Our History

The Byron Fellowship Educational Foundation is an Indiana based 501c3 non-profit organization established in 2004 by Mark Boyce and Gabriel Grant who continue to support the fellowship and participate as mentors today.

The Byron Fellowship is named after the 19th century community located near Turkey Run State Park in Parke County, Indiana – in appropriate irony, the Village of Byron no longer exists except on road maps. The term Fellowship denotes participation in a community of shared interests.

The first twelve programs took place, typically in May, at Turkey Run State Park in Indiana.  In 2014, we added an additional August Byron Fellowship program at Warren Wilson College near Asheville, North Carolina. The Asheville, NC August Fellowship is the now the sole program offered each year.