2018–2019 Ayurvedic Institute Scholarship Program

Banyan Botanicals is excited to announce two available scholarships for the Ayurvedic Institute’s 2018-2019 academic year. Banyan Botanicals’ founders, Kevin Casey and Scott Cote, as well as many Banyan team members, started their Ayurvedic education in the ASP programs at the Ayurvedic Institute. Read more about Our Story here. Dr. Lad has been a great inspiration to all of us at Banyan, and we are honored to assist two ASP students to further their pursuit of the wisdom of Ayurveda.


Kevin Casey, Scott Cote, and Dr. Vasant Lad

Banyan co-founders Kevin and Scott with Dr. Lad at his farm outside Pune, India (circa 1998).

Award Components

Two partial scholarships will be awarded:

  1. One ASP1 scholarship in the amount of $6,200
  2. One ASP2 scholarship in the amount of $7,200

Each award is approximately half of the respective program’s tuition.


Scholarship disbursements will be paid directly to The Ayurvedic Institute as outlined below:

Disbursement #1: by January 7th, 2019

  • ASP1 Payment: $3,100
  • ASP2 Payment: $3,600

Disbursement #2: by March 25th, 2019

  • ASP1 Winner Payment: $3,100
  • ASP2 Winner Payment: $3,600

Who Can Apply

All currently accepted ASP1 and ASP2 students may apply.

How to Apply

Please submit an online application on this page (below) starting Monday, October 15th, along with the following attachments:

  • Optional: Upload your resume or any relevant information you may want us to know about you.
  • Required: Answer the following questions for your respective program in either a written essay (1–3 pages) or a video format (YouTube, Vimeo) and send us the link with your application.
  • Why do you want to study Ayurveda?
  • What has inspired you the most on your Ayurvedic journey?
  • Where do you see yourself in 3–5 years? How do you see yourself sharing Ayurveda with the world?
  • What are some of your ideas to make Ayurveda more accessible to the greater population?
  • Where do you see yourself in 3–5 years? How do you see yourself sharing Ayurveda with the world?
  • In what ways can you see the knowledge of Ayurveda being used to support environmental and social change?

Submission Dates

Applications will be accepted Monday, October 15th through Friday, November 16th, 2018.

Recipients will be announced the week of December 10th.

Application Form


Thank you for your interest in the scholarship program! We wish you health and happiness in your Ayurvedic journey and beyond.

Questions? Contact community@banyanbotanicals.com