Scholarships available for College for Kids program at Merced College

Merced College said its summer enrichment program, College for Kids, is accepting applications for scholarships for local youngsters interested in taking classes.

Organized under the Community Services office, College for Kids provides academic, sports, art and leisure activities for children in fourth through eighth grades. Ages vary for aquatics, theatre, Children's choir and sports camps.

The scholarships are made possible through community donations, including major gifts from the Community Foundation of Merced County and the Educational Employees Credit Union.

Most College for Kids classes are $60 a class; however individual sports camps and aquatics programs cost more. The Summer Youth Theatre Program is $250 for the four-week programs and Children's Choir is $110.

Scholarship applications, a list of classes, and registration may be done online at www.mccd.edu/community. Registrations may be mailed or fax to: Merced College Community Services, 630 W. 19th Street, Merced, CA 95340. Materials can also be faxed to Community Services at 209.386.6793.

Applications and registration may also be done by visiting the Community Services office at the Business Resource Center, 630 West 19th Street in Merced from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

College For Kids will take place on the main campus in Merced and at the Los Banos campus.

For more information, call (209) 384-6224.