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 guidelines found in 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. After you receive notification of your acceptance into the program, please then return to this page download and complete the scholarship application.
Applying for a scholarship for the Apprenticeship requires that you send in proof of income (W-2 or paycheck stub). Following this procedure ensures that we do not have your personal info stored in our electronic servers unecessarily.
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). If you are not a US citizen, please provide the equivalent verification for your country. 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.