Coach Training Scholarships

The Association of Coaches and Coach Training Organizations [ACTO] is pleased to open the application for its annual (2024) Coach Training Scholarship. As in years past, two Scholarships will be awarded – each in the amounts of $2,000 USD – to the individuals who best meet the established criteria of the Scholarship Award. This opportunity is open to both new coaching students, as well as students currently enrolled in an Accredited Coach Training Program to complete a coach training program from one of the ACTO member participating schools below.

The criteria for the ACTO Scholarship Award are narrowly focused as follows:

  1. Applicant must express a commitment to pursue a career in coaching, ultimately credentialing through a recognized professional body. The award must be accessed (but not necessarily completely used) within a one-year period and training completed within two years.
  2. Applicant must express a clear and specific intent to use their acquired coaching skills to positively impact society by working with underserved and/or historically excluded populations. (Examples of underrepresented people and communities include, but are not limited to: Black, Brown, Indigenous and other people of color, ethnic or religious minorities, lower socio-economic or caste status, LGBTQIA+ persons, youth, elderly, economically or educationally disadvantaged, incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals, immigrants or migrants, etc.)
  3. Applicant must share a credible expression of financial need for this award.

Completed scholarship applications must be submitted to ACTO by April 1, 2024. Scholarship Awardees will be announced at the 2024 ACTO Conference in June 2024.

The 2024 ACTO Scholarship application is now closed.

Important Dates

January 1, 2024 – Scholarship application process open

April 1, 2024 – Completed scholarship application submission deadline

June 2024 – Scholarship Awardees will be notified

Participating Coach Training Organizations

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