Information on Education Grants

The Foundation’s Education Committee provides grants in the following areas: Ministerial Scholarships, Curriculum Development and Conference Support.


To provide scholarship assistance to Religious Science ministerial students who have completed at least one year of training in a School of Spiritual Leadership  in a center affiliated with The Centers for Spiritual Living, Golden, CO. One year of training equals at least eight course units.

To support the development of curriculum for Centers for Spiritual Living and their affiliated Centers.

To help underwrite the organizational costs of educational conferences sponsored by groups and centers affiliated with Centers for Spiritual Living.


Scholarships are available for students who have completed at least one full year of ministerial training at a School for Spiritual Leadership affiliated with Centers for Spiritual Living.  The Hefferlin Scholarship is for the purpose of assisting students to become licensed and ordained as ministers with Centers for Spiritual Living. Preference is given to those applicants who intend to begin their own ministries and not to those who wish to become future staff ministers. Scholarships may be awarded for tuition, books and fees for a one-year period. Students may also apply after two years and after three years. No more than three scholarships may be granted to one student.

Students applying for a scholarship must complete the application and provide written references as specified therein. Applicants for scholarships must meet the following general requirements: 

They must be licensed Practitioners.

They must be active members in a center that is currently affiliated with Centers for Spiritual Living.

They must show demonstrated skills for successful ministry.

They must show documented life experience,

They must demonstrate financial need and financial responsibility, and be willing to participate in a personal interview if necessary.

Submit Education Scholarships Application Online.


Grants are available for the development of curriculum to be used and approved by Centers for Spiritual Living.

Submit Curriculum Application Online.


The Education Committee may provide seed money Conference Support Grants to help underwrite the organizational costs of educational conferences that promote the basic principles of Science of Mind.

Provide the following information via email and follow up with USPS postal mail, if necessary, to Conference Support Grants Chairperson,  listed below.

Dr. Marilyn Leo (Conference Support Grants Chairperson)
Telephone: (805) 279-8754
Send a message to Dr. Marilyn Leo

  • Submit a written request for funds specifying the amount.
  • Give detailed purpose of the conference, location, dates, proposed speakers, prospective audience, program, and budget.
  • Include the name, address, phone number, cell phone, email address, and any other contact information of the sponsor.
  • Send at least two written letters of reference.

For further information concerning  any educational grant contact

Dr. Marilyn Leo (Education Committee Chairperson)
Telephone: (805) 279-8754
Send a message to Dr. Marilyn Leo

Dr. Roger Juline (Education Committee Member)
Telephone: 949-481-6607
Send a message to Dr. Roger Juline

Rev. Dr. Karen Kushner (Education Committee Member
Telephone: (732) 309-3235
Send a message to Rev. Dr. Karen Kushner