Scholarship Funds

We occasionally secure limited funding for participant scholarships to the Annual Institute through collaborations with partner agencies.

The following table provides details about our 2015 scholarship programs.

Scholarship ProgramScholarship TypeApplication DeadlineScholarship AwardYour CostLodging Credit
Kentucky ARC Distressed County Team3-Person Community TeamRolling Basis$275 per person$250 per person50% of actual costs. Reimbursement is limited to a $500 maximum per team.
Berea College Appalachian Fund ScholarshipsIndividualRolling Basis$400 per person$50 per personNot Applicable
Social Enterprise ScholarshipsIndividualRolling Basis$400 per person$125 per personNot Applicable
Kentucky ARC Regional Opportunity ScholarshipsIndividualRolling Basis$250 per person$275 per person50% of actual costs, limited to a $150 maximum
Promise Zone Opportunity YouthIndividual (Ages 16-24)Rolling BasisFull Registration Scholarship$0Lodging & Travel Support Provided
West Virginia Youth LeadershipIndividualRolling BasisVariable AmountVariable AmountVariable Amount
Berea College Service Scholars ProgramIndividualRolling BasisFull Registration Scholarship$0Not Applicable

Other Sources of Funding

If you do not qualify for any of the scholarship funds listed above, there may be other avenues of funding available. Below are some suggestions:

  1. Seek sponsoring organizations.
  2. Partner with others who support your cause.
  3. If you are a member of an organization’s board, ask the organization to provide you with training to improve your input as a board member.
  4. Challenge organizations and agencies in your community to support leadership opportunities for local citizens.
  5. Request funding from special grant initiatives for nonprofit organizations.