Does your summer camp offer scholarships? If so, do you require any documents that proves the family is eligible for financial assistance? Do you budget each year for this scholarship fund?
Hi David - our summer camp does offer scholarships to families with financial hardships. We have a simple form that they complete and we ask for copies of any assistance they might be getting from the town or state along with that. There is a budget in place so we divide those sums as best we can among the applicants. We have been very fortunate in the past few years to receive a donation of money from a local couple.
We do have an application process and work with our Youth Services Division on awarding the money. This process helps us stay out of it as we know our families really well and makes things fair. We do have a donation account that people have given too over the years or we do programs to fund raise for it. Our Scholarship money is not apart of our budget. Attached is our application and what it entails.
We offer financial need for all of our programs that our office runs. I've attached our request form. Most of our financial need comes from special events we run that help to fund the program.
We keep an application on file for 6 months before a new application needs to be complete.
Thank you everyone for the responses!
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