We will accept applicants on a rolling basis beginning March 1, 2017. The final application deadline is EXTENDED — April 22, 2017.
After you have registered, CREGS will send periodic updates to those who have applied about the program and featured speakers.
In order to support access for people who are often denied access to educational opportunities, we will give priority to applicants with significant financial need, people of color, and applicants who are transgender or gender-variant (inclusive).
Here is a helpful breakdown from Alexis Cunningfolk of Worts and Cunning Apothecary to help you reflect on your financial situation and class status, and determine whether to ask about a scholarship:
Personal Financial Experience
Abundance:I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic* needsI may have some debt, but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needsI own my home or property, or I rent a higher-end propertyI own or lease a carI am employed, or do not need to work to meet my needsI have regular access to health careI have an expendable** incomeI can always buy new itemsI can afford an annual vacation, or to take time off
Comfortable: I may stress about meeting my basic* needs, but still regularly achieve themI may have some debt, but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needsI own or lease a carI am employedI have access to health careI might have access to financial savingsI have some expendable** incomeI am able to buy some new items and I thrift othersI can take a vacation annually, or every few years, without financial burden
Minimal: I frequently stress about meeting basic* needs and don't always achieve themI have debt and it sometimes prohibits me from meeting my basic needsI rent lower-end properties, or have unstable housingI do not have a car, and/or have limited access to a car, but am not always able to afford asI am unemployed or underemployedI qualify for government assistance, including food stamps and health careI have no access to savingsI have no or very limited expendable** incomeI rarely buy new items, because I am unable to afford themI cannot afford a vacation or have the ability to take time off without financial burden
*BASIC NEEDS include food, housing, and transportation**EXPENDABLE INCOME might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the movies or a concert, buy new clothes, books, and similar items each month, etc
Only folks who fall into the minimal resource category should apply for scholarships.
If you have financial abundance, please consider making a donation to the Summer Institute to help others with financial struggle attend as well.