Learn. Experience. Lead.

Join like-minded leaders for an immersive, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C.* to get a real Insider’s look at our nation’s first freedom.

April 7 - 11, 2021

* Due to the exigencies of the Covid Pandemic and other considerations, the fifth annual Fellowship has been rescheduled from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021 and relocated to Savannah, Georgia. Pending a resolution to those considerations, the event will be held in Washington, D.C. in future years.






The Fellowship is a project of First Liberty Institute, the nation’s largest legal organization and think tank dedicated solely to defending religious liberty for all Americans.

As a fellow, you will complete an eye-opening reading list and take-away guide prior to an all-expenses paid, action-packed week in Washington, D.C.

Once in D.C., you’ll have the opportunity to hear from, meet, and network with the brightest minds advocating for religious freedom. Afterward, you will create and submit a competitive response project applying your newfound knowledge to your chosen field of study or work.

When you officially complete the First Liberty Fellowship, you will be equipped with the motivation and information you need to advocate for religious freedom for all Americans, starting right in your own circle of peers.

Why should
I apply?

First Liberty Institute understands that true religious freedom means recognizing the human right of every individual to follow their conscience in all areas of life regardless of their age, race, gender, economic status or faith.


But years of data reveal widespread misinformation about and even hostility toward religious freedom in America, resulting in hundreds of victims of religious discrimination every year. And unfortunately, statistics show that both misinformation and hostility are growing.



Step into your future.

The fifth annual First Liberty Fellowship Program will take place April 7 - 11, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia.

Applications for the April Fellowship are closed.


Please check back as the summer approaches for the opening of Fall 2021 Fellowship applications, or email the address below.

The First Liberty Fellowship is open to any student pursuing an undergraduate degree. All who are eager to deepen their knowledge of America's first freedom and learn how they can advance the cause of religious liberty are welcome, regardless of field of study or career path.

Required application items include:

For questions regarding the application process, email Fellowship@FirstLiberty.org.


Meet the Alumni


The First Liberty Fellowship has brought together some of the brightest minds from all disciplines to educate them about religious liberty in the United States, and how to advocate for our first freedom.  


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