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Giving Back through Scholarships

“My Esalen experience was made possible through a scholarship and, for this gift, I am tremendously grateful. Here, I have been a teacher, student, nursery manager, farm hand, and irrigator extraordinaire. I have learned and honed skills that I will have for the rest of my life.”
– Molly Leebove
Farm & Garden Apprentice

Financial circumstances can be an obstacle for some who want to experience Esalen, and first-time participants may initially feel reluctant to make the investment of money and time. Scholarships help Esalen fulfill its mission by offering our tools and approach to a wider community.

General student aid, and specific scholarships, help ensure that workshop tuition and accommodation funds are available to individuals and mission-aligned organizations who want an Esalen experience. There are several ways in which you can support scholarships at Esalen, including:

  • General Workshop Scholarship
  • Workscholar Scholarship
  • Farm & Garden Apprenticeship
  • Ethnic Diversity Scholarship
  • Gazebo Park School Scholarship
“As an Extended Student, I am grateful to receive scholarship toward earning an Esalen CARES (Community, Action, Responsibility, Equity, and Sustainability) certificate. I see this certificate as preparation for a healthy and full life.”
– Katie Sontag, Extended Student/Cabins

Photo of Molly Leebove by Ali Kaukas; photo below by Doug Ellis


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