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.


Applying for Recreation Youth Scholarship

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 $5 toward each program registered for, and any program fees above the $100 limit. Applications will be accepted upon availability of funds and updates will be posted on this page.

Currently we have funds available in the Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund.  Parents/Legal Guardians interested in applying must attend one-30 minute meeting.

November 2018 - English Meetings 

Days:November 26, 2018Wednesdays
Time:9 am and 5 pm11:30 am
Location:Centre, Pioneer RoomEastside Recreation Center (ERC)

Check-in will begin 15 minutes before each meeting.  Meetings will begin promptly as noted above. 

At check-in, the applicant will be expected to present the 2018-19 free lunch letter for all participants and his/her valid driver’s license or valid picture ID.  The ID must have the current Elgin, IL address within the corporate city limits.  After validation of documents, applicants will be signed-in.  Applications and documents will be collected before the end of the meeting.  Families will be contacted with the outcome of their submission by meeting attendance order. 

* Dates, times and room are subject to change

Actualmente, tenemos fondos disponibles en el Fondo Recreacional de Becas Juveniles. Los padres o custodios legales interesados en aplicar, deben presentarse a una reunión de 30-minutos. 

Novíembre 2018 – Reuniones en Español

Dias:26 de Noviembre 2018Miercoles
Horarios:10AM 4PM12:30 PM
Lugar:Salón Pioneer del Centre
Eastside Recreation Center (ERC)

La anotación será 15 minutos antes de cada reunión.  Las reuniones empezaran sin demora a la hora.  

Antes de entrar a la reunión, los solicitantes tendrán que presentar la carta del almuerzo gratis del 2018-19 de sus participantes y su  licencia de conducir u otra ID válida con foto.  El ID debe tener la dirección actual de Elgin, IL dentro de los limites corporativos de la ciudad.  Después de validar los documentos, se les anotara en la lista.  Las aplicaciones y documentos serán recogidos antes del fin de la reunión.  Se les comunicara los resultados de su sumisión en el orden de asistencia a las reuniones.   

* Fechas, horarios y salón sujetos a cambiar

Once notified of qualification, scholarship recipients may register for programs at the Main Courtesy Desk, at The Centre of Elgin, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, when funds are available. The Centre of Elgin is located at 100 Symphony Way. For more information call The Centre of Elgin at 847-931-6123.


The youth of today are our community leaders of tomorrow. Your support can help build stronger, more involved, and connected leaders that will shape our community. Please consider investing in our community by giving a child the opportunity to participate in programs that can provide them with lifelong benefits.


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