Youth Leadership Academy

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

The registration fee for the 2021 virtual YLA program is $100 USD. Limited financial aid is available for those unable to cover the registration fee.

A request for financial aid will not affect your application. We ask that you only request enough aid to cover the cost of the academy that is too much for you or your family’s financial resources. Please complete the application form below to apply.

The YLA occasionally offers scholarships. If any scholarship opportunities become available for the 2021 YLA, we will post them here.

Income definitions for the financial aid form

Actual gross household income

This is the amount reported on the tax return of the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the student applicant, or your own for tax year 2019. You can use the following information: the amount reported on line 37 of Form 1040; the amount reported on line 21 of Form 1040A; or the amount reported on line 4 of Form 1040EZ. If you request and are awarded financial assistance, you agree to supply us with the page of your tax return supporting the income reported here upon request. Failure to supply us with documentation to support your request for financial assistance will result in a revocation of that assistance.

Estimated gross household income

This is the amount you expect to report on your 2020 tax return. We understand this is an estimate. We request this information to assess whether your request is based on anticipated changes to income. Describe any material change in the special circumstances section.

 

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Financial aid

A request for financial aid will not affect your application. However, we do ask that you only request enough aid to cover the cost of our academy that is too much for you or your family’s financial resources.

Any questions about the costs of the YLA or financial aid should be directed to [email protected]
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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are available for one individual who is interested in blogging about their YLA experience before, during, and after the YLA.
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