Employment Opportunities:

Strategic Outreach Coordinator, Dragons Fund, a 501(c)(3) initiative of the COMMON Foundation

Scholarship Opportunities

Applications Closed for the 2019 García-Meza Scholarship, Dragons Global Education Fund, COMMON Foundation. Check back for 2020 opportunities Autumn 2019.

We believe everyone should have access to a global education

The Dragons Global Education Fund, a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity of the COMMON Foundation, provides needs-based scholarships to attend Where There Be Dragons programs, making it possible for individuals who would otherwise not have access.

Where There Be Dragons will match the total donations raised, up to $150,000, in discounted tuitions for students receiving scholarships each year.


Both students and parents have shared their stories describing the immense value of the Dragons Global Education Fund.

“Without having received a Dragon’s scholarship, I wouldn’t have been able to experience the majestic views and immerse myself in the Bolivian culture that was so new to me. I think the Dragons Global Education Fund is a necessary step toward ensuring more kids will be able to take a Dragons trip and experience a new way of traveling, one that makes you think critically about the surrounding world and one that encourages discomfort and values learning and relationships more than anything.”

~ Ivan, Dragons Student Summer 2018

“Diversity is a principle on which Dragons was founded, so it also should be reflected in the students who go on course. Traveling to far places to gain perspective is a learning experience not only through the host countries but very much within the group of students themselves. Having more diversity will greatly expand the potential for collective and individual growth for students and provide new perspectives during and after course. Programs should not be limited to only an elite group of people who have the privilege to afford it. I hope that the Dragons Global Education Fund can expand Dragons programs and continue to fulfill their mission of inclusivity and diversity for years to come.”

~ Abby, Dragons Alumna

As a Dragon’s parent, you have no doubt shared the same experiences as I have, watching the eyes and minds of your child open to the wonders of the world through authentic cultural exchange. Years later, we are still reminded of the value that their travel with Dragons provided our daughters. That’s why I’m pleased to let you know about a program that is allowing children that may not otherwise have the opportunity to share in such an experience to do so.”

~ Scott Coe, Dragons Parent

If you’d like to learn more about the COMMON Foundation and how to establish a scholarship in your family’s name, please contact Dr. Matthew King, President/Chairman.

COMMON Foundation’s aim is to support and promote the philanthropic goals of families, companies, philanthropists, and social and environmental entrepreneurs seeking to make a positive social or environmental impact. Follow us on Facebook for upcoming opportunities.

Zen Scholarships
The COMMON Foundation is offering scholarships to Colorado-based practitioners who are not able to attend a meditation retreat due to financial constraints.

One full-time scholarship will be awarded for each of the Zazenkai one-day retreats held by the Eon Zen Center between February – April 2019.

In awarding the scholarships, priority will be given to Colorado practitioners who have never attended a retreat previously, and to individuals earning below $30K per year, or families (legally married) making a combined income below $50K per year.

Board members, advisors, family members, employees or contractors of the Eon Zen Center and the COMMON Foundation are not eligible for the scholarship.

If you are interested in applying for the scholarship follow this link to the Eon Zen Center website and complete the application.

Applicants for the scholarship will be asked to provide a short description of their intention in practice, as well as proof of financial need (tax return, or current pay stubs, etc.) to Sensei Paul Gyodo, Founder of the Eon Zen Center.

Eligible submissions will be sent to the COMMON Foundation for final determination of the award. Once the event has been attended and confirmed by Eon Zen Center, the COMMON Foundation will issue a grant to Eon Zen Center to reimburse the cost of attendance.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please submit the form below and send income verification (tax return, or current pay stubs, etc.) to Eon Zen.