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The Bloomington Parks Foundation provides scholarships for youth, enabling them opportunities to participate in recreation programs.

  1. Need is the primary criterion upon which scholarships are considered. Accepted participants are expected to pay their portion of the program fee at the time of registration. No full scholarships will be awarded.
  2. Scholarships are not guaranteed and are available on an as-needed basis.
  3. Bloomington Parks Foundation cannot provide scholarships for programs when primary costs are contractual (e.g. performances, tickets or admissions), or for programs not conducted by parks and recreation (e.g. Bloomington Blades ice hockey, Monroe County Youth Baseball, aerial silks).
  4. Scholarships are not available for special registration fees or late fees.
  5. Bloomington Parks Foundation reserves the right to limit the amount of scholarships awarded to an individual during the program session, particularly if the demand for scholarships is high. No child will be awarded more than $300 per calendar year.
  6. Approval of any scholarship application does not automatically register that person into the program of choice. Registration for any program is the responsibility of the family requesting assistance. All payments must be received prior to registration deadlines and participation.
  7. Scholarship applications will be accepted until two weeks prior to the program start date.
  8. Confidentiality: All information provided will only be used to determine the level of scholarship awarded.



  • Proof of Monroe County residency required (current utility bill, housing lease, etc.) - must be primary residence of participant.
  • IU students/families are eligible with residency requirement.
  • Only those under 18 years of age are eligible for scholarship assistance.
  • Proof of income – All applicants must show proof of income, such as 2019 income tax return, last four payroll stubs, etc.



Complete the Scholarship Application Form (one form per family please) using the green button below. All information requested must be supplied. Incomplete forms will not be considered. Applications and attachments should be submitted to:

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department
Bloomington Parks Foundation Scholarship Committee
PO Box 848
Bloomington, IN  47402

Phone: (812) 349-3702
Fax: (812) 349-3705