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The BSC Fellows Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a biblical and theological foundation during their time at Virginia Tech. The program combines rich community and conversation, Christian spiritual formation, and the historic resources of the Christian tradition, helping students to see their studies and callings in the light of the gospel. This multi-semester program aims to provide a grounding in the best of what the Christian tradition—the Bible, the early church, and more recent Christian writers—says about what it means to bring our whole lives into God’s story for the world.

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“The Bradley Study Center Fellows program has truly enriched my experience as a student at Virginia Tech. The program has enabled me to connect with other believers in the university setting, deepened my faith and understanding of Scripture, and most importantly, has helped me make a lasting connection between my faith and my work as an engineering PhD student. I highly recommend this experience to students of every stage and field of study!”

Natalie, Class of 2021

The BSC Fellows Program includes:

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Cohort-based Learning

As a fellow, you’ll be part of small cohort of 12 students who meet weekly during one academic year for a guided dinner discussion. These dinners are more like conversations with good friends on topics that matter, rather than like formal classes. Led by BSC staff and a VT professor (a BSC “senior fellow”) you’ll discuss carefully selected readings designed to help you understand what it means to live well in all of your various callings in life.

Christian Commnunity

Each cohort lasts a full academic year, so students can learn and grow together through discussions, meals, worship, prayer, and fellowship.  Students can continue as Fellows after completing the first year, joining a learning community of Fellows throughout one’s time at Virginia Tech.  All Fellows are invited to take one retreat together each year as a community.

Innovative Christian Education

Each year, we take a deep immersion in Scripture as we trace the arc of the biblical story from creation in Genesis to new creation in Revelation. We will consider how all parts of Scripture are connected to one another in the unfolding of God’s purposes and we will explore how our own respective purpose in life is found in God’s larger plans for the world, and particularly what this means for life now as college students.  We draw from the rich resources of the Christian tradition to guide group discussions on what the Christian faith means for all of life.

Other Opportunities for Fellows

We believe fostering Christian community with a focus on spiritual and intellectual formation is an important part of the ministry of the Bradley Study Center. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in additional opportunities for:

• Occasional dinners at a faculty member’s home

• Annual day retreat at Mountain Lake Lodge early in the academic year (September)

• Optional 1-1 mentoring by study center staff, faculty, or local friends of the BSC

• A carefully curated selection of classic Christian works. By participating in the main elements of the Fellows Program, you’ll receive a small library of rich, classic Christian works of literature and theology

The Vision

The vision of the Fellows program is to see Virginia Tech students receive a holistic, well-rounded education in which they are formed as thoughtful, mature Christians alongside the formation of their major or pre-professional field.

Application Details

To apply for the Fellows Program, you must:

  • Be a Virginia Tech student (undergraduate or graduate) in any major or department, during the 2021-22 academic year.

  • Be teachable and committed to the process of pursuing maturity in Christ.

  • Be committed to fully participate in Fellows events each semester, including: regular (weekly) gatherings on Monday evenings and occasional other Fellows service and/or social events, including a Fall Retreat.

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“The Fellows program created an amazing community of faculty and students with dinners and theological conversations. Anyone who is interested in discussing Scripture, Christian living, and theology I would recommend to join the Fellows program.”

Zak, Class of 2020