We believe community and college should be woven together. And all people deserve to grow without soul crushing debt. So, when we set out to raise our initial startup money in Summer 2015 we chose to do it through a crowdfunding campaign so we knew we had the support of the community behind this new kind of college. Over 700 people contributed to that campaign and a few of them donated large amounts and created scholarships for our inaugural cohort of students to help make Wayfinding Academy an affordable option for anyone who is a good match. We are grateful for their support and continued involvement in the growth of the Wayfinding Academy.

Below are scholarships students in Cohort 1 have received. Some of these will continue to be available for Cohort 2, in addition to new scholarships in the works. 


To apply for any of the scholarships above, students must:

  1. Submit a completed student application.
  2. Additional information will be requested from applicant later, if necessary for a specific scholarship.