BIPOC Scholarship Policy
In recognition of the leadership of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) in creating counter-normative sexual culture, and of the impacts of sexualized violence that is targeted at BIPOC, the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education (ISSSE) works together with the Somatic Sex Educators Association (SSEA) to contribute to the movements for economic justice.
The ISSSE commits to continued learning and allyship with BIPOC students in bringing more anti-racist and decolonial awareness and presence to the profession of somatic sex education. This includes welcoming ongoing input on how our current model of funding support is working for folks.
Scholarships for Core Course 1: Foundations of Somatic Sex Education
All self-identified BIPOC/racialized students who request a scholarship will receive 50% off the registration fee for CC1. Scholarships are given in the form of a coupon code. Coupons are valid for 3 months, after which time the funds are redistributed to the next requester.
This is not an adjudicated process; funds will be provided as they are available. If there are no funds available at the time of the request, the requester’s name will be added to a waitlist. Students who request a scholarship and who choose not to wait for a scholarship to register will receive a scholarship retroactively as funds are available, in the order in which the requests are received.
To request a CC1 scholarship: This is not an adjudicated process. Simply send us an email or short audio or video recording (2 or 3 minutes) requesting a scholarship, along with your desired course start date and anything else you would like us to know about you. Send your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarships for Courses 2 through 5
All self-identified BIPOC/racialized students who request a scholarship for Courses 2 through 5 will receive a $500 USD scholarship for each course they are invited to register in.
To request a scholarship for courses 2 through 5: Please contact us via email to make your request: email@example.com and our creative admin will be in touch to arrange the scholarship with you.
If this scholarship doesn’t meet their needs, current students are invited to book a conversation with their current faculty mentor to discuss options. The ISSSE is committed to working with each student to offer the support that can make continued participation in the program possible.
Questions about our BIPOC Scholarship Process can be directed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org – Current BIPOC students may book a 30 minute call with the BIPOC Faculty Liaison Onika Henry or Adjunct Faculty Kai Cheng Thom to review the tuition, scholarships, and financial aid options.