Youth Opportunity Scholarships: Opening Doors to Unlock Potential


If you are enrolled at the MCCLA's Multicultural Arts Summer Youth Program (MAS), you can apply for a Scholarship to learn something new!


You can apply for up to $500 to cover the cost of a Summer Camp program you want to do (things like dance classes, music lessons, sports teams, art courses, outdoor activities, and more). Check out the resource list for program ideas.


Complete the MAS application and Scholarship application, and submit to Guillermo Ornelas, either in person or by emailing


Applications are due by June 19th, but turn your request in as soon as it is ready!

Youth Opportunity Scholarship Application for MCCLA

Student Personal Statement

On a separate page, please answer the following questions in 2-3 paragraphs total. Type if possible, otherwise write legibly in pen.

  • What activity do you want to explore?
  • What makes you passionate or excited about it?
  • Why should you be chosen for this scholarship?

Student Information

Please print neatly:

  • Name:
  • Date:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Language spoken at home:
  • Email:
  • Phone:
  • School:
  • Grade:
  • Previous Youth Opportunity Recipient? (Yes/No)

Activity Information

  • Name of program/activity:
  • Start and end dates:
  • Name of organization:
  • Organization’s website:
  • Organization’s address:
  • Make check payable to (Required):

Amount Requested

Be as specific as possible – for example, $240 for 8 one-hour piano lessons at $30 each. $250 is max unless applying for summer camp. For summer camps, $500 is max.

Adult Information

This is who will ensure student attendance and participation in activity.

  • Name & Title:
  • Relationship to student:
  • Email:
  • Phone:
  • Address: City/State/Zip:
  • Plan for transportation to activity:
  • Parent/Guardian signature: