Scholarships and CDM
The 2021 scholarship application is now available for completion via paper form or online submission.
Additionally, the Park District of Oak Park is offering a separate tiered discount for specific childcare programs to Oak Park residents wih dependent children entering kindergarten through age 14. This is separate from the Scholarship program but you may choose to apply one, the other, or both. Learn more about our Childcare Discount Membership (CDM).
2021 Scholarship funds can be used for all programs and passes offered by the Park District of Oak Park. (i.e. camps, classes, pool passes, trips, preschool, fitness, etc...). Funds are not eligible for equipment purchases or rental fees. Available funds for these programs are $300 maximum per person and can be used anytime during the 2021 calendar year toward qualifying registrations.
Eligible individuals and families must satisfy the following criteria:
Must be a resident of Oak Park of any age.
Income must be within one of three defined income tiers as defined on the application. (tiers 1 and 2 coincide with the free and reduced lunch program with District 97 schools). See application for details
Activity attendance, pass usage, and conduct will be a consideration annually when granting funds to repeat families.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of residency, income, and proof of dependents as defined on the application.
2021 Funding Guidelines
Depending on your household size and income, qualifying households may get 75%, 55%, or 35% of fees covered toward registration fees up to $300 maximum per person with no maximum per household.
Applications for the 2021 calendar year are now being accepted. Due to COVID, applicants are encouraged to complete and submit your application ONLINE. Alternatively you can complete the fillable PDF version of the application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to: Customer Service, Park District of Oak Park, 218 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302. Approved funding for the 2021 Scholarship year will begin in early January 2021.
If you are still looking for scholarship funding for 2020, we can still acccept applications up until December 31st 2020.. Due to COVID, applicants are encouraged to complete and submit your application ONLINE.
Our customer service department is available to answer your scholarship questions as well as any registration questions. They can be reached at (708) 725-2000 during open business hours. You may also email email@example.com with any questions you may have regarding the program.
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