About Maitripa College Monastic Scholarships

To be considered for Maitripa College institutional scholarships, students must meet the following criteria by the scholarship application deadline: 

  • Be admitted into a degree program or the Classical Tibetan Language Summer Intensive for the year of application
  • Have a cumulative 3.5 GPA (returning students only)

Monastic Scholarships are awarded to graduate students who are ordained as a monk or nun of any religious order. A maximum of $15,000 is awarded to cover tuition and fees for the academic year. Typically, students hold the scholarship until the student graduates; award amounts are based on each student’s registered credit hours. 

No living expenses or stipends are covered so all applicants must have a means to cover those expenses. The scholarship is renewable, but subject to review of English language skills and GPA. Graduates students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to retain academic eligibility for this award.

Part of the application process asks you to describe the nature of your monastic commitments or vows and the duration of your monastic commitment. Preference is given to applicants who have chosen monasticism as a lifelong path and whose commitments or vows include restrictions on financial income (i.e. vows of poverty or the like.)

Review & Decision Process

A review panel may take necessary steps towards verifying the applicant’s qualification and shall decide on the amount of scholarship awarded according to funding availability as well as application’s qualification. Prior recipients of this Monastic Scholarship may also apply by filling out a new application form and submitting a new essay.