Scholarship Information

Learn about Scholarship Opportunities for Summer Camp 2021

The California Science Center Foundation is offering scholarships for children and families with demonstrated financial need. Please see below for eligibility requirements, scholarship policies and application information.

Now accepting scholarship applications for Summer 2021

Application Requirements

To apply for a scholarship, families must submit the following:

  • Online application and class selection (see link at bottom of page)
  • $15 processing fee paid by credit card (Visa, American Express, Master Card, or Discover)
    • No credit card?  Please contact 213-744-7444 for alternate application options.
  • Documentation must be provided to verify eligibility (see Eligibility Requirements section below).

Eligibility Information

To qualify for a Virtual Hands-On Science Camp scholarship you must have verification for one of the following:

  • Free/Reduced Lunch: Qualification letter showing participant's first and last name; or 2019 or 2020 tax return (Form 1040, 1040EZ, 1040A, etc.) to show eligibility for free/reduced lunch based on federal income guidelines.
  • Medi-Cal/Low-Income Health Insurance: Current dated qualification letter or medical card showing applicant's first and last name.
  • Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Proof of eligibility to receive P-EBT benefits in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 school year.
    If sending images of P-EBT information, please cover account numbers, but leave student name visible.


Please review the following policies before submitting an application:

  • Applicants must provide documentation to verify eligibility. See Eligibility Information section above.
  • Failure to submit documentation of eligibility will result in forfeiting of reserved classes.
  • Due to limited availability, only one scholarship will be awarded per child, and limited to two scholarships per family.
  • All scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis.
  • All campers are only eligible for half-day scholarships.
  • Scholarships will not be processed with missing information, including proof of eligibility and/or processing fee.
  • Only one submission will be accepted per applicant. Please do not submit form more than once.
  • Acceptance/denial letters will be e-mailed or mailed 2-3 business days after enrollment has been processed.
  • Cancellation/change policy: Due to required shipment of supplies, no changes to class schedule will be honored.

Apply for a 2021 Camp Scholarship

Due to limited availability, only one scholarship will be awarded per child.

All campers are only eligible for half-day scholarships.

Scholarship applications will be available via the Program Registration page beginning April 5, 2021. Application information below:

  • Apply via the Program Registration Page
    Apply for Scholarship here
  • ***NOTE: BEFORE clicking Proceed to Checkout***
    • Confirm Selections for each child by clicking the red bar
    • and/or Select View all Schedules next to the child selection box
    • Check the Apply for Scholarship checkbox(es)
    • Then Proceed to Checkout to complete transaction
  • After completing online application:
Click to view step-by-step instructions for scholarship applicants View Details
  • Apply via the Program Registration Page
    Apply for Scholarship here
  • Select 'Virtual Summer Camp' by clicking Check Availability
  • Login or create an account
  • Select Shipping Option
    • (Approved scholarships INCLUDE shipping, if requested. No shipping fee will be charged)
  • Add desired class, date, and time to schedule for each student
  • BEFORE clicking 'Proceed to Checkout': 
    • Click the red bar to Confirm Selections
    • and/or select View all Schedules next to the child selection box
    • Check the Apply for Scholarship checkbox(es)
  • Complete the checkout process to pay $15 application fee
    • If fee payment by credit card is not possible, contact 213-744-7444 for alternate application options
  • After completing online application:

If you have any questions regarding Hands-On Science Camp Scholarships, please contact us at or 213-744-7444.