Youth Scholarship Program

General info

The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum aims to bring “science to the hands of kids”. The Youth Scholarship Program is designed for those students who need financial assistance to participate in Eureka! Science Camps.

Application process

  • Applications will be accepted up until two weeks prior to the camp start date
  • Applications must be signed by a parent/guardian of the applicant
  • Applications must be complete to be considered


  • Applicants must be under 18 years of age
  • Applicants must provide a current Free/Reduced Lunch approval letter from School District 51 OR a copy of a current Medicaid Card, Marillac Clinic Card, or CHP+ Card

Scholarship review & award process

Applications will be reviewed by EUREKA! staff upon receipt to determine eligibility. Approved applications will be awarded a 75% scholarship for day programs or $100 off for overnight programs. Please note that scholarship funds are limited. If funds are depleted, scholarship applications will be placed on hold until further funding is received. Scholarships are available for youth science day camps, afterschool programs, preschool school programs, EUREKA! leadership camps, EUREKA! CMU overnight camps, and EUREKA! expedition camps. Applicants will be limited to three (3) scholarships per calendar year. Of the three(3) scholarships, no more than one (1) scholarship will be issued per applicant for the following camps:

  • EUREKA! Day Camp at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum
  • EUREKA! CMU Overnight Camp
  • EUREKA! Expedition Camp

When applying for more than one camp, please list all three camp names, dates and locations on your application. Scholarships are not available for the entire "No School Days Fall Semester."


Registration process

Applicants will be notified of scholarship award and registration process via email. Camp registration will be the responsibility of the applicant. Scholarship approval does not automatically register the applicant into the program. Please set-up a dashboard account if you do not already have one.

Privacy policy

Information submitted throughout the application process will remain confidential.