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Scholarships for Retreats


Open Gate Sangha offers a limited number of retreat scholarships to retreats for those who need financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria, including thoughtfulness of your application, availability of scholarship funds, applicant’s financial need, and prior scholarships awarded to the applicant. We cannot guarantee a scholarship award to any individual.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applying for Scholarship

The deadline for 2017 retreats has passed.

If you choose to apply for a 2018 retreat scholarship, do not preregister for a retreat.

In order to apply for a scholarship, you must complete the online Retreat Scholarship Application form and submit it by the retreat scholarship application deadline.

Submit your completed application by the postmark deadline: OCTOBER 31, 2017.

Scholarship notifications will be emailed within 1-2 weeks after the deadline. If you have missed the scholarship application deadline, please wait and apply for a scholarship for the next cycle of retreats in 2019.

Retreat Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

1. When will I find out if I received a retreat scholarship?

You will receive an email with our decision approximately 1-2 weeks after the application deadline.

2. Can I still apply for a retreat scholarship if I have missed the deadline?

No. If you have missed the application deadline, please wait and apply for the next retreat cycle.

3. Am I guaranteed a retreat scholarship?

No. A scholarship committee reviews the applications and makes decisions based on the applications and funds available.

4. If I do not get a scholarship, can I still be on the waiting list?

You can still be on the waiting list if you think you will be able to pay for the full cost of a retreat. Keep in mind that housing at the retreat site is subject to availability; your first choice may not be available. To put your name on the waiting list after the registration deadline, go to the retreat schedule and click on the retreat you’re interested in.



Two Types of Retreat Scholarships

Partial Scholarships
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. Retreat housing applications and instructions are mailed with the scholarship award letters; please do not contact the retreat site until you have received your letter and instructions.
Full Scholarships
A Full Scholarship is an award equal to the event fee plus the least expensive indoor housing fee. Information about how to reserve housing is emailed with the scholarship award email; please do not contact the retreat site until you have received your confirmation. If you require a room of greater cost for medical reasons only, than is covered in the scholarship, you are responsible for paying the difference in cost. We offer very few full scholarships.





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