Scholarships

If qualified, our scholarship program awards participants with up to $200 per trimester to be used on any of our available programs for any member of your household.   

Rules

To begin, please complete and submit the application form on the next tab of this page.

1

How often may I apply and for how much?

Resident Households may request financial assistance of up to $200 for recreation programs every trimester.  Maximum possible awarded assistance is $400 per household per year (as funding allows).

Trimester-based application periods open as follows:

  • Winter/Spring – December 1st
  • Summer – May 11th
  • Fall – September 1st
2

Do I need to be a Lacey resident to be eligible?

Verification of residency within the City of Lacey limits or within North Thurston Public School District must be submitted with the application. Accepted forms of verification are a school district document or identification or a utility bill.

3

Do I need to prove my financial need?

Verification of income is required.  Forms of verification can be a copy of last year’s tax return, a letter from North Thurston Public Schools verifying free and reduced lunch, or a benefits letter.  In lieu of the above, a detailed letter of explanation outlining the financial need will be accepted.  Please address in the letter why one of the other three options is not available as verification.  Applications without these items will not be considered.

4

What if I don’t use all of the awarded scholarship amount?

Every awarded household will receive up to a $200 credit to be used on the program/s indicated on the application for the indicated trimester. Any unused funds will remain on household account for future use, but will expire at the end of the calendar year. Refunds may not be requested for scholarship funds. A household can apply for multiple trimesters if scholarship funds are still available. The scholarship program goal is to reach as many households as possible (limit $400 per household per year).

Apply

During COVID applications are only available online using the form below. While certain financial and personal information provided may be kept confidential, all records provided will be subject to public records disclosure laws. For assistance with the application or questions email laceyparksscholarships@ci.lacey.wa.us