Financial Assistance at Adventures in Writing Camp

Welcome to the home page for the AIW Camp Financial Aid Program. We anticipate offering over $60,000 in tuition assistance for camp this summer across the various sessions, though we expect assistance requests will exceed this amount. To have your application considered, please carefully follow the application process below.

If you wish to help make Adventures in Writing Camp a reality for more students, you can help by making a tax-deductible donation to our financial assistance fund. On behalf of campers, their families, and our team, we thank you for your support!

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Application Process

To be eligible for a scholarship, a camper must be part of his or her school district’s free and reduced price lunch program, or for private school students, your school’s equivalent program. You will be asked to upload proof of program participation as part of the application process.

Please note that scholarship applications for the Atherton session are being handled by the Menlo Park City School District.

Families interested in applying for a scholarship for their camper(s) must complete the on-line application process (below) by Wednesday, February 21st, 2018. If you are applying for aid for multiple children, please complete a separate application for each child. Families will be notified of the results on or around March 1st, 2018. If assistance is awarded, applicants will receive an email with their session (date and location) and assistance percentage, as well as enrollment instructions. Any awarded assistance must be used to complete enrollment by March 30th, 2018.

Assistance is offered on a % of enrollment cost basis. You may request 25% assistance, 50% assistance, 75% assistance, or 90% assistance. Please note that in order to support and accommodate as many families as possible, we anticipate awarding more 25% and 50% scholarships than 75% and 90%, though the total dollar amount of 75% and 90% scholarships will likely exceed that of the 25% and 50% awards.

Please note that financial assistance may not be applied to previously purchased camp sessions. Any refund requests for amounts paid for camp enrollment are subject to the normal cancellation policy. Submission of a financial aid application does not constitute acceptance into the program.

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