Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Whitaker Center STEM Scholarships

 Making educational trips to Whitaker Center a reality

We want to make an educational trip to Whitaker Center a reality for underserved schools. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, STEM Scholarships can help cover a large portion of program fees for your school group.

These scholarships can help assist with the cost of a field trip to Whitaker Center and cover experiences such as admission fees for students to the  Science Center and documentary films in the Select Medical Digital Cinema.  A scholarship can also subsidize the cost of admission to our Surgery Live! program and STEM Camps during the summer months. This is a first-come, first-serve opportunity.  Contact us at education@whitakercenter.org to find out if your organization qualifies.

Who is eligible for STEM Scholarships?

Eligible organizations include school buildings with a 40% or greater participation in free or reduced lunch programs or Central Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations that serve low-income or disadvantaged youth groups ages 4 through 18.

What is not eligible for STEM Scholarships?

Whitaker Center STEM Scholarship Fund may not be used to cover food, parking, transportation, or other associated costs. Hollywood films being shown in our digital cinema are also not covered.

How many children benefit from STEM Scholarships?

In the fiscal year 2019, over 8,480 underserved children received scholarships for our educational programs including Field Trips, STEM Camps, and Surgery Live!

How do I apply for a STEM Scholarship?

All requests for Whitaker Center STEM Scholarship Fund should be directed to education@whitakercenter.org.

Please be prepared to provide the following:

  • Documentation for the Department of Education showing your school building's percentage of participants in the free/ reduced lunch program.
  • The organization’s approved 501(c)(3) status and have education, the arts, the sciences, or services to children with unmet needs as an important part of the organization’s mission.
  • A copy of the organization's IRS tax-exempt determination letter.
  • Whitaker Center reserves the right to determine if or how requests will be fulfilled.

Supported by:
The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation

With Generous Contributions Made by:
Brody Science Fund for Youth
Carol L. Mickelson Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
Joan S. and Joseph K. Goldsmith Fund


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