Youth Program Scholarships

The Bakken Museum is committed to making youth programs accessible to all families regardless of their financial situation.  We are happy to offer a limited number of income-based scholarships.  We offer two levels of scholarship determined base on financial need.

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 (Full Week) $79
Camp (3-Day) $55
Camp (Half Day) $52
Inventors Club $55
LEGO Robotics $46

Scholarship B

For families with an annual income of approximately $50,000 or less for a family of 4.

Program Amount Due
Camp (Full Week) $203
Camp (3-Day) $125
Camp (Half Day) $113
Inventors Club $125
LEGO Robotics $93

How to Apply

Application Process

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

Evidence of eligibility could include a copy of any of the following:

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

review the Application Form for a full list

2. Complete a Youth Program Registration Form for the appropriate program(s).

Please indicate which program and session you are interested in participating.

3. Mail, fax, or drop off your completed forms:

The Bakken Museum
Attn: Youth Programs
3537 Zenith Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Fax: 612-927-7265

Once we have received your paperwork and confirm  eligibility, we will contact you to arrange your payment for the program(s).  Once we receive we are happy to hold a spot for your student for up to 2 weeks.  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 Visitor Services at 612-926-3878,

For more information about the Cole Hunter Schilling Memorial Scholarship Fund contact Justin at

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