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For the last 30 years the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) has been offering the gold-standard in coach training and leadership development for individuals and organizations. Now we are creating a new language of leadership. Let's do this together. 

Co-Active Scholarship Program

Funded Coach Training and Certification Programs

Coach training scholarships are currently closed. Please sign up below if you'd like to be notified when they open for the 2024/5 scholarship period.


Opportunity Scholarships

Fully or part-funded coach training program scholarships are available for people who need financial assistance. We invite you to apply for a scholarship if you have significant financial need (scholarships have previously been awarded to those with an average annual income between $25,000 and $47,000).

In addition to those directly impacted by war and displacement from their home countries, this year’s scholarship program will prioritize those from marginalized communities (which includes underrepresented racial/ethnic communities, people with disabilities, and those who identify as trans).

In the spirit of service and paying it forward, we ask recipients of a Co-Active scholarship to commit to providing 10 hours of pro-bono coaching and/or participate in a community project for each fully sponsored class awarded. Last year, scholarship recipients donated over 3,000 hours of service to their communities.


Reward Scholarships

Reward scholarships are not limited to income but instead focus on your commitment to making a positive contribution in your community. We want to empower those who are doing good and who have a desire to serve. Reward scholarships are also awarded on significant demonstration of leadership (through past/current leadership projects, volunteer initiatives, and leadership potential).

Please note that we have fewer Reward Scholarships available than Opportunity Scholarships.


We’re sorry but applications for this scholarship are currently closed. As part of our annual budgeting cycle, the scholarship budget is currently being reviewed. If you’d like to be notified when applications are open, please sign up below in the “Notify Me” section. Thank you..

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The scholarship program is managed by a team of volunteers. You can email the scholarship committee with any questions that haven’t been answered here.

For the CTI Opportunity Scholarship, income verification is required via your most recent tax filing. We consider the different costs of living globally but, in general, applicants must have an annual income of $75,000 USD or less to qualify. Adjusted financial considerations will be made for those applicants who come from households with two incomes and dependents. During the pilot of the program, successful awardee annual incomes fell in the range of $25,000-$47,000.

For CTI Reward Scholarship applications, while there are no income limits, please be aware that there are limited Reward Scholarship awards available. Those with incomes of $75,000 (USD) or higher as individuals ($125,000 or higher for most families) should apply via the CTI Award Scholarship application. 

The only prerequisites apply to the order in which you must take classes in the Co-Active coaching curriculum and meeting the income limits listed above.

Given limited availability, please select the offering you are interested in that most aligns with your purpose and commitment to creating meaningful change in the world.

Yes, your application must be completed in one sitting. You are not able to save your application to be completed later. We recommend that you prepare your essays, video, and income statement before starting the application process.

For those applying for the CTI Opportunity Scholarship, you will need to submit a form to assess your financial need. Please provide the following:

  • Most recent tax filing (meeting the required income limits listed above)

The scholarship program page and application form has been designed to easily upload documents, including your video submission. If you have any technical problems, please reach out to the scholarship committee. Given the volume of applications, the committee will aim to reply to your question(s) within 2 business days. Please do not contact CTI or our customer service team directly.

Applicants to both the CTI Opportunity Scholarship and the CTI Reward Scholarship are required to answer the questions listed in the application form and submit a short video. In addition, the CTI Opportunity Scholarship applicants will also be required to submit an income/unemployment statement.

We have a rigorous application review process led by an independent scholarship selection committee made up of CTI faculty and CTI graduates. Scholarships are allocated across the globe for CTI’s course offerings and awarded to the highest scoring applicants. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final; given the volume of applicants, once decisions are made, no further communication about award decision will be shared.

The scholarship committee will notify all applicants within 6 to 8 weeks after the submission deadline as to whether they received the scholarship.

If you are selected, the committee will notify you directly and give you information on how to apply for the awarded Co-Active class experience.

Yes. Scholarships can expire for a few reasons. If you don’t enroll in classes within a certain time period (about 2 months). If you are concerned about your status at any point, please discuss this with the scholarship committee.

Given the limited availability of scholarships, CTI is unable to provide direct 1:1 feedback. Scholarship applicants can apply once, each calendar year.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your application.

Scholarships can be renewed through a renewal application once the pay-it-forward volunteering has completed (10 hours per course sponsored through the scholarship program).

In recognizing that everyone is a leader, we also recognize that some leaders thrive with additional accommodations to supplement our safe and courageous learning environment. We invite you to contact us about your needs to help determine if and how they can be accommodated. Given the volume of applications, the committee will aim to reply to your question(s) within 2 business days. Please do not contact CTI or our customer service team directly.

CTI is committed first, and foremost, to you. By extension that means safeguarding your privacy and empowering you to maintain authority over your information. This is done by following current regulations, industry standards and business practices. All information submitted for scholarship consideration will be held confidentially between the scholarship committee and CTI.

We hope to reopen the scholarship program in May/June 2024. If you would like us to notify you when we open scholarship applications again, complete the form on this page.

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