McIntire Pickard Contemplative Fellowship Application 2018


McIntire Pickard Contemplative Fellowship Application 2018

Welcome to the online application for the 2018 McIntire Pickard Contemplative Fellowship. This fellowship offers a unique opportunity to take part in all expenses paid two night three day retreat at Wintergreen Resort in Wintergreen, VA. Its mission is to offer 40 third and fourth year McIntire students a unique opportunity to enhance their skills in areas that have been identified by top corporations, CEOS, scientists, and educators as crucial for individual and collective success in the business world. These areas include mental discipline, stress resilience, performance optimization, and life balance. By applying for a 2018 Pickard Fellowship you are not only taking a step in the right direction to be a strong leader here at UVA but you are also joining the ranks of top CEOs and some of the most successful people in the world in establishing essential practices that are crucial for success in today’s professional world.

Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis until Sunday, Sepember 30th at 11:59pm or until the limit is reached. Apply early as fellowships are limited.


  1. Current full time third year and fourth year McIntire students will be given priority.

  2. Graduate McIntire students are eligible to apply but will be automatically waitlisted and contacted if there is availability.

Personal Info
Are you applying as an individual or group?
If group please list the names of the others in your group:
Interest in Program
Please answer the following questions about your interest in the McIntire Pickard Contemplative Fellowship.
Where did you hear about this opportunity?
Please share about your interest in this program. Include information about your personal and professional career goals and how you think this program will help you achieve those now and in the future? (300 words or less)
Do you have any prior experience learning and practicing contemplative practices such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga, reflective journaling, etc…?
Do you have any physical or mental health issues that you feel would inhibit you from participating in the full length of the retreat experience? If yes please explain.
Do you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies (vegetarian/vegan/gluten free/allergies)?
Accommodations for this retreat are shared same sex rooms. Do you have any sleeping conditions or other factors that would prohibit you from sharing a room with another student of the same sex?
Please indicate which optional activities you would be interested in participating in.