The Gilbert Slomowitz Fund provides scholarships and grants to pay a portion of the Transcendental Meditation course fee for under-resourced individuals who wish to learn the TM technique.
Scholarship applicants must demonstrate financial need as well as a genuine interest in incorporating the broad benefits of Transcendental Meditation into their daily lives. Scholarship recipients must also agree to perform 40 hours of volunteer service at their local Transcendental Meditation center. Such activities can include assisting at TM events, providing staff support at the center and participating in focus groups.
The fund was established in 2010 in honor of Gilbert Slomowitz, a long time practitioner of the Transcendental Meditation Program. A tax law specialist with the Internal Revenue Service by day, Gilbert Slomowitz was also an entrepreneur and futurist, a man with good ideas both in business and in lifestyle that would soon prove to be ahead of their time. The only problem was that Gilbert also knew he did not have a very long future ahead of him. Doctors told him that he had only ten years remaining to live at best.
Dealing with this reality, he explored ways to improve his health such as yoga, organic gardening and a food-as-medicine diet long before these practices had come into mainstream acceptance. But the impact meditation had on Gilbert was by far the most dramatic. The deterioration in his health slowed. His attitude towards life brightened.
Without a doubt, Transcendental Meditation played a key role in the fact that he lived beyond what medical science had predicted. Today, his daughter Nancy Slomowitz – the founder and CEO of a top-level business operations consulting firm – continues her father’s vision to actively help others unlock their boundless potential through the practice of meditation.
on-line application for The Gilbert Slomowitz Scholarship Fund
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