What is a program scholarship?
Oakdale Recreation offers financial assistance through discounted fees to Oakdale residents who have financial limitations and want to participate in youth recreation programs and activities. Eligibility is determined by completing an application and supplying the correct documentation.
What programs can I use it for?
Scholarships may be used for, but are not limited to, the following programs: Summer Mini Camps, Small World Camps, Pee Wee T-Ball, Tennis Lessons, and more. There may be some programs where scholarships cannot be used, such as those that are filled to capacity at the time an application is received.
Applicants must pay one-third of the full cost of a program or activity. Payment must be included with application to be accepted. Payment types accepted: Cash, check or credit card.
This scholarship program is available to families with school age children (17 years or younger) who reside in the City of Oakdale and qualify for the free or reduced school lunch program under the guidelines developed by Independent School District 622 (ISD 622). Documentation needed for the scholarship application is a copy of your current “Free or Reduced Lunch Program" eligibility notification letter from ISD 622 Food Service Department.
What are the steps to apply?
- Print the Oakdale Recreation Youth Scholarship Application (PDF).
- Complete the scholarship application providing all the information required.
- Submit your completed scholarship application, eligibility documentation, program registration form and payment to:
Oakdale Recreation,4444 Hadley Avenue NOakdale, MN 55128
How do I show that I qualify for free/reduced lunches?
Eligibility notification letters that verify your child participates in the “Free or Reduced Lunch Program” can be requested by calling School District 622 Nutrition Services Department at 651-748-7530.
Will my submitted information be kept confidential?
All information submitted for the purposes of eligibility determination into the fee assistance program is considered confidential and is not shared with the staff working in the programs.
When can I apply?
Applications will be accepted and processed during each Oakdale Recreation season after the season’s brochure has been distributed.
How long can I use the scholarship?
Scholarships awarded are good for one Oakdale Recreation program/activity per season as defined by Oakdale Recreation. A new application is required each season.
The Oakdale Recreation Scholarship program is funded by Oakdale City Council approval. To promote the continuation of this great program, recipients of scholarship funds are encouraged to send a short note of thanks to:
Mayor and City Council1584 Hadley Avenue NOakdale, MN 55128