We bring together young West Virginians who are ready to learn and grow as professionals.
Become a Fellow.
The GWV Fellowship is a recognition of your accomplishments and support for your potential. It is an investment in you, so that you can continue to learn, grow, and thrive in West Virginia. Subscribe to our emails to receive an alert when the Class of 2024 opens for applications.
The GWV Fellowship is a nine-month program designed to help early-career professionals find their footing in the Mountain State.
This program brings young West Virginians together to learn from leaders throughout the state as they participate in virtual and in-person sessions designed around professional development and adventure in Almost Heaven.
The GWV Fellowship uses a four-pronged approach to address professional development, community engagement and networking. Fellows will:
Ranging from networking to project management and more, skills honed during the program can be applied to any position and benefit both the individual Fellow and the organizations they serve.
Fellows learn from each other and create lasting bonds that extend beyond their fellowship year. Fellows also gain access to an alumni network that spans a wide range of sectors and regions around West Virginia.
With guest speakers spanning a variety of industries, Fellows learn about different avenues of success that enable them to better forge their paths.
In-person sessions give Fellows the opportunity to experience the many adventures that West Virginia provides, from the Northern Panhandle down to the Southern Coalfields.