Purpose and intent of the IGE Scholarship Program for IGE-AKAMAI.
We who contribute to
the scholarship/grant program are a group of individuals and
not-for-profit organizations that have come together because
we deeply care about our integrity and that of humanity and ecosystems.
We realize that we must do all we can do to reverse our destructive
ways with each other and the environment. Over time we have recognized
the important contribution that Organic Applied Ecopsychology
and the Natural Systems Thinking Process (NSTP) make to this
cause. Through this scholarship program we help make NSTP readily
available to interested, qualified members of the public and
In some minds the scholarship/grant
program makes the IGE program a low-cost degree and therefore
not a first-rate program. This is not the case. The program is
equal to the quality and design of programs costing $40,000 or
more and the latter often do not offer Organic Psychology education.
Their students come to IGE for that training and, at extra cost,
then transfer it into their programs.
The purpose of the scholarship/grant
program is to make NSTP online training, education and degrees
available, affordable and practical . Contemporary society sorely
needs to encourage and support people who recognize the cooperative
nature of natural systems and humanity's participation in them.
The scholarship/grant program
is designed to help students graduate without a high debt that
forces them to take jobs that do not utilize their NSTP skills.
The program includes the IGE student body learning how to implement
cost effective cooperative education. Scholarships are also generated
by donations in funds and kind by IGE alumni and other interested
ELIGIBILITY: Scholarships are
available to individuals seeking degrees. Grants are available
to individuals who have the support and consent of an organization
or setting that is cooperatively
supportive of the candidate receiving training in Organic Psychology.
Entrance to the program is based on the candidate's previous
work and interests as well as their completion of the Orientation
Below are the eight major components
that make the scholarship/grant program possible:
1. IGE STUDENT COOPERATIVE
The IGE program is cooperatively
operated by its student participants and staff. It is only open
to students who have the ability to fill commitments, to be open
to learning, and to cooperatively donate their skills, knowledge
and energies to all aspects of the program's educational and
administrative functions. This eliminates many costs that are
normally incurred in a degree program as well as educates the
student to be more competent in these skill areas. This contribution
helps to subsidize tuitions when it is appropriate.
2. PERSONAL DONATIONS
A growing number of individuals
and programs recognize the critical need for education that addresses
contemporary society's destructive bonding to relationships that
adversely effect natural systems within and around us. These
individuals make donations to the IGE program that helps to subsidize
its normal operating costs and tuitions when it is appropriate.
3. SLIDING SCALE TUITIONS
Portions of some student tuitions
are used to supplement the tuitions of other students. This cooperative
subsidizing makes the program affordable to more qualified students
and thereby makes NSTP more available to help more people and
natural environments. That is as much a goal of the program as
is any other goal.
4. PUBLIC RELATIONS AND EDUCATION
A commitment to public relations
efforts within the student's sphere of influence and energies
reduces advertising expenditures and provides training for the
student in public relations skills. This reduces advertising
expenditures and thereby helps to subsidize tuitions when it
5. LOW FACULTY COSTS
Much of the knowledge and teaching
in the program is provided by free, conscious, sensory contact
with Earth and its natural systems within and around us. Facilitating
this process is provided and learned as part of the degree program
course work thereby making it more self-supporting. Mid-career
professional students from many disciplines learn to mentor each
other as part of the program. This in turn helps to subsidize
6. FOUNDATION AND PERSONAL
The Institute of Global Education
is an educational, not for profit organization, eligible for
funding from foundations and individuals that helps to subsidize
tuitions when it is appropriate.
7. SINGLE TUITION FEE.
IGE does not assign additional
fees for course transfers, prior learning evaluations, MS equivalency
determinations nor various stages of thesis and dissertation
evaluation. This all become part of the curriculum and helps
to subsidize tuitions when it is appropriate.
The application for scholarship
funding is made via the Application
to the program under the process and terms above and below (9).
It pertains to all IGE degree programs although the amount of
scholarship funding available varies with different programs.
In the application the Candidate honestly states the greatest
amount they can afford to pay for tuition and requests scholarship
funding for the remainder of the tuition. Grants
apply to the tuition costs of the Certification Program and are
designed by the applicant in consultation with the Staff. (call
360-378-6313 for details.)
9. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
PROCESS AND TERMS:
Once an applicant's submitted
paragraph is approved for scholarship funding, that commitment
is honored and approximate funds set aside to meet it. However,
some students are unable to immediately continue with their application;
meanwhile the funds allocated to them are not available to other
candidates. This greatly influences the determination of how
much funding we can make available to other candidates' scholarship
To prevent this situation from
occuring and help the Committee meet its own and student goals
if you intend to apply for a scholarship:
October 1, 2002
Before or after
you have submitted your
scholarship paragraph we request
that you complete your Degree Program Application Form:
A. Read an overview
article that describes the progam and its purpose. Optionally
explore the article links that are of interest to you. You should
also familiarize yourself with the the IGE program through our degree homepage and website.
B. Call Dr. Cohen anytime and
further explore your goals, the amount of scholarship funding
you need and if the program and you are right for each other.
1-888-285-4694 (toll free for scholarship candidates).
C. Email and postal mail the
Degree program Application Form
It includes a petition for the amount of funding assistance
you will need based on sections 1-8 above.
Note on the Scholarship
Application a request for a short scholarship essay of not
more than 300 words that explains why the program and scholarship
is attractive to you and your intentions in learning and applying
its process. The determining factor in this essay is its honesty.
Its purpose is to build trust and support for your interests,
intentions and situation.
D. You will be notified within
five days as to the amount of funding for which you are eligible.
E. Once you are notified, you
proceed with the Orientation Course and then other courses at
your earliest convenience. You do not have
to wait for the semester to officially start. You commence with
coursework by beginning payment to IGE towards that portion of
your total Degree Program tuition not covered by your scholarship.
The first payment is $100 U.S.*
It includes starting the Orientation Course at your earliest
convenience, with no cost to you for it or its books or for the
degree program application fee. You may also take two other required
degree program courses at no additional cost ECO 503 and ECO
508 including its book. Entrance into the Student
Cooperative Program and support group also takes place at
this time by completing the Cooperative
F. Another $640* payment towards
that portion of your total tuition not covered by the your scholarship,
is required by the time the Orientation Course is completed (5-10
weeks). This payment completes the first semester's (6 month's)
tuition payments and makes you eligible to start your remaining
coursework for the first semester. You may postpone some of your
coursework and do it in semesters that follow if that is more
convenient for you timewise.
G, Remaining payments towards
your remaining non-scholarship tuition is made at $1000/semester
thereafter until the non-scholarship portion of the tuition is
*NOTE: You may design a fair
payment plan and contract to fit your budget and learning program.
SUMMARY: SCHOLARSHIP AND SEMESTER PAYMENT PLAN
Semesters are 6-month periods
1. Application Fees, Scholarship
program acceptance, Orientation Course and books,
ECO 503 and 508; entrance into Cooperative ....$100.00
2. Completion of Orientation
payment of remaining first semester's/certification level fee
3. Second, Third, Fourth and
Fifth semester fee's ...$740.00/semester
(Payment plan available. You design and contract to pay monthly
what your budget can afford and stop payments when the non-scholarship
portion of your tuition is completed.)
Required books for additional
Conference Telephone Calls for Oral Exams and Dissertation $150.00