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Gilbert Slomowitz Foundation Scholarship FAQs

Please note that the Gilbert Slomowitz Foundation is not currently offering scholarships. We are not accepting applications for scholarships at this time. The information on this page is provided for historical purposes only.

Who can apply for a Gilbert Slomowitz Foundation Scholarship?

Anyone can apply who has a genuine need for financial assistance. The GSF Scholarship program is not designed for people who have the means to pay the full course fee, but are simply looking for a discount. The Foundation has limited funds and we want to use them for those people who truly need this assistance. If you have the means to pay the entire course fee, please do not apply – allow someone with a greater need to benefit from this program.

How do I go about applying for a scholarship?

1. Select “Programs” from the GSF web site main menu and then select “Scholarships” from the Programs menu.
2. The “Scholarship Program” page describes the program and provides a link which will take you to the on-line application form for the Gilbert Slomowitz Scholarship Fund.
3. Complete the Scholarship Application form. In the form, you will be asked to agree to two important requirements:

  • Your answers are complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
  • You will commit the necessary time to ensure the success of the program.

When you are finished, click the “Submit” button and your completed form will be forwarded by email to the Foundation. You are asked to provide contact information for your local TM Center.

How does the Foundation determine who gets a Scholarship?

The Scholarship is awarded based on the following requirements:
1. A genuine need for financial assistance. This is addressed by the answers you provide on the application form, by information you provide to the local TM Center and by any other information you may provide to substantiate your financial need.
2. A commitment to invest the necessary time to ensure the success of the program.
3. The availability of a local TM Center and/or TM Instructor within reasonable travel distance of your city.
4. No issues that might compromise your success with the TM Program.

When will I know if I am selected?

When we receive your application form, we will contact the local TM Center closest to your city and will discuss your application with the local TM Instructors. The local TM Center will contact you to arrange for you to attend the Introductory Lectures and a personal interview with a TM Instructor. We consult with the local Center throughout this entire process in order to determine your eligibility for the Foundation Scholarship. The Foundation will make the final decision and will communicate that decision to you.

How much does the Foundation pay?

The Foundation will pay a portion of the fee for learning TM. This may vary depending on the individual's need, the amount of funding that is available at the time of your application and the amount of funding you are able to obtain through other sources. We receive a lot of applications, and we try to help as many people as possible.

We suggest that you identify all your potential sources of funding before applying for a Foundation Scholarship. Some TM Centers have a local program for financial assistance. Perhaps your family or friends can provide some support. Perhaps you can provide something from your own resources. And the Foundation will help as well. Through the combination of these resources you will be able to meet the course fee and learn TM.

How is the payment processed?

The Foundation does not make payments to individuals. Our Charter requires that we make payment directly to another non-profit charity. All TM Centers belong to a national non-profit organization, the Maharishi Foundation. The Gilbert Slomowitz Foundation sends all TM Course fee payments on behalf of its TM Scholarship recipients to the Maharishi Foundation.

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