For over 40 years the experiences and education we have offered our students have transformed them and thereby countless clients and others with whom they live and work.

Sofia University is pleased to offer scholarships to support entering and continuing students who can demonstrate financial need, will contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the transpersonal community, and possess high potential to thrive within the Sofia community. Scholarships can be combined with financial aid, depending upon eligibility.

Since July 1st, 2014, we have given the following amount of scholarships:

  • Through the Sofia University Fund: $170, 158.00
  • Through the ITP Foundation Restricted Fund: $21,000.00

If you would like to give to one scholarship fund rather than the general fund please email

We currently offer the scholarships listed below.

Moving Humanity Forward

We believe that every student who enrolls at Sofia University has the ability to be a ripple in the wave of humanity’s evolution. This scholarship asks you to consider your own personal contribution to this amazing effort. Whether you see yourself as a ripple within your own personal home community, within a larger organization, or as an international change maker, we would like to know how you envision your education at Sofia University will help you move humanity forward.

The Moving Humanity Forward Scholarship is for students new to the University who have never attended before. It is awarded quarterly to the top 10 winning applicants. Students from all four schools of learning are encouraged to apply.

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Award amount:  $2000 for the first (4) quarters of enrollment which will be a $500 credit for each quarter.

Application Due Dates :

  • Spring 2017 – February 13, 2017 (extended date)
  • Summer 2017 – May 1, 2017
  • Fall 2017 – August 1, 2017
  • Winter 2018 – November 1, 2018
  • Spring 2018 – February 1, 2018

Winner Notifications :

  • Spring 2017 – March 1, 2017
  • Summer 2017 – June 1, 2017
  • Fall 2017 – September 1, 2017
  • Winter 2018 – December 1, 2018
  • Spring 2018 – March 1, 2018

Eligibility: Applicants must be new students who have never attended Sofia University or ITP in the past, enrolling in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral program. Domestic and international students may apply.

Scholarship Details

This scholarship has no cash value which means that it cannot be refunded or exchanged for cash. In addition, this scholarship cannot be transferred to another school or be used by another student. Only the scholarship recipient can use the tuition credit which is applied to the student’s 1st four quarters of study at the University. Sofia University retains the right to terminate this offer at any time for any reason.

Winner Responsibilities and Obligations

Winning essays are the property of the university and some content may be featured in university advertising such as website features, blogs, social media outlets, etc. for promotional purposes. Winners may be asked to represent the school as ambassadors for the university in their first year, sharing their experiences with prospective students by phone or email, or through attendance at Sofia sponsored events. Suggested hours for giving back each quarter will be no less than 5 and no more than 10 hours.

Application Instructions: