Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund

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Recreation Scholarships Available During 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

During the 2020 COVID-19 public health emergency, Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is offering scholarships to qualifying families to help offset the cost of participating in the School of Rec - Distance Learning Camp & Care program at Steele Lane and Finley Community Centers.

 Program  Program Cost  Scholarship Amount  You Pay
School of Rec Camp & Distance Learning Support
$250/weekly $500 $1700 Total ($160/wk beginning 10/19)

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Scholarship Program families must live within Santa Rosa City limits 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 Benefits Card

How the Program Works

Register for the Distance Learning Camp & Care online or by phone. Then, call us at 707-543-3737 to set up your scholarship eligibility appointment. At the appointment, please be prepared to present your completed application and the current documentation from the agency which administers your assistance (listed above). If you have not already, be prepared to register for the program(s) of your choosing at the time you turn in the application. Camp schedules may be found hereOne scholarship per child, per year is allowed.

Scholarship Applications

School of Rec - Camp & Distance Learning Support

English / Spanish

Submitting the Application

Contact us for an appointment. Bring completed application and proof of qualification to one of the following sites:

Finley Community Center
2060 West College Avenue
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm

Steele Lane Community Center
415 Steele Lane
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm

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. If you would like to provide a donation please click here.