Sangha Support Scholarship

Funded by
$500
1 winner$500
Open
Application Deadline
Sep 2, 2024
Winners Announced
Oct 2, 2024
Education Level
Graduate, Undergraduate
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Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate or graduate student
Religion:
Buddhist
Education Level:
Religion:
Undergraduate or graduate student
Buddhist

Buddhist priesthood in the West has a funding problem that makes it hard for young Buddhists to enter the field.

Buddhism in the West faces challenges, particularly in providing adequate support for its practitioners, including those aspiring to serve as priests or caregivers. While chaplains in Christian denominations can often rely on support from the church for funding, housing, and other resources, the infrastructure supporting Buddhist priesthood and caregiving roles can be limited and discourage skillful, compassionate people from entering and staying in these fields.

This scholarship seeks to support young Buddhists, so they have the resources they need to pursue their goals.

Any Buddhist undergraduate or graduate student may apply for this scholarship opportunity, but those pursuing a Masters in Divinity or PhD and those pursuing chaplaincy or caregiving are preferred.

To apply, tell us about your relationship with Buddhism, how it has impacted your goals for the future, and how you hope to give back to your community after graduating.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Faith
Published March 28, 2024
$500
1 winner$500
Open
Application Deadline
Sep 2, 2024
Winners Announced
Oct 2, 2024
Education Level
Graduate, Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners