Apply for the GWV Fellowship

Are you a young West Virginian looking for opportunities to accelerate your career, grow your network and experience adventure in the Mountain State? If yes, then apply for the GWV Fellowship’s Class of 2023.

Applications are due Feb. 28, 2023.


Please read before applying


Applicant requirements:

  • This program is for West Virginians in their 20s and 30s who are ready to take the next step in their careers and grow as leaders in the Mountain State.

  • This program is for young professionals that currently reside in, or plan to relocate to, West Virginia.
  • If admitted into the program, Fellows are required to attend no less than seven sessions, with attendance of all highly encouraged.
  • The GWV Fellowship is open to young professionals in all industries.


Application components:

  • A current resume
  • Two references or letters of recommendation 
  • Essay responses 

We recommend you review the essay questions prior to opening an application using the button below.

Current Cycle

Class of 2023

  • Admissions Jan 9–Feb 28
  • Application Review Feb 20–Mar 20
  • Session 1 May 4–6

    Orientation at New River Gorge National Park

  • Session 2 May 19


  • Session 3 Jun 8–10

    In-Person in Matewan and Williamson

  • Session 4 Jul 7


  • Session 5 Aug 10–12

    In-Person in Harpers Ferry

  • Session 6 Sep 8


  • Session 7 Oct 5–7

    In-Person in Morgantown

  • Session 8 Nov 3


  • Session 9 Dec 7–9

    Graduation ceremony in Charleston, WV