Scholarship Application

Through a collaboration with Harvard Business School Online, the Social Innovation + Change Initiative (SICI) has created a scholarship for changemakers on the cutting edge of social progress. We are committed to ensuring the content in this course is accessible to all. SICI’s scholarship reduces the cost of Power and Influence for Positive Impact to $50 for up to 50 individuals per enrollment period. We hope to increase the number of scholarship seats in the future.

Our scholarship application is now live! Eligible applicants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. We are accepting applications for the October course until August 17, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Please note that August course applications are currently under review and our team will be in touch with all applicants about our decisions the week of June 27th.


Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate: financial need, current involvement in addressing a social problem, and a compelling rationale for how this course will accelerate their capacity for advancing social change. 

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, proficient in English, and committed to learning and engaging with fellow participants throughout the course.

Before applying, please review the following carefully: 

Please do not apply for a scholarship seat unless you meet SICI’s eligibility criteria and have confirmed that you are able to complete the course in its entirety by reviewing the information above. Those who miss course deadlines will not receive a certificate of completion, will lose access to course materials, and will not be eligible for future scholarships from SICI.

For a limited number of eligible participants, SICI is providing $50 electronic gift cards as a “thank you” for participating in a follow-up meeting with our team following completion of the course. We are particularly interested in understanding how the course affects changemakers with deep experience (lived, personal, or professional experience) working from under-resourced and underserved communities. In the meeting, you will provide feedback on your experience with the course to help advance our understanding of how the course material is being applied in the field. You will see an option to indicate interest in this opportunity within the application.


August 2022 Course:

  • SICI Scholarship Application Launches – June 8, 2022
  • SICI Scholarship Application Closes – June 22, 2022 (5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time) 
  • SICI Scholarship Announcements – Week of June 27, 2022 
  • HBS Online Application/Enrollment Deadline – July 20, 2022 
  • Course Begins – August 10, 2022 
  • Course Ends – September 21, 2022  

October 2022 Course:

  • SICI Scholarship Application Launches – June 8, 2022
  • SICI Scholarship Application Closes – August 31, 2022 (11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time) 
  • SICI Scholarship Announcements – By week of August 29, 2022 
  • HBS Online Application/Enrollment Deadline – TBD
  • Course Begins – October 5, 2022  
  • Course Ends – November 16, 2022