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Apply to the Changemaker Fellowship Priority deadline February 15, 2016


Pacific School of Religion is now accepting applications for our 2016-17 Changemaker Fellows Program! We seek leaders who are working towards justice and equality, and who want to more deeply connect spirituality and social transformation in our local, national, and global communities. Changemakers express a deep commitment to addressing issues of racism and privilege, and demonstrate both cultural humility and a strong vocational interest in working for systemic social change.

The 2016-17 Changemaker Fellowship will provide scholarships that will cover between 50% and 100% of tuition for PSR’s Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change, an immersive course of study, integrating theological reflection and spiritual formation with leadership for social change. The scholarships also cover expenses for exciting immersion opportunities, leadership training, spiritual formation, and faculty mentoring.

Applications received be February 15 will receive priority consideration.

In this year-long program, Changemaker Fellows will:

  • Integrate formative theological study with a deeper understanding of their vocations as social change leaders or Changemakers;
  • Develop a greater understanding of transformative leadership practices and how to integrate these practices into their own social change work;
  • Take part in a variety of offerings including cohort and immersion learning experiences, faculty mentorship, and regular group meetings for engaged theological reflection and spiritual formation;
  • Enjoy a richly diverse learning experience while enriching the entire PSR community with their unique perspectives, skills, and gifts;
  • Earn the Certificate in Spirituality and Social Change. Partial- to full-tuition scholarships are available for this program. This is a full-time, 9-month program beginning in the fall and ending in the spring.

Pacific School of Religion is a community of diverse and creative individuals who are committed to living as members of a global network of “Changemakers” moved by the spirit of the Gospel. We look forward to welcoming the 2016-17 Changemaker Fellows to join us in this exciting venture.

“The Changemaker Fellows Program means the chance to do synthesis on my spiritual journey. It is an opportunity to merge two basic aspects in my life: Spirituality and Social Change, from mutual recognition of other spiritualities and cultural identities.”

José Toledo, 2015-2016 Changemaker Fellow

Changemakers 2016 Guatemala

Read reflections from the 2015-2016 Changemakers immersion trip to Guatemala

Colombia mural 2015

Read reflections from the 2014-2015 Changemakers immersion trip to Colombia

Changemakers Colombia 2015

Read reflections from the 2013-2014 Changemakers immersion trip to Colombia

  • Candidates must apply and be admitted to the Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change.
  • Candidates must submit a 2016-17 Changemaker Fellowship Application and accompanying essay.
  • Candidates must demonstrate significant interest, experience, and understanding of connections made between theological and spiritual formation and leadership for social transformation in ethnic/racial communities.
  • Candidates must express a deep commitment to addressing issues of racism, privilege, cultural humility, and cross-cultural competency, and a strong vocational interest in working for systemic social change that will contribute to a world of justice and equality for all people.
  • Candidates must be comfortable participating in a racially and religiously diverse learning community.
  • Individuals with a demonstrated relationship to ethnic/racial communities that have been discriminated against are encouraged to apply.

Priority Deadline: February 15, 2016

  • The Application for Admission and the 2016-17 Changemaker Fellowship Application and all supporting documents (transcripts, reference letters, essay questions, etc.) must be submitted by February 15 in order to meet this priority deadline.
  • Applications completed after February 15 will be accepted and considered if there is space in the program.


Application Materials