Scholarships

Registration for our Summer 2023 camps opens Saturday, March 4 at 8 AM!

 

Through the generous donations of committed community organizations and individuals, Bright Lights is able to offer need-based scholarships to students to help families cover the program fees associated with Bright Lights camps. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available.

Each student is eligible for one scholarship that may be applied to either a half-day or a full-day camp.

The scholarship application deadline for Summer 2023 camps is May 1, 2023.

The cost of Before Care and Lunch Care are not eligible for scholarship. Fees for these optional services and additional fees for those camps which include a field trip or extra materials (if they are selected) are the sole responsibility of the family.

Check out our blog post for additional tips on registration and how to request a scholarship.

“I was so impressed with the program! The teachers and content were excellent, and they had so much FUN while learning. My children attended thanks to the scholarship program (the only way we could have attended) and, it being our first year, I was a bit uneasy that my kids would be singled out because of this. But there was no distinction between them and anyone else, and they learned so much in a healthy environment. It was one of the best uses of their time this summer.”

– Scholarship
Recipient

Scholarship Request Process

  1. During online registration, you will be asked if you want to request a scholarship. Each student is eligible for one scholarship that may be applied to either a half-day or a full-day camp.
  2. Select a camp with open spots (do not add your student to the waitlist for a camp that is full) in order to ensure that your scholarship application and payment can be processed before the deadline. We recommend having a backup selection in the event that your student’s first-choice camp is not available. We are unable to award scholarships retroactively or apply them to waitlisted camps/registrations.
  3. A $10 deposit per camp plus any applicable fees will be due at the time of registration. Additional camps beyond the first will be billed at full price at the time of registration.
  4. Once your scholarship application has been reviewed, you will be notified via email of your scholarship award amount before May 1, 2023. Your student’s spot in the camp is reserved during this process.
  5. All remaining balances after the scholarship is applied must be paid in full by May 15, 2023.
  6. Requests are reviewed and scholarships are awarded until all available funds are depleted.
  7. Payments must be made online. All major credit cards as well as e-checks are accepted.

If you have additional questions, please contact Kristi Whitmer, Registration Specialist, at 402-420-1115 ext. 46 or at registration@brightlights.org.