Empowering Leaders through Opportunity

The world’s leadership can and should reflect the diverse communities in which we live and work. Acting on this belief, CCL extends leadership development opportunities to leaders who typically cannot access our traditional fee-for-service programs — leaders that nevertheless — can and do make a difference. Recipients are chosen on the basis of personal circumstances and achievements and the likely impact of the scholarship on their lives and the communities they serve.

Those eligible to apply are leaders from:

  • Education
  • Foundations
  • State and Local Governments
  • 501(c)(3) Non-Profits Organizations
  • NGOs and INGOs

Applicants must complete and submit the online application and request a letter of recommendation be submitted on their behalf.

Seats for scholarships are limited and based on individual need, type of organization, and program availability.
If a program becomes overbooked, CCL reserves the right to re-schedule the scholarship recipient and enroll them in a program at a later date.

For more information, consult our FAQs or contact us at scholarships@ccl.org.

Read more stories from scholarship recipients.

The Women’s Leadership Program flipped a switch in me that let me recognize the deep satisfaction I take in creating something. The now ten-year journey of GlobalGiving has all been about creation. (more…)


Mari Kuraishi, co-founder and President of GlobalGiving

Learning how to read and facilitate CCL’s 360-degree assessments has had a strong positive impact on the leadership development efforts at Year Up. The instruments are solid, the course was expertly taught, and the insights that our leaders are getting are really supporting their growth. Thank you, CCL, for quality materials and for supporting Year Up’s mission to close the Opportunity Divide.


Dan Handalian, Senior Director of Leadership Development, Year Up