Bernie Dushman Scholarship Fund (BDSF)

Set up in memory of our fellow teacher, board member and friend to those who knew him, this Fund makes awards to support the training costs at Summer and Winter T’ai Chi Trainings presented by our School.  The Fund expects to make at least 5 grants each year, of $500-$1,000 each, but will award more grants as funds allow.  

The Fund prioritizes applications in two areas:
–   To support training costs for students in financial constrained circumstances.  
–   To support training costs for apprentice teachers.  Priority will be given to a) apprentices who are in financial constrained circumstances, b) for whom attending a training would offer a development opportunity, c) would benefit students and fellow apprentices at a summer/winter training.  

Scholarships will normally only cover direct tuition and other on-facility costs, and will not cover travel or accommodation expenses.

Eligibility: To be eligible, a student must be a current or former student in one of our teaching locations and their application should be supported via a recommendation by a member of the T’ai Chi Foundation/a current teacher with our school.
Application on the following pages.

Please note that the due date for Scholarship Applications

Summer 2015 Training        Due Date for Applications is May 30, 2015
Winter 2015 Training        Due Date for Applications is Oct 30, 2015

Location and Date of Training you are applying for: ___________________________

Name ___________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address: __________________________________________________________

City/State/Provence/Zip__________  Email Address:  _____________________________

Telephone Number:_________________________________________________________

Alternate/Cell Telephone Number:_____________________________________________

    Click your category:
    _____A continuing student              ____ A Tai Chi Foundation apprentice teacher

I am currently registered for which classes/apprenticeships: _________________________


I paid a deposit on:__________________________Form of Payment:_________________

I am requesting a minimum scholarship amount of: ________________________________

My scholarship application is recommended by:___________________________________

(Name, Teaching Location, Phone Number)

Describe your financial situation and reason for need (use an extra sheet of paper if needed):




I have read the Scholarship eligibility and criteria and I understand the terms.  

Signature:______________________________________Date of Application:__________