Apply for a Scholarship

Grace Institute continues to be committed to serving children and families from as many backgrounds and situations as possible.  We continue to offer full and partial scholarships to families with incomes defined by federal poverty guidelines as well as providing tuition assistance to a wider range of families when there are extenuating circumstances that qualify a family for a partial scholarship.

Full and partial camp scholarships are generally awarded to families who are at 1 to 3.5 times the federal poverty level or less.  In 2019, this amount is $25,100 to $87,850 per year for a family of four.

To be considered for a scholarship, you must complete the entire registration form, check the scholarship fee box, and pay the $30 scholarship application fee. Download the Scholarship Application Form and mail the completed form to GRACE INSTITUTE, 1535 NE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97232, along with the requested documentation, by April 13, 2018 for this summer’s Grace Art Camp. (March 1 for Spring Break Camp.)  Please note that no scholarships can be awarded without appropriate documentation and a completed application.

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.

Scholarship awards for summer typically come out in late-April. By registering in a timely manner, each scholarship applicant reserves a space in camp.

You may request PDFs of both a camp registration form and a scholarship form from the Business Manager at or the Operations Manager & Registrar at