Youth Program Scholarships

The Bakken Museum is committed to making youth programs accessible to all families regardless of their financial situation. There are two levels of scholarship available based on financial need. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis, while supply lasts. Scholarships are available for all Youth Programs, our most popular programs are listed below.

Scholarship A

For families who qualify for any Public Benefit Program  (such as Free or reduced lunch, MFIP, Medicaid, MN Food Assistance Program).


Program Amount Due
Camp Innovation (Full Week) $60
Young Makers Camp (Half Day) $33.75
Inventors Club $33.75
LEGO Robotics $20.25

Scholarship B

For families with an annual income of approximately $58,000 or less for a family of 4.


Program Amount Due
Camp Innovation (Full Week) $200.00
Young Makers Camp (Half Day) $112.50
Inventors Club $112.50
LEGO Robotics $67.50

How to Apply

Application Process

1. Complete the Youth Program Scholarship Application. Documentation of your eligibility is required as a part of the application.

Evidence of eligibility could include any of the following:

    • Enrollment in Free or Reduced School Lunch Program
    • Enrollment in Medicaid or Medical Assistance
    • Your most recent Tax Return

Review the Application Form for a full list.

2. Request your specific camp or workshop.

Once we have received your application and session request, and confirmed your eligibility, we will contact you to arrange payment for the program(s).  We are happy to hold a spot for your student for up to 2 weeks once your application is received.  Your registration will not be complete until we receive your payment.

If you are applying for a scholarship, please do not use our online registration form.  We need to receive all of your paperwork together to review your application.

If you have any questions, please contact Youth Programs Manager Andre at 612-446-3113, phillips@thebakken.org

For more information about the Cole Hunter Schilling Memorial Scholarship Fund contact Justin at spencer@thebakken.org

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