Children who are currently awarded or on the waitlist do not need to apply again.
Children that applied in the past, but were denied, must re-apply.
As of July 1, 2020, Pathway 1 Early Learning Scholarships can be used at any program that is participating in Parent Aware® until 7/1/2024 Mail or drop off completed applications: County Residence Think Small awards families who live in Hennepin and Ramsey counties.
10 Yorkton Court
St. Paul, MN 55117
Email to: ApplyELS@ThinkSmall.org
Mail or drop off completed applications:
Think Small awards families who live in Hennepin and Ramsey counties.
To qualify, a child must be 3 or 4 years old on September 1, 2020 and not yet eligible for kindergarten.
A younger child may be considered if at least one of the following is met:
Families have an annual gross income of no more than 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.(income guidelines are listed on the application)
Currently participates in at least one of the following programs:
Think Small administers scholarships for Hennepin and Ramsey County residents.
For questions, or if you are interested in a scholarship information workshop, please contact us at 651-641-6604 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If your program is not currently participating in Parent Aware and you would like to become Parent Aware rated, please contact our Parent Aware Recruiter, Tanisha Lungelow at 651-233-2297.
For scholarship information available in other languages, call 651-665-0150 or 1-866-807-6021
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Please reference child age information mentioned above.
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Funding provided by the Minnesota Department of Education using state funding to support administration of early learning scholarships, 124D.165.