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Click to apply for an Early Learning Scholarship: New Season Starts July 2016


Questions? 651-641-6604


Apply now using any of the applications posted below

Click below to download an application and instructions

English current application

English current application instructions

Hmong application

Hmong application instructions

Spanish application

Spanish application instructions

Somali application

Somali application instructions



Who is eligible to apply for the next scholarship season in July 2016?

Requirements for each family:

  • Children who are 3 or 4 on September 1, 2016 (younger siblings are also considered when they attend the same program as the 3 or 4 year old) 

      OR the younger child of a parent under 21 seeking a GED or high school diploma

  • Resident of  Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties
  • An annual gross income at or below 185%  of the Federal Poverty Guideline

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            For family units of more than 9, add $7,696 for each additional member.


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Contact Information

For questions about scholarships or eligibility, please call 651-641-6604 or toll-free 1-855-898-4465 to talk with the scholarship team.

For scholarship information available in other languages, call 651-665-0150 or 1-866-807-6021

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