Financial Aid and Limited Scholarships Available

Financial aid is available for the Fundamentals Course (starting 9/9/20) and the San Francisco Bay area LifeWays Training (starting February 2021).

Financial Aid based on Financial Need
We have funds available for students with financial need.  To apply, students should apply first to the training/course, and then fill out the Financial Assistance Form on the website.  Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need until all the funds are allocated.

Scholarships for Black Students
We are offering several scholarships for the 2020-21 training year to Black students. These scholarships aim to welcome individuals of this traditionally underrepresented group to Steiner-based early childhood programs. To be eligible you must be:

  • A student who identifies as Black
  • Enrolling in either our LifeWays Early Childhood Certification Training OR the LifeWays Fundamentals Course (hybrid online/in-person program) for the 2020-21 training year.

Two scholarships have already been awarded. One scholarship remains:

  • One $1000 scholarship for a student enrolling in the LifeWays Early Childhood Certification Training in San Francisco Bay area, scheduled to begin in February, 2021.
  • AWARDED: Two $500 scholarships for two students enrolling in the LifeWays Fundamentals Course, beginning online in September, 2020, and ending with in-person retreats in July of 2021 in Boulder, CO and Tucson, AZ.

To apply, prospective students must complete the Application – click here including the essay question, and return both to Mary O’Connell, Training Coordinator for LifeWays North America,

DEADLINE TO APPLY for the $500 Fundamentals Scholarships: Sept. 4, 2020 (two scholarships will be awarded by 9/6/2020)

DEADLINE TO APPLY for the $1000 Certification Training Scholarship: January 1, 2021 (one scholarship will be awarded by 1/10/2021)