Diversity Scholarship

through the Jen Gouvea Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Are you working to create positive change in the world? Are you interested in the healing modality of astrology?

Are you a member of a marginalized or disenfranchised community? 

You may be an ideal candidate for an upcoming scholarship with the Portland School of Astrology!

Announcing the 1st-Year Astro Empowerment scholarship through the Jen Gouvea Memorial Fund for the upcoming 2017-2018 School Year. We are offering a $500 scholarship toward the tuition of the 1st-Year Program for people who identify in marginalized communities in Portland or surrounding Portland areas.

Requirements when applying for the scholarship:

  • Applicants must be able to attend the entire 1st-Year Program (double check all upcoming dates).

  • Applicants must live in the greater Portland, Oregon area.

  • Applicants must identify as a member of a community that is largely marginalized or disenfranchised. 

  • Applicants must be able to produce some sort of wrap-up piece about your experience of the 1st-Year Program for PSA to share with the greater community at large, such as a blog post, photo essay, video, presentation, etc.

  • Applicants must apply to the 1st-Year Program and have an interview with the administrator to determine if PSA and the student are a good fit.

Favorable consideration for:

  • Applicants who can demonstrate how they are working to create positive change in the world.

  • Applicants who work closely with marginalized or disenfranchised communities in some way.

  • Applicants who have a clear vision of what they want to do with knowledge learned from PSA, after completing the program.

Timeframe

  • June 8th: Announcement of the Jen Gouvea Memorial Scholarship for the 2017-2018 School Year.

  • August 8th: Last day to apply for the scholarship by midnight.

  • August 22nd: Recipient will be notified before this date.

  • July 2018: Report project due to PSA to display to the community.

Jen Gouvea 1976 - 2014

Jen Gouvea 1976 - 2014

About the Jen Gouvea Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jen Gouvea’s passion for normalizing and selflessly working to advance and spread the tools of Astrology, Flower Essence and art-based healing practices are continued with this scholarship and includes a focus on marginalized groups that Jen was particular to, including women-identified folx, people of color, queer, trans, non-binary individuals and those with limited economic resources. 

This fund was created in memory of Jen, a key founding piece to PSA and hopes to continue her legacy. The JGMS Committee is made up of past students, past clients, and friends of Jen Gouvea, who act as ambassadors to her vision to spread the healing tools of both astrology and flower essences in marginalized and disenfranchised communities.

Funds for the JGMS are distributed to a several projects, community events, classes, conferences, our library, and the 1st-Year Program each year. Because of our generous community, we have been able to award almost $2,500 since the creation of the Fund in 2015. 

Please consider donating to the Jen Gouvea Memorial Scholarship Fund to support efforts like these in the future!