Science Inquiry Fund
The Da Vinci Science Center’s Science Inquiry Fund provides need- and interest-based scholarships to students for Center School Field Trips, Outreach Programs, Summer Camps, and other experiences.
Inquiry Fund scholarships provide students opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers. The Science Inquiry Fund is supported primarily by special pledge appeal gifts made during the Da Vinci Science Center’s annual gala. Additional gifts from individuals, groups, and companies can be made by contacting the Center’s Development office.
Inquiry Fund Details
- The fund awarded $19,271 in scholarships for the 2014-2015 year to 2,164 students from schools and child care centers in Allentown, Pa.; Bethlehem, Pa.; Easton, Pa.; the Pennsylvania Pocono mountain area; and Phillipsburg, N.J.
- Science Inquiry Fund scholarships have supported participation of female middle school and high school students in the Center’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) events.
- Schools qualifying for Science Inquiry Fund support serve student bodies in which at least 40 percent of its students qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
- Qualifying child care centers serve student bodies in which more than 50 percent of children qualify for a Pennsylvania Child Care Works (CCW) subsidy.
Contact @DSC: Sharon Alexander, CFRE
, 484.664.1002, Ext. 125