Scholarship Program

The Palatine Park District is committed to providing recreation services to all in-district residents who wish to participate. The Scholarship Program provides reduced fees and eligibility and is limited to in-district residents who meet our guidelines. To apply, please fill the application out completely and include a brief letter, if necessary, to explain your current situation and any special circumstances that may apply.

Scholarship Guidelines

  1. Applicant must be an in-district resident of the Palatine Park District and must provide:
    • A current, valid Illinois Driver’s License or State ID with current address; OR
    • A current Voter’s Registration card (with name, address and Palatine Park District listed) and a current utility bill with your name/resident address and photo identification, OR
    • Two current utility bills with your name/resident address and photo identification.
  2. Proof of financial need must be demonstrated to qualify for a scholarship
    • (a copy of the most recent 1040/A and W-2/1099 form is required).
  3. Copies of three (3) of the most recent pay stubs from each wage earner which must show your year-to-date income (any household member 18 years or older) must be provided.
  4. A signed Scholarship Application form must be completed and be accompanied with the appropriate Program Registration Form.
  5. All information on the application must be true and accurate. Scholarships are legally recoverable if paid and awarded based on false information.
  6. Amount of fees waived will be based on income criteria and household size.
  7. Payment is required within five business days of receiving notice that waiver of fees has been approved.
    • Participants will be deleted from the program if payment is not received by the deadline.
  8. Scholarships are limited to one program per family member per season.
  9. Programs with direct costs such as trips, contractual programs, and revenue facility programs are not available for a waiver of fees.
  10. All scholarships will be awarded based on need and the current availability of scholarship funds.
  11. All information submitted is confidential and is not a matter of public record of the Park District.
  12. Receipt of scholarship request does not secure a program spot.
    • Applicants are subject to program availability.
  13. All requests are subject to the Scholarship Coordinator’s evaluation.