BCBSNC 100 County Initiative Scholarship

Leadership North Carolina is committed to serving all of North Carolina. LNC has over 1,100 alumni representing 85 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. Through a generous grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield North Carolina, we are better able to support statewide participation in the program.  Our 100 County Initiative recruits leaders from the 15 counties that have never had participants complete the LNC program.  Those 15 counties are:





Applicants from the counties listed above will receive first priority for BCBSNC 100 County Initiative Scholarship funding.  Secondary consideration will be given to scholarship applicants from any of North Carolina’s Tier 1 counties.

The BCBSNC 100 County Initiative Scholarship will provide:

  • $4,750 towards the full program fee of $5,250. The remaining $500 will be the responsibility of the participant.
  • Accommodations for up to two nights for each monthly LNC session, to be held in locations around the state.

Scholarship recipients will be responsible for:

  • $500 towards the total program fee of $5,250.
  • Travel expenses other than accommodations. Meals are provided during session programming hours.

The BCBSNC 100 County Initiative Scholarship fact sheet can be found here.

Additional opportunities for partial scholarship funding are available through the William Garrett Scholarship Fund.

To be considered for scholarship funding, prospective LNC participants must complete the full online program application as well as the separate online scholarship application.  Both the program and the scholarship applications will be available through links on the Apply page of the LNC website during the annual application window (mid-May – late June).

Program and scholarship applications are considered separately.  Candidates must be chosen by the selection committee to participate in the program before they are considered for scholarship funding.  Applying for a scholarship does not impact consideration of an applicant’s program application.

For more information, contact LNC program director Kelly Turner at kelly@leadershipnc.org or (919) 803-5325.