BYA Camp Scholarship

BYA Kid & Teen Camps 2022
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

I. Objective:

To promote the participation of youth in the community for youth with outstanding academic performance and overall community engagement and contribution or children from families with low-income and/or financial hardship with a willingness to learn new practices of mindfulness, self-compassion, and S.E.L skills.
 
II. Available Scholarships:
  1. First-time Camper: thanks to our community sponsors, (10) ten full teen camp scholarships of $450 are offered to high school students who have not had any exposure to practice S.E.L. skills or attended a mindful-leadership camp to join the BYA Teen Self-Leadership Camp for the first time.
  2. Outstanding Engaged Youth: BYA will also award (5) five full scholarships of $450 and (5) half scholarships of $250 to qualified outstanding young friends who are actively engaged in community activities and wish to attend BYA Teen Self-Leadership Camp 2022 to learn and practice these wonderful soft skills.
  3. Financial Aid Option: Children from qualified low-income families may also apply for full or half camp financial aid in this scholarship program for the Cool Kid Camp.

II. Eligibilities:

For First-time Campers:

  1. Students entering or in high schools in California
  2. Have not had exposure to practice S.E.L. skills or attended a mindful-leadership camp
  3. Able to write a one-page essay about what may have inspired you to learn more about social-emotional learning and/or mindfulness.

For Outstanding Engaged Youth:

  1. Applicants must be students in high schools whose GPA is 3.5 or above for the school year of 2020-2021 or 2021-2022.  This requirement does not apply to Pre-teen or Kid Camp.
  2. Able to obtain a recommendation letter from a teacher, community leader, work supervisor, or spiritual leader about the student's contribution to the school's or community's volunteer activities.

For Financial Aid Option:

  1. For Pre-teen Camp (age 12) or Cool Kids Camp (age 9 to 12), applicants must be from a qualified family with low income or financial hardship to apply.

III. Steps to Apply:

  1. REGISTER ONLINE to reserve your spot and indicate "applying for scholarship" in the comment section of the online registration submission.
  2. Submit via email a one-page essay about what may have inspired you to learn more about social-emotional learning and/or mindfulness (for First-time Camper scholarships).
  3. Submit via email an essay about why would you like to go to BYA Leadership Camp and what you'd expect to learn from the camp experience (for Outstanding Engaged Youth scholarships).
  4. Submit via email a recommendation letter from a teacher, community leader, work supervisor, or spiritual leader (for Outstanding Engaged Youth scholarships).
  5. Submit any other required document for verification listed below at the bottom of this page.

Please submit the essay, recommendation letter, and family income verification document if required to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send the hard copies to:

BYA Summer Camp Scholarship –

PO Box 4763, Garden Grove, CA 92842

  

  

DEADLINE:  June 30th, 2022

For more information please contact

Bodhi Youth of America

931-BYA-CAMP or 931-292-2267
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

CLICK TO REGISTER NOW,

Then EMAIL or MAIL-IN ALL DOCUMENTS LISTED BELOW

List of verification and attachments required:

- Ensure to write in all documents below to include Camper's Name, Age, Camp Type.

- Submit an unofficial copy of the transcript for GPA verification (not required for children under 12).

- Submit a family low-income verification document (for children 12 & under only) such as a Government or Utility Provider’s qualified low-income approval letter, Unemployment letter, or a Letter to Request full camp financial assistance from a Parent due to temporary financial hardship.

- A letter of recommendation from your teacher, community leader, work-study supervisor, or spiritual leader (for teens 13-18 only).

- A personal essay on why you would like to attend BYA Leadership Camp and what you expect to learn from the camp experience (for teens 13-18 only).