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Apply for a Youth Scholarship 

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks has scholarships available for youth swim lessons, tennis camp, Doyle & Yu-Chi day camps and Lifeguard Training classes. Families who qualify can apply at one 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.

 PROGRAM NAME PROGRAM COST SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT YOU PAY
Swim Lessons $50 $25  $25 
Doyle & Yu-Chi Day Camps $165 $130  $35 
Tennis Camp $90 $65 $25
Lifeguard Training $185 $160 $25

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:

  1. Social Security Supplemental or Disability Income.
  2. Public assistance through the Sonoma County Human Services Department, i.e., Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Food Stamps.
  3. Free lunch assistance through the local schools.
  4. Public assistance through the City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority.
  5. 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 APPLICATION
English / Spanish

BRING COMPLETED APPLICATION & PROOF OF QUALIFICATION TO ONE THE FOLLOWING SITES:

Finley Community Center
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Finley Aquatic Center 
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm

Ridgway Swim Center
Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm

Steele Lane Center
Mon-Fri 8:30am-12:30pm

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.