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First, you must be nominated. Next, each newly elected candidate is personally interviewed. Finally, all candidates are considered in the creation of a class mosaic that reflects the rich diversity of South Carolina. This mosaic transcends race, politics, gender, religion, and regions, removing traditional barriers that can block progress for South Carolina.

South Carolina residents between the ages of 30 and 47 are eligible for nomination. Additionally, nominees must be proven leaders with a history of significant community engagement and success in their chosen field. Finally, the nominator should have confidence in the candidate’s potential to have an impact at the state level. Refer to the nomination criteria for further guidance.

Nominating a fellow is a simple, 4-step process. Follow our directions on making a nomination.

Yes. Our underlying purpose is to create a generational impact in South Carolina, so Fellows must be South Carolina residents.

The initial five, multi-day seminar experience takes place over 18 months. After the initial seminars, Fellows stay connected in a variety of ways from informal Class check-ins and social gatherings to our biennial Multi-Class Gathering, where the full Fellowship convenes to discuss statewide issues and opportunities for action.

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No. Liberty Fellowship is rigorously non-partisan and has no religious affiliation.

No. Liberty Fellowship is non-partisan and does not endorse any political candidate.

There is no cost to Fellows for the initial 18-month experience.  All costs associated with the required seminars (including travel) are covered by our organization. However, all costs with the required leadership project are the Fellow’s responsibility. 

Liberty Fellowship hosts social and leadership events separate from the required seminars. The cost to attend these optional events is the responsibility of the Fellow. The Fellowship works to keep the cost of these events nominal and to offer financial assistance when available. 

Liberty Fellowship is based at Wofford College in Spartanburg and also has an office in Greenville. However, the program is a statewide initiative with an expansive network of Fellows, Mentors, nominators, and contributors in virtually every corner of South Carolina.

Liberty Fellowship is a lifelong commitment. Once selected for the program, Fellows become part of a growing network of more than 310 Fellows across the state. Each Liberty Fellow identifies an area, through their Fellowship project, to take action to improve South Carolina. Whether individually or collaboratively, Fellows continue to make an impact on South Carolina far beyond the initial seminar experience.

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Meet Our Fellows

Explore our network of 350 Fellows across South Carolina.

Explore Our Impact

See how our Fellows are creating lasting impact in our state.