Community Trustbuilding Fellowship Application
The 2020 Application is open online June 15 - October 1, 2019.
Priority deadline (and to be considered for a tuition reduction) is September 1, 2019.
Welcome! We are excited that you are considering applying for the Community Trustbuilding Fellowship (CTF). Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting an application for the 2020 Community Trustbuilding Fellowship.
Application: The CTF Program Application consists of general information and questions about applicants’ professional and personal backgrounds and interests in CTF, a short essay, and contact information for two references (one professional and one personal).
There are scholarships, fundraising support, and payment plan options available; eligibility for need-based tuition reduction is determined through a separate CTF Scholarship Application due by September 1, 2019 alongside the CTF Program Application for priority consideration.
Selection will take place from September - November 2019. During this time, applicants may be contacted and invited to schedule a video conference interview, and references contacted directly. Selected applicants will be notified by December 1st, 2019, and will have until December 15th to accept the offer of admission for the 2020 CTF cohort. Receiving the CTF certificate of completion is contingent upon full participation in all five modules (barring extenuating circumstances).
September 1, 2019 - Priority deadline for program application and scholarship application
October 1, 2019 - Final deadline for program and scholarship applications
September - November 2019 - Video conference interviews and reference checks
December 1, 2019 - Notification of acceptance and scholarship offer
December 15, 2019 - Confirmation by fellows and tuition deposit due
January 17, 2019 - A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancelation after this date
Applicants with questions may reach out to CTF Program Director (Abigail Lash Ballew) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Priority Consideration Deadline: September 1st, 2019
Final Application Deadline: October 1st, 2019
Length: 25-30 minutes to complete the CTF Program Application
General Background Information
Short Essay (What do you hope to gain from this program? Specifically, in what ways do you want to begin or improve building trust among or between communities?)
Past Relevant Training Experience
Two References (one professional reference, one personal reference)
$25 Application Fee (you will be redirected to a payment page once the application has been submitted). Note: Your application is not considered complete until the $25 application fee has been received by IofC.
We understand that tuition can be a significant financial burden for many applicants. There are many creative ways that fellows in the past have raised their tuition funds. IofC USA provides accompaniment in this process by developing and sharing a CTF Fundraising Guide for fellows and writing Sponsorship Request Letters to entities at the admitted fellow’s request (such as the employer or faith community of an admitted fellow). There are some limited institutional scholarship funds available for the highest-need applicants as demonstrated through the Scholarship Application. This is an optional, additional application specifically for prospective fellows who would like to be considered for a tuition reduction. Fellows with the financial means to pay CTF tuition in full need not apply.
The Scholarship Application is a separate application for applicants who demonstrate a high level of financial need to support their CTF tuition costs in order for them to participate in the program. There are no full scholarships available; fellows with high financial need in the past have received a tuition reduction.