Online Application

Thank you for considering becoming a part of this transformative program!

Applications will be accepted until May 24, 2022. If you are having any issues with this application, please email Program Coordinator, Rebecca Johnson at The application can also be downloaded below.

Leadership Fresno Application - Class 38
Applications will close May 5th.
Business Data
Please check this box only if your company is a current, dues paying member of the Fresno Chamber.
Please note, your application is not considered complete without an up to date resume.
For the following questions, please limit your response to no more than 100 words.
Please upload a professional letter of recommendation for this program from an employer (current or former), program alumnus, peer, etc. The letter should include your qualifications for acceptance into this program.
Tuition is $1,750 for Chamber Members and $1,950 for Non Members.

If you selected yes, please review the scholarship process and submit a letter of request.

The most important factor in selection is identifying those individuals most apt to utilize their experience in this program for the long-term benefit of the Fresno community. In reviewing applications, the Leadership Fresno Steering Committee looks for candidates who demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • A genuine commitment, motivation and interest to serve our community
  • Potential for advancement to top leadership positions within their own organization
  • Willingness and ability to make the time commitment required by the program
  • Ability to work cooperatively with their fellow class participants on a class project
  • A desire to seek appointments to community boards, commissions or key volunteer leadership positions

The Steering Committee will be seeking participation from varied ethnic, minority, age, gender and industry groups to represent a cross-section of the community. Participants should be active in business, and/or professional, educational, governmental, artistic, cultural, religious, service or community organizations. Retired individuals are also considered.

Note: If you are accepted into the program and then resign prior to the orientation, a refund of tuition can be provided, less the costs of the orientation and retreat. If you resign after orientation, no refund will be provided.

Partial scholarships are available from the Leadership Fresno Alumni Association to qualified applicants. The maximum scholarship is one-half (1/2) the cost of the tuition. Unfortunately, there may not be a sufficient number of scholarships available to be awarded to all candidates who request assistance

In submitting this application, I commit:

  • To the best of my knowledge and belief, the information I have given in this application is true and accurate.
  • I recognize that each year more people apply to Leadership Fresno than are accepted to the program. If accepted, I promise to devote the time necessary to complete the program in its entirety, except for circumstances beyond my control.