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: If you are interested in applying for an Early Learning Scholarship and need an application, please click here. 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:
If you are interested in applying for an Early Learning Scholarship and need an application, please click here.
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 email@example.com
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.