The mission of the AIP CC BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Person of Color) scholarship is to provide opportunity to BIPOC health and wellness practitioners with existing certifications or licenses who are looking for continuing education and training focused specifically on the autoimmune population. In particular, we seek to support qualified practitioners who are already attempting to address racial disparities in the health and wellness field and actively planning to serve BIPOC autoimmune clients or patients. We know the entire AIP community benefits as more BIPOC coaches are certified.
As part of AIP Certified Coach’s mission to “train and encourage the next generation of autoimmune protocol coaches, ready to empower their autoimmune clients,” five (5) educational scholarships worth full enrollment price ($799) are made available to BIPOC health and wellness practitioners with existing certifications or licenses, who are looking for continuing education and training focused specifically on the autoimmune population.
This program exists to further two specific objectives - 1) to support BIPOC practitioners addressing racial disparities in the health and wellness field and actively planning to serve the BIPOC autoimmune community. 2) to benefit the entire AIP community by certifying more BIPOC coaches.
Scholarships are awarded at each enrollment period. The deadline for receipt of applications for the Fall 2020 enrollment period is August 28, 2020.
To apply, fill out and submit the application found after “Process Details” below.
1) Scholarships are awarded at each enrollment period. The deadline for receipt of applications for the Fall 2020 enrollment period is August 28, 2020.
2) The Scholarship Committee (consisting of AIP Certified Coach co-founders, teaching assistants, and BIPOC alumni), meets approximately ten days prior to the end of the current enrollment period (September 8, 2020 for the Fall 2020 period) to review all applications and allocate scholarships.
3) The Committee screens each application with a uniform set of criteria, eliminating the possibility of subjective selection or favoritism.
4) The scholarships must be used to participate in the AIP Certified Coach Training Program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, as our support efforts are part of a wider strategy within our sphere of influence to dismantle systems of oppression that are specific to the United States. Applicants must also be practitioners with existing certifications or licenses to work directly with clients or patients and who carry appropriate liability insurance, as our program is continuing education and certification in the Autoimmune Protocol, but does not grant scope of practice.
5) The Scholarship Committee then notifies all applicants of the outcome and winners are asked to formally accept the scholarship. Applicants who did not win are also notified ahead of enrollment ending to provide time for them to still enroll in the program, if they wish.