Scholarships & Financial Aid

Seattle Parks and Recreation 2020-2021 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!

Read the Income Eligibility Guidelines

**How to apply during COVID-19 closures:

During the current closures of Seattle Parks and Recreation facitlities due to the current public health emergency, please follow these instructions for applying for scholarship:

  • Download and Print the scholarship forms 
  • Fill out and attach all required documentation
  • Mail via US Postal Mail to:

Seattle Parks and Recreation-Westbridge
Attention: OST/Scholarship Office Box #25
4209 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA  98106  

Have questions or need assistance? Email scholarship.parks@seattle.gov

Complete these steps:

Read "How to Complete a Scholarship Application and School-age Care Policies and Guidelines" but follow the instructions above under How to Apply during Covid-19 closures for mailing.

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Then, download the 2020-21 application form

Email your completed application forms (or any questions) to Seattle Parks and Recreation staff at Scholarship.Parks@Seattle.gov

Income and dependency documentation are required; please bring your 2019 tax forms or other documentation, as listed on the application, with you. Approval can take up to several weeks. An individual or family only need apply one time for the 12-month scholarship cycle, June 2020-June 2021. Once qualified, scholarship eligibility is good at any Seattle Parks and Recreation facility or program.

Click here to download a scholarship drop notice

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.