Apply for a Scholarship

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks has scholarships available for youth swim lessons, tennis camps, Doyle and Yu-Chi day camps, Lifeguard Training classes and senior memberships. Families who qualify can apply at one of the recreation facilities listed below. The scholarship will cover most of the cost of the program with the actual amounts listed below, while funding is available.

NEW for 2019!

Scholarships for Senior Memberships are now available for seniors (age 50+) who qualify.

2019 Youth Recreation Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships Available Beginning 3/1/19

 Program  Program Cost  Scholarship Amount  You Pay
 Swim Lessons
$50 $25 $25
 Doyle Adventure Camp or Camp Yu-Chi
$175 $100 $75
 Tennis Camp
$90 $60 $30
 Lifeguard Training
$200 $160 $40
 Senior Membership $24 (individual)
$40 (couple)

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Scholarship Program families must live within Santa Rosa City limits and/or Santa Rosa City Schools District, and must show proof of receiving at least one of the following:

  • Social Security Supplemental or Disability Income
  • Public assistance through the Sonoma County Human Services Department, i.e., Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Food Stamps
  • Free lunch assistance through the local schools
  • Public assistance through the City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority
  • Medi-Cal or Medicare Benefits Card

How the Program Works

Complete a Scholarship Application and present it in person at one of the Recreation & Parks facilities listed below. When you present your completed application, you will also need to show Recreation & Parks staff the current documentation from the agency which administers your assistance. Be prepared to register for the program(s) of your choosing at the time you turn in the application. Program schedules may be found here.

Scholarship Applications (Available Beginning 3/1/19)

Swimming Lessons

English / Spanish

Day Camps (Doyle / Yu-Chi)

English / Spanish

Tennis Camp

English / Spanish

Lifeguard Training


Senior Membership

English / Spanish

Submitting the Application

Bring completed application and proof of qualification to one of the following sites:

Finley Community Center
2060 West College Avenue
(707) 543-3737
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm

Finley Aquatic Center
2060 West College Avenue
(707) 543-3760
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4pm

Ridgway Swim Center
455 Ridgway Avenue
(707) 543-3421
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm 

Steele Lane Community Center*
415 Steele Lane
(707) 543-3282
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm

Person Senior Wing*
2060 West College Avenue
(707) 543-3745
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm

*PLEASE NOTE: Senior Membership Applications can ONLY be turned in at Steele Lane Community Center or Person Senior Wing.

About the Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Program provides families in need the opportunity to participate in Recreation & Parks programs. Funds are raised through the Department’s annual fundraising events, such as the St. Patrick's Day 5K, Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair, Senior Expo, and from individual contributions received from donors throughout the year.