve these dates on their calendars now to ensure you can maximize the opportunities offered through the Fellowship. Read through the Commitment for an overview of the time commitment and program content.

Application Schedule

  • Tuesday, March 1: Application Opens
  • Monday, May 2: Application Closes/References Due
  • Friday, June 10: Announcement of 2022 Fellows Class
  • Friday, July 1: Acceptance of Invitations and Tuition Deposit Due

Fellowship Schedule

  • Thursday, Aug. 4: 5280 Fellows Class Welcome Dinner
  • Tuesday, Sept. 1: Tuition Balance Due 
  • Friday, Sept. 9-Sunday, Sept. 11: Fall Retreat
  • Saturday, Oct. 1: Saturday Session #1
  • Saturday, Nov. 5: Saturday Session #2 
  • Saturday, Dec. 3: Saturday Session #3
  • Friday, Jan. 13-Sunday, Jan. 15: Winter Retreat
  • Saturday, Feb 4: Saturday Session #4
  • Saturday, March 4: Saturday Session #5
  • Saturday, April 8: Saturday Session #6
  • Friday, May 19-Sunday, May 21: Spring Retreat

Holidays & Breaks (No classes or assignments)

  • Thanksgiving week
  • Third weekend of December-Second weekend of January



  • $3,400 covers all program expenses (reading materials, coaching triads, leadership assessments, regular meals, and room and board at three weekend retreats).
  • Tuition is commensurate with or below programs of similar gravitas and influence across the country.


  • Do not let program cost be a barrier to learning more and applying. To date, we have offered scholarships to every applicant with demonstrated financial need.
  • Scholarship amounts are based on personal/household income, dependents, and ability to afford tuition. Priority is given to candidates working in the nonprofit, small business, or social sectors.
  • The scholarship application is included in the program application.

Tuition Payment

  • A non-refundable $500 deposit is due July 27th upon acceptance of program invitations.
  • Quarterly tuition payment plans are available as needed.
  • Tuition balance or first installment is due Sept. 1st before the program starts.
  • Past Fellows have received partial financial support from employers (as professional development) or churches (through a mission committee).
  • You may also review this letter from Brian Gray, 5280 Fellowship director, for additional information on fundraising.

Ready to apply? Check out the application criteria and instructions.