Yes, scholarship funds are available, thanks to the donations of past Academy participants and other generous donors.  These funds are awarded on a "needs basis" for individuals who might not be able to experience The Academy for Spiritual Formation otherwise. The process is: 

Select the Two-Year Program you wish to attend and apply to Academy office

Once approved, you are welcome to apply for an Academy scholarship


Click here to download the scholarship application to complete and send upon acceptance into the Two-Year Academy.

Besides the Academy/Upper Room Scholarship program, there are other sources that may be available.  Click here to download a document that provides suggestions for finding additional financial resources for your Two-Year Academy experience.

Consider applying for a Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Grant. More information available at 

Always feel free to contact the Academy office via email at or by calling toll free 877-899-2780 ext. 7233 with any questions you may have.