Thank you for your interest in a Thoreau College Fellowship!

We welcome applications from graduates of other Thoreau College programs, graduates of Deep Springs College and other Nunnian post-secondary initiatives, as well as individuals who can demonstrate sufficient self-direction, diligence, and maturity to benefit from the program and contribute to the success of the host organizations. It is intended to be an extended experience of at least one semester (5-6 months), or up to a full year, with preferred start times in August, January, or June.

The application process for the Fellowship has four steps.

Phase 1: Preliminary Application

Get the process started by completing this form today! Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like a Word document version of the application.

Phase 2: Preliminary Interview

Once you have completed the initial application form, we will schedule a conversation with you to discuss your interests and goals for the program as well as to answer any questions you have about the program, Thoreau College, or our location in Viroqua, Wisconsin.

Phase 3: Letter of Interest, Resume, and References

If it seems like you might be a good fit for the program, you will be invited to submit a letter of interest, a personal resume, and 2-3 references who would be able to speak to your qualifications for the program.

Phase 4: Letter of Acceptance and Financial Contribution Pledge

Once you have been accepted to the program, we will send you a formal letter of acceptance and invite you to participate in a financial pledge conversation. Thoreau College is committed to making participation in our programs financially accessible for all admitted participants. In this conversation, we will share the financial structure and needs of the program and discuss how you would be able to contribute. The estimated cost for room and board for this program is $600 per month.

Thoreau College is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. Thoreau College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.