100 County Initiative

Leadership North Carolina is committed to serving all of North Carolina. LNC has alumni or current participants representing all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, but many parts of the state remain underrepresented in the LNC network. Our 100 County Initiative supports recruitment of and participation by leaders from these parts of the state.

Blue Cross Blue Shield 100 County Initiative Scholarship

Through a generous grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield North Carolina, we are better able to support statewide participation in the program. Applicants from counties historically underrepresented in the LNC program will receive priority consideration for BCBSNC 100 County Initiative Scholarship funding.


For the Class 32 program year, the BCBSNC 100 County Initiative Scholarship provides:

  • $6,250 towards the full program fee of $7,000. The remaining $750 will be the responsibility of the participant.
  • Accommodations for up to two nights for each in-person LNC session, to be held in locations around the state.


Scholarship recipients are responsible for:

  • $750 towards the total program fee of $7,000.
  • Travel expenses other than accommodations. Meals are provided during session programming hours.

Apply for a BCBSNC 100 County Initiative Scholarship

To be considered for scholarship support through the BCBSNC 100 County Initiative Scholarship, prospective LNC participants must complete the full online program application as well as the separate online scholarship application. Both applications will be available on the Apply page of the LNC website during the annual application window in June.

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