Scholarships

Beginning in 2021, the City of Issaquah began the process of developing a scholarship program with a renewed focus on equity and inclusion. City Council recently approved a scholarship process that removes financial barriers while increasing opportunity for Issaquah’s citizens through discounted registration fees. Qualifying families can register and pay a reduced fee of 50%, 70% or 90% for classes, camps and passes.    

  • Each applicant must submit an application
  • Recreation scholarships are available to individuals in the following groups: 
    • Children, youth and adults who reside within the city limits of Issaquah AND whose families meet the income eligibility criteria; or 
    • Children and youth (under age 18) whose households reside within the Issaquah School District boundary AND whose families meet the income eligibility criteria
  • Eligible recipients are limited to a maximum scholarship amount of $450 per participant, per calendar year
  • Income eligibility will be determined based on self-reported gross annual household income.  Household is defined as all person's living in the home. 
  • Scholarship reduced fees are not available for rentals, birthday parties, adult sport leagues, or for specialty programs where scholarships are available directly through the service providers. 
  • Three tiers of recreation program scholarships are available, based on need as determined by the City:   
    • Tier 1:  90% discount on program fees for qualifying applicants at 30% AMI or lower
    • Tier 2:  70% discount on program fees for qualifying applicants at 50% AMI;  or
    • Tier 3:  50% discount on program fees for qualifying applicants at 80% AMI.

How to Apply

To apply, complete an application and return it to the Issaquah Parks and Community Services Department, P.O. Box 1307, Issaquah WA 98027-1307.

Applications are available:

  • Online (PDF)
  • At the Issaquah Community Center front desk
  • Via mail by calling 425-837-3300