The Executive Program (TEP)

Commonwealth Fellowships

Fellowships Change People — People Change Organizations

A Unique Opportunity for Nonprofit Leaders in Virginia

At Darden, we are committed to serving the Commonwealth of Virginia and providing greater access to education and development opportunities for leaders across all industries. In meeting that mission, the Darden School Foundation invites nonprofit organizations from across Virginia to nominate a senior leader for the "Commonwealth Fellowship," which covers 80% of the total program cost for The Executive Program (TEP).

Two fellowships will be awarded for the October 2024 program. Applications are now closed for 2024.

TEP features the world's #1 ranked faculty, coaching, integrated wellness program, industry guest speakers, and a network of international peers with alumni status. EXPLORE THE PROGRAM.

Darden Grounds Saunders

Commonwealth Fellowships

Fellowship Eligibility: Virginia nonprofit senior leader

Program Dates and Location:

  • In-Person Module #1: 13–25 October 2024 (Charlottesville)
  • In-Person Module #2: 27 April – 9 May 2025 (Darden DC Metro and Charlottesville)
  • Virtual Intersession: Metaverse experience, business challenge project and 1:1 coaching

What the Fellowship Covers: 80% of the $53,350 tuition fee, valued at $43,350. Recipient or their sponsoring organization will need to provide $10,000 to cover program administrative fees.

Deadline to Apply: Applications for 2024 are now closed. Winners will be announced 30 May.