The application period for Leadership North Carolina Class XXIX (2021-22) is now open. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 25, 2021. Please review the following content carefully.  Links to complete the online application and submit other required materials are at the end of the page.

During these challenging times, the connections, context, and rich exchange of ideas that are hallmarks of Leadership North Carolina are more critical than ever.  LNC is committed to providing an exceptional experience while prioritizing the health and safety of participants, partners, and staff.  Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, the fall 2021 sessions will be hosted on our virtual platform. We will return to in-person programming for the spring 2022 sessions.  Use the link below to explore the full schedule for LNC Class XXIX (2021-22).

Application Overview

Completed applications must include:

  • Submission of the online application, including a brief bio and a photo (photo is optional)
  • Two letters of recommendation submitted directly to Leadership North Carolina by your references
  • Payment of the $75 application fee.
  • Candidates wishing to be considered for our limited scholarship funds must also complete the separate scholarship application.

Applicants will be notified by email when all of their materials, including their recommendation letters, have been received. Applications will be reviewed by LNC’s selection committee in July and invitations to participate in LNC Class XXIX will be extended by early August.

Before completing the application, be sure you are familiar with structure, schedule, and content of the LNC program by exploring the links below. Some organizations have an internal process for selecting their applicant(s) for Leadership North Carolina.  We recommend checking with whoever handles the LNC partnership for your organization to make sure you are following your organization’s protocols.

Completing the Application
Use the links below to complete the application and payment process and to share the recommendation form with your references. All materials must be submitted by June 25, 2021, for your application to be considered. Please contact Kelly Turner at with any questions.


Application Tips

  • Save your work frequently by checking the “Save my progress and resume later” box at the top of each page.
  • You will be asked to enter an email address and enter and confirm a password each time you save your work.  You may use the same email address and password each time.
  • Compose your narrative responses in a separate document and paste them into the application.  This creates an extra level of backup for your longer responses.
  • Be sure to share the recommendation letter request link (below) with your two references as soon as possible so they can submit letters before the June 25 deadline.

LNC Class XXIX Program Application

Recommendation Letter Request Form
Please share this link with your references

Application Fee Payment
Fee should be paid after application is submitted

LNC Class XXIX Scholarship Application

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