Spiritual Directors International is committed to increasing accessibility to our conferences, and to all of SDI’s programs. SDI offers a range of scholarships to assist applicants with the costs, from partial funding to covering the full registration fees.

Our goals are straightforward:

  • Encourage diversity at the conference and events

  • Help those in financial need to attend

  • Foster participation in the Public Square of Spiritual Companionship

Please download the online application below and email back to events@sdiworld.orgPlease note: most scholarships awarded will be partial. 






We suggest that you take some time with this. It's not a long application, but we do ask you some key questions. We want you to tell us not only how attending the conference will benefit you and your spiritual career/journey, but what specific project it will support. We want to hear how you can turn this opportunity into service on what we call the Public Square of Spiritual Companionship. And should you receive a scholarship, we ask that you offer something back to SDI, during the conference or in another way. We may ask you to write about it for SDI's blog, social media or in our other publications. That way, what you learn can benefit many others. 

So, you see, we view our scholarship as a way to invest in you and the community at the same time.

 The number of scholarships is limited. As of November 2019 we have processed two rounds of scholarship applications; we will review the third and final round mid-January 2020. 

SDI encourages everyone who needs financial assistance to apply early for a scholarship, before you register for the conference. If you receive a scholarship, you will be e-mailed a voucher code that you can use in the online store that will apply the discount. Funds are available through the event scholarship fund for SDI members.

The Scholarship application period closed on January 31, 2020. We are no longer accepting scholarship applications