Coach Scholarship Program

Ensuring coaching is made available to underrepresented populations.

Our 2024 scholarship application period is now closed. Recipients will be announced before the end of the year.


To ensure that coaching is made available to underrepresented populations, and to increase focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, the ICF Foundation partners with ICF Coaching Education and accredited educational organizations to offer scholarships for individual coaching education opportunities.

Promoting access to coaching education across the globe. 

Scholarship recipients will receive the following benefits:

  • Tuition Scholarship (in-kind) to a Level 1 (60+ hours) ICF accredited Coaching Education program awarded in 2024. Education will be provided virtually.
  • Recipients will be asked to cover the cost of other incidentals and to have a reliable internet connection.
  • Complimentary ICF membership for length of scholarship/training.
  • Opportunity to apply for/pursue ACC credential (application fee waived) one year after scholarships are awarded (2025).
  • Access to a mentoring coach during the Level 1 accredited training program.

As part of its mission, the ICF Foundation aims to offer coach education that is culturally relevant and that aligns with the United Nations Global Goals.

 Applicant Eligibility Criteria 

  • Be nominated by ICF Members, ICF Chapters or apply on their own. 

  •  Be an aspiring leader or have 2-3 years of experience in a leadership role. 

  •  Demonstrate interest or be on a career track to become a professional coach. 

  •  Demonstrate commitment to contributing to the social impact in their community through coaching during the program and upon graduation. 

  • Fill out the 2024 application completely.

  •  All communications related to the application, selection and administration of these scholarships will be conducted in English. 

The ICF Foundation Thanks Our Scholarship Program Providers!

2024 Participating Providers

Butterfly Coaching Academy

Certified Life Coach Institute


Erickson Coaching International

International Coaching & Leadership Institute

The International Coaching Group dba Coaching Out of the Box

Moving the Human Spirit

Radiant Coaches Academy

Sunlight Academy

ICF-accredited educational organizations can help us by offering scholarships. Learn more below.

Eligible aspiring coaches may apply or be nominated for a scholarship.