Scholarship Policy: At this time, it is the policy of the City of Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Department to enable children of lower income families to participate in City recreation programs by granting limited scholarships.
Do I qualify? Scholarships will only be awarded to children who qualify for free or reduced lunches at school. If children are below school age, their eligibility will be determined by the eligibility of an older sibling currently living in the same household. Eligibility for homeschooled children and pre-school children without older siblings will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
How much can I get? The maximum amount of the scholarship is to be determined by the rate of the child’s (or sibling’s) free or reduced lunch status, up to a maximum of 50% off the total cost of the session.
Limitations: Each child eligible for a scholarship will receive a maximum of one scholarship during the program season. The same child may enroll in several sessions during that season, but will only receive a scholarship for one of those sessions. At this time, scholarships are awarded on a "per child basis" rather than a "per family basis"; therefore, multiple children in the same family may receive scholarships during the same season, but only one per child.
Verifying Eligibility: Free or reduced school lunch status, and therefore scholarship eligibility, will be verified through the schools prior to awarding any scholarships. While eligibility is being determined, families will be required to pay the applicable program fees, presuming the scholarship will be awarded at the family's maximum eligibility (50%). Once eligibility has been verified, and the amount of the scholarship confirmed, the family will be invoiced for any remaining fee balance.
Applying for a Scholarship: Please print and fill out the proper form below, and bring it to the Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation Office with your registration form, you may also fax in your forms to 509-688-0188. Our office is located at CenterPlace Regional Event Center: 2426 N Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216.
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Public/Private School Scholarship Application
Homeschool/Preschool Scholarship Application