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Seattle Parks and Recreation 2023-2024 Scholarship Program

Thanks to the Seattle Park District, Seattle Parks and Recreation has scholarships (financial aid) 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 for programs and activities at any Seattle Parks and Recreation facility.  Opportunities include classes, camps, aquatic activities, youth athletics, Lifelong Recreation (for ages 50+), specialized population programs, Environmental Learning Center programs, school-age child care and preschool.

Two Ways to Apply:

Online: New secure online application - CiviForm - the fastest way to submit.
Must have your income and household size (proof of dependents) documentation ready to upload. Page one and two of your 2022 IRS 1040 form is the preferred document. 

- OR - 

Printed Copy - follow these  4 steps for submission.

  1. Read How to Complete Application Guidelines
  2. Print and fill out application completely (found below under Application)
  3. Gather required income and household size
  4. Submit your application

Step One: How to Complete Printed Application: Guidelines and Policies 

    • English
    • Traditional Chinese  鼓勵所有人士(無論是公民還是移民者)申請獎學金。如果您無法根據公認的文檔 列表提供收入證明,則西雅圖市園林和康樂局 (Seattle Parks and Recreation) 將與您一起探索其他方法來證明您的收入。
    • Somali Dhamaan dadka, iyada oo aan loo eegeynin dhalashada iyo xaaladda soo geleytiga, waxaa lagu dhiirigelinayaa inay dalbadaan deeqaha waxbarashada. Hadii aanad xaqiijin karin dakhliga taas oo ku salaysan liiska waraaqaha la oggol yahay, Seattle Parks and Recreation waxay kaala shaqayn doontaa sidii loo heli lahaa qaabab kale oo aad u xaqiijin karto dakhligaaga.
    • Spanish Se invita a todas las personas, independientemente de su ciudadanía y condición migratoria, a solicitar becas. Si no puede presentar la verificación de ingresos tal como se indica en la lista de documentos aceptadosa, el departamento de Parques y Recreación de Seattle (Seattle Parks and Recreation) trabajará con usted para analizar otras formas de verificar los ingresos.
    • Vietnamese Tất cả mọi người, bất kể tình trạng nhập cư và quốc tịch, đều được khuyến khích ghi danh nhận học bổng. Nếu quý vị không thể cung cấp giấy tờ xác minh thu nhập theo danh sách các loại giấy tờ được chấp nhận, Sở Phụ Trách Công Viên và Hoạt Động Giải Trí Seattle (Seattle Parks and Recreation) sẽ phối hợp với quý vị để tìm ra các cách khách để xác minh thu nhập.
    • Amharic  ሁሉም ግለሰቦች፣ የዜግነት እና የኢሚግሬሽን ሁኔታ ምንም ቢሆኑም፣ ለነፃ ትምህርት ዕድል እንዲያመለክቱ ተጋብዘዋል። ተቀባይነት ባላቸው ሰነዶች ዝርዝር ላይ እንደተገለጸው የገቢ ማረጋገጫ ማቅረብ ካልቻሉ፣ የሲያትል ፓርኮች እና መዝናኛ ገቢን ለማረጋገጥ ሌሎች መንገዶችን ለመወያየት ከእርስዎ ጋር ይሰራሉ።
    • Oromo Namoonni dhuunfaa hundi, lammummaa ykn haala immigireeshinii osoo hin ilaalin, scholarship akka iyyatan affeeramaniiru. Akka tarree sanadoota fudhatama qaban keessatti ibsametti ragaa galii yoo dhiyeessu hin dandeenye, Paarkiiwwanii fi Bashannanaa Siyaatil karaalee biroo galii mirkaneessuuf gargaaran irratti mari’achuuf si waliin ni hojjeta. 
    • Tagalog  Ang lahat ng mga indibidwal, anuman ang pagkamamamayan o katayuan sa imigrasyon, ay iniimbitahan na mag-aplay para sa mga scholarship. Kung hindi ka makapagbigay ng patunay ng kita gaya ng inilarawan sa listahan ng mga katanggap-tanggap na dokumento, makikipagtulungan sa iyo ang Seattle Parks and Recreation upang talakayin ang iba pang mga paraan upang maberipika ang kita.
    • Tigrinya  ኩሎም ውልቀሰባት፡ ዜግነቶም ወይ ናይ ኢሚግሬሽን ኩነታት ብዘየገድስ፡ ንስኮላርሺፕ ከመልክቱ ይዕደሙ። ከምቲ ኣብ ዝርዝር ቅቡላት ሰነዳት ዝተገልጸ ናይ እቶት መርትዖ ከተቕርቡ እንተዘይክኢልኩም፡ ሲያትል ፓርክስን መዘናግዕን ምሳኹም ብምዃን ካልእ ኣታዊታት ንምርግጋጽ ዝሕግዙ መገድታት ክዛተዩ እዮም።

Step Two: Application
Print the 2023-24 application form below and fill out completely

Step Three: Gather required income and household size (proof of dependents) documentation. Page one and two of your 2022 IRS 1040 form is the preferred income document. 

Step Four: Submit your application and documents 1 of 3 ways (black out all social security numbers and bank routing numbers before submitting):

    • Preferred method: email your completed application forms and supporting documents to (printable photo attachments or scanned documents are accepted at this time). 
    • Or, mail to:
      Seattle Parks and Recreation-EBOP
      Attn: Business Service Center/Scholarship Office Box #14
      300 Elliott Ave W., Suite 100
      Seattle WA 98119
    • Or, drop your application and supporting documents to a staff person at one of our facilities.

    Income and dependency documentation are required; Approval can take up to several weeks. To confirm approval call your Seattle Parks and Recreation facility or email Scholarship qualification level begins on the date the application is processed/approved. There are no retroactive scholarships for previous registrations.

    An individual or family only need apply one time for the 12-month scholarship cycle (June 2023-June 2024). Once qualified, scholarship eligibility is good at any Seattle Parks and Recreation facility or program while funds are available. Eligibility does not guarantee fund availability.

    Read the Income Eligibility Guidelines 

    Download a scholarship drop notice

    Seattle Parks and Recreation's 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.  

    Have questions or need assistance? Please call a Seattle Parks and Recreation facility or email

    Parks and Recreation

    AP Diaz, Interim Superintendent
    Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
    Phone: (206) 684-4075
    Fax: (206) 615-1813

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