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Scholarship Application


--Our Mission--

Youth Advantage serves children who qualify for free or reduced-fee lunch, are in grades K-12, go to school or reside in the boundaries of Stillwater Area School District 834, and who wish to participate in academic, artistic, or athletic extracurricular activities, our in-house mentoring group for at-risk middle school girls, or receive financial assistance for reading/comprehension or math tutoring services.

Youth Advantage recognizes that giving children these opportunities puts young people on a path to success.

Assistance is available to qualifying youth for:

  • 4-H “Whether youth are building rockets, raising dairy cows, or writing musical plays, 4-H gives them the skills they need to succeed in life.”  http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-h/about4-H.html
  • Afton Alps/SOS Outreach (ski or snowboarding) Call Y.A. at 651-342-1266 for details.
  • Applewood Junior Golf League www.applewoodhillsgolf.com
  • ArtSpoke https://www.artspoke.org/
  • Ashland Productions http://ashlandproductions.org
  • Boy Scouts of America https://adventureiscalling.org/join/Pack-9196
  • CHEM Tennis Contact YA for lessons with Coach Scott
  • Curio Dance and School www.curiodance.com
  • District #834 Community Education classes www.stillwaterschools.org/ce
  • Extracurricular fee-based classes, camps, clubs and activities that emphasize arts, educational enrichment, or athletics.
  • Girl Scouts of the USA https://www.girlscoutsrv.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join.html
  • Hidden Pines Ranch Summer Day Camp (3 day mini-camp only) www.hiddenpinesranch.com (Registration opens in January annually)
  • MN 7 on 7 Passing League (touch football)  http://www.my7on7.com/stillwater
  • MYSL (Minnesota Youth Ski League) Cross-country ski league https://mysl.org/
  • Oak Glen Junior Golf League www.oakglengolf.com
  • Pony Activity Center https://commed.stillwaterschools.org/all-ages/pony-activity-center student memberships 
  • Pony Pride Hockey Training www.ponypridetraining.com
  • PowerUp! https://www.powerup4kids.org/classes
  • St. Croix Rec Center’s Learn-to-Skate classes www.stcroixreccenter.com
  • St. Croix Sailing School  www.saintcroixsailingschool.org
  • St. Croix Soccer Club https://www.stcroixsoccer.org/rec-programs (recreational programs only)
  • St. Croix Valley Athletic Association programs www.scvaa.org
  • St. Mary’s Point Hockey Program www.smphockey.org
  • Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center https://sminc-lake-elmo.org/summer-camp-registration-2022/
  • School sports teams and music programs
  • Skyhawks (through Community Ed)
  • Stillwater Area Baseball Association stillwaterbaseball.org
  • Stillwater Area Fastpitch Association stillwaterfastpitch.org
  • Stillwater Area Lacrosse Association www.stillwaterlacrosse.org
  • Stillwater Boys' Traveling Basketball stillwaterbasketball.com
  • Stillwater Elks' Summer Overnight Camp Call Y.A. at 651-342-1266 for details.
  • Stillwater Girls' Traveling Basketball http://www.ponygb.com/
  • Stillwater Swim Club   Call Y.A. at 651-342-1266 for details.
  • Stillwater Zephyr Theatre https://www.stillwaterzephyrtheatre.org/
  • StoryArk  storyark.org
  • Young Eagles Aviation https://chapters.eaa.org/eaa54/young-eagles
  • Young Engineers STEM & Robotics Program easttwincities.e2youngengineers.com

Contact Youth Advantage to learn more.

Registration Options

You have two alternatives to apply for a Youth Advantage scholarship. 1) Complete online registration and mail required documents as indicated on the checklist in the registration process. This method will expedite your application. 2) Mail an application along with required documents to Youth Advantage. You can request an application or find out where you can pick up an application by calling Youth Advantage.

For online registration, please follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Complete this online registration form completely.
  • Step 2: Mail required documents as indicated in the Required Forms section to Youth Advantage.
  • Step 3: You will receive a confirmation that your application is accepted or denied, usually within two weeks of its receipt at Youth Advantage’s post office box.

Please note that due to rising costs of activities, we have increased the amount that we are asking the family to contribute as noted in the chart below. If you are having extreme financial difficulties, please contact us about the possibility to contribute less, otherwise please update your records accordingly. 

ACTIVITY COST FREE CLIENT COST
$10-$49 $5.00
$50 - $100 $10.00
$101 - $150 $15.00
$151 - $200 $20.00
$201 - $250 $25.00
$251 - $300 $30.00
over $301 Contact Y.A.

Questions can be directed to:

Youth Advantage Registrar

Inquiries

Phone: (651) 342-1266


Click on the link below to complete your Scholarship Application.  Please note that you will be asked to create a website account in order to proceed with your online application.


IMPORTANT TIPS FOR ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP:

Scroll to the bottom of each page to advance to the next page. You will know that the scholarship request has been sent to Youth Advantage when you get to the bottom of the final page which states "complete another online request or return to home page".