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Apply to JAF

To participate in the program, students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and anticipate at least sophomore status at the beginning of the program. Students considering post-baccalaureate education (whether seminary, graduate school, law, medicine, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply; however, all applicants are considered equally. Accepted students receive a $1,000 tuition scholarship. For more information, email or call 978.867.4401.

Applications due March 1, 2019



The JAF program is offered as two six-credit courses. On completion of both semesters, students may petition through the program director to fulfill up to 12 credits of core requirements, selecting from HIS 121 Historical Perspectives on Culture, Belief and Civilization, core philosophy, social science, or literature. Application of credit to a major is at the discretion of individual departments. No more than 12 credits total may be applied between core, major, or minor requirements. For further information contact Dr. Paul Brink and Dr. Jennifer Hevelone-Harper, directors.


The completed application includes the following:

  • Application form, found at www.gordon.edu/jaf/application, including a short (250–300 word) statement of interest in the program (i.e. why would this program benefit you?), indicating your level of commitment to the program for a full academic year. Included in the application below.
  • Sample of writing from a previous course emailed to 
  • Letter of recommendation from your advisor or another professor who knows you well. This should be sent directly from the faculty member to and addressed to Professors Jennifer Hevelone-Harper and Paul Brink.

Applications Deadline: March 1, 2019

Interviews will be arranged for finalists once applications are received.



Applications are submitted online at www.gordon.edu/jaf/application, and supporting materials should be addressed to Jennifer Hevelone-Harper and Paul Brink, Directors and sent to .

For questions, email  or call 978.867.4401.