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We believe that a diverse mix of perspectives and experiences makes Esalen a more enriching experience for all involved. Our scholarship program, funded through the generosity of donors, lets us make Esalen accessible to anyone seeking to deepen their purpose, regardless of finances. Money should never stand in the way of human potential.

Esalen scholarships provide financial support for our public weekend programs. Awards range from 25 to 90 percent of the cost of tuition and accommodations.

For Massage Certification scholarship information, see the certification program application.

Scholarship recipient criteria

Scholarship review process

All scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Esalen Scholarship Committee. The committee’s mission is to increase accessibility to Esalen, regardless of financial capacity, and support individuals seeking to step into their potential.

Please email with any additional questions, and allow five business days for a response.