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Parks & Recreation Scholarship Program

Eligibility

The scholarship program is available to City of Charlottesville residents only. Eligibility for a scholarship is based upon gross annual income and household size. Proper documentation must be submitted in order to be considered for eligibility. If the applicant does not have the required documentation, then he or she must have income verified by the City of Charlottesville’s Department of Social Services, using the department's standard income verification processes and methods. Children who are under the custody of the City of Charlottesville’s Department of Social Services are also eligible.

Residency and Income Documentation

In order to be considered for a Parks & Recreation scholarship, a signed application with the following documentation must be submitted:

  1. Proof of residency paperwork, which includes: a government-issued ID, a utility bill or a residential lease.
  2. A signed waiver to obtain financial information from the Department of Social Services or a signed copy of the applicantʼs current U.S. Federal Income Tax return.

Benefits

Recreational Classes, Programs and Camps

The Parks & Recreation scholarship provides a 25% to 90% discount for recreational classes, programs and camps on a sliding scale based on gross annual income and household size.

Recreation Centers and Pools

The Parks & Recreation scholarship provides a 25% to 90% discount for passes only to Carver Recreation Center, Key Recreation Center, Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center, Onesty Family Aquatic Center and Washington Park Pool on a sliding scale based on gross annual income and household size.

How to Apply (choose one):

  1. Stop by any Parks & Recreation facility and pick up a copy of the scholarship application
  2. Download a printable version of the application: Scholarship Rules & Application
  3. Apply and submit an Online Application

Printed applications can be submitted:

At Drop-off Locations

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation
501 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Carver Recreation Center
233 4th Street, NW
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center
1000-A Cherry Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

by mail

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation
P.O. Box 911
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Questions?

Please call (434) 970-3260

Adaptive Recreation Scholarship Applications for Albemarle County Residents

The Parks and Recreation scholarship exists to help provide access to fee-based programs and services for customers in need of financial assistance. The Parks and Recreation scholarship is valid for most (but not all) fees, programs, and services and is subject to availability for specific programs or services.

Eligibility

This scholarship is applicable ONLY to participants, not family members.

Benefits

This scholarship is valid for fee-based classes, programs, and day trips ONLY. Scholarships may be available for individuals with disabilities who are interested in participating in any Charlottesville Parks & Recreation fee based program.

How to Apply (choose one):

  1. Apply and submit an Online Application
  2. Contact (434) 970-3269 or (434) 970-3264 for scholarship application information

Don’t let the fees stop you from taking a class or trip!