Scholarships

IF YOUR FAMILY IS ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY COVID-19

If your financial circumstances change or you have been adversely affected by COVID-19, please get in touch so we can help. Even if you have already paid for a full tuition place in camp for 2021, you may apply for a full or partial scholarship. We have always considered “extenuating circumstances” in awarding scholarships, and any consequences affecting our Grace Art Camp families due to the pandemic and economic downturn will be given serious consideration.  Our Business Manager, Annie Rimmer-Weeks, can help you make that switch — contact her at annier@grace-institute.org.

HOW TO APPLY

Grace Institute is committed to serving children and families from as many backgrounds and situations as possible.  Full and partial camp scholarships are awarded to families at 1 to 3 times the federal poverty level or less.  In 2020, this amount was $25,750 to $77,250 per year for a family of four. (Amounts for 2021 will be posted as soon as available.)

To be considered for a scholarship, submit a completed camp registration form and $30 scholarship application deposit. By registering in a timely manner, each scholarship applicant reserves a space in camp.

You must submit a completed Scholarship Application Form along with requested documentation, by May 1, 2021 (for summer’s Grace Art Camp  and March 1 for Spring Break Camp 2021) to:

GRACE INSTITUTE, 1535 NE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Please note that scholarships cannot be awarded without appropriate documentation and a completed application. Scholarship awards for summer typically come out in mid-May.

If you are already qualified for some form of public assistance, such as reduced school lunches and have the verification letter, or a card for a subsidized health care plan, copies of this documentation help us to automatically qualify a family for a scholarship.

You may request PDFs of both a camp registration form and a scholarship form from the Business Manager at annier@grace-institute.org or the Operations Manager & Registrar at mariannk@grace-institute.org.