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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:

  • Camper qualified for free or reduced lunch program for the 2021–2022 school year.
  • Camper is in the foster care system currently, or was during the 2021–2022 school year.
  • 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 on April 1, 2022, of one of three possible outcomes: scholarship recipient, waitlist, or not selected for a scholarship. If you are waitlisted, you will be contacted if a lottery winner chooses not to accept their scholarship or additional scholarship spaces are funded.


Important Dates

  • February 1, 2022: Application available
  • March 27, 2022: Application due by 11:59 p.m.
  • April 1, 2022: Recipients notified
  • April 8, 2022: Camper acceptance deadline


To Apply

View and fill out the application.

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

If you have any questions about scholarships, please email Camps, with the subject line “2022 Summer Camp Scholarships.”