We've awarded more than $220,000 to new students since July 1st, 2016.

Scholarships available for Palo Alto and Costa Mesa CA campuses.

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 students in their first year (first 4 quarters) who can demonstrate financial need, will contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the transpersonal community, and possess a high potential to thrive. Scholarships can be combined with financial aid, depending on eligibility.

Scholarship Requirements:

Requirements vary for each scholarship and as such, we encourage you to take a look at each scholarship application form to find out more information and to determine your eligibility. The following are general requirements needed to be eligible for scholarships listed below.

  • Student status be deposited
  • Meet eligibility criteria
  • Complete the application process
  • Submit a personal statement

What scholarships do we offer?

Scholarships are available for Palo Alto and Costa Mesa CA campuses. We offer seven institutional scholarships to assist student in their first year at the university, below you will find a brief explanation as well as the link to the application. There is no limit to the number of scholarships you can apply for, but please note that you can only receive one scholarship from Sofia University.


Community Engagement & Social Advocacy Scholarship

Sofia University believes in a world that is inclusive in approach and where equal opportunities and equitable outcomes exist for all. We are committed to developing and supporting a robustly diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, where all members create and feel a sense of belonging. In your personal statement to us define what community is to you and describe how you are engaging with yourself, others, and your larger communities.

Award Amount: $2000 for the first academic year


Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The spirit of the Entrepreneur Scholarship is to make it easier for entrepreneurs to afford the rising costs of a college education. All enrolled students who are interested or are entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply. If you currently own a business, tell us what business you are engaged in and how you hope to grow it. If you are a future entrepreneur, please tell us about a few barriers for you and how you hope to overcome them.

Award Amount: $2000 for the first academic year.


Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Accessibility Scholarship

Recognizing diversity is an essential element of academic excellence, Sofia University is proud to offer Equity and Inclusion scholarships to students whose academic achievement and varied experiences will enhance and enrich the education of all Sofia University students and the educational mission of the University. This Scholarship supports our commitment to expanding access to professional development and ensuring that the learning opportunities we create are inclusive in serving all people, especially marginalized or under-resourced populations.

This scholarship is only offered in Fall and Winter.

Award Amount: $4000 for the first academic year.


Honoring Heroes Scholarship

Sofia University is proud to support our country’s heroes who have made countless sacrifices to protect our freedom. We recognize the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional, and economic fulfillment. Sofia University is dedicated to helping our veterans and believes that you deserve the support needed to attain your educational goals.

Award Amount: $2000 for the first academic year.


International Student Scholarship

The spirit of the International Student Scholarship is to make is easier for international students to afford the rising costs of a college education. All enrolled students who are interested and are an F-1 Visa student, you are encouraged to apply. Submit a personal Statement answering: Why, you would like to enroll in a STEM Degree? What do you hope to obtain from an education in the United States? What are your professional goals and ambitions in the field?

Award Amount: $2500 for the first academic year.


Leadership Accelerated Scholarship

In today’s world of challenging global and local issues we need innovative leadership models of engagement. Sofia University’s unique DBA program includes a commitment to partner with students in supporting courageous innovation. In your personal statement to us, briefly identify your interest in accelerating your leadership to address global and local business challenges.  

Award Amounts – Year 1: 30% tuition reduction, Year 2&3: 10% reduction in tuition.


Merit-Based Scholarship

Exemplary students are selected to receive the Sofia University Merit Scholarships based on outstanding academic achievement. Merit awards are determined by the scholarship committee based on the application for admission without consideration of financial need. Submit a personal statement about why you are applying and what you hope to accomplish.

This scholarship is only offered in Fall and Winter.

Award amount: $5000 for the first academic year.


Moving Humanity Forward Scholarship

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.

Award amount: $2000 for the first academic year.

Guidance and Advice:

As with all scholarships, the best guidance and advice we can provide to students is to thoroughly review the scholarship applications and assess eligibility. Once you identify you are eligible, we highly encourage you to apply.

If you find that you are not eligible for the Sofia offered scholarships, we recommend checking fastweb.com to identify other resources that may be available beyond those offered through Sofia University.

How to get in touch with Sofia for scholarship opportunities?

Our Scholarship Committee is available Monday – Friday from 9 am to 4 pm PST. They can be reached by calling 888.820.1484, or via email at scholarships@sofia.edu.

We look forward to seeing all that you achieve at Sofia University and assisting in your educational journey.

Scholarship Due Dates:

  • Summer 2024: No Scholarships Awarded
  • Fall 2024: September 23rd, 2024
  • Winter 2025: January 6th, 2025
  • Spring 2025: March 31st, 2025
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