Forest Therapy Guide Training Scholarship Application Form
*Important: Please Read This Page and All Related Policies Carefully Before you Apply.
If you would like to apply for a scholarship, begin by completing the Forest Therapy Guide Training Application form. Be sure to state your interest in a scholarship. We will review it, and if you are accepted into the program you will then have the opportunity to complete a scholarship application (on this page).
We offer 2 reduced-price places per training when able.
These are partial scholarships; they reduce the cost of the training program.
The deadline to apply for a scholarship is no later than 2 months before the program begins. At this point all scholarship applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified by the end of the following week, approximately 6-7 weeks before the program begins.
Applicants may apply for a scholarship after having already submitted a regular application and receiving a notice of acceptance into the program.
It is customary for scholarship applicants to confirm their enrollment in our trainings by paying the deposit to reserve their spot within 14 days of the original acceptance. If an applicant does not confirm their enrollment by paying the deposit there is no guarantee that there will be a spot available.
If an applicant's participation in the program was contingent on being awarded a scholarship from the original application submission, and the scholarship is not awarded, let us know no later than 40 days before the program start date. We will reimburse the full deposit and any tuition paid, as long as we're notified within that timeline . After that, our regular policies will apply: deposits become non-refundable and any additional tuition paid can be refunded up to 30 days prior to the program. Please refer to our general Payment Options and Policies Page for more details.
If the applicants original application was not contingent on a scholarship award from the original application, or the deposit is a roll over from another training, the above refund policy does not apply. Please refer to our general Payment Options and Policies Page for the general policies that apply.
Once an applicant is awarded and accepts a scholarship all standard payment, refund and cancellation policies apply. This includes making payment in full one month before the training. Please refer to our Payment Options and Policies page for more details. Upon confirmation of enrollment further discussion of payment plans can be explored.
When we review your application, we look for three main things: (1) do you have a track record that inspires confidence that you will successfully implement this practice; (2) is there a particular community that you have a demonstrated leadership within, that might be under-served by our program and that you will be serving; and (3) you can demonstrate that your need is such that you would not be otherwise able to participate.
We encourage you to first write your responses on a word processor and save them, then copy them into the fields below. This is both to support you in your composition process, and also to protect against losing your hard work in the event of a technology glitch during the form submission.
The questions are:
1. Why do you consider yourself to be a good candidate for this scholarship?
2. What communities or groups are you part of or represent that you feel will benefit from your Forest Therapy Guide training?
3. Describe your life path that has brought you to the decision to want to do this training.
4. How do you envision integrating this training into your personal and professional life?
5. What qualifications and/or life experiences do you have that you feel will complement Forest Therapy?
6. Considering your lifestyle describe how you will create space and time in your life to take full advantage of the learning journey this training offers.