How do I apply for the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute?
What are the basic elements of the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute?
What are the basic eligibility requirements?
Who would benefit from this program?
I do not match the experience described in who would benefit from this program. Can I still apply?
What are the benefits to Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate organizations for having staff participate in this program as scholars?
What are the benefits of participating in the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute?
Will Scholars interact with participants of other Atlas Corps programs?
Is there a cost to participate in this program?
Who will review applications and make decisions on who gets accepted into the program?
What criteria will be used to determine who gets accepted into the program?
When will the live sessions take place? What if I have conflicts during the live sessions?


How do I apply for the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute?

Applicants must fill out this application form to be considered for this opportunity. The application includes a brief biography, two 250-word essays, a 2-minute video, a brief leadership project proposal, and contact information for one professional reference who will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation. We estimate that the application will take 2-3 hours to complete.

Please note that this application is only for the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute; if you want to be considered for other Atlas Corps programs, see apply.atlascorps.org for details on how to apply.

What are the basic elements of the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute?

The Institute is organized into five online learning modules: Orientation, Developing Self, Developing Others, Leading Movements, and Reflection. This seven-month online program includes keynote speakers, interactive workshops, self-led activities, discussion groups, and community-building activities with leading U.S. organizations and leaders. Scholars will also work on an individual leadership project that benefits the Scholar’s current organization and enhances their professional skills; projects can be new or existing activities.

What are the basic eligibility requirements?

♦ Full-time employee of a Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate organization;

♦ English proficiency, as all activities will be conducted in English;

♦ Technological capacity to participate in video calls (1-2 per month);

♦ Availability to participate in the entire Leadership Institute – 7 months of approximately 3 hours a week of scheduled or self-guided virtual activities. 

Who would benefit from this program?

♦ Professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree and 2-10 years of experience, or a High School Degree/GED and 5-10 years of experience;

♦ Rising leaders who seek structured professional development, have a passion for social change, and have an interest in making international connections. 

I do not match the experience described in who would benefit from this program. Can I still apply?

Yes, you may still apply. The description is meant to serve as a guide for who might most benefit from the programming, but is not meant to be exclusionary.

What are the benefits to Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate organizations for having staff participate in this program as scholars?

♦ Free professional development opportunities for staff;

♦ Strengthening the skills of emerging professionals at the Laureate organization to nurture the ‘next gen’ of humanitarian leaders. 

What are the benefits of participating in the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate Virtual Leadership Institute?

♦ Engagement in approximately 100 hours of FREE professional development training that will enhance Scholars’ knowledge, skills, and abilities;

♦ Peer coaching to develop your leadership project at your organization;

♦ Publicity on Atlas Corps and Hilton Foundation external communication channels;

♦ Access to additional Atlas Corps trainings and opportunities;

♦ Engagement in the global Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate community;

♦ Invitation to annual Hilton Humanitarian Prize Ceremony;

♦ Lifetime enrollment in the global Atlas Corps Community (of 1000+ social change leaders from 100+ countries) upon successful completion. 

Will Scholars interact with participants of other Atlas Corps programs?

In addition to engaging within the Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate community, the Hilton Prize Laureate Scholars will interact with Scholars in other virtual programs of Atlas Corps and will become members of the broader Atlas Corps Community of more than 1,000 professionals from 103 countries.

Is there a cost to participate in this program?

There is no cost to apply or participate. However, please note that Scholars are responsible for their own technology to participate in video calls. Atlas Corps does not provide funds to Scholars for tech upgrades.

Who will review applications and make decisions on who gets accepted into the program?

Atlas Corps utilizes a team of internal staff to review applications.

What criteria will be used to determine who gets accepted into the program?

This opportunity is best suited for emerging professionals with approximately 2-10 years of professional experience who are looking to enhance skills and build their global networks. Criteria for selection includes strong writing and speaking skills on the application, a clearly articulated motivation for joining the program, potential to have an organizational and community impact, potential to benefit from this program, and a recommendation letter.

We anticipate selecting and inviting 50 individuals among the 25 Prize Laureate organizations to participate in the Institute as Scholars. Furthermore, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation welcomes a diverse candidate pool. This program seeks to actively engage and include the voices and perspectives of individuals from different backgrounds—and will make great effort to provide all Prize Laureate organizations the opportunity to be represented within that select group, as interested and applicable.

When will the live sessions take place? What if I have conflicts during the live sessions?

Our goal is that scheduled video calls are held between 7 AM – 11 PM in any given time zone to accommodate participants across numerous time zones. We will finalize the exact call times closer to the start of the Institute. Our call times are subject to change as we analyze participants’ timezones and attendance. WhileScholars are encouraged to attend live sessions to better make new connections within the Laureate community, they will have access to recordings of sessions if they are unable to attend live.


To Learn More:
— To learn more about the Hilton Humanitarian prize, visit hiltonfoundation.org.
— To learn more about Atlas Corps Leadership Programs, visit apply.atlascorps.org.

If your question isn’t answered there, please email hilton@atlascorps.org.