HOW TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
Follow the directions below to fully apply for a scholarship. Follow up with Culver to make sure your application is complete. (Peggy.Rhoads@culver.org | 574-842-8207)
1. APPLY TO CAMP
Apply to camp through the regular application process at www.culver.org/summer under "Apply to Camps"on the drop down menu. Parents must complete the online application, and pay the $50.00 Application Fee. The Application Fee is required with all applications. Requesting Financial Aid does not waive the fee. The Application Fee must be paid in order to submit and process your child's application.When filling out the application, mark "YES" to the question regarding Financial Aid.
2. APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP
Choose the appropriate scholarship listed on this page. Download and print the Summer Merit Scholarship Application here.
Complete the form and return it to Culver by mail, fax (574) 842-8462 or email to email@example.com. Have a teacher/principal/band director complete the scholarship evaluation form and send directly to Culver by mail, fax 574-842-8462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You should complete this application soon after applying to camp.
Families may apply for either need-based assistance, merit-based scholarship, or both.
3. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
After your child has been approved for camp, you will receive an email about Financial Aid, including documents and processes which you must complete by February 15, 2016, at the latest.Culver has partnered with Smart Aid, our online resource for applying for financial aid. You must complete the online financial aid application and pay the $35 non-refundable application fee at http://smartaidforparents.com to be considered for financial aid. Smart Aid will ask you to submit your 2015 W-2 and your 1040 from 2015 as well as any other supplemental income. Do not send these forms to Culver. Parents of international campers should submit government income and tax documents from 2015. Please choose the processing year that says 2015-2016.
In addition to the financial information, there are two forms that must be completed and sent to Smart Aid. This includes the Applicant Statement (to be completed by your child in his/her own handwriting) and School Grades form (or a copy of the most recent grade report). These forms will be emailed to you with more detailed information after your child has been approved for camp.
All forms and information for Financial Aid must be complete, submitted to Smart Aid no later than February 15, 2016.
The Financial Aid Committee will consider all completed Financial Aid applications. Availability of Culver financial aid funds and family finances will be the largest factor in determining the awards. Awards vary based on need and a significant financial contribution is expected of the family to cover remaining tuition and other costs such as the application fee, tuition deposit, transportation, and uniforms.
Culver pledges to do its best.to meet the needs of families, but there can be no guarantee that the demonstrated financial need of all those who apply can be met.
Questions about the process should be addressed by email to Peggy Rhoads, Summer Financial Aid Administrator, at email@example.com.