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 2017, we supported 56 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 2017 recipients

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Thank you for giving me a $500 scholarship for summer camp. It was so generous! We used it to help pay for Blue Compass Camp, my first-ever sleepaway camp. I was nervous and missed home a lot, but I had fun.

We did a climbing wall, went swimming in the lake, and did archery. I made a good friend, and her name is Maddy. We had giant and delicious meals! I was scared at night, but overcame the fear. I was really happy to see Mama, and now I feel ready for other sleepaway camps.

Thank you again for giving me the scholarship. Please thank everyone at Assistance League for me!

Very truly yours,
Milo

Thank you so much for the scholarship! Thanks to you, I got to attend summer camp at Camp Colman. I had lots of fun and will be going back next year. I made lots of friends from different parts around the Seattle area, who I still keep in contact with.

Thanks again,
Molly