Science Center offers scholarships
Limited number available for summer camp program
The California Science Center hosts its annual summer camp for youth in preschool through grade eight June 18 to Aug. 17, and there are a limited number of scholarships available for eligible families.
Consequently, only one scholarship will be awarded per child. Children in Pre-K to sixth grade can apply for one half-day scholarship. There are a limited number of full-day scholarships for children in seventh and eighth grades. All scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Those eligible to apply must show proof of:
* EBT Card
* 2011 tax return form (1040, 1040EZ, 1040A, etc.)
* Healthy Families Qualification Letter or Medi-Cal card
* Provide proof that a child is receiving free or reduced-price lunch, including a lunch approval form, lunch ticket, or lunch card.
Interested parents can obtain an application from www.californiasciencecenter.org/camp. It should be submitted as soon as possible along with the $15 processing fee. Limited to two scholarships per household.
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The center will become the retirement home of the shuttle, which traveled 115 million miles during 25 flights.
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