Scholarships & Financial Aid

Seattle Parks and Recreation 2019-2020 Scholarship Program

Thanks to the Seattle Park District, Seattle Parks and Recreation has scholarships available to individuals and families for our programs and activities. Scholarships are based on income and family size, and are available to anyone who qualifies, including seniors and people with disabilities. Scholarships help make our programs and activities more accessible to the community and can provide discounts at any Seattle Parks and Recreation facility or program, including classes, swimming, enrichment programs, Life-Long Recreation (aged 50+), Special Population programs, Environmental Learning Center programs, school-age child care for before and after school, and much more!

How to apply: You can apply for a scholarship by filling out an application form, available at any of our community centers or pool locations, or by clicking on the links below. Application forms must be turned in to Seattle Parks and Recreation staff at a local community center or pool location. Income and dependency documentation are required; please bring your 2018 tax forms or other documentation, as listed on the application, with you. Approval can take up to several weeks. Click here to locate the nearest community center, or here to locate the nearest pool facility.

Please click the following links to download "How to Complete a Scholarship Application and School-age Care Policies and Guidelines." 

Please click the following links to download the 2019-20 application form in the appropriate language

Click here to see income eligibility guidelines
Click here to download a scholarship drop notice

An individual or family only need apply one time for the 12-month scholarship cycle, June 2019-June 2020. Once qualified, scholarship eligibility is good at any Seattle Parks and Recreation facility or program.

Questions? Please visit a Seattle Parks and Recreation community center or pool and talk to a staff person for more information.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Scholarship Program is made possible by funding from the Seattle Park District. Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation, including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously-acquired sites.