HOW TO APPLY

The AWI admission process is simple and straightforward. We’ve outlined here exactly what you need to craft an application, and our friendly admissions team is available to answer your questions by calling (415) 488-6589 or emailing info@appliedwisdominstitute.org.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A CANDIDATE

PASSION FOR CHANGE

We are looking for for emerging leaders who are fueled by a deep passion for enacting real change in their communities, whether tackling social, economic, environmental or other issues. Our ideal student is experienced through active work with an organization or cause.  How does your passion show up? We are looking for previous experience: ideas you’ve put onto paper and brought to life.

VISION AND PURPOSE

What does social impact look like? We are looking for bright, energetic visionaries who are driven to achieve their purpose. Your essay will be evaluated based on the strength of your aspiration and the depth of your purpose.

HUNGER FOR WISDOM

We believe that wisdom is gained through experience and connection. We want students who desire a deeper understanding of how actions rooted in wisdom provide the foundation for real and lasting change. What challenges have you experienced due to a lack of wisdom?

KEY DATES

SPIRITUALITY AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENUERSHIP

CERTIFICATE

JANUARY 1, 2018

APPLICATION OPENS.

APPLICATION FOR COHORT 1 CLOSES APRIL 22, 2018.

APPLICATION FOR COHORT 2 CLOSES JUNE 22, 2018.

MAY 2-NOV 7, 2018

CERFTIFICATE DATES

SPIRITUALITY AND BEREAVEMENT

SEMINAR

JANUARY 1, 2018

REGISTRATION OPENS

MAY 4-6, 2018

SEMINAR DATES

HOW TO APPLY

Ready to Step into Your Purpose? Follow These Simple Application Steps.
1. PREPARE YOUR APPLICATION

Think about a community you want to engage with to solve a problem.  Think about what projects your passion for social impact drives you to.  Prepare to tell us about it!

2. APPLY ONLINE

Apply online. Applications are considered complete once all questions have been answered and the $50 non-refundable application fee is paid.  Feel free to contact us any time if you have questions!

3. LOOK OUT FOR NEXT STEPS

Now you wait. One of our Thought Leaders will review your application and we will contact you for a phone interview if they feel you would be a good fit. This process typically takes two weeks.

4. DECISION TIME!

We will send all admissions decisions via email and an official letter through the U.S. Postal Service.

5. ACCEPT THE OFFER

If offered admission, you will be required to complete and submit the Statement of Intent to Register. Once we receive your form, you will be officially enrolled!

6. START YOUR JOURNEY

You will be invited to an online orientation session to guide you as you prepare to meet your cohort at the first in-person seminar, to meet AWI’s Thought Leaders for the first time, and to complete your first assignments.