The Scholarship Fund

The Hollyhock Scholarship Fund exists to provide support to individuals who require assistance to participate in a Hollyhock program. All applicants must first register for their chosen program. All applications are reviewed and considered. Priority is given to those who demonstrate financial need, diversity, have not received a Hollyhock scholarship within the past two years, and articulate how they will bring what they learn in their Hollyhock educational program back to their homes, workplaces and communities.

Click here if you would like to donate to the Hollyhock Scholarship Fund.

What is a Hollyhock Scholarship?

We grant partial tuition scholarships, generally up to one-half of the program tuition fee.

Scholarship recipients are responsible for paying the balance of tuition, as well as the full cost of travel, accommodation and meals, day-use fees (for offsite guests), material fees (applicable for some programs), and taxes/ fees associated with attending a Hollyhock program.

*Please Note: Hollyhock scholarship grants are considered taxable income.

What Does Hollyhock Ask of Scholarship Recipients?

We may ask for your help to spread the word about the program you’re attending, and post-program, we’ll invite you to share a quotation or testimonial about your time at Hollyhock.

When Will You Hear From Us?

Our Scholarship Committee meets weekly from April to October. and you can expect to hear back from us within 2-3 weeks. Applications received between November and March are reviewed in April.

An automatic email confirmation is sent out for every application received, however, spam filters and other technical reasons may result in you not receiving the email. If you do not receive the auto receipt, please contact

Registration & Deposits for Scholarship Applicants

We remind you that you need to register in your selected program before applying for a scholarship.

Please call our registration office, 1-800-933-6339 x232, or fill out an online reservation request form.

When you register, please indicate that you intend to apply for a scholarship so that you receive the reduced deposit rate.

Reduced Deposit for Cortes Campus programs: $195 (standard deposit is $395)
Reduced Deposit for Vancouver programs: 50% of total tuition cost (standard deposit is total tuition)

If the Scholarship Committee is unable to offer you a scholarship or if you decline a scholarship offer, we will refund your full deposit.

Once confirmed, your deposit is refundable, less a $50 processing fee, if you cancel up to 7 days prior to your arrival. Cancellation 7 days or less before your arrival date results in full deposit forfeit.

We recommend that you register and apply for a scholarship early. Early submission helps your chance of receiving support.

Programs Eligible for Scholarship Support

While almost all of our programs are eligible, there are a few programs that are ineligible for scholarship support:

  • Restorative Getaways
  • Any meditation program that is based on dana (teachings by donation), including Metta Vipassana and Mindfulness Meditation
  • Art of Spiritual Guidance 2-Year Training Program
  • All Vancouver programs, EXCEPT for SVI Vancouver and Alchemy of Group Facilitation, which are eligible. However, some Vancouver programs can be attended as a volunteer (restrictions apply), please e-mail if interested in volunteering.

Apply Online

1 Program Information
2 Contact Information
3 About You
4 About Your Request
  • Program Information

  • Select the program you wish to attend from the list. For program details and dates, please visit our Programs section (this will open in a new window).