Scholarship Information

Learn about Scholarship Opportunities for Summer Camp 2022

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.

Scholarship applications for Summer 2022 available beginning March 22nd

Application Requirements

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

  • Online application and class selection (see link at bottom of page)
  • $20 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 2020 or 2021 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 2020-21 or 2021-22 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 week of scholarship(s) will be awarded per child, and limited to two campers per family.
  • All scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis.
  • All campers are eligible to apply for one full-day, one half-day, or two half-days combined within the same week.
  • 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.

Apply for a 2022 Camp Scholarship

Due to limited availability, only one week of scholarship(s) will be awarded per child.

All campers are eligible for one full-day, one half-day, or two half-days combined within the same week.

Scholarship applications will be available via the Program Registration page beginning March 22, 2022. Application information below:

  • Apply via the Program Registration Page beginning March 22, 2022
    Apply for Scholarship here
  • ***NOTE: BEFORE clicking Proceed to Checkout***
    • Confirm Selections for each child and review all schedules
    • 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 beginning March 22, 2022
    Apply for Scholarship here
  • Select 'Hands-On Science Camp' by clicking Check Availability
  • Login or create an account
  • Add desired class(es), to schedule for each student
  • BEFORE clicking 'Proceed to Checkout': 
    • Click the red bar or purple button to Confirm Selections
    • Check the Apply for Scholarship checkbox(es)
  • Complete the checkout process to pay $20 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.