Recreation Scholarships

Fun Fund

  1. Apply for a Program Scholarship
  2. Donate to the Fun Fund

The purpose of the City of New Brighton’s Fun Fund is to provide access to the City’s recreation and leisure services to individuals and families who may need financial assistance.

Qualifications

  1. The scholarship program is open to any child who is interested in participating in New Brighton Parks & Rec Programs
  2. Individuals or families requesting financial assistance must provide documentation showing they qualify according to one of the following guidelines. 
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
    • Prior Years Tax information showing Gross Income Wage.  
    • Education Benefit Form used by the School District
  1. Prospective scholarship recipients can provide a copy of the approval form from the School District which satisfies that they met the guidelines for this scholarship program.

Income Eligibility Guidelines

Use the following income chart to see if you qualify for the Scholarship Program:

Maximum Total Income Household size
$ Per Year$ Per Month$ Twice Per Month$ Per 2 Weeks

$ Per Week


1

25,143

2,097

1,049

968

485

2

33,875

2,824

1,413

1,304

653

3

42,607

3,552

1,777

1,640

821

4

51,339

4,280

2,141

1,976

989

5

60,071

5,007

2,504

2,312

1,157

6

68,803

5,744

2,868

2,648

1,325

7

77,535

6,463

2,232

2,984

1,493

8

86,267

7,190

3,596

3,319

1,660

Add for each additional person

8,732

728

364

336

168







Guidelines

  1. Recipients will receive a scholarship equal to 50% of the activity fee. 
  2. Each recipient can receive $200 per individual annually in scholarship funds.        
  3. Program is based on calendar year - January 1 – December 31. 
  4. All recreation and leisure services provided by the City of New Brighton are eligible except the following:  
    • Adult sports (ex: softball, volleyball, golf leagues/tournaments)
    • Extended travel/trips (ex: Landmark Tours)
    • Birthday parties
    • Any activity with daily admission (ex: Youth Daily Admission, Drop in Karate)
    • Facility rentals, i.e. pool, gym
    • Forestry services
    • Memberships to the NBCC/Brightwood Hills Golf Course (Group fitness classes are eligible)
    • Private instructional programs (personal training, private swim lessons, private soccer lessons, private tennis lessons, etc.)
    • Greens Fees (Golf)
    • Individual Golf Lessons
    • Others as determined by the Director of Parks & Recreation

Special Circumstances  

Scholarship requests for special circumstances will be reviewed by the Director of Parks and Recreation. If approved, the individual or family will receive a scholarship equal to 50% of the activity fee.  A scholarship for special circumstances will only be approved once during a calendar year.

Funding 

Funding for the Fun Fund is provided by individual, community, and corporate donations. In the event that the Fun Fund is depleted, scholarships may not be available until additional donations are received.