Nominations for the Class of 2025 will be accepted from March 1 – July 1, 2023.
About 100 new candidates are nominated each year. In addition to new nominees, all previous nominees are considered as long as they are age-eligible (under the age of 48). For any class, as many as 400-600 candidates might be in the pool for consideration.
After our nomination cycle concludes, our team reviews all new and existing nominations and selects candidates for interviews with our CEO, Ann Marie Stieritz.
Our interview process takes several months. We do not give out information prior to the final selection, so we respectfully ask nominators and candidates to be patient. Once we have made our final selection, we let every nominator and their candidate know the outcome.
When selecting our Fellows classes, we aim for a true vibrant mosaic. There are more bright and competent candidates than spots available. A critical task is to weave together the strongest candidates in a class that–as a whole–reflects South Carolina in all its rich diversity.
Considerations include creating an optimum cross section of gender, geographic, urban/rural, political, social, occupational and ethnic characteristics. Each Fellow should have something to teach and to learn from the other.