The NLC Institute | Request a Waiver

The New Leaders Council Institute is an intense, five-month progressive entrepreneurship training program. It is the premier leadership and professional development, training, mentoring, networking, and career and political advancement program for young professionals.

Applications open on Monday, May 1. Applications close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 1. Unless you apply to both San Francisco and Oakland, you may only apply to one chapter. 

The NLC Fellows are successful in their industry, risk-takers, and progressive advocates. Fellows have to commit to one weekend per month for five months in which each Fellow, along with 15 - 20 or their peers participate in trainings on topics from messaging to finance to political management. To find out more on the Institute please visit the Institutes page.

By filling out this form, you are requesting, but are not being granted, a waiver for the Institute application fee. You will be contacted with next steps for completing your online application. You do not have to wait until you are contacted about the acceptance of your waiver in order to complete the written portion of your application.

If you have any questions, please contact Thank you for your interest in becoming a NLC Fellow!