Queer Competency Scholarship Application

Queer Competency Scholarship Application

Welcome to the application process for the Queer Competency Scholarship! I am so excited that you will be applying. The mission of this program is to support gifted practitioners to make the largest positive impact they possibly can when it comes to gender and sexuality diversity. This means that the skills and knowledge needed to competently serve the LGBTQ+ population must be accessible to as many healing professionals as possible so together we can uplift the healing industries, our communities and each other.

This scholarship aims to offset some of the financial obstacles that disproportionately impact marginalized groups and those who serve them. It is also intended to create equity across industries, recognizing that not all healing professions yield the same income.

This scholarship is for you if you hold a marginalized identity, serve an underserved population, or have an annual industry income ceiling of $60,000 or less (ie: therapists and educators). If you have questions about whether you qualify, please email info@embodyemerge.com.

queer competency is not a destination it is the road you travel

Application Information

Dates and Logistics

Applications are due by January 4th at 9:00am PST

Scholarships will be awarded by January 20th. You will be notified of awards via email.

Finalists will be contacted between January 4th and January 13th to schedule a casual 45-minute Discovery Session for us to get to know one another better.

Classes start February 2, 2021 – May 18th, 2021.


The regular investment for the certification course is $5,000. The scholarship fund is a finite resource that will be rewarded based on need. Please identify on your application how much aid you will require in order to take the course. For example, if you can pay $2,000 for the course, please indicate that you need $3,000 in aid. When figuring out what you can pay, please keep in mind that there is a 4-month payment plan available to lessen the burden as much as possible. Continuing with the example, if you can pay $2,000 and want to use a 4-month payment plan, you would pay $500/month for four months.

Paying what you can will allow the available scholarship funds to be stretched as far as possible to create as many opportunities for other professionals such as yourself. Professionals who can pay more will not be favored above other applicants, rather the scholarships will be awarded based on merit.

Submission Instructions

When you are ready to submit your application, please fill in the form below and upload your essay at the bottom of this application, then press SUBMIT. Incomplete forms will not be considered. Please note that partially completed forms cannot be be saved and returned to later. I recommend that you copy the application questions into a working document to reference while you work on your application, then return to this page to complete the form when you are ready to submit your materials.

If you have questions, please email info@embodyemerge.com.

Application Process

In addition to filling out the form below, please read the book, Privilege, Power, and Difference by Allan G. Johnson. As you read, reflect on how the material relates to your life and your experiences. Please write 2-5 paragraphs for each of the following questions. Upload your responses in a single document at the end of the application form. Short essay prompts:

What were the most impactful parts of the book to you?

Please describe how your privilege, power and marginalization show up in the work that you do.

How would you like to use the information in this book to better yourself and/or your work?

(Optional question) What critiques do you have of the book?

Application Form

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