- Frequently Asked Questions -

How can I learn more about Centurions? 
Recruitment activities, which begin in the spring (fall cohort) or fall (spring cohort), include socials, information sessions, and select Centurions programming. If you would like to be informed of these events, e-mail Lindsay Jarquio your contact information and check the calendar

When are applications due? 
The application, a $65 application fee, and one letter of recommendation is due on January 5 for the Spring start and June 1 for the Fall start.

How much is tuition? 
Annual tuition for the two-year program is as follows: 

  • Organization with more than 250 employees - $3,500 
  • Organization with fewer than 250 employees - $2,500

An optional charge of approximately $1,100 will be assessed to all incoming and active Centurions for their participation in the annual benchmarking trip.

May I submit more than one letter of recommendation? 
One letter is required, but up to three letters of recommendation can be submitted. Applicants may wish to solicit more than one letter in case one or more do not arrive in time to meet the application deadline.

Who should I ask for a letter of recommendation? 
Letters should come from individuals who know you well and can vouch for your ability to learn, serve, and lead. Supervisors, chief executives, board members, volunteer coordinators, fellow volunteers, professional contacts, clients, and family friends are all potential references.

How should I submit my letters of recommendation? 
Letters may accompany the application when you submit it online, or you may request that your references submit their letters separately. In this case, letters should be mailed to:

Centurions Leadership Program
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108

or emailed to jarquio@kcchamber.com.

I'm not sure I have enough volunteer experience to apply. How can I get more involved in the community? 
As they enter the program, Centurions have varying levels of community involvement. Some have already served on nonprofit boards, while others are just beginning to explore how they can best make an impact. If you are looking for ways to get involved, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Nonprofit Connect are great resources. 

I can only apply if I am guaranteed a scholarship. Can you let me know before I submit my application if I will receive one? 
Unfortunately, much of our scholarship funding comes from application fees. We are unable to determine how to distribute those funds until we have reviewed all applications.

Is my company a Chamber member?
Chamber staff will be happy to assist you in determining your company's membership status. Please e-mail Lindsay Jarquio, or feel free to search our online member directory. 

How do I become a Chamber member, and how much does it cost? 
Membership dues vary based on a company's size and other factors. Please check out this basic membership form and contact The Chamber at (816) 221-2424 to speak with a member development representative. 


Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce