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Scholarship Applications

Scholarships are a vital part of Kripalu’s mission to empower people and communities to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga. Each year, Kripalu awards an average of $500,000 in scholarships; all scholarships are partial and funds are limited. Awards are based on financial need and other hardship as well as plans to serve.

Scholarships Update

Given the uncertainty around COVID-19, we are not currently reviewing scholarship applications. Keep checking back, as we'll make our application available as soon as we are able.

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Scholarship Eligibility and Amounts

Not all programs are eligible for scholarships. View a list of eligible programs.

Submitting an application for a scholarship does not guarantee that you will receive one. Scholarships typically cover 20 to 50 percent of tuition and housing and are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Scholarships are awarded toward dormitory-style housing. If you choose to upgrade your accommodation, your scholarship will no longer apply, with the exception of a medical condition.

Kripalu is currently offering a special donor funded 100% scholarship for those working in the helping professions, coming from Richmond, Virginia for R&R or eligible programs. Please follow the regular application process.

Application Process and Deadlines

Scholarship applications must be submitted at least three months prior to the start date of the program or training; we are unable to consider applications received after this deadline.

Upon successful submission of your application, you will receive a confirmation. You will be notified of your scholarship decision within several weeks of your program date.

If you plan to take the program whether or not you receive a scholarship, you may make a reservation to guarantee your spot. Full payment is due at time of reservation. If you are awarded a scholarship, the scholarship amount will be refunded to your credit card. If you plan to only attend the program if you receive a scholarship, you do not need to register; however, you may wish to in order to guarantee space in the program and housing. There is a separate registration and payment process for trainings in the Kripalu Schools; visit kripalu.org/schools.

Cancellation Payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee) if you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date. If you cancel between 13 days and one day in advance, a nonrefundable credit to your Kripalu account (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue. No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early. There is a separate cancellation policy for trainings in the Kripalu Schools; visit kripalu.org/guestinfo for full cancellation policy details.

Scholarship consideration and program registration take place separately; being awarded a scholarship does not register you for the program. In order to guarantee space in the program and housing, please call Registrations at 866.200.5203.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact us at scholarship@kripalu.org.

Please note There is no work-study available for programs or trainings at Kripalu.

Kripalu Schools Scholarships

The following trainings are eligible for scholarships:

  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • 200-Hour Foundations of Ayurveda1
  • 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training2
  • 300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training2
  • 300-Hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga2
  • 650-Hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification3
  • 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program2
  • 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training2
  • Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership Certification2

Scholarship applications will be reviewed only after an applicant has been accepted into the training. Your training application and scholarship application may be submitted together, however. You will receive notification of your scholarship decision within several weeks of your program date.

1Foundations of Ayurveda Parts 1 and 2 are awarded as one scholarship since these trainings must be taken together.

2Scholarships for these programs are awarded per module date. You may apply for up to four module dates at a time using separate applications for each module; you must complete a separate scholarship application for each Kripalu Schools program date. Scholarship applications are evaluated and awarded relative to program dates. Please indicate the start date of the modules for which you are applying. When applying for scholarship toward the 200-Hour Foundations of Ayurveda portion of this certification, please follow the submission deadlines for 200-Hour Foundations of Ayurveda1.