Congregational Fellowships

Fellowships to explore religious leadership in any tradition are available to students with a strong record of academic achievement, campus leadership, and concern for others.

Juniors are nominated by faculty, staff, and area clergy. Nominees may or may not be considering a religious occupation (as a clergyperson or professional lay leader), but community members perceive them as having gifts for such service. They submit formal applications to the College Chaplain at

Fellows take part in a supervised, congregation-based summer internship after their junior year. During the fall semester of their senior year, they participate as a cohort in vocational discernment guided by the college chaplain.

  • Duration: 8 weeks (summer dates are flexible).
  • Provisions: $4,000 for the summer, plus funds for vocational exploration during senior year.
  • Applications: Nominated students are notified by the College Chaplain and may submit an application towards the beginning of the spring semester of their junior year.

Cook Family Summer Fellowship

Cook Family Summer Fellowships are awarded to two Davidson students for self-designed summer internships in non-profit organizations (including churches) that, by wishes of the donors, demonstrate a Christian commitment through their mission statement, their stated goals and objectives, or their embodiment of values that they distinctly associate with Christian faith. The application can be found on the Chaplains' WildcatSync page.