Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund

Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund

The Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance to young people in Elgin whose families could not afford to register them for recreational programs. The intent of the scholarship is to subsidize the resident fee on most of our recreation programs and punch passes. Scholarships are limited to existing funds on a first come, first served basis.

Parents/Legal Guardians and Youth, 5 to 17 years of age, must live within the corporate city limits of the City of Elgin, IL and in the same household.  Families requesting to receive financial assistance through the Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund must be prepared to provide Proof of Residency (Valid Illinois Driver’s License or Illinois State ID) and Proof of Financial Need (School District Free Meal Letter, TANF Benefits letter with applicants names listed as eligible persons or Current Year Tax Return).

In 2021, scholarships are limited to existing funds on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of $125 per qualified youth and expire on December 30, 2021.  All fees above $125 are the participant’s responsibility.  Applications are accepted upon availability of funds and updates are posted on this page.

Currently, funds are available.

To qualify, click on the application link below, complete all required information, upload required proof of residency and proof of financial need, sign and submit your application.  For more information, contact Victor Saldana at or 847-931-6123.

2021 RYSF Application – Online