Passport to Fun! Summer Camp Scholarships
The City of Pasadena, Human Services and Recreation Department is proud to offer Passport to Fun! Scholarships to qualified applicants aged 17 and under; living in Pasadena or attending a Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) School to ensure that all City residents have the opportunity to participate in recreational classes, programs and camps to further enrich their lives. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis until such time as limited funding is exhausted. Applicants must submit a completed application along with proof of restricted income and residency by published deadlines. The application window will open on Wednesday, February 22 and will close on Friday, March 10.
Summer Camp Scholarships
Approximately 75 partial scholarships are available for Summer Camp 2017 at Allendale Park Camp, Arroyo Adventure Camp, Villa-Parke Enrichment Camp and Victory Park Camp. Camp fees are $85-114 per week depending on the location. Scholarships are for 50% of registration fees. Allendale Park Camp runs six weeks, while Arroyo Adventure Camp, Villa-Parke Enrichment Camp and Victory Park Camp run eight weeks. We ask that scholarship applicants participate in at least 4 weeks of camp. In order to accept the scholarship, a 20% deposit is due upon registration and camp fees must be paid in full by June 1.
In order to qualify, applicants must complete an application and submit approved proof of residency and income no later than Friday, March 10. No extensions will be granted. Scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis until such time as funding is exhausted. Applications may be submitted in person at Victory Park Recreation Center or Villa-Parke Community Center or online at www.cityofpasadena.net/HumanServices. Scholarships are awarded as funding is available and submitting an application does not guarantee the award of a scholarship. In addition to a short application form, applicants must submit proof of income and proof of Pasadena residency.
Proof of Low-Income
Must meet current HUD income limits. Submit a copy of signed 2015 or 2016 federal tax returns (1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) or a statement of Social Security Benefits stating amount that recipient receives and how often.
Proof of Residency
Utility bill, lease or proof of child’s enrollment in a Pasadena Unified School District School.
Applicants will be notified of scholarship award on or before Wednesday, March 22. Please note that all notifications will be done via email or telephone. If no response is received within three days of the initial email, the scholarship will be forfeited and will be awarded to another child. Once a scholarship has been awarded and accepted, a parent or guardian must complete the supplemental paperwork that includes a parent agreement. Scholarship recipients must enroll in camp during the week of April 24th. A 20% deposit is required at registration and all camp fees must be paid in full prior to the start of camp. Thank you for submitting a Passport to Fun! Scholarship Application.