Applications for the GIVE Class of 2023 closed on Feb 15, 2023. Stay tuned to join GIVE next year!

STEP 1: Complete Interest/Nomination Form

If you or a rising leader you know would like to learn more about the GIVE Fellowship, complete the GIVE Fellowship Interest and Nomination Form. Business Volunteers Maryland will send updates about GIVE and the application process to all interested individuals.

STEP 2: Learn more about GIVE by attending events

STEP 3: Review details about the 2023 GIVE Fellowship

The main GIVE Page provides an introduction to the GIVE experience. Details about the GIVE Fellowship application and the 2023 GIVE Fellowship program: 

Business Volunteers Maryland’s GIVE Fellowship Program is an in-person program. We would prefer that all Fellows be vaccinated. We will continue to follow and execute the COVID-19 CDC Guidelines if changes occur. If there are any questions, please contact [email protected]

Before starting the application, applicants will review the following application requirements: the selection process (as described below), the fellowship commitment, requirements of the supervisor and reference forms, and the tuition.

Details, including dates of the GIVE program and the cost of tuition, are provided below and in the application.


  • Application Opens: January 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2023

MANDATORY FELLOWSHIP EVENT DATES (Dates are subject to change)

  • April 19, 2023 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • May 3, 2023 |  9:00am – 12:00pm
  • May 17, 2023 |  2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • June 7, 2023 |  9:00am – 12:00pm
  • June 21, 2023 |  9:00am – 12:00pm
  • July 12, 2023 |  9:00am – 12:00pm
  • July 26, 2023 |  2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • August 9, 2023 |  9:00am – 12:00pm (Virtual)
  • August 30, 2023 |  2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • September 20, 2023 |  2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • October 11, 2023 |  9:00am – 12:00pm (Virtual)
  • October 25, 2023 |  2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • November 8, 2023 |  3:00PM – 7:00p

Round 1 | Application
Each application is reviewed by the Selection Committee. Applicants will complete the online application with short essays and the scholarship application (if applicable).

Two forms will be completed by other individuals: supervisor approval form and the professional reference form.

Round 2 | Phone Interview
Applicants who are selected to participate in round 2 will participate in a phone interview conducted by a Selection Committee member. 

Selection Committee
The Selection Committee is comprised of Business Volunteers staff members, GIVE Advisory Committee members, and GIVE Alumni Committee members. In considering the diversity of the class and the number of applications received, qualified candidates are not always accepted.

Tuition for participation in the GIVE Fellowship is $2,500 for program expenses and learning materials. If selected, you or your employer will be invoiced for tuition. Tuition is non-refundable for participants who are dismissed or who voluntarily withdraw. A payment plan may be arranged after acceptance to the program.

Many GIVE Fellows receive sponsorship through their employer. Some GIVE Fellows pay part or all out of pocket.  Participants are recommended to contribute at least $250 of the fee and encourage company sponsorship of the remaining portion of the fee to demonstrate personal investment and company support of professional development. 

Business Volunteers Maryland offers a limited number of Jim Brinkley Scholarships to nonprofit employees, participants paying out of pocket, and deserving community leaders that would not otherwise be able to participate. The scholarship application can be completed at the end of the application.

Jim Brinkley is a civic and philanthropic leader and champion of community change and impact. Business Volunteers created the Jim Brinkley GIVE Scholarship Fund in recognition of his contributions and leadership in the creation of Business Volunteers. The Fund supports talented professionals with an opportunity to participate in the GIVE program. 

Please note that full scholarships are not available. Partial scholarships may be awarded. Our giving capacity is limited and based on need, applicant quality, and availability.

Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the selection committee. All applicants will be notified concerning their status at the time of admission. 

STEP 4: The application and references

GIVE Application

Complete application by the deadline: February 15, 2023. The application includes short essay responses.

Supervisor and Reference Forms

All applicants are asked to send the supervisor approval form and reference form to their contacts before starting the application to ensure your the forms are submitted before the application deadline.

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