Scholarship Information

Limited scholarships are available for youth who need financial support to attend Harbor Discoveries. Financial aid is awarded to campers based on financial need and an application reviewed for completeness and the child’s expressed level of interest via the application assignment. Please note that booking a reservation as a full-paying individual precludes you from applying for a scholarship.

Scholarship application deadline extended! Applications accepted on a rolling basis until spaces are filled. Don’t delay!

2016 Scholarship application (English)

2016 Scholarship application (Spanish)

How to Support the Scholarship Program

For information on how you can support this and other Aquarium programs, visit our donations page.

Co-Pay Structure

Recipients of a scholarship will be required to pay a copay for the program’s tuition, dependent on your household’s Gross Adjusted Income (typically line 37 from IRS form 1040, or equivalent).

Annual Household Income Junior/Senior Programs Co-Pay Advanced 1-Week  Programs Co-Pay Advanced 2-Week Programs Co-Pay
<$40,000 $50 $55 $115
$40,000 – $80,000 $100 $110 $230
>$80,000 Not eligible Not eligible Not eligible


Stay engaged at the Aquarium even outside of the summer! Financial aid is also available for some other Aquarium programs, such as our school-year Marine Biologist in Training.



We would like to thank the following major donors to the Harbor Discoveries Program


Additional support has been provided by

Summer Fund
Roy A. Hunt Foundation
Eaton Vance
Cabot Corporation
Arthur J Gallagher