Events & Programs

Summer Camp Scholarship Application

The Camps for Curious Minds Scholarship Program offers youth in grades PreK-8 interested in science education opportunities to participate in one of our week-long camp sessions at Pacific Science Center, or one of our off-site locations, at no cost.


PacSci offers full scholarships for prospective campers who qualify in any of the following ways:

  • Free or reduced lunch: Camper qualified for free or reduced lunch program for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Foster care: Camper is in the foster care system currently or was during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Other government public assistance: Parent/guardian enrolled in the food assistance program (SNAP) or other
    public assistance programs.
  • Family Access or Youth Access Membership: A low-income membership in the parent/guardian or camper’s name.


Scholarship Selection

Scholarship recipients are chosen using a lottery system. Completing an application does not automatically mean you will receive a scholarship. You will be notified in March 20, 2020 of one of three possible outcomes: scholarship recipient, wait-list, or not selected for a scholarship. If you are wait-listed, you will be contacted if a lottery winner chooses not to accept their scholarship.


Important Dates

  • January 22, 2020: Scholarship application available to General Public
  • March 8, 2020: Scholarship Application Due
  • March 20, 2020: Scholarship recipients notified
  • March 25, 2020: Confirmation/Acceptance Deadline


To Apply

PacSci is no longer accepting scholarship applications for summer 2020.

If you have any questions, please email, with subject title “2020 Summer Camp Scholarships”.

Please complete all sections to qualify. Incomplete applications may result in your application not being considered.

If you are the parent/guardian of multiple children or siblings, please note that one complete application must be submitted for each prospective camper.