Gizmo offers need-based scholarships for youth to participate in classes at Gizmo. The scholarship will reduce the cost of the class by 50%. Please use our 2023 Youth Scholarship Form to explain why financial assistance would make a difference for you/your child.
Youth Scholarship Eligibility Guidelines:
- A youth is any person under the age of 18 OR currently enrolled in K-12 education (e.g. a student who is 19 years old and a high school senior may still apply). Gizmo has a separate scholarship program for locally enrolled college students -- learn more about that here.
- Scholarships are awarded on a case-by-case basis
- You must apply for a scholarship PRIOR to registering and paying for the class. We are not able to retroactively refund the scholarship amount for class costs that have already been paid.
- You may only apply for a scholarship for a class which your child is eligible to take, for example, you may not apply for a scholarship for an 8-year-old to take an adult pottery class. Many of our adult classes are 14+ or 16+ -- teens who meet the age requirements for these classes are welcomed to apply for a scholarship using this form.
- Many of Gizmo's youth programs are free or priced at $10 or less. You can learn more about these programs by visiting the Kids & Teens page of our website. If you need to request a fee waiver for a CS Saturday or LINK program, please do not use this form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org instead.
- The goal of Gizmo's Scholarship program is to remove barriers to participation in our programs for students whose families are low-income and/or facing significant financial hardship. We understand that each family's financial circumstances are unique; therefore, we do not use income alone to determine scholarship eligibility.
Youth scholarships are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors including the Idaho STEM Action Center and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.