Short Answer Questions (fewer than 250 words)

  1. How did you hear about the Pittsburgh Fellows Program and why do you want to be a Fellow?

  2. One of the goals of our program is to have Fellows involved and invested in the city of Pittsburgh. What is your impression of the city?

  3. Please describe your spiritual journey and who Jesus is to you.

  4. What are your long-term career goals?

  5. Describe specific leadership roles you have held and how that role deepened your thinking about leadership.

  6. Is there any area you have struggled with, and what tools and people have helped you with it?

  7. If you have been convicted of anything more serious than a traffic violation, please explain.

"Think Piece" Questions (fewer than 500 words)

Please select two "Think Piece" questions. A “think piece” is a style of writing that is less polished than a formal paper or presentation, but more fully developed than an entry in a personal or professional journal; it is exploratory but not merely free-writing. "Think piece" writing can be described as a thoughtful letter that one might write to an interested friend. Because these essays are as much a reflection of one’s thought process as an expression of one’s ideas, there is no standard or uniform format for a "think piece."

  • As you reflect on life thus far, what has someone said, written, or expressed, or advised in some fashion that is especially meaningful to you? Why?

  • If I were to go to a social gathering, describe where I might find you? And why?

  • Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.

  • If you could spend an evening with any person, other than Jesus Christ, who would it be and why?

  • Write a letter to your 18-year old self. What would you like for them to know before walking into their college careers?

  • In the year 2050, a movie is being made of your life. Please tell us the name of your movie and briefly summarize the story line.

  • It’s easy to identify with the hero; the literary or historical figure who saves the day. Have you ever identified with a figure who wasn’t a hero; a villain or a scapegoat, a bench-warmer or a bit player? If so, tell us why this figure appealed to you-and if your opinion changed over time, tell us about that, too.