Program Details

The application period for LNC’s upcoming program year is currently open.  We will be accepting applications for LNC Class XXIX (2021-2022) through June 25, 2021.  Applications will be reviewed by our selection committee in July and invitations to participate in Class XXIX will be extended by early August, 2021. For application details and to start your online application, please visit the Apply page.

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, complete the Interest Form to receive announcements about the application process and our quarterly newsletter.


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 XXIX will be $5,500.* This fee covers all programming and session materials and meals during the in-person sessions. 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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