Investing in summer experiences for youth

Enrichment Scholarship Program provides financial resources to students enrolled in grades 6-11 in Seattle Public Schools so that they can participate in the summer enrichment learning experience of their choice. Students apply for up to $500 in funding to camps for music, art, mathematics, language, leadership, journalism, culinary, computer science, and more.

For a disadvantaged 8th grader who has grown up in a world of concrete and chain link, an Enrichment Scholarship Program scholarship makes it possible to attend Camp Sealth, where he or she will learn valuable life skills such as swimming, fire-building, and peer leadership.

Since 2008, Enrichment Scholarship Program has given that extra boost needed by a talented student to make their summer camp dreams come true. We partner with several local organizations, such as the YMCA and Cornish College of the Arts, to share costs so we can expand our reach to more disadvantaged students. In 2016, we supported 59 students with their summer enrichment experiences.

Eligibility Requirements:

Scholarships are not awarded for religious studies, sports exclusive, or foreign studies / exchange programs.
Only Seattle Public Schools students currently between grades 6 through 11 may apply including home schooled students with SSD affiliation.
No transportation costs will be provided.
Anyone related to a current Assistance League of Seattle member is not eligible.
In-state enrichment programs will be given priority. Out-of-state programs will be considered if funding allows.

Applicants:

  1. Download and complete the Enrichment Scholarship Program application.
  2. Applications are accepted starting in January.
  3. Applications must be postmarked by April 15.
  4. Students are notified of the results of the program committee’s evaluations by letter.
  5. Scholarships are awarded/distributed by (approximately) the end of April.
  6. Scholarship award checks are made payable directly to the student’s enrichment program or class, then sent with an award letter to the student’s home address.
  7. It is the responsibility of the student awarded the scholarship to complete the necessary application to his or her chosen program and also to include the check issued by Assistance League of Seattle with their application as payment.

 

Click here to download Enrichment Scholarship Fund application. Deadline: April 15

Thank you to our grantor for supporting Enrichment Scholarship Program!

DanPaul Foundation

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Letters from 2016 recipients

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My family needs this scholarship because I am living with my grandma and aunt and 3-year-old baby cousin and my grandma’s uncle. She is unemployed and living on welfare and is getting no help paying any of the bills from either my parents or aunt… I am babysitting my cousin and my aunt is supposed to be paying me, but she has not paid me in about three or four months. We are going to the food bank for some support in getting food for our big family… This scholarship helped us save some money and provided a great experience for me…I got to meet new friends and experience new things.”
-A 7th grade recipient who attended Camp Robbinswold

“Please help me go to a horse camp this summer…my dad is Tibetan. He grew up in Tibet riding horses. He didn’t know how to drive until seven years ago when he was 35 years old! Horses are really important in Tibetan culture, they are part of my heritage. Next year, when I am in 7th grade, I will be in a writing class and we will be writing about our family tree. I think this experience will bring me closer to my family in Tibet and I’ll have something to write about.”
-A 12-year-old homeschooled student who attended camp at Lang’s Horse and Pony Farm