Purpose and intent of the IGE financial aid scholarship and
grant help planning services for
and Healing with Nature Training Programs and Degrees
at the Institite of Global Education,
Akmai and West Coast Universities.
Application for alternative and
holistic Grants and Loans
are available for the nature career education and healing Degree
are available toward the self-help Certificate Program and Individual
"We are dysfunctional
socially and environmentally because we are cut off and isolated
from the world of nature and the natural."
provides alternative, holistic, sensory tools that help our psyche
genuinely connect with natural systems within and around us.
Our personal and environmental well-being improves through holistic
nature career education and natural love self-help planning techniques
that enable us to thoughtfully tap into nature's balance, grace
and restorative powers."
FINANCIAL SEVICES UPDATE:
In conjunction with the financial
aid planning statement (see below) that appears on PART ELEVEN of the
program application form,
an applicant for the certification or degree program need only
to honestly state what they can afford to budget towards the
payment of their tuitions and, if approved, all additional tution
fees are payed for them through the PNC Scholarship and Grant
We who contribute to planning
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
Through the planning of this
scholarship and grant subsidy 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 EcoPsychology
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 planning how to implement
cost effective cooperative education. Scholarships are also generated
by donations in funds and kind by IGE alumni and other interested
ELIGIBILITY: Partial and Full
Scholarships are available to individuals seeking courses, degrees
or training. Grants are available to individuals who have the
interest, and/or the support and consent of an organization
or setting that is cooperatively
supportive of the candidate receiving training and/or Certification
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.
private foundations and scholarship organizations give grants for green
programs like ours. By taking our Orientation Course (http://www.ecopsych.com/orient.html) and signing our Petition (http://www.ecopsych.com/petition2.html,)
you become literate in the Organic Psychology ECHN process, you can
show its signifance and you may qualify and apply for this private
funding. Use the search engines (Google etc) and search for
"scholarship grants green sustainable foundations sources." Also
search under catagories you may fit into such as "single woman " or
"Male Catholic social worker over 27 years old living in Michigan" etc.
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 planning program. This in turn helps to
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 and training programs although
the amount of scholarship funding available varies with different
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 Program
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 planning 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 financial aid 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 $150 U.S.*
It includes the program application fee ($100), starting the
Orientation Course at your earliest convenience ($80), with no
cost to you for it or three books ($75), and entrance into the
Student Cooperative Program and support
group through its Cooperative Application
Successful completion of the
Orientation course makes you eligible for the Grant Program that
helps with Certification fees.
F. Another $520* 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)
or certification level'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, Payments towards your remaining
non-scholarship-grant tuition* is made at as stated on the Procedures page.
*NOTE: You may design a fair
payment plan and contract to fit your budget and learning program.
You may petition
for financial aid assistance to help you apply and take the Orientation Course
SUMMARY: SCHOLARSHIP AND SEMESTER PAYMENT PLAN
Semesters are 6-month periods.
Certification Levels are usually semester length, but may be
extended as needed. You may start at any time.
1. Application Fee, Scholarship/Grant
determination and program acceptance, Orientation Course and
books, entrance into Cooperative ....$150.00
2. Completion of Orientation
payment of remaining first semester's/certification level fee
3. Second, Third, Fourth and
Fifth semester fee's ...$740.00/certification level.
(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
courses optional $64 - $89 depening on your program.
Conference Telephone Calls
for Oral Exams and Dissertation $150.00