The Mission and Program

Fellowship Mission

To foster the understanding of humanity’s differences, whether of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion or culture, such that those differences can be respected, learned from, embraced and celebrated.


Fellowship Program

The Wilburn Fellowship will be awarded each year to the student (or team) from a participating high school who best captures and promotes the mission of the Fellowship through a project that:

  • Brings people of difference together.
  • Advances knowledge of, promotes respect for and enables celebration of those differences.
  • Demonstrates the value and positive impact that emanates from such differences.
  • Advocates unity and cooperation to make the school, the community and the world a better place.