Apply for a Recreation Scholarship

Kirkland Parks and Community Services Department offers Kirkland residents of all ages and abilities the opportunity to participate in diverse, challenging, and high-quality recreation programs that are accessible and affordable.  We try to make every opportunity available, regardless of income.  Scholarship opportunities are available to those who might not be able to participate because of income.

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Scholarship Amount and Usage

50%, 75% and 95% scholarships are available to residents of the City of Kirkland (depending on household and income verification).  Applicants can be awarded up to $450 per household member, per calendar year.

Funds are valid for activity fees onlyFunds cannot be applied to adult sports leagues, rentals, extra supply and materials fees and late fees for Day Camp Programs.

Income/Household Eligibility Guideline

Household / Income Eligibility Chart

 If Your Household Size is (number of persons)

 You are eligible for a 50% scholarship

You are eligible for a 75% scholarship

You are eligible for a 95% scholarship 

  If Your Total Annual Income Is 
 1 $66,700 or less  $41,800 or less $25,100 or less
 2  $76,200 or less  $47,800 or less  $28,650 or less
 3  $85,750 or less  $53,750 or less  $32, 250 or less
 4  $95,250 or less  $59,700 or less  $35,800 or less
 5  $102,900 or less  $64,500 or less  $38,700 or less
 6  $110,500 or less  $69,300 or less  $41,550 or less
 7   $118,150 or less $74,050 or less $44,400 or less
 8 or more  $125,750 or less $78,850 or less $47,300 or less
Scholarship eligibility levels are determined by Seattle-Bellevue, WA HUD FMR Area Income Limit Summary. 

 

Kirkland residents who wish to register for programs and services provided by Kirkland Parks & Community Services through the scholarship program must submit an application, provide residency and income verification documents. Examples of residency and income verification documents are contained within the application.

Household Size is defined as those on your Income Tax return and/or all individuals living in your home that you care for.

Total Household Income is defined as the total income before taxes of all adult household members for the year.

How can I apply for a Recreation Scholarship?

Use the button below to access our online scholarship application. 

Apply online for a Recreation Scholarship

Paper copies are available on request.

How can I donate to the Scholarship Fund?

 The Kirkland Parks & Community Services Department scholarship donation program provides the opportunity for community members to donate funding, which will be used by Kirkland Residents to participate in department scheduled programming. Your donation to the program is greatly appreciated!

Donate online to our Recreation Scholarship Fund

 

Online

Step 1.Understand the requirements

  • Recreation Scholarships are available to Kirkland residents only.
  • Review Income/Household Eligibility Guidelines.
  • Must be willing to provide income and Kirkland residency verification documents.
  • Submission of this Scholarship Form does not reserve a space or register the participant into their requested program automatically.
  • If the scholarship is approved, the balance of the program fee is due at the time of registration.
  • Scholarship Form including verification of income and residency documents are processed in the order received.
  • Applicants can be awarded up to $450 per household member, per calendar year.
  • Funds are valid for activity fees only. Funds cannot be applied to adult sports leagues, rentals, extra supply and materials fees and late fees for Day Camp Programs. 

Step 2.Gather information needed to apply

  • Gather documents needed for income verification for digital upload. Acceptable documents include your most recent signed 1040 Tax return, SSA-1099 if receiving social security or a Free/Reduced Lunch Determination Letter.
  • Gather documents needed for Kirkland residency verification for digital upload. Acceptable documents include Water/Sewer/Garbage bills, PSE gas/electric bill, lease agreement or mortgage paperwork.
  • Please blackout any sensitive information like social security numbers, bank accounts, etc

Step 3.Complete the Recreation Scholarship Application

Online Recreation Scholarship Application

Step 4.We will contact you

  • Staff will review your completed Scholarship Form and verification of income documents.
  • We will contact you within two business days after receipt of all information to confirm eligibility.
  • Once a Scholarship Application is approved, scholarship recipients may register for recreation programs up to one week before general registration opens.
  • Scholarship recipients will need to call 425-587-3336 to register for programs. The balance of the program fee will be due at the time of registration.

