The Carol Emmott Fellowship Scholarship

Because equity, inclusion, and diversity are core values of The Carol Emmott Foundation, we’ve created a fund to provide scholarships for women leaders from organizations unable to cover the cost of participation in the Carol Emmott Fellowship.

A lifelong champion of diversity, Carol B. Emmott was instrumental in founding the California Association of Public Hospitals to support safety net institutions.

The Carol Emmott Fellowship Scholarship Fund supports women hailing from those very institutions, among others, which are working tirelessly to serve historically marginalized populations nationwide.

Donations make this program possible. We invite you to contribute to the Carol Emmott Fellowship Scholarship Fund today. When making your contribution, indicate your wish to invest in the scholarship by selecting Fellowship Scholarship Fund from the dropdown under the “contribute to” section.

In order to be eligible to submit a scholarship candidate, an institution must:
– be a “safety net” institution that serves vulnerable populations; and
– be unable to otherwise cover the cost of the Fellowship.

A scholarship candidate must have an identified organization champion in top leadership in order to be nominated for the program. Nominations should be submitted by the applying organization’s leadership.

There is a minimum of one scholarship position available in each cohort, and each $50,000 scholarship covers the program fees and participant travel of one Fellow.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for a scholarship position, contact for more information and a scholarship nomination form.

“It is my goal to invest in women of color who might otherwise lack access to those opportunities. I do this in memory of my mother, Virginia Dodd, who lived her life in support of equity and equality for all..”
– Mary Lee Dodd