2019 Camino Peace Pilgrimage Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 25, 2019*

*University of Edinburgh students may apply until April 5, 2019

LocationCamino de Santiago, Spain
DatesJune 8 - 16, 2019
Scholarship AwardAvailable ($800.00 maximum)
Travel Stipend (up to $500) also available
Application DeadlineMarch 25, 2019
April 5, 2019 (for University of Edinburgh students)
Application Fee$10.00

Program Information

Our 2019 Camino Peace Pilgrimage, a collaboration between Heartbeat and the University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy, will consist of 14 people (intergenerational) from many religious traditions and spiritual backgrounds walking 100 miles/160 km of the ancient Spanish Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route together. Each day will include various spiritual practices (yoga, meditation, and prayer), hearing each other’s stories, and about 10-18 mi/16-29 km of walking. There will also be short periods of time set aside for silence as we walk the Spanish countryside and northern coast. The group will eat breakfast and dinner at each hosting albergue and lunches will be in small-town marketplaces.

To learn more about this pilgrimage, please click here.

Scholarship Award and Additional Costs

Each year Heartbeat provides scholarships to make attending a pilgrimage accessible to all. Our goal is to deepen an individual’s spiritual journey and to ground, sustain, and enhance their efforts towards healing and transformation in their own unique context.

Heartbeat is pleased to be able to offer scholarships for the 2019 Camino Peace Pilgrimage. The award amount for this scholarship varies depending on the applicant’s financial need and can go up to a maximum of $800.00 Successful scholarship applicants will be required to pay the remaining registration fee. Scholarship awards and registration fee together cover

  • Airfare from Edinburgh, Scotland to Santander, Spain (and return)
  • Sleeping accommodations for seven nights during the pilgrimage
  • Breakfast and dinner each day
  • Bus and train transportation in Spain
  • Admission to Tito Bustillo Caves Tour in Ribadesella and Gaudi House in Comillas
  • Guided navigation on the Camino del Norte (northern route of the Camino de Santiago) by Ben Lindwall and Esti Ziad
  • A complimentary copy of Listening for the Heartbeat of God by John Philip Newell (to be read before the pilgrimage)

Extra costs to the applicant include:

  • $10 application fee for non-student applicants
  • Individual travel insurance
  • Lunch each day: $8 / €6 / £5 per day for a total of $56 / €44 / £35 for the week
  • Equipment: each participant will be required to supply their own equipment (small backpack, sturdy hiking shoes, rain jacket, etc.). A packing list will be sent a few months before the pilgrimage
  • Travel fare to and from Edinburgh, Scotland (if applicable)

Travel Stipend

We ask scholarship recipients to consider raising their own funds through their own network to cover the travel expenses in order to attend the Camino Peace Pilgrimage. In circumstances where this is not possible, a $500 travel stipend can be awarded to accompany the scholarship. Only recipients of a program scholarship will be considered for the travel stipend. In order to be considered for a travel stipend, you must apply at the same time as submitting the program application, completing both by the deadline of March 25, 2019.

Apply for a travel stipend by clicking here.

Application Process

Please note there is a $10.00 application fee to be paid at the time your application is submitted.

To apply, please complete our online application and have a mentor, teacher, or spiritual leader complete our online reference form.

Please have medical history information available for filling out the application to help us ensure that selected participants are physically and mentally able to complete this pilgrimage. Please be aware that the co-leaders of this trip practice spiritual accompaniment, have experience leading wilderness trips, and are certified in First Aid but are not medical or mental health professionals. All selected participants will be required to provide proof of insurance and emergency contact information and sign Heartbeat’s Release and Indemnification Waiver and purchase travel insurance (if not included in current policy).

Please note that we only consider applicants with significant financial need for scholarship awards.