We do our best to respond to Retreat Scholarship Applications within 2 weeks after the application deadline.
Before you begin your application, we ask you to review the details of the process outlined here. We also ask that you take some time to reflect on what moves you to attend retreat at this time, as well as to consider the nature of your financial need. Because we are able to offer only a limited number of scholarships, we ask you to apply only if you truly need financial assistance, so as to allow as many people as possible to receive scholarships. We also ask you to consider the level of your financial need when making a request for a full or partial scholarship.
The Open Gate Sangha Scholarship Committee reviews and awards scholarships based on a number of criteria, including availability of scholarship funds, applicant’s financial need, thoughtfulness of application, and prior scholarships awarded to the applicant. Priority will be given to those who have not previously been awarded retreat scholarships.
It is our hope to make Mukti's retreats accessible to those who are called to participate. Toward that end, Open Gate Sangha offers two kinds of retreat scholarships. Please choose only one option:
A Partial Scholarship is an award equal to the event fee. Partial Scholarship recipients will be responsible for reserving and paying for their housing with the retreat site. Please only apply for a partial scholarship if you can afford to pay for your housing. You are asked to only reserve housing up to the level of a double room, if available. Please do not reserve a single room. Retreat housing applications and instructions are sent with the scholarship award email; please do not contact the retreat site until you have received your letter and instructions. Once you accept your scholarship award, we ask that you reserve your housing at least 60 days prior to the start of the retreat to confirm your intention to attend.
A Full Scholarship is an award equal to the event fee plus the housing fee (equal to the cost of the least expensive indoor housing). In fairness to others, you will not be permitted to reserve housing higher than that offered by your scholarship. Please do not contact the retreat site until you have received your scholarship award confirmation which will include details about your housing.
1. Click Next button at the bottom of each page to proceed to the next step.2. Read the Important Information, make sure you have a free member account, and decide which retreats to apply for.3. Complete your application with care by the deadline noted above.