Scholarships

Scholarships / Tuition Assistance


A scholarship fund is available to families who may need assistance with tuition. This may be ongoing support or temporary help due to a change in circumstances for a family. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship application found in the School Year enrollment application and the Summer Camp enrollment application.

A new request for a scholarship will need to be made for each school year or summer program. Scholarship awards are granted to families who qualify until scholarship funds are no longer available. Funds are limited. Early application is recommended.

Dodge Nature Preschool is a 4-Star Parent Aware rated preschool. Families who meet eligibility requirements could receive a Minnesota Pathway 1 Early Learning Scholarship of up to $7,500 per year for tuition. All families applying for a Dodge Nature Preschool scholarship should also apply for a Pathway I  Early Learning Scholarship.

For more information visit:
Think Small for Hennepin & Ramsey Counties
Families First for Dakota County
ACCAP for Washington County

Preschool Scholarship Application

  • Please use this form to apply for scholarship only if you have already applied for enrollment. There is a scholarship application within each application for new applicants.
    Thank you.
  • First Name:Last Name:
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  • Scholarship Information

    A general guideline is that scholarships are awarded to families who have an annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of less than $65,000 for a family of four. Special family circumstances can allow for a larger AGI. DNP Scholarships are awarded for tuition only and do not apply to Morning or Lunch Bunch, or any other school-related costs.
    Applying for or receiving scholarship has no impact on class placement.
    If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please fill out the section below. If you do not wish to apply for scholarship, please skip the next 8 "Scholarship" questions.
  • Dodge Nature Preschool is a 4-Star Parent Aware rated preschool. Families who meet eligibility requirements could receive a Minnesota Pathway 1 Early Learning Scholarship of up to $7,500 per year for tuition. All families applying for a Dodge Nature Preschool scholarship should also apply for a Pathway I Early Learning Scholarship.
  • A copy of your 2019 (or most recent) 1040 Tax Form (indicating adjusted gross income) is required. Please black out your social security numbers. Scholarships will not be considered without completed paperwork and tax forms. If you do not wish to upload your tax documents, you may submit them by mail or in person.
    NOTE: If you are separated, divorced, or have never been married, the non-custodial parent must also submit a 2019 1040 Tax Form (indicating adjusted gross income).
  • Sign & Submit

  • Your signature below indicates that the information above is correct. I understand that Dodge Nature Preschool may verify this information.

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