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Applications open for Fall 2022!

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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:

Spiritual and Intellectual Formation

We want to immerse students in the riches of the Christian intellectual tradition, and find meaningful ways to connect the Christian faith to our everyday lives.  We’ll explore major themes in the Bible’s overall narrative, and read great thinkers like Augustine, C.S. Lewis, and Flannery O’Connor.

Cohort-based Learning

In small discussion groups, fellows explore important themes in the Christian faith and how it informs their everyday lives.  Led by trained facilitators, students journey together in discovering how God works in history and in our present context.  Reading for each week will be around 15-20 pages.

Building Community

We meet weekly for dinner during the semester, providing an opportunity for students to connect with others from different church and campus ministry backgrounds, and invited VT faculty (a BSC “senior fellow”).  Several times per semester, fellows are invited to share a meal at a professor’s home.

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 2022-23 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