ELP believes that the environmental movement can and should reflect the diverse communities in which we live and work. We are committed to making our programs accessible to all environmental and social change leaders, and select our Fellows through a needs-blind process.
Typically, it costs ELP around $3,500 per participant to support a Fellow in both our Regional and National Programs. These costs include staffing, outreach, individualized 360 evaluations, 10-12 days of residential retreat rental (including room and board), curriculum materials, professional trainers and personalized follow-up on each Fellows Personal Leadership Plan. Through the support of foundations and individual donors, ELP is able to subsidize the training costs for our Regional Programs. At this point in time, our National Program is offered at cost.
ELP is committed to making it work financially to all Fellows that are accepted into our programs. We do this in a variety of ways:
Organizational Sponsorship or Support
Many Fellows have been successful in receiving support from their employers. ELP is available to provide information to your employer, highlighting the benefits of Fellowship Program as a professional development opportunity.
We offer various payment plans that allow you to spread out your payments over time.
We offer a few needs based scholarships to individuals in each Fellowship class. You can denote whether you need a scholarship during the application process. Scholarships are directed towards reducing the participation fee, and do not cover travel expenses.
If you have additional questions about creative tuition options for ELP's Fellowship Programs, contact Jenna at [email protected].