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.



Print Media Grants, such as New Works, Reprint of out-of-print Science of Mind Books/Literature and translation of existing materials into other Languages.
Please note we do not pay for salaries to create or re-create curriculum or Print Media.



Our first priority is to keep in print the body of work authored by Ernest Holmes, particularly those publications which have special educational value. Writings of other prominent New Thought authors may also be considered, as may contemporary works that explain the Science of Mind in light of 21st century ideas.

Examples of media projects we have supported to date include:

  • Comprehensive Sourcebook of the writings of Dr. Ernest Holmes.
  • Spanish and Russian translations of selected books by Ernest Holmes and other writers
  • A series of four DVDs on essential Science of Mind concepts intended for local church outreach efforts.
  • A new book from Science of Mind Publishing on the application of daily spiritual practices toward overcoming life challenges.


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