Thank you for being interested in applying for the Affordable Education Scholarship.

We’re stoked to offer this to you in a hope that it helps you reach your goals.

Scholarship Submission Basics:

  • Submission: Essay: 500 – 1,000 words
  • Scholarship Amount: $500
  • # of Winners: 1 per school year
  • Language: Must be written in English
  • How to submit: Click the link at the bottom of this page
  • Submission Deadline: July 1, 2018 for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

Submissions will be reviewed by our staff after July 1, 2018. The scholarship will be awarded by July 20, 2018.

The award check will be mailed to the school’s financial aid department for pickup.

Scholarship Submission Details:

Who is Eligible:

Open to any student in a  2 or 4 year undergraduate or law program.
Students must be enrolled in school in the Fall of 2018.
Previous recipients of this scholarship are ineligible.
Must have a gpa of 3.0 or better.

We Give this Scholarship Because:

Affording college is not easy and we know that it can take a lot to make it all happen between work, life and school. Also, we’ve had our own personal experience with the burden of student loan debt and how terribly restrictive that can be. Because of this we like to give this scholarship to help.

Helping you succeed is something that we want to do. As entrepreneurs we’ve worked hard and dedicated ourselves to lifelong learning. Education is something that we greatly value and want to help you make sure you have the opportunities you’re looking for, to have the success in life that you’d like to have.

You should know that we’re creative and fun so don’t be afraid to say something edgy.

Essay Topic:

Describe in words your dream life. What emotions would you feel on a daily basis, what would it actually look and feel like. Be descriptive.

At the end of the essay, write a brief paragraph about how you’re planning to get there. This part should be ¼ or less of the full length of the essay.

Evaluation Criteria:

You will be evaluated based on your ability to evoke a clear image and feeling of what it is that  you want in life. How well can I clearly see the picture of your dream life. If I can see it perfectly when I read your essay, then you’ll be at the top of the list.

Also, some weight will be given to the additional paragraph at the end of the essay regarding how you will achieve your goals. We are looking to see how actionable your plan is and also if you follow the rule about this paragraph being ¼ or less.

Winner Notification:

The winner of this scholarship will be contacted via email and informed of their selection for the $500 award in July 2018.The award check will be mailed to the school’s financial aid department for pickup July 20th.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many scholarships do you provide? 1 per semester
Do you require an official transcript? No
Am I eligible if I’m not a U.S. Citizen, but have a permanent resident card? Yes

Here’s a little bit about us:

At The Sunrise Center use traditional indigenous medicines to help people move through difficult transitions in their lives. Often the guests to our retreat center are dealing with some kind of opiate dependency, ptsd, depression, or some other kind of addiction.

We primarily use a plant called tabernanthe iboga to help our clients. Often we use a distilled version of it called ibogaine. This is especially helpful for healing drug addictions while also awakening each person’s full potential. Iboga is an amazing shrub from west africa. The part of the plant that has the active alkaloid with the therapeutic effects is the root bark.

The types of benefits that people receive are quite vast. Here is a list of some of them: increased serotonin and dopamine, no cravings or withdrawals from opiates, healing of old emotional pain and traumatic experiences, a mindset shift and a reinvigoration for life are some of the things people experience.

The Sunrise Center is one of a few other ibogaine clinics around the world that offer this kind of treatment. Often, as is the case with us, there are additional therapy and detox modalities that are employed by each centers team. Using these different plant medicines together in one retreat creates a cleansing within the whole being that is profound.

We are located near Rosarito in Baja California, Mexico, about an hour and a half from San Diego. You can see maps of our location here. We’ve been working in the area for years providing ibogaine treatments and helping people through the crossroads in their lives while providing a safe haven for them to heal.

If you’re curious about all this our blog is a great resource for more detailed and thorough information.

Addiction and trauma are difficult things to overcome, but we’ve seen over and over again with the guests that go through our facility that alternative treatment works. Effective substance abuse treatment and treatment of difficult life experiences is effective with ibogaine. It’s really cool. We’re very passionate about what we do and would love to help you fund your education.

Helping others is truly rewarding, this is why we do what we do and why we choose to give back in a small way to assist other amazing people reach their dreams by offering the Affordable Education Scholarship.

Here’s the link to apply for the Affordable Education Scholarship. It will take you to a google form where you can submit your essay.

**Topics discussed on this website are not medical advice and have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. This website and its statements, products and services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.**

Beautiful food

Nutrition is at the Core of Deep Restoration. You’ll be treated to Beautiful Meals (and plenty of snacks) when you work with us.

Deep Healing

You’ll do multiple different kinds of Treatments during your time with us. We plan your Massage(s) for mid-week.


There’s all kind of Fun stuff to do in Baja California. Brings your Shades, shorts, and Hiking boots.


That’s what your really want, right? You’ll get that here. Ibogaine is incredibly effective, and can really help…


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