iMAP Scholarships

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We are happy to announce financial aids and scholarship opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year with full and 50% scholarships are available to qualified students.

Purpose:

  • To provide qualified students an opportunity to attend our Integrated Mindfulness After-School Program (iMAP) so that they may build a strong foundation for lifelong social-emotional well being.
  • A daily mindfulness practice has been proven to support students’ academic development through improving their concentration, reducing stress levels, and training them to effectively deal with difficult emotions.

Full Ride Scholarship

  • Student awarded a full ride scholarship will be committed to attending iMAP every school day (Monday – Friday). Regularly practicing alongside other students and instructors makes it easier for the student to integrate mindfulness into his/her academic learning.
  • With the support of experienced instructors, the student will learn how to breathe, sit, walk, and eat mindfully so that he/she has a chance to slow down after a long day at school and develop greater self-awareness and appreciation for the present moment. When practicing to rest the body and mind, the student experiences calmness and enhanced concentration, which allows him/her to study, learn, and complete homework more effectively.
  • The student will also demonstrate the diligent practice Bodhi Academy’s core values of Compassion, Awareness, Respect, and Exploration (CARE) through mindfulness lessons, team-building exercises, art, science projects, etc. and the ethical guidance of instructors.
  • A daily participation in iMAP during these school months will help him/her develop strong social-emotional skills, inner stability, and a wholesome, balanced lifestyle — all of which has been proven to have a positive effect on academic engagement.
  • Qualified students will have all expenses paid for those 10 months of the school year with a total value of $3,000.

25% to 50% Scholarship and Financial Aids

  • Student may be awarded a 25% to 50% scholarship or financial aid based on family income qualifications
  • Students will also be committed to attending iMAP every school day (Monday – Friday) in order to fully benefit from the mindfulness practice and build a strong foundation for lifelong social-emotional wellbeing.
  • The student will enjoy all the aforementioned benefits listed underneath the Full Scholarship and will have 25% to 50% expenses paid for the months of a school year with a total value up to $1,500.

Requirements:

1st – 8th grade students who are:

  • From families with low-income/financial hardship
  • Foster care families
  • OR any student with special circumstances and an interest in learning mindfulness practices for the enrichment of their daily life, stress reduction, and academic support.

How to Apply:

  • Send a letter describing why you’d want your children to learn (or continue practicing) mindfulness at Bodhi Academy’s Integrated After-School Mindfulness Program (iMAP) and how you think it will help your children in life, school, and relationships.
    • For scholarships, we will also need a similar letter from the students.
  • A copy of recent academic report card
  • Statement on your financial hardship circumstance
  • Include your name, age, phone number, email address, and school district
  • ** We will also accept recommendation letters written to us for interested students **

Email your application to: academy@bodhiyouth.org or send hard copies with the title “Bodhi Academy iMAP Scholarship Application” to 8762 Garden Grove Blvd. #102, Garden Grove, CA 92844.

Deadline: On-going

To help us make these scholarships more freely available, please consider to invite donors to our center.

All proceeds will go towards sponsoring students in attending our after-school program.