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 2020-2021 school year.
  • Foster care: Camper is in the foster care system currently or was during the 2020-2021 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 April 7, 2021 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

  • February 22, 2021: Scholarship application available to General Public
  • March 28, 2021: Scholarship Application Due
  • April 2, 2021: Scholarship recipients notified
  • April 7, 2021: Confirmation/Acceptance Deadline

If you have any questions, please email, with subject title “2021 Summer Camp Scholarships”.

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