The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department will offer program scholarships for qualified children as funds are available.
Each youth (18 years or younger) is eligible to apply for a Youth Scholarship up to $75 to cover classes/camps/programs (excluding Zoo classes/program) towards one program per calendar year.
To register for a class (excluding Zoo classes/programs) and receive one of the limited number of scholarships, please check out the information below for a list of qualifications.
Review the attached Youth Scholarship flier to learn more!
Please provide your letter from the school stating your child qualifies for free lunches and free textbooks and if that is not available, alternative official documentation includes:
* A copy of the applicant family’s most recent U.S. Internal Revenue Service Tax Return form (Social Security # blacked out).
* A letter from the State indicating qualification for Food Stamps.
For General Class Registrations fill out the General Registration form and bring it with the letter from your school stating that you qualify for the free lunch and free textbooks to: 705 E. State Blvd. Please bring a method of payment (credit card, check, cash) for additional fees over $75.
For Camp Registrations (Franke Park Day Camp, Farmin' Fun, and Camp ACTIVenture) please review the Camp Brochure and when you are ready complete the Camp Registration form or the Advanced Camper Registration Form and bring it with the letter from your school stating that you qualify for the free lunch and free textbooks to: 705 E. State Blvd. Please bring a method of payment (credit card, check, cash) for additional fees over $75.
FAX your school letter stating you qualify for the free lunch and free text books to 260.427.6020. Include your credit card number on the general registration form or the Camp Registration form for additional fees over $75 in case your request is denied and the entire amount will be processed on your credit card.
The Youth Scholarship program is made possible in part by the generous donations from corporate partners. We would love to offer more kids the opportunity to play with the Parks and we encourage more corporations to get involved in this important community program! Just call Rob Hines at 260-427-6028 if you would like your company to participate.