Youth Scholarship Fund

About the Fund

The Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance to young people in Elgin whose families could not afford to register them for recreational programs. The intent of the scholarship fund is to subsidize the resident fee on most our recreation programs and punch passes. Scholarships are limited to existing funds on a first come, first served basis and are only available to youth 6 to 17 years of age that are residents of the City of Elgin.

Families requesting to receive financial assistance through the Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund must be prepared to show proof of residency and financial need. Scholarships are limited to a maximum of $100 per year, per youth and expire at the end of each year on December 31st.   Participant will be required to pay any program fees above the $100 limit. Applications will be accepted upon availability of funds and updates will be posted on this page.


Application Process

Currently, we have funds available.

Meetings:  Parents/Legal Guardians interested in applying must attend one-30 minute meeting.  

June 2019


Location:The Centre, Art StudioLocation:Eastside Recreation Center (ERC)
Times:9 am, 12 pm, & 5 pmTimes:11:30 am

Check-in will be 15-minutes before each meeting and we will begin punctually as noted above.    

Proof of Residency (required at check-in)

  • Parents/Legal Guardians
  • Valid Driver’s License or other Valid Picture ID with current Elgin, IL address
  • Parents/Legal Guardians and Youth must live within the corporate limits of the City of Elgin, IL

Proof of Financial Need (required at check-in)

  • Public Schools: 
  • Free Lunch Letter for 2018-2019** for each qualifying youth ages 6-17 (**Valid through 6/30/19)
  • Private Schools:
  • Income Tax Returns – Current Year
  • Enrollment Validation on Entity Letterhead/Stationary for each qualifying youth
  • Foster Home:
  • Valid Foster Home Certification with names of all participants and legal guardian(s)

Non-conforming documents and late arrivals will be asked to return to a future meeting.  

Applications and documents will be collected and you will be informed of the outcome of your submission in meeting attendance order. * Dates, times and rooms are subject to change.

Junio 2019

Actualmente, tenemos fondos disponibles.

Reuniones: Los padres o custodies legales interesados en aplicar, deben asistir a una reunión de 30-minutos.


Lugar:The Centre, Art Studio
Lugar:Eastside Recreation Center (ERC)
Horarios:10 am, 1 pm y 4 pm
Horarios:12:30 am

La anotación será 15 minutos antes de cada reunión y comenzaremos puntualmente a la hora.  

Comprobante de Residencia (requerido en la anotación)

  • Padres/Tutores Legales
  • Licencia de Conducir u otra Identificación Válida con foto con la dirección actual de Elgin, IL
  • Padres/Tutores Legales y Jóvenes deben vivir dentro de los límites corporativos de la ciudad de Elgin, IL

Comprobante de Necesidad Financiera (requerido en la anotación)

Escuelas Públicas: 

Carta de Almuerzo Gratis del 2018-2019** de cada participante de 6-17 años de edad (**Valida hasta 6/30/19)

Escuelas Privadas:

Declaración de Impuestos – Año Actual 

Constancia de Inscripción  de la Institución para cada participante buscando ser calificado

Hogares Adoptivos:

  • Certificación de Hogar Adoptivo Valido con los nombres de todos los participantes y custodio legales

Documentos erróneos y llegadas tardías se les pedirá que regresen a otra reunión futura.  

Las aplicaciones y documentos se recogerán y se les comunicara el resultado de su sumisión en el orden de asistencia a las reuniones. * Fechas, horarios y salón sujetos a cambiar. 

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