100 County Initiative

Leadership North Carolina is committed to serving all of North Carolina.

LNC has alumni or current participants representing 98 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. Our 100 County Initiative supports recruitment of leaders from the remaining 2 counties–Gates and Greene–and prioritizes building a pipeline of leaders from parts of the state that are underrepresented in the LNC network.

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 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 the counties historically underrepresented in the LNC program.


The BCBSNC 100 County Initiative Scholarship will provide:

  • $5,245 towards the full program fee of $5,995. 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 will be responsible for:

  • $750 towards the total program fee of $5,995.
  • 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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