Paper Form

Step 1.Understand the requirements 

  • Recreation Scholarships are available to Kirkland residents only.
  • Review Income/Household Eligibility Guidelines.
  • Must be willing to provide income and Kirkland residency verification documents.
  • Submission of this Scholarship Application does not reserve a space or register the participant into their requested program automatically.
  • If the scholarship is approved, the balance of the program fee is due at the time of registration.
  • Scholarship Application including verification of income and residency documents are processed in the order received.
  • Applicants can be awarded up to $450 per household member, per calendar year.
  • Funds are valid for activity fees only. Funds cannot be applied to adult sports leagues, rentals, extra supply and materials fees and late fees for Day Camp Programs. 

Step 2.Gather information needed to apply

  • Gather documents needed for income verification. Acceptable documents include your most recent signed 1040 Tax return, SSA-1099 if receiving social security or a Free/Reduced Lunch Determination Letter.
  • Gather documents needed for Kirkland residency verification. Acceptable documents include Water/Sewer/Garbage bills, PSE gas/electric bill, lease agreement or mortgage paperwork.
  • Please blackout any sensitive information like social security numbers, bank accounts, etc. 

Step 3.Complete the Recreation Scholarship Application

Step 4.Submit Scholarship Application and verification of income & Kirkland residency documents

  • City Facilities are currently closed through June 1, 2021. Please submit your application and verification documents via email to  eparks@kirklandwa.gov or mail to:
Attn: Parks Recreation Division
Kirkland City Hall
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033

Step 5.We will contact you

  • Staff will review your completed Scholarship Form and verification of income documents.
  • We will contact you within two business days after receipt of all information to confirm eligibility.
  • Once a Scholarship Application is approved, scholarship recipients may register for recreation programs up to one week before general registration opens.
  • Scholarship recipients will need to call 425-587-3336 to register for programs. The balance of the program fee will be due at the time of registration.

Phone

 A Recreation Scholarship Form can not be filled out or submitted by phone.  If you'd like to request a paper application be mailed to you at your home address, please give our office a call at 425-587-3330. Please click on Paper Application or In-Person for scholarship requirements and the application process.

In Person

City Facilities are currently closed to the public. We are not accepting Scholarship Application In-Person at this time. 

Step 1.Understand the requirements 

  • Recreation Scholarships are available to Kirkland residents only.
  • Review Income/Household Eligibility Guidelines.
  • Must be willing to provide income and Kirkland residency verification documents.
  • Submission of this Scholarship Application does not reserve a space or register the participant into their requested program automatically.
  • If the scholarship is approved, the balance of the program fee is due at the time of registration.
  • Scholarship Application including verification of income and residency documents are processed in the order received.
  • Applicants can be awarded up to $450 per household member, per calendar year.
  • Funds are valid for activity fees only. Funds cannot be applied to adult sports leagues, rentals, extra supply and materials fees and late fees for Day Camp Programs. 

Step 2.Gather information needed to apply

  • Gather documents needed for income verification. Acceptable documents include your most recent signed 1040 Tax return, SSA-1099 if receiving social security or a Free/Reduced Lunch Determination Letter.
  • Gather documents needed for Kirkland residency verification. Acceptable documents include Water/Sewer/Garbage bills, PSE gas/electric bill, lease agreement or mortgage paperwork.
  • Please blackout any sensitive information like social security numbers, bank accounts, etc. 

Step 3.Complete the Recreation Scholarship Application

Step 4.Hand deliver the Scholarship Application and verification of income & Kirkland residency documents

Step 5.Submit Scholarship Application and verification of income & Kirkland residency documents

  • City Facilities are currently closed through June 1, 2021. Please submit your application and verification documents via email to  eparks@kirklandwa.gov or mail to:
Attn: Parks Recreation Division
Kirkland City Hall
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033

Step 6.We will contact you

  • Staff will review your completed Scholarship Form and verification of income documents.
  • We will contact you within two business days after receipt of all information to confirm eligibility.
  • Once a Scholarship Application is approved, scholarship recipients may register for recreation programs up to one week before general registration opens.
  • Scholarship recipients will need to call 425-587-3336 to register for programs. The balance of the program fee will be due at the time of registration.