For families who qualify, the Partners Scholarship program provides a 50% matching scholarship. In other words, River Bend steps forward as a partner paying one-half of the program fee while the family pays the other one-half of the program fee.
Families qualify for a River Bend Partners Scholarship if they are eligible for the Free-and-Reduced Breakfast/Lunch Program, are eligible for Public Assistance Programs (i.e. MFIP, Food Stamps, Medical Assistance), or are eligible for Minnesota Care (MN Care). Families who feel they qualify for other reasons are welcome to apply as well (these requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis).
PLEASE NOTE: At present, scholarship funds are only available for children, ages 16 and under and will only be given for one summer camp per child per year.
All scholarship requests are confidential and will be handled exclusively by River Bend Nature Center's staff.
How do I request a Partners Scholarship?
Requesting financial assistance through River Bend's Partner Scholarship Program is easy. To request a matching scholarship follow these steps:
- Complete an enrollment form for the program that is of interest AND complete the Partners Scholarship Request Form.
- Mail or deliver both forms to: River Bend Nature Center, 1000 Rustad Rd -- PO Box 186, Faribault, MN 55021.
Questions regarding the Partners Scholarship program are welcome; please contact River Bend at 507.332.7151.