Professional Development Scholarships

Are you interested in investing in yourself? NTEN’s courses provide the in-depth knowledge and skills you need to further your career. And thanks to generous support from NTEN’s sponsors and donations from several faculty members, scholarships are now available for individual courses and full professional certification programs.

In addition to these scholarships, we also have fully funded Nonprofit Tech Readiness cohorts opening in the spring of 2021. NTR cohorts get access to the Nonprofit Technology Certificate as well as additional programing.


Course scholarships cover the cost of enrollment in one NTEN course. There is a limit of one scholarship per individual and it may be used for any course. The Courses page has detailed information about all available courses. Individual course scholarships are available.

Professional Certificates

Certificate scholarships cover the full cost of a Professional Certificate. This includes the 10-week Certificate Core as well as five additional courses of your choosing. Please read more about our Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate and our Digital Equity Professional Certificate.

Professional Certificate scholarship recipients can begin registering for courses immediately and will be able to choose from the Fall or Spring cohorts for their respective 10-week core. All professional certificate scholarships have been awarded.

Who Should Apply

These scholarships are part of NTEN’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are intended to support those who meet the following criteria:

  • Those who work for a nonprofit (or social service agency) or are seeking employment in the nonprofit sector
  • Those who can demonstrate how this professional development will advance their career, personal mission, or organization’s mission (if applicable)
  • Consideration may be given to folks dependent upon organizational professional development budgeting


Scholarships are available on a rolling basis when available, with applications reviewed weekly.


If you have questions or need any additional assistance completing an application, please email us.


Professional Development Scholarship Sponsors