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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Recreation Scholarships Now Available for 2019

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City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks to provide up to $20,000 in recreation scholarships to local families in 2019.

Recreation program scholarships are now available for families who qualify through the City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department. The Department will provide a total of up to $20,000 in scholarship funds this year to families who qualify for financial assistance and desire to enroll in selected City programs.

Scholarships for the 2019 season may be used for swim lessons, summer tennis camp, Camp Yu-Chi, Doyle Adventure Camp, lifeguard training and senior memberships. Scholarships are available to families who qualify for financial assistance, and the funds substantially subsidize the cost of attending these programs. Scholarships will be distributed until funding is depleted.

To be eligible for a scholarship, families must live within Santa Rosa City limits and must show proof of receiving one of the following financial assistance benefits: social security supplemental or disability income, public assistance through the Sonoma County Human Services Department, free lunch assistance through local school, public assistance through the City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority or a Medi-Cal or Medicare benefits card.

The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department offers recreation scholarships beginning each year in March to local families in need. Scholarship amounts and the designated recreation activities that scholarships may be applied to vary from year to year and depend on available funds. 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.

Scholarship applications and more information about the Scholarship Program may be found online here or by calling the Recreation & Parks Department at (707) 543-3737.

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