WHAT IS THE ANNAPOLIS RECREATION AND PARKS SCHOLARSHIP FUND? The City of Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department maintains a Scholarship Fund for youth and adults who are City of Annapolis residents who do not have the financial means to participate in fee-based recreational programs and activities. Scholarships are awarded by means of account credit, and may or may not cover the entire cost of the program(s).
WHO IS ELIGIBLE? City of Annapolis residents who are experiencing financial difficulty or who are in a unique, hardship situation are eligible to apply for a scholarship. We understand that from time to time families may encounter some unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances, emotionally or financially, that may cause disruption and discord in the family. During these times this program may provide some scholarship (program fee) assistance to help the family meet some of their recreational needs. If you feel you are in need of scholarship assistance, but do not meet the income guidelines, please attach a letter to your registration form stating your circumstances. These are special circumstances and will be handled on a case by case basis. Depending on availability of scholarship funds, families may or may not be awarded a scholarship two or more consecutive years.
HOW DOES THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM WORK? Approved individuals or families with no children (dependents) may be awarded a $100 account credit for scholarship per calendar year; families with children (dependents) may be granted an additional $25 for each person, but a $250 maximum per family. The scholarship funds must be applied towards Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department-sponsored *programs, memberships and pool passes. (Not valid for facility rentals, before/after school child care programs, summer camps and “co-sponsored” programs.) Applications will continue to be accepted until available scholarship funding is exhausted for the year. Unused scholarship account balances will be removed at the end of the calendar year and may not be carried over from one year to the next. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis while funding is available. *participant(s) must meet criteria for acceptance into programs or classes
WHICH PROGRAMS CAN I USE THE SCHOLARSHIP FOR? All Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department-sponsored programs, memberships, and pool passes as long as applicable and approved. Scholarships cannot be used toward licensed child care programs, facility rentals, or certain “co-sponsored” programs and summer camps.
WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP? Applications will continue to be accepted until scholarship funding is exhausted for the year.
WHAT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION IS NEEDED? Income supporting documentation needed is as follows:
Salary/Wages – Attach copies of your income tax return for the most current filing year OR
Free Lunch Program Documentation – Attach notice of participation in the free lunch program through Anne Arundel County Schools. This must be a signed document from the child’s specific school AND
Required Residency Documentation – A driver’s license accompanied by a utility bill, tax bill, landline phone bill or any documentation that validates City of Annapolis residence. All items must have the correct name, current date and correct address.
HOW TO APPLY For an application, please contact Annapolis Recreation and Parks at 410.263.7958 or e-mail email@example.com. Applications are also available at the "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, MD 21403. You may also download an application here. For confidentiality purposes, please be sure to submit application and paperwork in a sealed envelope with attention to "Scholarship Fund”.