When exactly are the fellowship sessions?

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The live virtual sessions will take place on Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm PT / 7pm-9pm ET. You will meet with your facilitators and peers in these live sessions on September 10 and 24; October 8 and 22; November 5 and 14; January 7 and 21; February 4 and 18; March 4 and 18.

Do I have to have professional experience in the specific cohort I'm applying for?

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No. We welcome anyone who has a serious interest in these fields to apply. If you have worked professionally in these fields for five years or less, you are also welcome to apply.

Is the fellowship only for people of color? Is it only for Christians?

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We at PAX place a high value on diversity and elevating voices that are usually on the margins. That’s why we are committed to providing this safe space for BIPOC young adults.

Much of our curriculum will center on the life and teachings of Jesus. In addition, all the leaders and mentors of the fellowship are Christian. If you do not identify as Christian but would enjoy having extensive conversations about faith and what we can learn from Jesus and the Bible, you are welcome to apply.

How is this different from the many cohorts that exist?

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We learned from best practices in education, training, and internship programs as we put together this fellowship. But there are a few aspects about the PAX Fellowship that are particularly unique:

  • The focus on young BIPOC Christians and led by a team that is almost entirely BIPOC
  • The intentional intersection between faith, justice, and vocational development
  • An emphasis on contemplative practices, spiritual formation, and caring for your mental and spiritual health
  • Offers tracks that focus on industries in which people of color are often underrepresented

What do spiritual grounding and vocational development actually mean?

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When we talk about spiritual grounding, we are referring to: 1) theological knowledge and understanding about who God is and who you are; 2) a regular rhythm of spiritual practices that are simple, meaningful, and easy to engage with; and 3) having a community of peers and mentors of faith to support and encourage you throughout the journey.

‍Vocational development entails understanding your own gifts and passions, how those could be practically applied in our current economy, and seeking opportunities for kingdom impact in our work. Exactly what this looks like will be different for every individual, but our hope is that fellows will complete the program with significantly greater clarity on their professional goals and have far more resources to pursue those goals in balanced and faithful ways.

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What is the total cost of the program? When do I have to pay?

Your total cost for the program will be the tuition of $500.  

A nonrefundable downpayment of $150.00 is required within 7 days after the submission of your application. The remaining balance of the program tuition is due by November 15th, 2024. (See next question for payment plan information.)

Should the PAX Team find there to be any reason that you are not a good fit for the Fellowship, a refund will be issued for the full amount of $150.00 from the PAX Administrator.

Is it possible to pay the program tuition in installments? Are scholarships available?

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Yes. Once your deposit is paid, you will be given a link to join our community space and your payment plan begins once you log into the program. You must log in no later than August 15th to start the payment plan. The payment plan is four payments of $87.50 for four consecutive months. Please note that any failure to follow the agreed-upon payment plan may result in dismissal from the program.

While we do not offer scholarships, we do offer a sponsorship letter that you are able to send to friends and family asking for donations to your tuition costs.

How many fellows will be in the program?

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There will be up to 165 fellows in the fellowship, divided across different tracks. Within each individual track, there will be up to 15 fellows. We have intentionally limited the number of fellows to ensure that everyone gets personalized attention and support.

Can I participate in more than one track?

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No. We ask you to pick a focus so that we can delve deeply into it and ensure that you get as much as possible out of it. Over the course of the fellowship or even afterwards, you are welcome to engage with peers from other tracks if you would like to learn more about a different field. You’re also welcome to apply for the fellowship again in future years if you would like to experience another track from beginning to end.

What if I'm older or younger than the 25-35 range?

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Our desire is to bring together a cohort of young adults who are in a similar life stage and may be wrestling with similar questions and concerns. If you are younger than 20, we hope you will consider applying to a future PAX Fellowship cohort when you are closer to 25. If you are older than 35, please reach out to hello@madeforpax.org as we are building out offerings for those above age 35.

However, if you are within one or two years of our age limit and feel strongly that this is the right time for you to participate in this fellowship, you are still welcome to apply. Make sure to explain to us why you want to be part of the fellowship this year in your application.

I want to join the fellowship but I don’t fit into any of the offered tracks. Should I still apply?

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No. In future years, the PAX Fellowship will likely feature different tracks for young adults interested in other industries and professions. Please check back with us in 2025 to see if our next Fellowship offerings fits your interests and experiences.

What if I can’t attend all of the sessions but I still want to join?

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Attendance of the opening session in September 2024 and the closing session on March 18, 2025, are mandatory. You can miss up to two live virtual sessions over the course of the entire fellowship, with the expectation that you will watch the recordings afterwards and keep up with any assigned work. If you know that you will need to miss more than two virtual sessions, then we encourage you to consider applying for the Fellowship next year.

I have other questions that are not addressed here. Whom do I reach out to?

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Please feel free to contact the PAX staff team at hello@madeforpax.org. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as we can.

Get Involved

To apply for the fellowship, complete the online application by July 20, 2023.