Youth Scholarships

About the Youth Scholarship Fund

Youth Recreation Scholarships are available for income eligible Gilroy city residents who live within the Gilroy Unified School District boundary lines and are unable to participate in fee-based recreation programs due to economic constraints. Since this fund is comprised of donations, scholarships will be granted based on availability of funds.

To receive financial assistance, youth scholarship applicants will pay for 50% of the recreation program fee. Each approved applicant will receive up to $120 to be used for recreation programs within a calendar year.

Youth Scholarships cannot be combined with any other scholarship or waiver. Applications must be submitted to the Recreation Division office a minimum of two (2) working days before the desired activity is scheduled to begin. Scholarship participants must be 17 years old or younger to qualify. 

Youth Scholarship Applications

Completed applications with supporting documentation can be submitted in the following ways: 

If you are unable to submit the application and supporting documents electronically, email the Recreation Division Office or call us at 408-846-0460.

Donate to the Youth Scholarship Fund

The City of Gilroy Recreation Division is pleased to offer youth scholarships to assist local youth who would like to participate in recreation programs but are unable to due to economic constraints. Local service clubs, businesses and individuals are encouraged to contribute to the Youth Scholarship Fund to help disadvantaged youth participate in programs such as swim lessons, field trips and sports.

Give a gift to a youngster this year! Contributions to the Youth Scholarship Fund may be included with your program registration or contributions can be sent to: Youth Scholarship Fund, Gilroy Recreation Division, 7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy, CA  95020.