Discovery Internships is an investment in your future similar to other educational investments such as college tuition, tutoring, or academic enrichment programs. We can appreciate that tuition for a 4 week summer program can be a financial challenge for some families. We do not currently offer a defined financial aid program. Regrettably, we do not have the necessary personnel to properly assess student financial need and administer scholarship funds.
However, we work with a number of non-profits, such as the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Summer Search, the Zoe Loren Make A Difference Foundation, and the Turn 2 Foundation to fulfill our philanthropic objectives by offering full and partial scholarships to eligible students participating in Discovery Internships through one of these organizations. Typically our non-profit partners begin working with outstanding students of financial need early in their academic careers.
If you are a current high school student or parent looking for financial assistance, we suggest that you check with local community organizations or search the internet for scholarship opportunities; some institutions do offer financial support for students to pursue programs such as Discovery Internships. FastWeb is a great place to start your search. Past Discovery Internships students have been able to cover the cost of tuition by raising funds in small increments from multiple sources, or applying early to take advantage of one of our early enrollment discounts.
There are many great non-profits dedicated to serving economically disadvantaged high school students through mentoring and/or career-focused learning including: