Scholarships change lives.

Leadership goes beyond the person standing in front of the room. It’s about all of us – our collective wisdom, socio-economic needs,  individual behaviour, cultural diversity, and ways of knowing.  Meaningful change only happens with all voices considered.

Hollyhock Scholarship Fund

Partial scholarships are available for up to 50% of tuition for many programs. Priority is given to those in financial need, who plan to bring what they learn at Hollyhock back to their homes, workplaces, and communities to make the world better.

All applications will be reviewed by our Scholarship Committee. To be considered, please ensure you apply at least one month in advance of your program start-date. When you apply, an automatic confirmation email will be sent (if you do not receive this email please contact:

Register and apply for a scholarship early! Early submission helps your chance of receiving support.

Recipient Responsibilities

Scholarship recipients are responsible for paying an initial reduced deposit (refundable), and the tuition balance not covered by scholarship. Travel, accommodation, meals, material fees, day-use fees (for off-site guests), and applicable taxes* are not covered by scholarship.

Once your scholarship is confirmed, we may ask you to spread the word about your upcoming program. Afterward, we’ll invite you to share feedback, testimonials and/or a quote from your time with us.

*Please note, a Hollyhock scholarship is considered taxable income.

Eligible Programs

Almost all of our programs are eligible for scholarship support!

The following are ineligible:

  • 3-Night Getaways/Holidays
  • Meditation programs based on dana (teachings by donation), including Metta Vipassana and Mindfulness Meditation

Select Vancouver programs are eligible for scholarships or can be attended in a volunteer capacity, please e-mail for more information.

Next Steps

Register for your program before submitting your scholarship application. You can apply through our online reservation request form or call our Regisration office at 1-800-933-6339 x232 to book.

When you register, please indicate that you intend to apply for a scholarship so that you receive the reduced deposit rate. The reduced deposit for Cortes campus programs is $195 (standard deposit is $395), and 50% of Vancouver programs (standard deposit it total tuition). Note, your deposit will be refunded if our Scholarship Committee is unable to offer a scholarship, or if you decline our scholarship offer. Once confirmed, your deposit is refundable, less a $50 processing fee if you cancel up to 7 days prior to arrival (deposit will be forfeited if you cancel after this period).

Once you are registered come back here and proceed to our Hollyhock Scholarship Application.

Ready to apply?
Please ensure you have reviewed the above, registered and paid your reduced program deposit before applying for a scholarship.

The Dana Bass Solomon Scholarship Fund

In honour of former CEO, Dana Bass Solomon and her 20 years of extraordinary leadership,  we are pleased to offer full scholarships to emerging leaders, outstanding change makers, and community builders. 

Up to ten full scholarships (tuition, room and meals) for individuals who demonstrate financial need and extraordinary potential in community innovation, arts and culture, social, or environmental change making.

All applications to the Hollyhock Scholarship Fund (above) will be reviewed by the scholarship committee and considered for a Dana Bass Solomon Scholarship. Only those selected will be contacted.

Photo: Katie Simmons

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