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The Association of Coach Training Organizations [ACTO] is pleased to open the application for its annual (2022) 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. 


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, 2022. Scholarship Awardees will be announced at the 2022 ACTO Conference (June 15-17, 2022).

2022 ACTO Coach Training Scholarship Application

* 1. What is driving your commitment to pursue a career in coaching? Please share your relevant experiences, education, values, and aspirations.
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* 2. What is your vision of, and potential for, using your coaching training to serve individuals or organizations in underrepresented communities? (See below for additional information.)
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(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. Please write a brief statement to support your financial need for this award by sharing a bit about your financial situation and any other special circumstances you view as important. Include the anticipated cost of your coach training, other sources of funding you have explored (employer subsidy, sponsors, personal loans, gifts from family or friends, credit card, grant, etc.), and how much you anticipate being able to contribute to your coach training.
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* 4. Please complete this sentence: “Being awarded an ACTO scholarship for my coach training will provide me the opportunity to...”
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* Please list your: full name, phone number(s) and full mailing address including country,
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* Email Address
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* By selecting YES below, I understand that my information can be shared with the ACTO Scholarship Committee and agree that I can be available for an interview with the Scholarship Committee as part of the application process. Further, I understand that should I receive an ACTO scholarship, I will be able to choose the participating ACTO-Member Coach Training Program which best meets my training objectives and commit to begin my training within twelve (12) months of the award.

Thank you for submitting your completed ACTO scholarship application.