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On April 20, 2012, one of Kepler’s MA graduates, Maire Masco, and Enid Newberg traveled to Olympia, Washington to personally thank Mike Ball and Karen Oelschlager of Washington’s Higher Education Coordinating Board. These two worked with us for more than a decade, providing advice and assistance to help us navigate the complicated requirements of state and federal accreditation.

Every two years, Mike and Karen reviewed and signed off on our authorization to grant degrees, earning the hostility of state legislators and members of the academic community, as well as scathing articles in various national publications. Throughout it all, Mike Ball stood by his belief that it is not the role of the government to discriminate against what is taught but to ensure it is taught in an academic fashion.

In 2010, Kepler had been faced with the economic reality that we could not complete our federal accreditation effort. This meant we could not retain our state authorization. Mike helped again by giving us the maximum time allowed to ensure our students could complete their degrees.

During our visit this April, Mike and Karen were pleased to hear of our graduates’ success. They were equally pleased to hear that Kepler is not going away but is still pursuing its mission of providing a high-quality education for astrologers.

One of the most exciting aspects of the Kepler program, for both students and faculty, is chance to bring multiple perspectives together through team-teaching, visiting lecturers and the juxtaposition of different astrological traditions in a single class. This tradition continues in our Certificate Program. Our students still have the opportunity to explore the origins of different techniques and how methods and philosophies have changed over the past 2,000 years. They get the chance to talk with and learn from different practicing astrologers. Those students who want to earn a Certificate diploma also get a grounding in the history of our craft and an appreciation of its cultural, social, political, and artistic impact. And best of all, because our program is online, we continue to welcome students from all over the world.

It was only through the continued generosity of our donors that Kepler could convert its academic program to the new certificate format. Our vow to all our supporters is that we will continue our tradition of excellence and will continue to broaden our outreach efforts to the entire astrological community through free webinars, classes, our research library and more.

Thank you,

Enid Newberg, Robert Hand and the rest of the Kepler Board

We are pleased you are attending our scholarship webinar. Even if you are unable to attend the session, we do record them. Everyone who signs up will be able to review the recording within a few days after the webinar. 

We welcome everyone who wants to participate. We also hope that you found it worthwhile and will show your appreciation by helping us increase our scholarship funds. Astrology schools cannot access the usual educational funding for pursuing a field of study. But Kepler believes that individuals who are dedicated to becoming excellent astrologers should not be limited by an inability to pay the full costs. Our scholarships by necessity have been limited over the years. We are hoping to continue to expand our program. For a scholarship application, please click here

My zeal for taking courses with Kepler College was met with frustration from living on a fixed income, however the scholarship granted me was such a welcome and appreciated sign that I was on the right track and a relief that I had some assistance!  It made all the difference in the world for me!  The scholarship made it possible for me to continue with the study that has turned out to be my life's mission - thanks so very much! - Lou Stenger

When money was tight, the scholarship I received helped me pay for a class I needed for my Diploma. I'm sure I speak for other students when I say how grateful I am to Kepler and to everyone whose donations make these scholarships possible.
Rocco Minetti

Kepler is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All cash donations from the United States are tax-deductible.

Maggie Nalbandian Scholarship Fund

Every year, Kepler helps students who want to study in the intensive Certificate and Diploma program but cannot afford the full cost. Please assist us to ensure that students who are passionate about astrology have the opportunity to continue their studies.

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We are pleased you are interested in our community webinars and contributed toward our scholarship fund. Even if you are unable to attend the live session, we do record them. Everyone who signs up will receive a link to the recording a few days after the webinar. 

The scholarship has been hugely valuable and meaningful to me. Without it, I simply wouldn’t have been able to afford the classes I’ve taken. I’ve been so grateful for the scholarships I’ve received, and how they’ve given me access to all that Kepler has to offer, even when I’m at a time in my life where I can’t afford the full class rates. I’m passionate about learning astrology and hope to continue working towards my diploma.
Ashlen Clemens

Studying with Kepler College has been an absolutely transformative experience for me. Not only in terms of the educational opportunities and diversity of astrological approaches I’ve been exposed to throughout my learning, but in ways that have shaped my personal and professional development, and ultimately my life path. I will be eternally grateful for the learning, peer connections, and personal development that have contributed to this profound gift in my life that have been born from my studies at Kepler College.
CaZ Ihara