Who is eligible for the Youth Scholarship Fund?
Residents of Oro Valley youth age 17 and under, or special needs age 21 and under may apply. Approval of the application is made on an individual basis. Individuals who receive qualified financial assistance are automatically eligible for a scholarship. Those that do not receive any type of assistance will be qualified if they fall below the HUD income limits using proof of income (check stub or first page of previous year’s tax return).
Are scholarships available for all Oro Valley Parks & Recreation Department programs?
Scholarships may be used for the majority of classes and activities listed in Parks & Recreation Online Catalog, www.playov.com Memberships are not included.
What type of information is required for the application?
1. Proof of Oro Valley residency (copy of water, utility, cell/phone bill).
2. Proof of participation in a qualified financial assistance program, i.e., free or reduced school program, TANF, SNAP or household income (a recent pay stub from your employer or a copy of the FIRST PAGE of last year’s tax return.
Is there a maximum scholarship amount that can be given?
Yes, the Scholarship Program Coordinator will advise you of the maximum approved scholarship amount for your family.
When should I apply and how long will it take to process my application?
Please submit your on-line application at least seven business days prior to the class/program start deadline for which you are applying to allow for processing. Once your application and required documents are received, we will contact you to review your application. Placement in your programs of interest is contingent on space and funds available at the time of registration.
Who will be reviewing my application?
The Scholarship Program Coordinator will review your application. All information is handled confidentially.
If my application is approved, where do I register for a class/program?
All scholarship program recipients must register for their class/program online at www.playov.com
Do I need to reapply for a scholarship each year?
Yes. Need for financial assistance is assessed on an annual basis valid for the calendar year.
How are funds made available for the Youth Scholarship Fund?
Scholarships are provided on a first come, first serve basis and on the availability of funds.
May I do anything in return for this assistance?
Yes! The Oro Valley Parks & Recreation Department encourages both youth and adults to volunteer. Submitting a short note about how you or your family benefited from the scholarship program is appreciated. While we do appreciate your assistance, it is not a requirement for consideration or upon approval of your application.