Information for Parents and Educators

All students enrolled with IWU Young Scholars will provide information that will help IWU Young Scholars keep students healthy and safe.

There are several forms that will be on file at IWU.  These can be filled out at check-in on the first day.  Copies are emailed to families who will have someone other than a parent drop off a participant on the first day.

Forms can also be found in the Forms and Flyers section or under the Enrolled Young Scholars tab.

Forms list:

There is a handy checklist  here to let you know the forms we need for everyone.


Scholarship Information

IWU Young Scholars is committed to offering placement to students who would not otherwise participate in summer enrichment activities.

Please contact, or Professor Gabe Spalding at 556-3004 for scholarship information for 2018.

Scholarships have been awarded to students who were nominated by their teachers.  In 2014, seven students were awarded full-tuition scholarships whose schools had determined they met the financial need criteria. For 2014, full-tuition scholarships for the Young Scientist Camp were allocated to area schools that have a significant percentage of low-income students.

2015 and 2016 saw expansion of the IWU Young Scholars program. IWU Young Scholars continues to pursue partnerships with area organizations to fund additional scholarships, for both merit-based and need-based awards.

Sponsoring organizations can determine their own criteria and degree of participation for managing scholarship awards.

Scholarships managed by partner organizations can be interest/merit based entirely, designed for a specific target population, or include some financial need component.

A sponsoring organization awarding scholarships exclusively on the basis of financial need can decide if they would like to manage the scholarship process themselves or if they prefer to have IWU Young Scholars administer all aspects of the scholarship applications.

2014 Archived Information – Mythbusting

2014 Day Camp for students entering 4th and 5th Grades    Download flyer

  • Bust Myths About Food, Bugs, Plants, Can You Dodge A Bullet??
  •  Summer activities exploring Technology & Photography with Lots of classes Outdoors for Examining Nature, the environment, and growing your own food!
  •  Experiment with Food Science by Making the Healthiest Granola Bars and The Yummiest Cookies.
  •  Design Your Own Webpage and share your results! 


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    1. Thrilled to do so! We are very excited for camp in July. Will also send notes to everyone soon regarding family science day at Redbird Arena – April 11. Registration for 2015 will open soon!
      Thanks to all of our Young Scholars, families, teachers, IWU students, faculty and staff!

  1. When did registration start? How can we receive communications about these camps next year before registration opens?

    1. We will add you to our waitlist and current families on our lists receive priority for early registration. As spaces become available because of cancellations in current camps, we offer those spaces to our waitlist families.


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