Susquehanna Permaculture Scholarship Request Process:
If you would like to attend a class being offered by Susquehanna Permaculture, but cannot afford the tuition fee, there are a number of options available to you.
Firstly, email firstname.lastname@example.org & let me know that you want to take the class, but cannot afford it. I often maintain a scholarship fund for my classes, but I will not offer you a scholarship until you’ve done some fundraising of your own. Here’s how you can do so:
- Find a sponsor. Ask your employer, a family member, or someone in your community who supports you. Try making a request on a permaculture listserve or Facebook group. If you don’t know how to find one of these, let me know & I’ll direct you to one. Suggest some kind of return on the investment for the sponsor, such as a work-trade, barter, or a “teach-back” presentation on what you learned in the class.
- Secondly, try crowd-funding platforms such as IndieGoGo, GoFundMe or Kickstarter.
- Thirdly, show me that you’ve tried to raise some money yourself. Send links to your crowd-funding campaign, or a pledge letter from a sponsor. I am happy to try to “match” your effort. For example, if you can raise 50% of the tuition, then I feel good about giving you a scholarship for the other 50% & may be able to do so.
- Lastly, I’m willing to entertain offers for barters or work-trades. So make me an offer I can’t refuse!
Download a .pdf of the details above: Scholarship Request Process
If you are a person of color aspiring to be a permaculturist, the Black Permaculture Network may be able to offer you funding to take one of my courses. I’ve worked with them to make this a priority in my course offerings. I’d be glad to put you in touch with them.