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. The ELC opens channels of opportunity for the development of Black executives to positively impact business and our communities.


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 seven undergraduate scholarship programs:
  • Three are designed for students pursuing business degrees
  • 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
  • Two are designed for students pursuing degrees in STEM, Business Management or a related field

Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to community service. In addition to receiving a scholarship award, the students are invited to participate in The ELC’s Honors Symposium.

2020 ELC Fact Sheet

Click here to view and download the 2020 ELC Undergraduate Scholarship Programs fact sheet.

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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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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.

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Contact Us

ELC Scholarships

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