fellowship-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: an association with shared beliefs and pursuits

Commentary: FELLOWSHIP[+association][+shared][+beliefs][-official][+membership]
NOTE: 'fellowship' refers to the individuals in the group
NOTE: does not imply official membership protocols, as clubs and societies usually do.

The church's fellowship was divided about whether to take on the new pastor.
Tolkien's first book in the trilogy is about a fellowship of a ring that has special powers.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a state of comradeship

Commentary: FELLOWSHIP[+state][+social][+comradeship]
NOTE: 'fellowship' refers to the feeling among participants, not the participants themselves

John enjoyed the fun and fellowship at his class reunion.
The Marine Corps develops a strong sense of fellowship among its members.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a financial award for research or teaching

Commentary: FELLOWSHIP[+quantity][+money][+award][+scholarly][+research/+teaching] [+role][+position][+academic][+honored]
NOTE: implies a status as well as the receiving of a stipend.

Sally's four-year fellowship will cover all her tuition costs.
The boy's parents encouraged him to apply for fellowships to finance his college education.
The couple has endowed a new fellowship in biochemistry at their alma mater.
He holds the most prestigious literary fellowship in the university.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3