Lead365 Scholarship Application Process

We are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to apply for one of the $200 scholarships. This scholarship is designed to assist you in covering tangible, travel related expenses, including but not limited to: childcare, transportation to and from departure location, lodging, and other costs associated with joining us in Orlando. Scholarships can now also be used to offset your registration expenses. You pay the registration fee less $200.

Timeline and Cut Off Dates

Priority will be given to applications submitted prior to May 1. Remaining funds will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. You must register for the conference by September 1 to be eligible for the Early Bird rate of $499 or for the Super Early Bird rate of $469 by March 1. TheLead365 Foundation Board will review applications; recipients will be notified by email no later than September 1, 2019.

Upon proof of a non-refundable paid conference registration, scholarship recipients will receive their scholarship by mail in the form of a Lead365 Foundation check for $200.  

The cut off for all applications is August 31, 2019.

Selection Criteria

Integrity is central to effective leadership and professionalism. Scholarships are intended to be the difference between someone being able to attend the Lead365 National Conference or not. We ask that you honor this intention and offer a one-paragraph explanation of your financial need in the application. Your application will be kept confidential.

There is no cap on how many scholarships can be awarded to the same institution, but you may only apply for one scholarship per conference per person.  

Scholarships will be awarded through a holistic assessment of the following factors:

  • Demonstrated financial need.

  • Proof of “status” as a current part time or full time undergraduate or graduate student, professional staff member at an accredited institution of higher education, or new professional employment, in the form of a valid ID

  • Proof of a non-refundable paid conference registration

  • Commitment to developing as a leader or enhancing your professional development

  • Motivation to attend the conference

  • Character reference letter


The Fine Print

Life happens. In the event you are awarded a scholarship, cashed it, and registered for the conference, but become unable to attend, you are responsible for returning the $200 scholarship to the Lead365 Foundation so it can be awarded to another individual who has demonstrated financial need.

Funds must be returned no later than December 1, 2019. Scholarships are non-transferable and cannot be held over for a subsequent year, yet you are encouraged to reapply.  Your conference registration is subject to the appropriate cancellation policy.  In the unlikely event you fail to return the scholarship by the deadline, the $200 will be deducted from your paid registration, leaving an “amount owed” by those attending the conference associated with your group or place of employment.



Please email the Lead365 Foundation President, Dr. Susan Salvador, at foundation@lead365.org or call 781-790-3533. We would love to help you with your application or answer any questions you might have about the conference!