Youth program scholarship application

Policy Statement

The Deanna Marie Palestra Scholarship Fund (DMP) provides financial assistance to youth interested in attending camps at the Humane Society of Pinellas. The belief is that all youth have equal access to camp programs regardless of the ability to pay.

Selection Process

Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Scholarships are offered when there is funding and are not always available.


There are three options for which an applicant may apply. The cost to attend one week of camp at the Humane Society of Pinellas is $200. The camp hours are 9-3PM. If aftercare is required (summer camps only) then there is an additional $50 for the week. Please note that those applying for a full scholarship will be required to submit proof of eligibility in the form of the previous year’s tax return.

Option 1: Quarter Scholarship ($70 value)

Option 2: Half Scholarship ($100 value)

Option 3: Full Scholarship ($200 value)

Camper's Name *
Camper's Name
Parent/Guardian Name *
Parent/Guardian Name
Which camp are you interested in? *