BALLE is an equal opportunity organization; and we recognize that economic opportunity is not equal. Our Summit Scholarship Fund resources local economy leaders from under-represented communities, including but not limited to people of color, low-income communities, the LGBTQ community, and women-led organizations.

Scholarship funds cover the full $450 registration fee. Recipients are responsible for the cost of travel, accommodations, and meals. First round applications are due by June 23, and second round applications are due by August 25. Recipients will be notified June 30 and September 1, respectively. Any remaining scholarship funds will be awarded on a rolling basis thereafter. Please e-mail Katheryn Witt at if you have additional questions about scholarships.

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Fellows from all four cohorts connected at the 2016 BALLE Leadership Summit.