Scholarship Program Overview
Parks and recreation facilities and programs are vital to a community’s well-being and improve the quality of life for people around them. Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in organized recreation activities, unfortunately, not everyone can afford it. Our scholarship program offers financial assistance to District residents who qualify to use District facilities and allow them to participate in recreation programs offered by the District.

Application Process

Financial Guidelines
To qualify for a scholarship the applicants must have a gross monthly household income below the amount allowed for the size of their household. Applicants are asked to provide us with their monthly household income including any assistance they are receiving. The request form gives examples of the type of assistance programs that they would need to list. The financial guidelines are the same for the Recreation Money program. If an applicant cannot afford the scholarship fee, they are referred to Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS) or Arapahoe County Social Services for the Recreation Money program.

Income Verification

  • Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Supplemental Security Disability Insurance
  • Reduced Lunch Program
  • Subsidized housing
  • Food stamps
  • Child support
  • Unemployment benefits

Scholarship Fees
The majority of program fees are discounted by 50% but there are exceptions. The Registration Office staff contacts the various program coordinators to determine the discounted cost of the program. Program coordinators reserve the right to deny any request and to ensure that at minimum the direct cost of the program is covered. Scholarships are not available for programs costing less than $20. Programs with fees between $20 and $30 will be discounted by a maximum of 25%. Facility passes are discounted by 50% and awarded to either an individual or a household. Scholarship and Recreation Money passes are valid for 3 months and are good for admission to recreation centers. Outdoor pool passes are only valid during the outdoor pool season.