Financial Accessibility

Meaningful change only happens with all are voices considered.
We believe finances should not be a barrier to education, leadership, and personal development.


Hollyhock Scholarship Fund

Program experiences are enriched by welcoming a multitude of voices and experiences that reflect global plurality. Our scholarship program is one of our key strategies to expand program access to underrepresented and marginalized communities. 

A limited number of scholarships are granted per program with awards ranging from partial to full tuition. To support the largest number of people receiving support, the majority of scholarships awarded are 50% tuition. We encourage applicants from those whose identities intersect with, but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth, and elders. 

All programs are eligible with a few exceptions including holidays and meditation programs that are based on dãna (teachings by donation). While we continue to grow our scholarship fund and build accessibility, we regret that not all applications will be successful.

Application: To apply, indicate that you are applying for a scholarship in your program registration. We ask for a 5% refundable deposit. Please contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit. Upon receipt of your program registration and scholarship application, our registration team will send an email confirming receipt and tentatively hold your place in the program pending review of your application by the scholarship committee. 

Review & Confirmation: Applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee on a rolling basis starting 90 days before your program. If your application is successful our registration team will contact you with the grant amount (if any) and ask you to confirm your participation by a specific deadline.

Deposit: We ask for a refundable deposit of 5% of your booking. Please contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit. Your deposit will be refunded if our Scholarship Committee is unable to offer a scholarship or if you decline our scholarship offer (see cancellation policy). Scholarship recipients are responsible for paying any expenses not covered by the scholarship, which may include a tuition balance for partial scholarships, travel, accommodations, meals, and applicable taxes. Please note that scholarships are considered taxable income.

Participation & Follow up: We look forward to welcoming you on campus. Should you be unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible to maximize the opportunity to redistribute scholarship funds. Our team may follow up with you to learn about your experience, your participation is optional. 


Dana Bass Solomon Scholarship Fund

In 2018, Hollyhock established the Dana Bass Solomon Scholarship Fund in honour of former CEO, Dana Bass Solomon and her 20 years of extraordinary leadership. This fund supports full tuition, room, and meals for emerging leaders who demonstrate financial need and extraordinary potential in community innovation, arts and culture, or social and environmental change.

All applications will be considered for a full Dana Bass Solomon Scholarship, and up to 12 are available each year.


Tiered Tuition

For select programs with high social impact, you are free to choose the tier that best fits your budget. No application required.

  • Reduced – Low income, made possible by our generous donors
  • Standard – Mid income, regular price
  • Generous – High income, helps support another participant to join