Scholarship Application for the Talking Toxins course
Low-income and BIPOC communities in the US and abroad often experience disproportionate exposures to environmental chemicals that can have devastating effects on individual and community-level health. These communities also often lack access to the basic determinants of health like nutritious food, green spaces, and proper healthcare, which makes them even more vulnerable to the effects of these exposures.
Our goal in offering scholarship seats to Talking Toxins is to help bring practical and actionable environmental health education to those communities who need it most.
To ensure that scholarships are granted to as many deserving students as possible, we have created two scholarship options:
Community Work Scholarships are made available to applicants who are actively working with an organization, non-profit, or in a clinical setting that meaningfully and specifically focuses on serving low-income and/or BIPOC communities. Individuals who are able to demonstrate and verify their work in these spaces are granted full scholarship.
Equity Scholarships are intended for low-income and BIPOC individuals working in the health & wellness space who are seeking to expand their education around environmental health so they can better support current and/or future clients.
We are very cognizant that members of low-income and BIPOC communities are often underrepresented and under-resourced when it comes to environmental health education and business support, and that there is a startling lack of BIPOC representation in the mostly white wellness space. Because of this, we want to level the playing field and make our offerings more accessible to low-income and BIPOC individuals who are starting to bring this work into their communities – regardless of how it is done, and without the higher bar of doing non-profit work.
We’re thrilled to offer a 30% equity scholarship discount on Talking Toxins that can be used at any time.
If you identify as low-income or BIPOC, please consider applying to the Equity Scholarship. When you do and we have a chance to review your application, we’ll email you a code for 30% off Talking Toxins.
If you are working with an organization, non-profit, or a clinical center that primarily caters to low-income or BIPOC communities please apply for a Community Work Scholarship seat.
At the moment, we are making 12 full scholarships seats available each year, but there is no limit placed on our Equity Scholarship. If you feel that you meet the requirements for either of these scholarships, please fill out the appropriate form below. If you’re not sure, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!