This program provides scholarships to individuals of any age who need financial assistance to participate in activities offered through the Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Department. This program also supports equipment, educational materials and supplies for the Licensed Preschool Program at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center.
Individuals are eligible for a maximum of $150 scholarship funding per calendar year. Participants are required to pay a percentage of the program fee, and material fees are excluded. Residents and non-residents are eligible. Funding is on a first come, first serve basis. Scholarship approval is at the discretion of the scholarship committee. All information is confidential.
In order to apply for scholarship funding, recipients must qualify for the Recreation Discount Program administered by the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center (see below) or must submit in writing an explanation of hardship and financial need using the application form.
Participants qualify for the Recreation Discount Program if they receive financial support in the form of Food Stamps, LEAP Low Income Energy Assistance Program, Medicaid, WIC Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program; SSI Social Security Supplemental Income; SSDI Social Security Disability Income; HCP Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs; HUD Jefferson County Housing Authority; Colorado Child Health Plan; CICP Colorado Indigent Care Plan (formerly Colorado Resident Discount Plan); and TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (formerly AFDC).
Applications are available on the City of Wheat Ridge website at Classes and Programs or at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center.
Your support is needed to fund these scholarships. Please send your tax deductible donation payable to the Wheat Ridge Foundation, ATTN: Recreation Scholarships, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Questions and Contacts
For general questions and application form requests, please contact the Recreation Center at 303-231-1300.
For sports scholarships, including club sports, to pay for fees, equipment, uniforms and more, see Kyle Brake Memorial Scholarship Fund.