Youth Scholarship Program

The Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District is proud to offer a scholarship program jointly administered by the District and YouthPower365. The program is designed for children who, without financial assistance, would not have the opportunity to participate in the District’s youth activities. This will help make programs more accessible by partially covering the cost of current registration fees for youth who qualify.

All scholarships are subject to availability of funds and class space. The scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis for eligible recipients. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Group youth programs or recreational sport activities offered by WECMRD are eligible. Special activity fees associated with field trips for camps programs are eligible for scholarship.

Individual/private lessons, contractual programs, annual/monthly facility memberships, or activities requiring team registration do not qualify. 

Questions: Contact Anna Englehart – 970.688.7324 | aenglehart@wecmrd.org

Application Process

Families may choose to apply for a scholarship directly from WECMRD, or may go through YouthPower365’s application process.

To apply directly with WECMRD:

  1. Complete an application form. Forms are also available at Gypsum Recreation Center, Eagle Pool and ice Rink, and WECMRD Fieldhouse at Edwards.
  2. Please provide all required documentation, including confirmation letter indicating free or reduced lunch qualification from the school district, when submitting application.
  3. Deliver completed application, with required documentation, to the nearest WECMRD facility.
  4. Upon approval, please provide remaining payment amount due to complete the child’s activity registration.
  5. Please call 970-777-8888 for more information or questions concerning the program.

To apply with YouthPower365:

  1. Visit YouthPower365, or speak to your Community Navigator for help if you need.
  2. Complete the YouthPower365 assistance application, providing all required documentation.
  3. YouthPower365 will notify you of your scholarship determination. Concurrently, YouthPower365 will notify WECMRD of the scholarship award.
  4. Visit any WECMRD facility to register using the scholarship as partial payment for the activity registration.
  5. Please allow 10 business days for process, approval and notification once all documentation has been received by YouthPower365.

*** Scholarships are provided on an approved first-come, space available basis. Funding is limited and provided by the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District ***

FAQ’s

What Type of Assistance Will I Receive?

  • Each child in a family qualified for reduced price lunches receives a $250 scholarship to assist in enrolling in WECMRD recreation programs.
  • Each child in a family qualified for free lunches receives a $400 scholarship to assist in enrolling in WECMRD recreation programs.

What Programs are Eligible?
Group youth programs or recreational sport activities offered by the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District are eligible. Individual/private lessons, contractual programs, annual/monthly facility memberships, or activities requiring team registration do not qualify. Special activity fees associated with field trips for camps programs are eligible for scholarship.

Who can Apply for a Scholarship?

  • Any family residing in Eagle County with children old enough to participate in programs.
  • All children within the family will qualify based on the income standards of the free/reduced lunch program guidelines.
  • A new application is required each academic year.
  • Each child may receive assistance for four programs annually.

Make a Donation to the Program

You can donate to the Scholarship Program by completing the donation form and returning it to:

Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District
Youth Activity Scholarship Fund
PO Box 375
52 Lundgren Blvd
Gypsum, CO 81637

Confidentiality

The Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District will use application information only for approval of a youth scholarship. Strict confidentiality will be maintained at all times during the decision and registration process. Program leaders will not be informed of a participant’s scholarship status.

 

Upcoming Events

  1. Mountain Goat Kids Race: Eagle

    August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Eagle Pool Puppy Plunge

    September 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  3. Mile High Mites Hockey Program Begins in Eagle

    September 28
  4. Gypsum Race Series – Oktoberfest 5k

    October 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am