Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund

Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund

About the Fund

The Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund (RYSF) was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance to young people in Elgin whose families could not afford to register them for recreation programs. The intent of the scholarship fund 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 and are only available to youth 6 – 17 years of age that are residents of the City of Elgin.

Families requesting to receive financial assistance through the Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund must show proof of residency, which is a valid driver’s license or State ID and financial need. Scholarships are limited to a maximum of $125 this year, per youth and expire at the end of the year on December 31st.   Participant will be required to pay any program fees above the $125 limit. Applications will be accepted upon availability of funds and updates will be posted on this page.

Currently we are accepting applications for scholarship.

Applications for the Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund are submitted online this year. To apply for a scholarship click on the Application link below.  Completely fill out and sign the application, including uploading proof of residency (Valid Driver’s License or State ID) and proof of financial need (District Free Meal Letter or Recent Tax return). When finished click Submit.

2020 RYSF Application – Online


The youth of today are our community leaders of tomorrow. Your support can help build stronger, more involved, and connected leaders that will shape our community. Please consider investing in our community by giving a child the opportunity to participate in programs that can provide them with lifelong benefits.


Actualmente estamos aceptando aplicaciones.

Si desea solicitar la beca de este año, complete y envíe la solicitud a continuación. Después de enviar el formulario, envíe por correo electrónico su comprobante de residencia y necesidad financiera para

RYSF Application


La juventud de hoy son los líderes de la comunidad de mañana.  Su apoyo puede ayudar para un liderazgo más fuerte, involucrado y conectado que moldeara a nuestra comunidad.  Favor de considerar en invertir en nuestra comunidad dándole la oportunidad a un niño de participar en programas que pueden producirse beneficios de toda la vida.