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Financial Aid/Scholarships

The Parks and Recreation Commission believes that no youth should be denied access to Parks and Recreation programs for financial reasons.

The Parks and Recreation Foundation makes recreation scholarships available to those who otherwise would not be able to afford to participate in organized recreation activities. Those seeking scholarships will be asked to complete a Recreation Scholarships Application Form available through the Department of Parks and Recreation. Scholarships are limited to those receiving benefits from a form of public assistance as designated on the application form.

Scholarships funding is limited to $200 per year and is restricted to ongoing programs conducted by Parks and Recreation staff. Specialized programs of short duration conducted by non-staff members (e.g. baseball clinics) are ineligible for scholarships funding.

All application forms requesting funding for youth programs must be signed by the parent/guardian of the prospective participant. Documentation must be provided showing the receipt of assistance through TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or Food Stamps and must accompany the registration form. Participants/parents must pay a minimum of 20% of the program fee for programs for which scholarships assistance is requested.

Questions concerning this service should be directed to Phil Stiles at (573) 634-6482.

Printable scholarship application