Ready to apply?

Our first priority deadline is November 30, 2019.

Why the Knoxville Fellows? The Knoxville Fellows is the only TFI program that offers a full master’s degree upon completion of the program. In addition, there is no fundraising required by the Fellow, as our Employer Partners support our program through placement fees. The only cost to the Fellow is the cost of the master’s degree. The Knoxville Fellows is one of the only Fellows programs that live in community together, and our housing is downtown loft apartments in the middle of the city of Knoxville. We are looking for recently graduated students who desire to remain in Knoxville upon completion of the 10-month program, or are at least open to the possibility.

If that all sounds good…

Download and complete our application then email it to, or simply put it in the hands of Rick Kuhlman yourself if you live around Knoxville. He loves meeting new people, so never hesitate to give him a ring. Regardless of how you turn it in, be yourself. We can't wait to meet you, and if you decide to apply we encourage you to come see us. We love putting a face and personality with an application.

Download here: Knoxville Fellows Application


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