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Executive Leadership Council

The Executive Leadership Council

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is the preeminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global Black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises.

Overview

The mission of The ELC’s Scholarship Programs is to build a pipeline of Black corporate talent by supporting the academic achievement and development of Black undergraduate and graduate students.

Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The ELC offers five undergraduate scholarship programs:
  • three are designed for students pursuing degrees in business
  • one is designed for students currently enrolled in a mechanical or chemical engineering program
  • one is designed for students pursuing degrees in business, insurance and risk management, or a related field

Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and commitment to community service. In addition to receiving a scholarship award, an elite group of students will be selected to participate in The ELC’s Honors Symposium. The Symposium is a multi-day professional development experience offering ELC scholars career development and networking opportunities.

2019 ELC Fact Sheet

Click here to view and download the 2019 ELC Undergraduate Scholarship Programs fact sheet.

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Undergraduate Programs

Applicants must complete and submit all application requirements by March 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.
Successful applications will be notified by April 12, 2019

CLICK ON EACH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM TO VIEW THE REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY

Alvaro L. Martins Scholarship Program

Ann Fudge Scholarship Program

Award for Excellence in Business Commentary Scholarship Program

Praxair Engineers of Tomorrow Scholarship Program

Nationwide’s Future Leaders Scholarship Program

The Honors Symposium

Honors Symposium

The Honors Symposium introduces The ELC's scholarship recipients to a wide range of business-related careers and industries to increase the number of future black business leaders. Our goal is to help fill the pipeline of black corporate executives from the classroom to the boardroom.

The Symposium is a four-day professional development experience comprising a series of events and meetings that connect and expose The ELC’s scholarship recipients to leading corporate executives and hiring managers from major global corporations. During this experience, the scholarship recipients participate in career development opportunities and enriching social activities.

The scholars also attend The ELC’s Annual Recognition Gala where they are recognized on stage before an audience of more than 2,000 corporate, education, civic and community leaders.

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must complete and submit all application requirements by March 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.
Successful applicants will be notified by April 12, 2019

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an ELC undergraduate scholarship:

  • Classification Status: The applicant’s classification status for Fall 2019 must be sophomore, junior or senior
  • Minimum GPA Requirement: Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement; Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA to apply to the Nationwide’s Future Leaders Scholarship Program, a 3.0 GPA to apply to the Praxair Engineers of Tomorrow Scholarship Program and a 3.2 GPA for the other three scholarship programs
  • U.S. Citizen: Applicants must be U.S. citizens at time of application
  • Proof of Financial Need: Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need by submitting their current financial aid award letters; a copy of your FAFSA award letter (financial aid award letter) must also be submitted
  • Special Requirements
    • Applicants applying to the Award for Excellence in Business Commentary Scholarship Program must be pursuing a degree in business at an accredited four-year college or university
    • Applicants applying to the Nationwide's Future Leaders Scholarship Program must be pursuing a degree in business, insurance and risk management or a related field at an accredited four-year college or university
    • Applicants applying to the Praxair Engineers of Tomorrow Scholarship Program must be pursuing a mechanical or chemical engineering degree at an accredited four-year college or university
    • Applicants applying to the Ann Fudge Scholarship Program and /or Alvaro. L Martins Scholarship Program must be pursuing a degree in business and currently enrolled at an Historically Black College or University

Submission Requirements

  • Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must meet the criteria described in the scholarship description and eligibility requirements
  • Amount of Awards: Applicants may apply to multiple scholarships, if eligible; however, an applicant will only be awarded one scholarship per calendar year
  • Future Eligibility: Once awarded, applicants are no longer eligible for any future ELC undergraduate scholarship award
  • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a well-written and supported essay on the scholarship’s specified essay topic; topics vary for each scholarship and essay lengths vary by scholarship category
  • Video Requirements: Applicants must submit a 3 - 5 minute video answering the following questions:
    • What differentiates you from other applicants and how have your experiences shaped you as an individual?
    • What is your vision and strategy to becoming a future Black business leader?
  • Transcripts: Applicants must submit an unofficial academic transcript reflecting current standing with their college/university, enrollment status and field of study
  • Financial Aid Award Letter: Applicants must submit a copy of their official financial aid award letter summary for the current school year
  • Terms Agreement: Applicants must agree to the terms of the electronic affidavit
  • Letter of Recommendation: Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from a professor, faculty or staff member speaking to the student’s character, academic excellence and community/campus leadership
  • Resume: Applicants must submit a professional resume that demonstrates campus and/or community involvement/leadership
  • Honors Symposium: A select group of scholarship recipients are required to attend the all-expenses paid ELC Honors Symposium experience, to be held on October 8 - October 11, 2019 in Washington, DC; you will be notified of your mandatory participation upon receiving the scholarship award

Please Note:

  • Praxair Engineers of Tomorrow Scholarship applicants must submit a short essay (500 words maximum) in response to each of the four question prompts.
  • Nationwide's Future Leaders Scholarship applicants must submit a short essay (500 word minimum; 1,000 word maximum) in response to each of the four prompt questions

How to Apply

1. Register

Click on the Register button to complete and submit the registration form.

2. Login

Login to the Scholarship system with your email and password.

3. Create

Create your online Application. Review and accept the eligibility requirements.

4. Save

Before the application deadline, your application can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the application is saved. Please ensure that all attachments are in Acrobat PDF format. At any time, you can download and print your application by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section.

5. Submit

On completion, save your Application as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your application for your records by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the Call for Application close, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.

Contact:
ELC Scholarship Team
scholarships@elcinfo.com

February 4
Scholarship Launch
March 8
Application Deadline
March 8 - April 5
Review Process
April 12
Selection/ Announcement
May - August
Virtual Professional Development Sessions/ Webinars
October 8 - 11
Honors Symposium, Washington DC

ELC Scholarships

The Executive Leadership Council
1301 K Street, NW, Suite 210 West
Washington, DC 20005
Email: scholarships@elcinfo.com