Samarya Yoga Teacher Training Commitment to Diversity Scholarship Application
Samarya Yoga was born out of the dedication to making yoga accessible to as many people as possible. As part of this mission, we are deeply committed to increasing diversity in the yoga community. To this end, we have established The Samarya Yoga Diversity Scholarship to welcome and assist people from under-represented groups to join The Samarya Yoga Teacher Training.
To be eligible, applicants must identify with one of the categories listed below, must have the ability to teach yoga in the community following teacher training, and must complete and submit the application by deadline, no exceptions.
This is not scholarship solely based on financial need, rather it is an invitation and incentive to those students who believe that because of the way they present in the world, they would help to create a more inclusive and safe environment for others. No scholarship is ever given for the full amount. Highest amount of scholarship is approximately $1000 depending on number of scholarship applicants and number of students enrolled in training. We have had many students who have been very successful with personal fundraising for the full amount of training. We will happily put you in touch with those folks, as well as to support you in your personal fundraising efforts every way we can. Additionally, The Grunewald Guild has a limited number of work-study opportunities during each training as a way to further offset costs. Please be thorough and convincing in your application.
If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be asked to confirm your acceptance with a non-refundable deposit within one week of acceptance in the total amount of the scholarship given to ensure your commitment as well as our dissemination of funds. In other words, we do not want to offer someone a scholarship who is then – for whatever reason – unable to come to the training, because doing so inevitably means someone else has not received scholarship funds which would have allowed them to enroll. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Should a scholarship recipient decide to cancel their attendance for any reason, those funds can be rolled over as a deposit on a future YTT within one year. You will have to reapply for scholarship, as scholarships are awarded based on the pool of applicants.