We offer Financial Assistance Scholarships (FAS) for youth, to assist them in participating in activities and/or programs they are financially unable to access. Funds can be used for costs relating directly to registration and participant fees only.
The complete application has three parts:
1. Guidelines: 2014 guidelines explains the process for applying and who is eligible.
2. Application*: This document is the application: 2014 FAS Application
3. Income Eligibility**: Applicants must meet financial guidelines as set by the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program: 2014 Income Verification Form
Financial assistance for Park District of Oak Park programs: You must meet directly with the Park District to complete the registration. Call Scott Sekulich at 708.725.2023 to set up a time. Be prepared with financial statements that indicate your household income level.
OPRFHS Summer School/Work Study program: contact Linda Hayes at 708.434.3501.
*The application must be completed by a referral source, not the youth's family. This can be a counselor, dean, social worker, or a representative at the organization where the program is held. Be prepared with documentation indicating your household income level (W2, income tax return, pay stub, Public Aid #, etc). Any application not completed by a referral person will be returned.
**Income verification form must have the signature of the youth's parent or guardian, and must be completely filled out, indicating household size and income level. The application will be returned if the household size AND the income level are not indicated.
For further questions and additional assistance, please contact John Williams at email@example.com or 708.445.2727.