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The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation offers scholarships to deserving children demonstrating financial need for Summer Science Camps, After-School Science Clubs as well as high school seniors planning to pursue a college degree in the sciences. Offering scholarship aid aligns with the mission of The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation to provide quality hands-on science to all children regardless of socio-economic background.

Scholarship Application and Review Process

Summer Science Camp and After-School Club Scholarships

How to apply: In order to be considered for a scholarship, all applicants must (1) complete an application (see below) and (2) submit a letter from both the child and the guardian stating why the child would like to attend Summer Science Camp or After-School Club. The guardian’s letter must give an overview of why they are in need of assistance. If the child is seven (7) years of age or under, he or she may draw a picture in place of writing a letter.


2018 Camp Scholarship Application

Review process: The Board of Directors of The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation reviews all applications and makes decisions based on the compelling letters written by both the child and guardian.

College Scholarships

How to apply:

The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation College Scholarship Committee encourages applications from all high school students in their senior year whose intended major is in an area of the sciences and who are in need of financial assistance. The committee also considers scholastic achievement, academic promise and community service in addition to financial need.

The Foundation can award up to three $1,000 scholarships, and the scholarship check will be sent directly to the college or university of the recipient.

The program of study should be full time (2-year or 4-year) and one which will result in a degree or diploma.  The Committee relies on the accuracy and completeness of the information provided in the application in order to choose recipients each year. Both the student and the parent(s) should carefully review the application for accuracy and sign where indicated.

Please send your application by April 30 of the year in which you will enter your first year of college. You will be notified of the committee’s decision by mid-June of that year.

SPARKS College Scholarship Application (2)

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Julie Merrill, Executive Director of The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation at 610-816-5047 or .

Review process: The Board of Directors of The S.P.A.R.K.S. Foundation reviews all applications.