We are no longer accepting applications for our scholarship program.

Overview

The Museum offers a limited number of scholarships for camp. Potential applicants do not need to register for the summer camp in which they are interested at this time.

Grade levels stated in camp descriptions are for the upcoming school year (2020–2021). Please double-check to make sure that you apply for the appropriate grade level. We cannot make exceptions.

In order to accept an awarded scholarship, recipients must contact summercamps@naturalsciences.org to set up an appointment to complete the registration form and pay the camp tuition with a MasterCard or VISA.


To Apply for “Digging Up Dinosaurs” Summer Camp Scholarship

This is a unique full scholarship opportunity for rising kindergartners who are dinosaur aficionados and whose families meet certain economic criteria. Two camp dates are available: June 22-26 or July 27-31, 2020.

Application process:

  1. Ask your child’s teacher or non-family member complete the Letter of Recommendation.
  2. Complete Application for Digging Up Dinosaurs Summer Camp Scholarship. Application will ask you to confirm the following criteria:
    • Your child must be entering kindergarten fall 2020.
    • Your child must be able to attend the June 22-26 or July 27-31 camp.
    • Your child must be from a low to moderate income family. Requirements vary by county:
      • Wake or Johnston Counties: family income of less than $67,445 per year.
      • Franklin, Nash, Edgecombe or Wayne Counties: family income of less than $42,540 per year.
      • For other N.C. counties, please contact laura.dameron@naturalsciences.org.
    • Upon the awarding of the scholarship, submit a $20.00 fee to hold your child’s space in the camp. Payment will be due upon acceptance of scholarship or February 20th. This fee will be refunded on the last day of the camp provided your child attends.

To Apply for a Partial Scholarship

You will need to:

  1. Choose a camp from our Summer Camps List.
  2. Ask your child’s teacher or non-family member complete the Letter of Recommendation.
  3. Complete Application for Partial Summer Camp Scholarship.
    • Determine how much you will contribute towards camp tuition. Payment will be due upon acceptance of scholarship or February 17th.
    • Have the parent/guardian write a short statement explaining extenuating circumstances.
    • With guardian’s assistance, have the child write a short statement why they would like to attend the summer camp.

Scholarship applications and letters must be received by 5:00pm Wednesday, January 29, 2020. All eligible applicants will be entered into a lottery drawing. All scholarship applicants will be notified by email on or before Wednesday, February 19th.


Scholarship Benefactors

Scholarships are made possible thanks to donations from Biogen Foundation, PNC Foundation, Friends of the Museum members and other private sources.

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