The Courageous Women, Fearless Living Retreat Scholarship Fund has been established to offer financial assistance to as many retreat participants as possible. Scholarships may be applied to all or part of the cost of the retreat. Although travel expenses are not covered by scholarships at this time, we will launch a Crowd Funding initiative at Beanstalk Foundation in June to obtain additional funding for travel so please check back with us on this.

Shambhala Mountain Center offers a 25% discount on housing and meals for all Courageous Women participants. You will see a variety of housing options on the SMC website. The scholarship covers dormitory accommodations and meals at the discounted rate ($408.75). In order for as many women as possible to benefit from the scholarship fund we ask that recipients pay all or part of the $375 tuition.

If you would prefer another housing option you will need to pay the difference between the scholarship dorm accommodation amount of $408.75 and the cost of your housing choice.

Income is not factored into a scholarship award. We do ask for annual income because it’s helpful overall to have this data. All scholarship application information will be held in confidence.

Scholarships are awarded on a first come basis – early application is highly recommended. You will receive a response to your application within approximately two weeks of submission. Please email to inquire about the status of your application if it has been longer than two weeks.

If you are applying for a scholarship please do not register for the program on the SMC website until your scholarship has been awarded.

Our scholarship funds have been fully awarded for 2017 and we regret that we are not able to accept anymore scholarship applications at this time.

 We will post the 2018 application and invite you to apply for next year once those dates have been scheduled.

Thank you!