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 at SummerFA@culver.org.
1. Apply to Camp
Apply to camp at www.culver.org/summerapp. Parents must complete the online application and pay the $50.00 Application Fee. The Application Fee is required for 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 Merit Scholarship Application here.
Complete the scholarship form and return it to Culver by mail, fax (574) 842-8462 or email to SummerFA@culver.org. Have a teacher/principal/band director complete the scholarship evaluation form and send directly to Culver by mail, fax 574-842-8462 or email SummerFA@culver.org. You should complete this application soon after receiving your approval to attend camp. The deadline to complete the Scholarship application is February 15, 2020.
Families may apply for either need-based assistance, merit-based scholarship, or both.
3. Apply for Financial Aid
You must have a United States social security number to be eligible to apply for financial aid.
After your child has been approved for camp, you will receive an email regarding Financial Aid, including documents and processes which you must complete by February 15, 2019, at the latest. Culver has partnered with School and Student Services (SSS), our online resource for applying for financial aid. You must complete the online financial aid application and pay the $51 non-refundable financial aid application fee at https://www.solutionsbysss.com to be considered for financial aid. SSS will ask you to submit your 2019 W-2 and your 1040 Federal Tax Return from 2018 and 2019 as well as any other supplemental income. Do not send these forms to Culver.
In addition to the financial information, there are three forms that must be completed and sent to SSS. 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) and the Parent Statement. A link to these forms and more detailed information will be included in the email you will receive when your child is approved for camp.
All forms and information for Financial Aid must be complete and submitted to SSS no later than February 15, 2020.
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 the Summer Financial Aid Administrator, at SummerFA@culver.org.