Program Details

The application period for LNC’s upcoming program year is currently open. For application details and to start your online application, please visit the Apply page. We will be accepting applications for LNC Class 32 (2024-2025) through June 24, 2024.  Applications will be reviewed by our selection committee in July, and we will begin extending invitations by early August.

To learn more about the LNC program, please explore the links below. If you do not plan to apply this year but would like to receive information about future LNC classes, please complete the Class 33 Interest Form to receive announcements about the application process and LNC news and events.

Virtual Information Sessions

For more details about LNC’s Core Program, we encourage you to watch This Recording of a Virtual Info Session for Class 32 (2024-2025). Attendance at an Info Session was not required for you to submit a program application.

Details for Info Sessions leading up up to the application period for Class 33 (2025-2026) will be posted here in Spring 2025.

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Schedule and Locations

100 County Initiative

Scholarship Opportunities

Interest Form for
Future Years

Selection Criteria

Each Leadership North Carolina class is made up of approximately 55 current and emerging leaders from across the state. Special effort is made to ensure that each class reflects the diversity of the state in terms of age, race, gender, geography, sector of employment, stage of career, and types of civic and community involvement. 

Characteristics of a successful applicant include commitment, motivation, and interest in serving the state; demonstrated voluntary leadership in community affairs; desire and willingness to seek key volunteer and/or appointed leadership roles; an occupational commitment to remain in the state; and long-term commitment to playing a personal role in helping to shape North Carolina’s future.

Participants must have the full support of their employers, with approval for participation in accordance with LNC’s attendance protocols.

Program Fee

The program fee for Class 32 (2024-2025) is $7,000.* This fee covers all programming and session materials and meals during each session. Travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of each class member. A limited number of partial scholarships are available.

*This is less than half of what it would be without generous corporate, foundation, and individual support.

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