Kalamazoo Friends of Recreation offers youth scholarships based on participant need. To qualify, the applicant must be a resident of the City of Kalamazoo and meet the criteria below. If you are unsure if you reside within the City limits, check here:  Street Directory).


  • Must qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch Program and provide a valid letter/documentation from Kalamazoo Public Schools

Please allow two weeks for processing. Please contact the Parks & Recreation office at (269) 337-8191 with any questions regarding your specific circumstances. Scholarships will be available on a first come, first served basis with a maximum of $400 per child per year until all scholarship funds are exhausted.

Scholarship Application – 2018

Information must be provided annually.