Apply for a Scholarship

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks has scholarships available for youth swim lessons, tennis camps, Doyle and Yu-Chi day camps and Lifeguard Training classes. Families who qualify can apply at one of the recreation facilities listed below. Scholarships are available for youth ages 18 and under. The scholarship will cover most of the cost of the program with the actual amounts listed below, while funding is available.

2018 Youth Recreation Scholarship Opportunities

Applications now available!

 Program  Program Cost  Scholarship Amount  You Pay
 Swim Lessons $50 $25 $25
 Doyle Adventure Camp or Camp Yu-Chi
$170 $130 $40
 Tennis Camp $90 $65 $25
 Lifeguard Training
$200 $160 $40

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

Swimming Lessons

English / Spanish

Day Camps

English / Spanish

Tennis Camp

English / Spanish

Lifeguard Training


Submitting the Application

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

Finley Community Center
Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm
Sat, 9-11am

Finley Aquatic Center
Mon-Fri, 6am-8pm
Sat, 9am-1pm; Sun, 10am-1pm

Ridgway Swim Center
Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm 
Sat/Sun, 9am-1pm

Steele Lane Community Center
Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

About the Scholarship Program 

The Youth Scholarship Program provides families in need the opportunity to participate in recreation programs, including and most often, swim lessons for children. Funds are raised through the Department’s annual fundraising events, including the Scholarship Golf Tournament and the St. Patrick’s Day 5K, and from individual contributions received from donors throughout the year.