High School For-Credit Scholarship Policy
Youth Education


Youth Education’s High School For-Credit Scholarship Program was created to provide greater access to our many fun, engaging, and educational programs. Scholarships helps students prepare for college and cut the summer learning loss. Summer learning is an important opportunity in a child’s development. Not only is it a fun experience, it provides the opportunity to grow, learn, and explore. Youth Education understands that summer programs are expensive, therefore our scholarship program is there to support families.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced School Lunch program, or if not enrolled in the Federal Free and Reduced School Lunch program, must demonstrate other economic need through a personal letter, or may submit a letter of recommendation from a school principal, counselor, teacher, or other school official. A scholarship committee will review each application and award scholarships based on how families demonstrate financial need and the quality of the application. A scholarship is not guaranteed to all applicants.

The amount awarded for each scholarship is determined based on a sliding scale dependent on need, but all recipient families will be responsible to pay the special fee or a minimum of $30 per course if the special fee is less than $30.

How to Apply – Application and Required Documents

To apply, first complete the online application, and then submit the required materials. The application will not be accepted without at least one of the following required materials listed below:

A letter from a school principal, counselor, teacher, or other school official providing a recommendation. The reference cannot be related to the child or family, nor can they be a conflict of interest. Letter of Recommendation


Verification of financial need (i.e., verification of Free and Reduced Lunch Program, or detailed personal letter explaining financial need) The application will not be considered complete until all supporting materials have been submitted. Scholarships will not be awarded to incomplete applications. To avoid complications, please submit the application and material on the same day.

All submitted information is confidential. Applicants will be notified of award status via email and/or telephone.

Applying for More than 1 Child

A separate application is required for each individual child. Multi-child families MUST submit multiple applications, but can submit just one set of materials (Letter of Recommendation or verification of financial need). If submitting just one letter of recommendation for a whole family, the letter of recommendation should specify that the recommendation is for all children applying for the scholarship.

Program Dates

Summer Application
The scholarship application for Summer 2018 will open in March 1, 2018. The application will close April 22nd at 11:59 p.m. Following the closing deadline, the Scholarship Review Committee will review each application and award scholarships by April 27th (dates subject to change). Scholarships will NOT be awarded retroactively, please do not sign up for a class expecting to receive a scholarship afterwards.

ACT Prep Scholarships

To apply for scholarships for ACT Prep courses, please visit the ACT Prep Scholarship policy page.

Youth Education Scholarships

To apply for scholarships for Youth Education courses that are not for-credit, please visit the Youth Education Scholarships policy page.

Scholarship Policies – Please read carefully:

  • Scholarship funding is limited and is not guaranteed to all applicants. Recipients will be determined based on a combination of clear financial need, as well as quality of responses to application questions.
  • Scholarship recipients have 10 business days to accept the scholarship and register for camp after receiving the award letter. Scholarship award letters will designate the deadline. After the deadline your scholarship will be awarded to another participant.
  • High School For-Credit Scholarship may be retracted at any time due to unresponsiveness of participant or parent/guardian.
  • Scholarship recipients may not select a class with a waitlist. A spot must be available at the time of registration. Additionally, scholarships will not be awarded retroactively. Please do not register for a class hoping to receive a scholarship in the future.
  • The amount awarded is determined based on a sliding scale dependent on need, but all families will be responsible to pay the special fee or a minimum of $30 if the special fee is less than $30.
  • If you’re unable to attend camp for whatever reason, you’re required to notify the Youth Education office at the earliest time possible or at least four weeks prior to the start of camp.
  • Youth Education Program policies and procedures apply to scholarship recipients, including the drop and refund policy.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to complete a pre and post camp surveys, and may be asked to participate in Youth Education’s marketing and promotional materials. If surveys are not completed, the participant’s family will be deemed ineligible for future scholarships.
  • By submitting an application to Youth Education’s Scholarships Program, you acknowledge that you understand the scholarship policies and deadlines outlined above. Please send ALL required documents in one packet to the following email or mailing address. Documents that are mailed must be postmarked by the deadline date.

Mailing Address:

Attn: April Wilson
Youth Education University of Utah
540 S. Arapeen Drive #210
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

For questions, please contact April Wilson at april.wilson@utah.edu.

Where our scholarships come from

The Youth Education Scholarship Program is supported entirely through donations. A big thank you to the Parent Club members for supporting our program and helping other students have an enriching and engaging experience!

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