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Program Scholarships


The Town of Rolesville is committed to providing quality recreation programs and events to all its citizens, regardless of financial need. The purpose of this policy is to set standards for the distribution of financial assistance or scholarships for parks and recreation programs and events to Rolesville residents in need who wish to participate in Town-facilitated programming.



To accommodate those participants who may be unable to pay for the full cost of program registration, funding will be designated to support scholarships for programs. Two sources to fund this program are voluntary donations by both individuals and businesses and allocation from the Town Board. These funds will be on a rolling basis. Scholarship funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and will only be available as long as funds are available.



Financial Assistance will be made available only to Rolesville residents who are eligible. This assistance can be applied to registration for all recreation programming that costs more than $15 per person. Scholarships are not available for facility reservations.

To be eligible for assistance, applicants must demonstrate financial need with a current acceptance letter from SNAP or Medicaid or with proof that the household qualifies for free or reduced lunches at school. As funds are available, scholarships will cover 50% of the program registration costs.

One household is eligible to receive up to $200 financial assistance each calendar year.



Applicants for this scholarship program must complete this application either online or at Town Hall. Applicants must attach proof of financial need to the verification form at Residents wishing to receive financial assistance for program registration costs must apply to each participant in their household no later than 5 business days before the registration deadline for the desired program.

Applications will be reviewed by the Parks and Recreation Department in the order received. Applicants with verified eligibility will receive funds as they are available. Notification of scholarship application acceptance or denial will be given no later than 5 business days after receipt of the application. All information contained within applications will be kept confidential and used for the sole purpose of establishing eligibility for the scholarship program.

Applications that are approved will receive a credit on their Rec1 account in the amount determined by the department, which can be applied to registration for eligible programs. Scholarship funds used improperly will be subject to repayment and exclusion from future use of this program.