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Farm and Garden Apprenticeship Scholarships

Please note: In 2017 we will be offering an Extended Student position in the Farm & Garden through Esalen’s Residential Education Department in lieu of the Apprenticeship: A Program in Community Agriculture.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email for an application.

Apprentice dates and deadlines for 2018 TBD.

Scholarship Funds

Limited scholarship funds may be available for qualified applicants with demonstrated need. Scholarship applies toward reducing or waiving the Apprenticeship Fees ($450 per month) on a sliding scale based on need.


Financial need is determined by the US Federal Guidelines which recommends ranges be set 2.5 times above the Federal Poverty level. While this income guideline is not our only consideration, it is heavily weighted for all Esalen scholarships, and special circumstances should be present and described if you apply and your household income falls outside of this range.

How to Apply for Scholarship

If you would require scholarship to be able to participate in the Apprenticeship program, please be sure to indicate that you are in need of scholarship in your answer on first page of your apprenticeship application.

Apprenticeship Scholarship Application Form 

If applying for reasons of financial constraint, please upload proof of income (W-2, your last two pay stubs or other verification) into your Scholarship Application Form (.jpg or .pdf preferred). All scholarship documentation is kept completely confidential and used only for determining scholarship awards after apprentices have been selected for the program.

We strive to have scholarship funds available for every session. However, we often do not know the available amount until the program begins, it depends on needs and number of applicants. Please do not email to ask if and how much funds are available, as we will not be able to confirm any amount until just before the start of the program.



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