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Scholarship Information

Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Department offers assistance to eligible residents through its Recreation Scholarship Program. Recreation and Parks is grateful for the tremendous support of the community through donations enabling us to offer all Santa Rosa residents access to to our recreation activities which further promotes health and wellness in our city.

Eligibility for a Scholarship:

To be considered for a scholarship, families must be receiving some form of public assistance, or meet Housing Authority low-income requirements. All requests and approvals for program assistance are confidential.

Eligibility Requirements: Family must live within Santa Rosa City limits and/or Santa Rosa Unified School District, and receive one or more of the following:

  1. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).
  2. Public assistance through the Sonoma County Social Services Department, i.e., AFDC or Food Stamps.
  3. County Relief, General Relief (G.R.) or General Assistance (G.A.).
  4. Free lunch assistance through the local school.
  5. Public assistance through the City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority.
  6. Family’s income is "Very Low Income" according to the Sonoma County Housing

Requesting a Scholarship:

  1. Please complete the scholarship application.  You can download the document here (English or Spanish), or pick it up at Finley Community Center or Steele Lane Community Center.

  2. YOU MUST BRING PROOF OF PARTICIPATION IN ONE OF THE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS OR PROOF OF YOUR "VERY LOW-INCOME STATUS"

  3. Please select the programs you would like to register for prior to submitting your application.  Registration will take place immediately upon submission/granting of your application

  4. Submit your application and supporting documents in person at the Finley Community Center or Steele Lane Community Center.  Your request and registration will be processed immediately.



    Steele Lane Community Center - 415 Steele Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    Finley Community Center - 2060 College Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (se habla espanol)

 

Other Opportunities:
Looking for FREE or low cost activities?  Our city parks offer a host of free outdoor recreational opportunities:

 Skate board park at Youth Park
 Tennis Courts at Finley, Howarth & Galvin parks
 Fly-fishing pond at Galvin Park
 Sand volleyball at Finley Park
 Horseshoe pits at Doyle and Finley Parks
 Fishing and walking trails at Lake Ralphine in Howarth Park
 Open space for soccer and games


Call our Recreation & Parks/Neighborhood Services Section, 707-543-3457, for information on these FREE programs for children:

• Springtime Outdoor Soccer - South West Santa Rosa
• MAYI Martial Arts at Sam Jones Hall – South West Santa Rosa
• During the school year:  “Afterschool” Programs for K-6th grade and “Neighborhood Sites” for K-12th grade. These programs keep kids safe & involved and include homework time, snack, and activities like … the Rocket Club, Kite Flying Club, Hip Hop Club, crafting group, and sports. Activities vary by site and talents and hobbies of the staff mentors.