FGC wants Friends to attend the in-person Gathering regardless of financial need. Scholarships and workgrants are available for those registering for the full in-person Gathering or half-Gathering, but not for part-time registrants. Register during early registration – April 3 – 16 – to get highest priority for financial assistance. It is possible to receive both a scholarship and a workgrant.

June 5 update:
All Gathering scholarship funding has been given out. There are a limited number of workgrant positions still available.


A workgrant is a fee waiver for specific volunteer service during the Gathering. Typical workgrants range from $200 to $400 for 3 to 4 hours of daily service at the Gathering. Workgrants are only available to adults (18 years and older, and not in the High School program), and are usually for returning Gathering attenders. We advise first-time attenders to request scholarship assistance instead of workgrants.

See descriptions of some Gathering workgrants

How to Apply for a Workgrant


Friends with financial need may request a scholarship from FGC when they register for the Gathering. Before May 1, priority is given to Friends attending meetings affiliated with FGC and Friends from the Pacific Northwest. This means that if you are from a meeting which is not affiliated with FGC and is not in the Pacific Northwest and you register in April, your scholarship request will be considered on May 1. Scholarship requests made after April 30 will be considered regardless of meeting affiliation.

How to Apply for Scholarship Assistance

Complete the “Scholarships” section when registering for the Gathering. Include a request for a specific amount. Registering during Early Registration (April 3-16) increases the likelihood of obtaining the maximum scholarship. FGC recommends that you register as early as possible, even if you do not yet know whether your meeting will be able to financially help you.

Funding from Meetings and Yearly Meetings

Maximum FGC Scholarships

Use this chart to determine the maximum scholarship for each member of your party. Visit the fees page to estimate how much your fees will be.

Exceptions to maximum:  Thanks to special funding, young adults from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, may be exempt from these maximums. Other limited exceptions to the maximums may be made in the event of extraordinary circumstances.

 Not Eligible for Family DiscountEligible for Family Discount
Adult (>35 yrs)$400$365
Young Adult (18-35 yrs)$377$344
High School (rising 10th gr. to graduating senior)$290$269
Youth (7 yrs-rising 9th gr.)$267$250
Child (3-6 yrs)$222$205
Little Child (birth-2 yrs)$172$155
3rd, 4th or 5th dependent N/A see note
HALF GATHERING (>35 yrs)$255$232
HALF GATHERING (18-35 yrs, not High School)$240$220
Part-Time (per day)N/AN/A

Note:  A feature of the Family Discount is that 3rd, 4th and 5th dependents do not pay a program fee.  These dependents are always the youngest dependents in the family.  Their maximum scholarships (assuming children are in a bed) would be:

  • High School: $150
  • Youth: $150
  • Child: $105
  • Little Child: $60

Funding from Monthly and Yearly Meetings

Consider also asking your monthly meeting or yearly meeting for support. Many meetings are excited to help their members participate in the Gathering and have money available for spiritual nurture, Quaker education, intervisitation, etc.

What if My Financial Aid Need Is Not Met?

If the financial aid provided to you is not enough to allow you to attend, you may cancel without penalty if you cancel within one week of learning of your financial aid award.  

More Information about Financial Aid

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