The Fellows Initiative (TFI) is a network of more than 30 church-based fellows programs aimed to equip the rising generation of Christian leaders with a seamless understanding of faith that transforms culture. TFI’s Fellows Programs have directly impacted the lives of more than 2,000 young adults, their families, their work in the marketplace, their churches, and their communities.

Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) is one of several academic institutions partnering with TFI to recognize the graduate-level academic courses delivered in the Fellows Programs.

RTS has current partnerships with the following Fellows Programs:

Capital Fellows (McLean, VA)
Charlotte Fellows (Charlotte, NC)
Falls Church Fellows (Falls Church, VA)
Fourth Fellows (Bethesda, MD)
Muncie Fellows (Muncie, IN)
Orlando Heart of the City Fellows (Orlando, FL)
Peninsula Fellows (Yorktown, VA)
Portico Fellows (Arlington, VA)

As part of the agreement with these particular Fellows Programs, RTS will grant up to 12 advanced standing credits of graduate-level courses upon completion of the program. To receive this advanced standing, the Fellow must apply and matriculate into one of RTS’ degree programs. These credits will apply at any RTS campus and to most RTS degree programs (these credits do not apply to the MAC and MACC degree programs).

Upon the completion of the Fellows year, the Fellow will receive an official letter from RTS declaring successful completion of the program. It will also contain instructions on how to apply these credits to a degree at RTS.

Financial assistance is also given to our Fellows Alumni.* Fellows from partnering programs will receive a scholarship covering 33% of their tuition at any RTS campus for a period of up to 5 years from the date of completion of their Fellows Program.

*If you are a Fellows Alumni from one of our partnering Programs (listed above) and you would like to apply for financial aid, please contact our admissions office.