Ney Nature Center provides need-based scholarships to families that qualify. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, you will need to:

1)  Complete the scholarship application.
2)  Attach one of the following qualifying documents:

  • A copy of the letter from your school district stating that you qualify for free or reduced lunches
  • Proof (photo or scan) of enrollment in a Minnesota assistance programs such as:
    • EBT Card
    • eWIC Card
    • MHCP Card
  • If you do not qualify through enrollment in an assistance program, you can still qualify if your income is less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines (see chart below). In this case we require your most recent tax return as proof of income.
Household Size200% Level
Household of 2Up to $32,920
Household of 3Up to $41,560
Household of 4Up to $50,200
Household of 5Up to $58,840
Household of 6Up to $67,480
Household of 7Up to $76,120
Household of 8Up to $84,760
  • For children in foster care: The foster parent should attach the letter from the county that tells us the child is in your care instead of the tax return.

You can download the scholarship application below, complete the application, and send it in with the above document to PO Box 93, Henderson, MN 56044 or email it to info(at) The information you provide on this form will be treated confidentially and will be used only to determine and verify eligibility for scholarship assistance.

After you apply, if you qualify, you will be notified regarding the amount of your award. Scholarships do not cover the entire cost of programs. Filling out this application does not reserve your spot in any programs or camps. Program registration is only complete after space has been confirmed and Ney Nature Center receives the registration fees. Please email us or call 507-357-8580 for program availability information or if you have any questions.