Scholarship Program

3-MONTH UNLIMITED YOGA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED FOUR TIMES PER YEAR
Every three months, Inner Fire Yoga will select a yoga student to receive a three-month unlimited yoga scholarship. This program was initiated as a result of a generous donation by a dedicated Inner Fire Yoga member with the request that the fund be used to help a student who would otherwise not be able to afford to practice yoga at Inner Fire Yoga. Inner Fire Yoga now continues to support this quarterly scholarship in kind.

Our current scholarship application deadlines are: 9/20/14, 12/20/14, 3/20/15, and 6/20/15.

HOW DO I NOMINATE SOMEONE?
If you know someone who would greatly benefit from a regular yoga practice at Inner Fire Yoga, but would otherwise not be able to afford to pay for a 3-month membership, then please send an email to us and tell us about this person, and why you think they should receive this scholarship. It is that simple. We ask that the person you nominate will know in advance that you are nominating him/her, that the person has agreed to participate, and that he/she will be expected to practice a minimum of 3 times per week during the scholarship term in order to maintain the scholarship for the duration of the three months. We ask that you qualify these facts in the nomination. See “Scholarship Nomination Questions” below.

HOW OFTEN ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED?
There will be one scholarship beneficiary every 3 months for a total of four 3-month unlimited yoga scholarships per year. Scholarships will be funded by our Inner Fire Yoga Community via donations to the Inner Fire Yoga Community Scholarship Fund.

HOW ARE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS CHOSEN?
Our management team, comprised of Marit Sathrum (Yoga Teacher and Owner), Michael Hoefferle (Manager), and Kate Schmitz (Teacher and Manager), will review the email scholarship nominations and reward the scholarships to the person we deem to be most qualified. The recipient of the scholarship will be anonymous to our community: we will not publish the name of the scholarship winner, but we may publish the scholarship recipient’s testimonials (anonymously, unless otherwise specified by the recipient).

REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS EMAIL FROM INNER FIRE YOGA
An email will be distributed to our community approximately one month prior to the expiration of the current scholarship term, requesting nomination emails. Please respond before the expiration date for your nomination to be considered for the next scholarship term. If the person you’ve nominated is not awarded for the next term, the nomination can be re-submitted for the following term. Re-submittal for each scholarship term is required for continuing consideration for the next scholarship term.

YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE!
You can help a person who truly “needs” yoga but is unable to pay for membership, someone who will experience the beautiful and transforming benefits of a regular heated-yoga practice, the same that you have, by donating to the “Inner Fire Yoga Community Scholarship Fund” at anytime, simply by stating to the receptionist that you’d like to make a donation to the IFY Community Scholarship Fund. These donations will fund $300 at each new scholarship term (every three months) to pay for one of the 3-month unlimited-yoga scholarships.

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SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATION QUESTIONS
Please send an email nomination and answer the following questions (please keep to one page):

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • The scholarship applicant’s name
  • The scholarship applicant’s email address
  • What is your relationship to the scholarship applicant?
  • Has your applicant agreed to the scholarship process? Are they ready to dedicate themselves, asap, to a minimum yoga practice of three times per week during the term of the scholarship?
  • Why do you believe this person should receive the Inner Fire Yoga Community Scholarship’s three month unlimited yoga membership?

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