NEED-BASED & DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS
We officially initiated our need-based and diversity scholarship program in 2019 to increase the accessibility and inclusivity of our psychedelic services and training program, and since that time have provided over $250,000 in scholarships to our students. These scholarships provide a 10-40% discount on any program tuition or group participation fee. Scholarships for individual sessions are also regularly available and are based on an hourly flat fee discount. Medical evaluations and membership applications are already reduced to the lowest rate possible, and ketamine administration and medical oversight are discounted additionally through group rates. Cannabis sessions are more accessible and very effective. Payment plans are also available to increase accessibility. Scholarships renew annually.
We would like to reaffirm our organization’s commitment to racial equality and social justice. We are fully committed to ensuring that everyone in our community is treated fairly, and with dignity and respect.
We would also like to ensure that the communities who need psychedelic healing services the most actually have access to them. There is something very personal about healing and self-actualization, and it is often important to recipients of a psychedelic session that they have a shared identity with their guide. The Center for Medicinal Mindfulness would like to do whatever we can to support access to transformational experiences for all people.
We believe that everyone deserves access to the healing that we offer and we work hard to make these programs financially accessible. Our scholarship program is not based on any sort of donation limitations. If you need a scholarship, and you qualify for our services or training program, you’ll get one for the duration of your time with us.
We acknowledged that marginalized communities have too often been left out of receiving access to essential psychedelic services. This scholarship is designed to give access to people who are marginalized and who experience systemic oppression. The scholarship is also available to help people who financially need it and would not be able to participate otherwise.
We specifically aim to lift up those most marginalized and therefore prioritize people who hold multiple identities in this application process, especially if you have limited financial means, are a student, a veteran, retired, or disabled. Our hope with this scholarship is to create space for those who have been most often denied access to this type of transformational experience and training by a lack of accessibility or discrimination.
The full Scholarship Application can be found in the Student Handbook. We base our decision of scholarship amount based on the following criteria:
- 10% – Veteran, Student, Need-Based, International, Works with Underserved Populations, Retired
- 20% – BIPOC, LGBTQ, Minority Religious Tradition, Couples Attending Program Simultaneously (Need-Based)
- 30% – Combinations of above, multiple underrepresented identities
- 40% – Extreme financial need with multiple underrepresented identities
The scholarship is for the duration of your time with us, and includes all tuition costs and group session fees. We also offer a scholarship rate for individual psychedelic therapy services.
What the scholarship does not yet provide a discount on is travel, lodging and meals during our training retreats or visits to our center. We have a partnership with the hotel next door to reduce lodging costs. We have also created online training and psychedelic therapy options.
The application to receive a scholarship is simple and takes less than ten minutes. It is part of the general application process for our training program.
Demographic information requested is optional but is part of the general application (whether you are applying for a scholarship or not) so we can track our progress on diversity and inclusion. Please complete the demographics section if you are comfortable doing so.
Notice of Non-Discrimination and Prohibition of Harassment: Committed to equality of transformational opportunity, the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness does not discriminate in offering access to its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, caste, religion, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, responsible psychedelic medicine use (as defined in the Medicinal Mindfulness Safe Community Policy), or any other status protected by law.