Grants & Scholarships

Seeking candidates who are motivated by spiritual values and endeavor to foster fellowship and unity through their studies and work.

Overview and Eligibility


Beads on One String Foundation provides grants, scholarships, and fellowships to support individuals and groups in undertaking a bold experiment into the exploration and implementation of the Beads on One String Mission.

The principal focus of the Grants and Scholarships Program is to seek candidates who are motivated by spiritual values and endeavor to foster fellowship and unity through their studies and work. Grants and scholarships vary in range, typically from $200 to $2,000 depending upon the terms and the scope of activities involved with the scholarship or grant. They are intended as supplementary funding to existing or other sources of funding.


Grants and scholarships are open to all individuals around the world regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background.

While the program does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The program has awarded grants to persons with a wide range of beliefs, practices, and philosophies. However, preference will be given to those who can articulate goals and demonstrate a deep commitment and understanding of the Beads on One String mission.


Terms of acceptance:

Preference shall be given to those applicants who, in written narratives and personal interviews, demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Clearly stated values and devotion to a spiritual cause
  • An interest in pursing a life long formal devotion to a spiritual tradition
  • Previous experience and study of world religion, philosophy, and mysticism.
  • Calling to dedicate oneself in service to humanity
  • An understanding of the mission of Beads on One String Foundation


The number of grants and scholarships, as well as the amounts will be determined based on a recommendation from the Scholarship Committee and voted effective by the board of directors.

One or more members of the Scholarship committee will be responsible for overseeing and assessing each individual recipient to ensure they are in compliance with the terms of the scholarship or grant that is provided.

Recipient’s responsibility:

It is expected that all recipients give a report on the use of their award. This may be in written form or illustrated as in a video or a combination of both.

Current Scholarships and Grants

DES Scholarship

Scholarship originally initiated by the founder of Beads on One String Foundation-Don E. Stevens.

Recipients are those individuals who are living anĀ active life in creatively exploring and implementing ways and understandings inspired by the mission statement of the Beads on One String Foundation.

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Connection Grant

Connection grants are short term and are granted to individuals who wish to explore the deeper aspects of true and lasting values consistent with the Beads on One String mission, and how they may be implemented into daily life.


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